Alton C. Bristow
Alabama USA Missions exists “to develop and implement programs and ministries in soul winning, church planting and church growth that will assist the local church to reach and reap the harvest of the 21st Century.” The New Testament images of the church are: a body, a family, a flock, a community, and an army. God has called His Church to; (1) Love the Lord with all your heart; (2) Love your neighbor as yourself; (3) Go and make disciples; (4) Baptize them; and (5) Teach them to obey. These five basic elements of ministry demonstrate to the world a very productive and effective faith. For this reason, we exist to edify, encourage, exalt, equip and evangelize.
Alabama State Home Mission Rallies
9/18/2017 | Enterprise
9/19/2017 | Mobile, Oak Park
9/25/2017 | Winfield
9/26/2017 | Millbrook
10/9/2017 | Gadsden, Cathedral of Praise
10/10/2017 | Decatur, Oak Park
10/16/2017 | Gilbertown
10/17/2017 | ChristWay
During the months of September and October, 2017, Bishop Terry Hart and Al Bristow will be traveling across the state of Alabama to conduct eight regional home mission rallies. These eight services will basically emphasize two things:
(1) Church planting;
(2) Assisting special needs that arise from small or struggling churches.
The church planting “target town” for the upcoming church year is Madison, Alabama. A wonderful couple—Michael and Janah Williams—are committed to planting a church there. They are fully endorsed by the Church of God Church Planting Endeavor headed up by Reverend Mitch Maloney, Sean O’Neal and the International Executive Council. They have been through the ARC training program, and you may see their interview at the last Executive Council Meeting at www.churchofgod.org by typing in the words “church planting” in the search box and clicking on International Executive Council update. This couple will be present at these home mission rallies to cast their vision for this project.
The ministry and laity that compose the Church of God in Alabama are invited to attend the home mission rally nearest to them.
Each rally will start at 7:00 p.m.
USA Missions | Ministries
Church Planting (PDF Format)
Church Planting Application (PDF Format)
Satellite Model Church (PDF Format)
Restart Based Church (PDF Format)
25 Questions for Church Planters (PDF Format)
Email us if you would like a New Church Orientation Packet.
Retired Ministers / Couple / Widows | Church Adoption Plan (iCARE)
To develop a partnership between the state and local ministries of Alabama to care for our retiree’s and widows. It is our desire to; (1) see that local Church of God congregations across Alabama become iCARE congregations by adopting our retired ministers, couples and widows so that they may continue to receive the resources, encouragement and prayer covering that they need; and (2) that Women’s Ministries in Alabama partner with local leadership to add further support and care for our widows. Our goal is that every retired minister, couple and widow be adopted by a local church in Alabama.
Because we care enough not to forget their sacrifice and labor, we promise to connect our retirees and widows with Alabama Pastors and take every step necessary to insure that they remain a vital part of the Church of God in Alabama.
1. Financial: We will seek 110 local iCARE congregations to make a financial commitment of $2,400.00 annually or $200.00 per month to adopt one or more of our retired ministers, couples or widows in Alabama. By doing so, they will enable them to receive the following support:
- Financial assistance to attend Camp Meeting
- Financial assistance to attend Prayer Conference
- Financial assistance to attend General Assembly
- Receive an annual Christmas offering and banquet
- Receive C+ Insurance supplement
2. Relational: By becoming an iCARE Church, we will ask each iCARE congregation to be relational by:
- Utilizing retirees in mentoring opportunities
- Hosting retired ministers to speak and giving them a love offerings as determined by the Senior Pastor
3. Spiritual: Because spiritual care is our greatest need, we will ask all of our iCARE congregations to attend to the spiritual needs as they arise by:
- Praying for them
- Visit them during times of sickness or bereavement
- Provide counseling during times of crisis
- Provide resources such as books, tapes or CD’s of special services, Camp Meetings or Prayer Conference for their spiritual nourishment
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