Mobile Baptist Association

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MBA NEWS ALERTS

• SECRETARIES/MINISTRY ASSISTANTS LUNCHEON FEBRUARY 14, 2017

• RA RACER TOURNAMENT FEBRUARY 18, 2017

• SENIOR ADULT FRIENDSHIP LUNCHEON FEBRUARY 28, 2017 - ONE DAY ONLY TICKET SALES FEBRUARY 20, 2017

• BOYS CAMP OUT FEBRUARY 24-25, 2017

• THE BAPTIST FOUNDATION OF ALABAMA SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS NOW OPEN

• DISCIPLESHIFT1 MARCH 9-10, 2017

• DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING APRIL 21-22, 2017

• DOCTORAL STUDENT SURVEY

• WORSHIP LEADER NEEDED

• CHURCH SECRETARY NEEDED

• FREE ORGAN AVAILABLE

• FREE USED LIFEWAY PRESCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL LITERATURE

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Attention! Calling all MBA Secretaries and Ministry Assistants...

Take a Break and Join us for the Mobile Baptist
Secretaries and Ministry Assistants Luncheon

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
11:45 a.m.
MBA Office

Special Guest: Chaplain Ed Connick

Ed Connick serves as a chaplain for the Mobile Police and Fire Departments. He also works with hospice. He will share key things to know and be aware of when dealing with hospice care.

The luncheon is a great time of fellowship and encouragement as secretaries from across the association (both current and retired) gather together. Enjoy great food and door prizes too!

RESERVATIONS:

• The catered meal is $8 per person and can be paid at the door.

• Please make reservations TODAY by visiting mobilebaptists.org or by contacting the MBA office.

• Please note: reservations are firm and payment must be received even if you are unable to attend the luncheon.

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RA Racer Tournament February 18, 2017

RA Racer Tournament

Saturday, February 18, 2017
3:30 p.m. - Car Check-in
4:00 p.m. - Race Begins
Government Street Baptist Church (Gym)

 The 2017 Associational RA Racer Tournament is open for all RA’s, 1st through 6th grades.

Cars must be pre-registered for the tournament NO LATER THAN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13.

To register, call 661-7111 or email with the racer participant’s name, age, grade, and church.

This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions
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Senior Adult Friendship Luncheon February 28, 2017 - One Day Only Ticket Sales February 20, 2017

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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

Boys Camp-Out

February 24-25, 2017
For all boys in grades 1-6

For more information visit campwhisperingpines.com.

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The Baptist Foundation of Alabama Scholarship Process Now Open

The Baptist Foundation of Alabama
Scholarship Application Process is NOW OPEN

Every year The Baptist Foundation of Alabama distributes over $500,000 in scholarship awards from more than 120 scholarship funds. The application process for scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year opened January 1 and will close March 31. Applications are accepted online only and can be accessed at http://tbfa.org/scholarships/.

Please do not let your students miss out on this scholarship opportunity!

We've included a link to a promotional flyer that can be emailed out or posted around your church. If there is any other way we can help you get the word to your students, just let us know!

For more information regarding the scholarship program at The Foundation, please visit The Foundation's website at www.tbfa.org/scholarships, call (334) 394-2000 or email us at scholarship@tbfa.org.

The Foundation's scholarship program is managed by John Ashworth and Stephanie Coston.

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discipleshift1 March 9-10, 2017

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Disaster Relief Training

April 21-22, 2017

Camp Whispering Pines

Training is available for both new volunteers and those who need to re-certify. Certification allows you to be a first responder through the Southern Baptist Convention’s well-known Disaster Relief program. Classes available on these dates include: chain saw, administration, and laundry. Details and registration are available at alsbom-gm.org. If you have further questions, email our Disaster Relief Coordinator, Carolyn Battle or contact the MBA office.

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Dear Ministry Leader,

Greetings! My Name is Kevin Bryce Saxton and I am a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. I also serve as a pastor in a local church in South Florida. As part of my dissertation in the area of leadership, I am conducting a survey to gauge ministry philosophy of the churches in the Southern Baptist Convention.

This survey will take less than five minutes to complete and is best undertaken by providing your first, instinctual reaction to the ten questions. Any member of your staff (whether vocational, bi-vocational, or volunteer) who is familiar with the ministry strategy of the church is eligible to participate.

As a token of appreciation for completing the survey, churches which complete the survey by Monday, February 13, 2017 will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 Amazon gift card. The card will be mailed to the selected church later that week.

To access the survey, please utilize this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KSaxton-ChurchHealthAssessment

I very much appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. I truly believe that the data gleaned from this survey will serve to strengthen the effectiveness of the churches in the SBC.

May God bless you and the church which you serve.

Sincerely,

Kevin Bryce Saxton, Ph.D. Candidate

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Worship Leader Needed

Cloverdale Baptist Church (10050 Hall Road, Grand Bay, AL 36541) is seeking a part-time/ bi-vocational worship leader and/ or someone to fill in on a Sunday by Sunday basis until the position is filled. May be current student or graduate. Experience preferred but will consider candidate based on performance, personality, and clear indication of calling and visible fruits of Christian faith. Looking for someone passionate about worship and leading congregation into presence of God. Availability for Sunday mornings and Sunday evening services. Will be working with a non-professional, small choir. Christmas and Easter cantata/programs. Possible once monthly convalescent home ministry (hour of hymn singing) depending on availability due to school or job. Convalescent home ministry not required. This is a small church; pay will be in accord with already agreed upon budget. More details upon contact. Please contact us at our church office (Tues.-Wed. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) 251-229-2249 or email us along with resume and statement of salvation experience at cloverdalebaptist@gmail.com; please address Attn: Worship Leader Search Committee. If you prefer to mail your resume via U.S. Postal Service, our mailing address is PO BOX 57 Grand Bay, AL 36541. You may also contact the pastor, Michael Liles at mlilesii@aol.com.

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Semmes First Baptist Church is now hiring a Full-Time Church Secretary. Requirements include:

• Available to work Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

• Non SFBC member (must attend another Bbile believing church regularly)

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint

• Knowledge in ACS a plus, but not required

• Self-motivated worker

• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

Submit resumes to:

Semmes First Baptist Church
4070 Wulff Road East
Semmes, AL  36575

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Free Organ Available

Tommy and Sue Williams have an organ they would like to give to a church or organization in need. It is currently in Lucedale, MS but Tommy can help get it to Mobile if need be. Their number is 661-2810.

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Free Used LifeWay Preschool Sunday School Literature

Free used LifeWay Preschool Sunday School Literature. Call First Baptist Tillman's Corner at 251-661-0114.