Originally called H-Day, Samford Sunday has been connecting student preachers with Alabama Baptist churches for more than 70 years. The program gives churches the opportunity to invest in Samford undergraduate and graduate students preparing for a lifetime of ministry, giving them the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in preaching. A new addition to the program, Samford Youth Nights, provides a team of male and female students to lead youth worship services and discipleship weekends, matched to the denominational traditions of partner churches and associations.
“Samford Sunday has introduced me to real pastoral situations through which I’ve learned about the Lord’s work in Alabama Baptist churches. Churches report that they are also encouraged by our youthful energy and zeal to see God’s kingdom grow.”–John Pawlik ‘21, Samford Sunday Student Coordinator 2017-2021
“Samford Sunday is our primary connection with Samford. We experience the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies by connecting with its ministerial students. We engage in the education process of ministers by connecting with ministerial students. We encourage those preparing in ministry by connecting with ministerial students.”–Dale Wood ‘84, Associational Missionary for East Liberty Baptist Association
Contact Hannah Attaway to learn more about participating in Samford Sunday as a student preacher or church partner.