Another group from an Alabama Baptist church — Hill Crest Baptist in Anniston — is stuck in Israel amid the sudden war that broke out when Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7.
Ray Nelson still remembers the way God moved at a crusade in his area in 1988, and he had a burden to see it happen again. Fast-forward to October 2023, and nearly 400 professed new faith in Jesus at Festival of Hope in Fayette.
A group from Shades Mountain Baptist in Birmingham found themselves stuck in Israel after fighting broke out between Israel and Hamas on Oct. 7, but as of Oct. 9, they’ve traveled safely to Jordan and have flights booked to return home.
On Aug. 27, the Church at Chelsea Westover celebrated the grand opening of its new children’s ministry building, which includes a kids’ chapel and six classrooms used for both Sunday School space and the Mother’s Day Out program.
On Oct. 1, Care Net of Chilton County will open Selah’s Oasis Maternity Home, a place where expectant moms and girls aging out of foster care learn confidence, learn their worth in Christ and prepare for the future.
Missions discipleship is not a program — it’s the vital work of discipling children, students and adults to get the bigger picture of where God is at work and how He would want them to join Him in that work, says Candace McIntosh.
Crestline Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa is just three decades old, but its story of growth, decline and revitalization is a testimony to God’s work through a people who are very intentional about the Great Commission.
Josh Meadows said the idea behind SPEAK Tour was to make the events more accessible to students around the state. The result — some 800 students have been part of an event this year, and more opportunities are on the calendar.