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The purpose of the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries is to protect, nurture, and restore children and families through Christ-centered services.

The Alabama Baptist Historical Commission exists to support the Alabama Baptist State Convention and its endeavors: 1) by leading Baptists to preserve, know, and utilize their heritage; 2) by encouraging and assisting Baptists in recording their history, preserving their records for study and research, and preserving, collecting, organizing, and storing historical artifacts and materials related specifically to Alabama Baptist history and generally to Baptist history throughout the world; and 3) by endeavoring to secure the careful consideration of history as decisions are made and plans are projected and executed.

Alabama Baptist Retirement Centers seeks to minister to the elderly in three major areas: Directly in our own campuses of care Indirectly as we assist churches in establishing and strengthening ministries in area retirement facilities Educationally as we offer educational programs in churches and associations that call attention to the needs of the elderly

The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions is one of the three mission boards, including the North American Mission Board and International Mission Board, supported by Alabama Baptists’ gifts through the Cooperative Program. We have One Mission – The Great Commission, One Program – The Cooperative Program and Many Ministries – Great Commission Ministries. Between annual meetings, Convention bylaws provide that the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions will be the “executive, administrative, fiduciary, and promotional agency of the Convention.”

ALCAP is an interdenominational ministry that, working together with the churches of Alabama, serves as “Alabama’s moral compass.” We are a resource for churches, organizations and interested individuals who desire to make Alabama a safer state for every citizen. An ethical, moral and responsible lifestyle based on biblical standards is an attainable goal that will benefit the entire state.

Alabama Woman's Missionary Union encourages missional living by challenging, equipping, and empowering Alabama Baptists to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Alabama WMU is an auxiliary to the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions with offices in Montgomery. Alabama WMU is responsible for Women's Ministry and works cooperatively with other state entities on evangelism for women and ministry to ministers' wives.

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Our vision can be summed up in three words: kingdom, culture and mission.

After 178 years, Judson College remains loyal to its original mission of educating young women in preparation for a life of service. We are a community that finds ongoing meaning in our shared traditions of the past, work in the present, and hopes for the future as we seek to recognize and embody God’s light and truth in the world.

Shocco Springs is a nonprofit, Christian conference center in Talladega, Alabama. We are an entity of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, who generously provides us with funding through the Cooperative Program, but we welcome nonprofit organizations and Christian groups of many denominations because we believe that we all have one mission – the Great Commission.

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has grown to be a network of more than 50,000 cooperating churches and church-type missions banded together to make an impact of God's Kingdom. While no two Southern Baptist churches are alike, there are certain commonalities that bind Southern Baptists together, regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, or locale. What we offer here is an overview to help tell the story of what God is doing in and through the people called Southern Baptists.

The Alabama Baptist, Inc. will strive to be known as an organization which demonstrates loyalty to Christ consistent with its Baptist heritage, professional competency, compassion, fairness, honesty and dependability in all it does.

The Baptist Foundation of Alabama was founded in 1940 to administer generous Christ-honoring gifts on behalf of Alabama Baptists for ministries in Alabama, around the United States, and across the world. We are committed to assisting givers impact their favorite ministries in the largest possible way. Today, the Foundation administers in excess of $230 million of God’s money given by God’s people for God’s purposes. From providing estate planning services for churches and individuals, to managing financial resources effectively and efficiently, The Foundation is proud to play a vital role in sharing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. TBFA is a Cooperative Program Agency of the Alabama Baptist State Convention.

As one of America’s Best Christian Colleges and America’s 100 Best College Buys, UMobile combines quality academics with a Christian worldview. Our beautiful, wooded campus is located on over 800 acres just 10 minutes north of historic downtown Mobile, Alabama, and just an hour from Gulf Coast beaches. UMobile offers the perfect setting for a unique college experience that prepares graduates for “Changing Lives to Change the World.”

Resources for Churches and Believers

Protecting children and those who serve them

MinistrySafe provides a complete Child Safety System designed to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.

Programs that serve children and youth play a vital role in the lives of our children and in our community. Ministry programs help to develop each child’s spiritual, intellectual, social or physical capacity. As they serve, ministry leaders cannot forget their responsibility to safeguard each child, as well as those who serve them.

MinistrySafe was created by legal professionals who are sexual abuse experts. After decades of litigating sexual abuse cases, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris founded MinistrySafe to help ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse using preventative measures tailored to fit the needs of churches, camps and ministry programs.

Bible Gateway (@BibleGateway & @BibleGatewayApp) is your rich social and personal connection to freely read, research, and reference Scripture on your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone . . . anywhere; in more than 200 versions and more than 70 languages! Its simple yet advanced searching capabilities allow you to quickly find and compare particular passages in multiple Bible translations based on the keywords, phrases, topics, or Scripture references you have in mind.

Blue Letter Bible provides powerful tools for an in-depth study of God’s Word through our free online reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith.

LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the world's largest providers of Christian resources, including: Services Bibles Bible Studies Research Events Church Music & Supplies Digital Services The company owns and operates more than 180 LifeWay Christian Stores across the nation, as well as the Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. LifeWay also publishes books and the widely respected HCSB® Bible translation under the B&H; Publishing Group imprint. LifeWay is a nonprofit organization that reinvests income above operating expenses in mission work and other ministries around the world.

SBC LIFE, published by the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, is the journal of the Southern Baptist Convention. Launched in 1993 by the SBC Executive Committee as the successor to The Baptist Program, and supported with Cooperative Program funds, SBC LIFE features articles and updates on topics and issues related to Southern Baptist missions and ministries, churches, and the culture. It provides information, encouragement, and inspiration, and majors on telling the good news of what God is doing through the Southern Baptist Convention and its people.