Mobile Baptist Association

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

MBA NEWS ALERTS

• VBS 2016 SURVEY - PLEASE REPORT YOUR VBS

• DAY OF PRAYER FOR MOBILE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY - JULY 25, 2016 - ADOPT A PEOPLE GROUP TODAY

• CPR TRAINING AUGUST 4, 2016

• CLERK/SECRETARIES TRAINING AUGUST 9, 2016

• METRO MOBILE BAPTIST CAMPUS MINISTRIES EVENTS 

• SOUTH REGIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL AND DISCIPLESHIP LEADER TRAINING AUGUST 13, 2016

• MEN'S MINISTRY, RA AND CHALLENGER LEADER TRAINING AUGUST 15, 2016

• SECRETARIES/MINISTRY ASSISTANTS LUNCHEON AUGUST 16, 2016

• ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TRAINING EVENTS

• SCHEDULE YOUR FALL RETREAT NOW AT CWP

• CHURCH REVITALIZATION AND CHURCH PLANTING TRAINING SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2016

• SAVE THE DATE - #PRAYERWALKMOIBLE2017 JANUARY 13-14, 2017 KICKOFF EVENT

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After your Vacation Bible School comes to an end, please make sure to send in/fill out your VBS survey report. This information is used by the association, state convention and SBC to rejoice in the number of decisions made and for future planning. Click here for a copy of the survey.

We received word from LifeWay that the VBS survey is up and running for data entry! Below is the link, or you can just log into ADX, go to survey, search, and VBS 2016 is there under the drop down menu.
 

The link is www.sbcworkspace.com. Use your password used with ADX. Or you can log on to ADX and see the VBS Survey as an open survey.  

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Day of Prayer for the
Mobile International Community

Monday, July 25, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
International Ministries Center

Prayer is the start of missions. Through prayer, we gain a heart for missions and the capacity to reach the 72 nations that live in Mobile County. July 25, 2016 at the International Ministries Center, will begin a one year season of prayer for the International Community living in Mobile County. Come enjoy a $5 lunch, time of prayer, and flag ceremony.

We no longer have to get on an airplane to reach the world. We only need to look at our County and see the 68 different people groups living among us. The Father has brought them to us in order to help them know true love and forgiveness. Prayer is the first step in them knowing Jesus Christ.

Mobile Baptist churches are being asked to consider adopting one of the 68 People Groups that live in Mobile. Your adoption of a People Group means your church will regularly pray for that nationality for one year. Churches are encouraged to be creative and think of unique ways to keep the adopted People Group in prayer. Prayer is the main thing!

For a visual reminder, churches are also asked to consider purchasing two flags of the adopted nation. One flag is to be placed in a prominent place in their church buildings. The second flag will be hung at the International Ministries Center. Each flag will remind churches and others to pray for the salvation of the peoples the Lord has brought to Mobile County.

FLAG INFORMATION
Flag specifications:  two 3’ x 5’ - Visit flagsusa.com/international-flags or call 866-879-1776. Average cost is $30-$40 per flag.

CLICK HERE to download a Country/People Group Profile and/or adopt a country/people group.

For more information c
ontact the Interim Director of International Ministries and Church Planting, Dr. Bobby Morton, via email or 251-751-7441.

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 American Heart Association

Heartsaver
FIRST AID and
CPR with AED
* Class

Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
3Circle, Midtown
150 South Sage Avenue, Mobile

Cost is $25 per person which includes a card/certificate.

 

Anyone who has been certified in the Healthcare Provider curriculum and needs a refresher course to maintain their certification will be able to do so at this event.

Phil Boyles, Minister of Pastoral Care for all five 3Circle campuses, will be the instructor. Bro. Phil is a certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor and is affiliated with Training USA.

 *AED = Automated External Defibrillator

Space is limited so make reservations today!

Visit mobilebaptists.org or contact the MBA office to make reservations. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, August 2 or
until the class fills up.

 

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Chuck Clerk/Secretaries Training August 9, 2016

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Praying on Campus August 11, 2016
Join students, parents, collegiate leaders and church leaders on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to pray over the USA campus prior to the beginning of the fall semester. We will meet at the Baptist Student Center (5904 Old Shell Road) and take a short walk to the Clock Tower for a time of prayer. If you would like to take a prayer drive, pray over another campus or pray at another time; opportunities and guides are available. Please contact Jerrod Brown, 344-5904, if you plan to pray on any of these Mobile area campuses.

Move In Day on the USA Campus August 13, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016 is Move In Day. Freshmen and returning students will begin settling in the dorms. For many years BCM has assisted students as they move into the dorms. We have unloaded cars, carried luggage and boxes and collected trash. We would love to have you and your college ministry volunteers on campus with us as we serve. If you are interested in helping students move in from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the August 13, please let us know. We would love to arrange for you to be on campus to serve. Contact us at 344-5904 or via email.

Parent & New Student Breakfast August 14, 2016
In an effort to ensure as many Mobile county collegians as possible are connected with one of the area Baptist Churches, BCM is offering a setting for churches to meet and greet students on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. While we understand a few congregations have schedules that may conflict, we are asking each congregation to find one or two representatives to meet and greet students and parents. Many parents and students may be interested in finding a local church, but may not know where to look.  We want them to be able to meet you and your congregation on their first weekend on campus. We will offer a free WAFFLE breakfast and a meet and greet time with Church representatives. We will dismiss by 10:00 a.m. If you would like to be a part, please let us know in advance by contacting Campus Minister Jerrod Brown at 344-5904 or via email.  

 

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South Regional Sunday School and Discipleship Leader Training August 13, 2016

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Men's Ministry, RA, and Challenger Leader Training August 15, 2016

Men’s Ministry,
Royal Ambassador, and Challenger Leader Training

 
Monday, August 15, 2016

6:30 p.m.
Government Street Baptist Church

The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, in partnership with the Mobile Baptist Association, presents this Regional Men’s Ministry and Royal Ambassador Training. The Men's Ministry/Brotherhood Director training will follow the "Church Men's Ministry/Brotherhood Director Job Description" booklet as the agenda. The first level of RA leader training provides an overview of the program, resources, and leadership responsibilities. This training is for church Men’s Ministry Directors, Royal Ambassador Leaders, and Challenger Leaders. Participants will learn the responsibilities and resources that are best in serving in churches and communities. There is no cost to attend this training. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to better your ministries.  

Steve Stephens, state missionary since 1980, is an Associate in the Office of Global Missions at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. He directs the work of the Royal Ambassadors, Challengers, and Men’s Ministry. Steve will lead the RAs Conference.

 Chris Jackson will lead the Men’s Ministry Conference. Chris serves as the Men’s Ministry Director for Bethany Baptist Church and for the Covington Association in Andalusia. 

 The conference for Challenger Leaders will be led by Derek Blackmon, Challengers Director/District 7 Basketball Coordinator for the MBA.

The conference is FREE, but please pre-register HERE, or by  contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, August 11. 

Please note: if not enough participants are pre-registered, the event is subject to cancellation.

Click here for a printable flyer.

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Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Luncheon August 16, 2016

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July 28-30, 2016
College Park Baptist Church

Begins Thursday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. with registration and ends Saturday, July 30, at 3:45 p.m. 

Literacy Missions ministries involve churches and associations in meeting the needs of adults who are non-readers, low-level readers or non-English speakers, as well as children and youth who are at risk of failing in school. Come discover opportunities for intentional evangelism through literacy missions ministries.

Each basic workshop is 11 hours. Breakout sessions for experienced volunteers are 1 hour each. PLEASE NOTE: Conference fee is $10. There are additional costs for manuals and meals based on your need. It is priced this way so that you only have to pay for what you will actually use.

Visit alsbom.org/literacy for more information and to register.

If you have questions, contact Kristy Kennedy at kkennedy@alsbom.org or 334-613-2311 or toll free at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 311.

Click Here to Register Now!

Click here for a printable flyer. 
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Associational English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Training

August 19 - 20, 2016
College Park Baptist Church

If you are interested in serving in the MBA International Language School (ILS), this event is for you. 

Friday, August 19

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.            Site Leader Appreciation Dinner
6:00 - 6:20 p.m.            Welcome, Devotional, Prayer
6:20 - 6:35 p.m.            International Language School Overview
6:35 - 7:00 p.m.            Organizational Structure of the ILS
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.            Student Placement Testing and Evaluation
8:30 - 9:00 p.m.            Cultural Considerations 

Saturday, August 20

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.            Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:20 a.m.            Devotional, Prayer
9:20 - 10:30 a.m.          Lesson Planning
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.        BREAK
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.        Evangelism
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.        Resources
11:30 a.m. - Noon        Evaluations, Q&A Session
Noon                            Dismissal

For more information contact Kim Wilson, kwilson@mobilebaptists.org, (251) 533-2911. 

Click here for a printable flyer.  

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Camp Whispering Pines

Camp Whispering Pines

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

campwhisperingpines.com

Serving Christ by Serving Others, 
Serving Others by Sharing Christ
 

Schedule your fall retreat now.

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Alabama Church Planting Basics

September 22-24, 2016
West Mobile Baptist Church
(7501 Airport Boulevard)

This Church Revitalization/Planter Training is very practical and provides pastors and lay leaders with information about starting and revitalizing churches. Taught by experienced church planters with application to any congregation wanting to prevent or reverse decline. The principles for new work apply to existing churches. The event begins with lunch at noon Thursday, September 22, and ends Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The $25 cost includes a binder of practical materials, snacks and meals. ($100 for non-Alabama Baptist Churches). Please join us!

Registration is required. Register at alsbom.org/event/alabama-church-planting-basics.

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Save the date! January 13-14, 2017 for #prayerwalkmobile2017 Kickoff Event

The Executive Committee approved the request from the MBA Biblical Prayer and Evangelistic Ministries Committees to prayer walk every street in Mobile County in 2017. Watch the hashtag, news alerts and newsletter for more information.