Alabama Baptists adopted six resolutions during the 2018 Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC) held Nov. 13–14 at First Baptist Church, Trussville.
Resolutions No. 4 and No. 5 honored the ministries of two men who each gave more than two decades of their lives in service to Alabama Baptists.
Resolution No. 4, On Gratitude for the Life of David Potts, recognized the 28 years of service the late David E. Potts gave as president of Judson College. The resolution noted the “high standard of excellent curriculum” Potts promoted at Judson during his tenure, as well as Potts’ commitment to “people living in poverty, especially those who make their home in Alabama’s Black Belt.”
Resolution No. 5, On Appreciation for Bobby S. “Bob” Terry, recognized Terry’s 23 years as editor of The Alabama Baptist. Terry, and his upcoming retirement. Terry has been in Southern Baptist newspaper ministry for 50 years. The resolution asked Alabama Baptists “to pray for God’s continued blessings and guidance upon Bob and Pat Terry in their new season of ministry, as well as the continued ministry of The Alabama Baptist.”
Messengers also approved:
Resolution No. 1, On a Call for Prayer and Unity, calling for Alabama Baptists to commit to pray for government leaders at all levels and to advocate for freedom of speech and religious liberty. The resolution also called on Alabama Baptists to participate in the National Day of Prayer on May 2, 2019.
Resolution No. 2, On Christian Parenting for All Children, calling on Alabama Baptists to stand for the family as the “scriptural pattern for living and the foundation for a positive civic life.”
Resolution No. 3, On Affirming the Move of the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Resolution No. 6, On Appreciation, thanking First Baptist Church, Trussville, for the use of their facilities during the 2018 ABSC and expressing gratitude to all those who helped. (TAB)