The opportunity to share with advocates working to eliminate human trafficking (see story here) always reminds me of how much work still needs to be done — and how daunting the situation can be for one group working alone.
But all of us striving together toward the same goal lightens the load and provides the encouragement and motivation we all need from time to time.
Working in cooperation with others also allows us to broaden the reach as we carve out our specific area and focus on it while staying connected to each other.
The same concept can be applied to pretty much anything we do in life and especially as believers serving Christ by serving others.
Click here to read about the latest effort to plant and develop Spanish-speaking churches.
The new residency program not only fills a gap but also allows churches, associations and the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions to work together, each bringing something vital to the effort.
This article showcases how individuals, church groups and other organizations can partner with Sav-A-Life or similar pregnancy centers to give new mothers coming out of a crisis situation a boost with tangible support and important educational resources as well as prayers and encouragement.
Click here, here, and here to read how everyday believers and ministry leaders launch efforts to feed the hungry and those with limited nutritional resources.
“The story of the loaves and fishes — it’s happening even now at our church,” explains Jon Costa in the story out of Gadsden.
Shawn Lowery shares here how the effort in Randolph revolves around a “take what you need, give what you can” philosophy.
And Amos Crews outlines the “miracle” food distribution through Birmingham Metro Association’s Christ First Community Church. (Read story here.)
“We’re a church of 20, and I knew we wouldn’t be able to (feed 1,000 people) on our own,” he said, noting he trusted God would provide. And He did.
Three area congregations joined in the effort, a family in the neighborhood contributed financially and the Alabama Hunger Offering took care of the rest.
State Missionary Kristy Kennedy says 44 ministry centers across Alabama receive money from the offering — which is highlighted Feb. 20 through a special emphasis.
Find out more at alsbom.org/hunger.
While the needs remain high in these and other areas across the state, it’s people of faith who step out day after day and week after week to make a difference.
During the session I led at the human trafficking summit, I shared how people of faith can always be counted on to help. They merely need to know where the needs are.
Baptist communicators discuss opportunities to partner; determine collaborative efforts make us all better
Members of the Association of State Baptist Publications discussed the importance of collaboration and working together in Baptist communications efforts.
The panel was moderated by incoming ASBP president Shannon Baker (left in the photo) of the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey. They talked about how to form networks of writers/photographers and ways to share content with each other.
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