Week of Prayer for Baptist Associations and Impact Mobile Associational Missions Offering October 17-23, 2021

Cooperative missions is an important Southern Baptist distinctive that is often not understood in our pews. Please invite one of the MBA staff to set up a display in your church, or to speak anytime during the year.

The Impact Mobile offering provides an opportunity for churches that may not have financially supported cooperative missions in their Jerusalem as much as they would have liked. It also assists those churches who use regular special offerings as their primary means to raise missions support. We are grateful for the churches that provide a portion of their missions tithe through the budget, and understand those churches may choose not to promote this offering. This is an “above the tithe” missions offering to assist the ministries and emphases of the MBA to make an eternal difference in Mobile County. Your sacrificial missions tithes allow us to provide MBA sponsored trainings and consultations to dozens of pastors, staff and members about every aspect of growing, maintaining and managing a church. Please consider participating in the “Impact Mobile Associational Missions Offering.”

Visit mobilebaptists.org/mba-impact-offering-materials for more information and to download promotional materials.


Yes, we want to help pray for the people on every street in Mobile County!


  1. The first step is to decide to participate. There is registration for individuals and churches below.
  2. Second, decide who will lead for your congregation. A member of the prayer committee, evangelism committee, Sunday School or Student ministry are possible leaders and participants.
  3. Third, decide which areas you want to prayer walk/drive between now and October 2017. Teams of two or three begin nearest the church and work outward. Some members/teams will prayer walk their neighborhoods and neighborhoods around the church many times. Participants who want to help prayer walk other parts of the County can come back to this web site to see which Street Atlas pages still need to be chosen.
  4. Please register below to let us know your church will participate, the contact person and the pages of the Keith Maps 2016 Street Atlas you choose. It is great that the people on some streets will be prayed for many times.

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MBA Evangelistic Party Trailer


Your cooperative giving to the MBA allows us to provide the basic resources needed to conduct an Evangelistic Party in any Mobile County community. We provide access to these trailers to help MBA churches maximize their outreach budget and help some that would not otherwise have the resources to conduct an evangelistic event. Our goal is to have Evangelistic Outreach Events occurring every weekend somewhere in Mobile County.

The $250 per use rental donation is to help offset the cost of the EPTs (there are $100 worth of New Testaments and tracts included in each rental). The additional $100 refundable deposit became essential to improve the cleaning and repacking of the trailers. Those funds are used to repair, replace and clean if the church using it failed to do so properly. Scholarships may be available for any church that cannot afford the rental fee. It is estimated the contents of the trailer would rent for $1,500 a day. Any additional contributions you wish to make will go toward adding additional items in the trailers, repairing equipment as needed, and purchasing additional trailers. You can also provide a scholarship for a smaller-membership church to use a trailer. The demand for the trailers prevents our taking them outside of Mobile County or use by non-MBA churches. We refurbished the trailers in May 2011.

Click here to sign up for an EPT training or to request one for your church.

Click here for a List of Contents contained in the EPTs.


Download this PowerPoint to learn how to host your evangelistic block party!


We worked with www.timothyinstitute.org to design, build and recently refurbish our trailers.

Church Development Training Opportunities and Events


The MBA and Dr. Thomas Wright Welcomes Dr. David Gill as Interim Part-Time Church Development Director

The Mobile Baptist Association are grateful to announce Dr. David B. Gill began in June serving as Interim, part-time Church Development Director. He will be in the MBA office on Monday afternoons and available other times for consulting. He serves as senior pastor at FBC Theodore and we appreciate the church sharing him with us during this season.  

Dr Gill brings 40 years’ experience in ministry including 21 years as senior pastor. He demonstrates strengths in mentoring and equipping individual leaders to grow spiritually and edify others to strengthen their churches. His previous role as an Area Representative for the Office of Sunday School and Discipleship Training through the Alabama State Board of Missions, serves as a foundation to provide consultation and training for multiple churches. Areas of consultation and training include programs such as VBS, Sunday School, Bible Drill, Men’s Ministry, and Senior Adults.

His Doctorate of Ministry, reviewed various revitalization plans and church plant strategies. His expertise in helping the churches and the busy ministers connect with their people through technology results in stronger relationships for the church. Healthier churches build stronger associations.

 Dr. Gill has been married 34 years to Joann S. Gill, Registered Nurse at Mobile Infirmary Outpatient Heart Cath Lab. They have 8 children in which 3 teenagers live at home. They also have 4 grandchildren.


2021 Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer

featuring special guest “Esther” a converted Muslim

Thursday, November 4, 2021

10:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m. Registration & Refreshments

Spring Hill Baptist Church
(Recreation and Activities Building
across the street from the church building)
2 South McGregor Avenue

Like the MBA WMU/Women’s Ministry at facebook.com/MBAWomen

Like us on facebook.com/International-Ministries-MBA

From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another  John 1:16


The MBA International Ministries welcomes all seafarers and internationals. We proclaim the gospel of Jesus to seafarers, refugees, local residents, students, non-English speaking patients in local hospitals, inmates in jail, and provide follow-up ministries to more than 133 nationalities in many languages.


International Ministries is open to minister to all nations and the local community. The ministry cooperates with many Christians to accomplish the emphases of the MBA.



 … in our MBA Language Ministries.
There are many options for Internationals living in and visiting Mobile
to be helped and transformed each week .

Seafarer’s Ministry

Mission opportunities to 133 nations
Lives transformed weekly

Language Congregations and Missions



Language School

72 Nations
50 Volunteer Teachers
Bible Study
English Classes


Walk for Bibles and International Ministries

Sponsored walkers support the International Language School,
Language Churches and Seafarers Ministry.

International Ministries is part of the MBA and works to reach the many people from 72 different nations living in Mobile County. This includes ministry to seafarers aboard ships in port, International Language School/ESL classes and church planting. Check out the video below for an easy way to quickly share/learn about the various ministries to Internationals in Mobile County.

Check out this new 2020 Walk for Bibles and International Ministries Video highlighting the areas of International Ministries.

Volunteer Port Chaplains Needed

International Ministries need several Volunteer Port Chaplains who can drive to and from the ships. The chaplains need to lead Bible Studies on the ships at various times. Volunteers must pass a background check for TWIC access to the ships. Please contact Gerald Burch for more information, via email or 251-661-7111.

Gerald Burch
Director of International Ministries and Church Planting


Donate to International Ministries:



For ESL classes and the International Language School, please visit:




Cooperative Missions Giving

Cooperative Missions Giving PowerPoint

PowerPointIcon Click here for a PowerPoint presentation to help explain missions giving through the Cooperative Program and the MBA. Please consider presenting this to your Finance Committee, Wednesday night group, small groups or Sunday School classes. Any of the MBA staff would be happy to make the presentation for you.