Mobile Baptist Association

Please include the news and opportunities presented here in your bulletins, church newsletters, or on your bulletin boards.

MBA NEWS ALERTS

• DISASTER RELIEF NEED

• MBA ENLISTMENT COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP

• RESOURCES FOR SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION

• INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE SCHOOL (ILS) NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS INCLUDING SPANISH CLASSES THIS FALL

• CAMP WHISPERING PINES - BOOK YOUR FALL RETREAT NOW

• CHURCH FINANCIAL ISSUES JULY 25, 2019

• EQUIP JULY 26-27, 2019

• CHURCH CLERKS/SECRETARIES TRAINING JULY 30, 2019

• BRYAN DRAKE SHOW FOR STUDENTS AUGUST 3, 2019

• RECLAMATION CONFERENCE AUGUST 6, 2019

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Please also be in prayer for the 3 chaplains from Mobile joining a team from Clarke County to serve in Brownsville, Texas from July 8 - July 14, 2019.

The increase in storm related events recently has increased our opportunities to deploy teams. It is our desire to serve where He opens the doors, but we must be prepared to go.

The Mobile Baptist Association maintains a Disaster Relief Trailer for use during an event where chainsaw and/or cleanup/recovery/mudout teams are needed. This trailer is in need of repairs and upkeep. Supplies have also dwindled over the years, and we are in the process of restocking. Consequently, funds are needed to help cover these expenses. Please pray about collecting a special offering directed to Disaster Relief at the MBA to help with these needs, in addition to your regular monthly tithe to the Association. We appreciate your response to this need! Please designate DR on your gift sent to the MBA office.

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The Associational Enlistment Committee is at work filling the positions vacant for 2020-2022. If you feel led to serve in any of the open positions, or if you could recommend someone to serve, it would be of great help to this Committee and the Association.

Please pray and let us know by July 10, 2019 of any suggestions that you might have. The desire is to involve as many people from the Association as possible. It would be best to have all of the active churches represented in some way in the Association. The MBA Committees’ job descriptions are located here.

Pray for the Enlistment Committee as they meet, make contacts, and accomplish the task. There is a lot to do and these committees are so vital to the success of the Mobile Baptist Association, and to the Kingdom of God. 

Please find the nomination/recommendation form here.

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Click on the link below for some helpful resource for Sexual Abuse Prevention:

http://www.sbc.net/churchresources/sexabuseprevention.asp

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The fall semester of ESL classes begins on August 12. Teachers are needed. Training will be offered this summer.

In the fall semester, night ESL classes will be on Monday and Tuesday nights, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Day classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Classes will consist of conversation, English instruction, Tea Time, and Reading Club.

The ILS will offer beginning and intermediate Spanish classes on Monday nights in the fall. There is a suggested donation of $50 for the semester. An additional donation of $20 is suggested to cover the costs of materials (book, notebook, and audio). Contact Kim at 251.533.2911 or kwilson@mobilebaptists.org to register.

With the new school year starting  August 12, and registration is open now, the ILS needs individuals or teams to distribute promotional materials in the community.

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Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!
(251)866-7868
campwhisperingpines.com 

 

Serving Christ by Serving Others,
Serving Others by Sharing Christ

Book your Fall Retreat Now!

Visit campwhisperingpines.com or call 251-866-7868.

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Church Financial Issues

 

 Thursday, July 25, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
MBA Office (616 Azalea Road)

This workshop, presented by ALSBOM, will help answer questions for church treasurers and financial leaders. Topics will include financial controls, payroll, IRS forms, employee or self-employed, taxable wages, FLSA, housing benefits, accountable reimbursement, expenses vs. compensation, retirement planning and more. State missionary, Lee Wright, will lead this workshop.

Cost is $15 per person. Cost goes up to $25 per person if registering within 7 days of the event.

REGISTER TODAY!

Visit alsbom.org/churchfinancialissues for more information and registration.

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Equip is leadership training, but
it's also spiritual enrichment.

#ALEquip2019

July 26-27, 2019
Shocco Springs Conference Center, Talladega, AL

 

Equip is an event for anyone wanting to dig deeper in their spiritual growth and leadership. You will leave equipped for ministry, for missions and for life!

There is so much packed into this two day event we are sure you will love and feel challenged, encouraged, and equipped. You do not have to be a leader to participate. Equip is for everyone! Sign-up and share the event today!

• Engaging Breakout Conferences

• Missionary Testimonies

• Outstanding Leadership Training

• Sweet Fellowship

For rates and booking information, contact Shocco Springs at: 800.280.1105 or shocco.org

For more information visit alabamawmu.org/equip.

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First Baptist Tillman’s Corner is hosting the Bryan Drake Show for students on August 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Bryan is an illusionist and evangelist. His show is great and students love it. All the churches in the association are invited to attend the event. There is no set fee, but donations will be taken at the door.

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