Church Leadership


Church Staff | Jan. 2 2017

LifeWay’s Rainer addresses 6 primary reasons why worship has ‘become nominal’

By Grace Thornton Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Thom S. Rainer says that when people are gathering for worship these days, they’re singing... [READ MORE]

Administration Issues | Nov. 10 2016

Accidental infringement: Clanton church learns about laws firsthand

By Anna Keller Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist West End Baptist Church, Clanton, wasn’t trying to break copyright laws. A staff member had... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Nov. 10 2016

Longtime pastor outlines sermons year in advance

By Grace Thornton Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Sammie Reid, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Warrior, has all his sermons outlined... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Nov. 10 2016

Alabama churches collaborate to create ‘irresistible environments,’ pastor says

By Neisha Roberts The Alabama Baptist By creating what Chad Boak calls “irresistible environments,” leaders at Vaughn Forest Baptist Church,... [READ MORE]

Pastor | Oct. 27 2016

Ranks of ex-pastors grow as some join ‘nones,’ ‘dones’

Between the notoriously long hours, the unrealistic expectations and the severe stress on health and family, church ministry often becomes too... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | Oct. 7 2016

‘Backbone’ of the church: Senior adults valuable segment of church population

By Carrie Brown McWhorter Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist There may be more millennials than Baby Boomers alive today, but Americans 65 and... [READ MORE]

Church Staff | Oct. 6 2016

Practical ways churches, members can say ‘thank you’ during Pastor Appreciation Month

By Denise George Special to The Alabama Baptist Pastor Appreciation Month in October gives us as church members some unique opportunities to... [READ MORE]

Administration Issues | Sep. 22 2016

‘Secret worshippers’ advise churches from perspective of first-time guests

Greg Atkinson is one of those guests who give churches the chills. Whenever he visits a congregation for the first time, he loiters around the... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Sep. 22 2016

Experience of worship with parents foundational for young children

By Carrie Brown McWhorter Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist At what age should children attend worship with their parents? Decades ago, the... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Sep. 22 2016

Churches need to minister to families of special needs children with grace, care

By Carrie Brown McWhorter Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Whether 50 or 5,000 are gathered for worship, there are going to be distractions... [READ MORE]

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