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!
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
- The first step is to decide to participate. There is registration for individuals and churches below.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
WHAT TRAINING AND RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?
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.
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.
Sunday School/Small Group Celebration
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Spring Hill Baptist Church
featuring Dr. Rick Lance
Special music by Tommy Quinn, Associate Pastor of Worship at Tillman’s Corner First Baptist Church
State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention’s 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.
Come enjoy great food, fellowship and encouraging words as we join and celebrate achievements in Sunday School/Small Groups. More details to come soon.
Church Tax Conference
Thursday, January 16, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
MBA office (616 Azalea Road)
Get the latest updates on tax changes affecting ministers, staff and churches. For questions, contact Linda Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org; 334.613.2263 or 800.624.1225 extension 263.
Reaching Your Group Digitally
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
MBA office (616 Azalea Road)
Communicating digitally is becoming the primary way most people receive information and generate conversation. This hour long session will provide data and suggestions on how to navigate the ever-changing tools and generations that need to be reached. You will be informed and equipped to evolve your communication methods for any audience or purpose.
Mitchell Bruce is theDigital Media Specialist for the Alabama WMU and will lead this presentation.
Pre-register for this free event at mobilebaptists.org or by contacting the MBA office by Thursday, January 30, 2019.
Please note: if not enough participants are pre-registered, the event is subject to cancellation.
This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions and the Cooperative Program.
Minister’s Tax Conference
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
9:00 a.m. – Noon
MBA office (616 Azalea Road)
How can ordained ministers save tax dollars? Ministers, financial secretaries, personnel and finance committees will benefit from this conference. For questions, contact Linda Hicks at
email@example.com; 334.613.2263 or 800.264.1225 extension 263.
From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another John 1:16
GOD IS AT WORK
… in our MBA Language Ministries.
There are many options for Internationals living in and visiting Mobile
to be helped and transformed each week .
Mission opportunities to 133 nations
Sponsored walkers support the International Language School,
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 2019 IM promo video. It’s just 1.43 minutes and we encourage you to show it in your church. IM 2019 promo video
Director of International Ministries and Church Planting
I work with our present Language Churches, Language missions and Language Bible Study groups to encourage and equip them to be more effective in their ministries. With the 72 nations living in Mobile County, I am seeking to develop active Bible studies for each of these groups and move them into growing congregations and a part of our Association. Also, I have the seven Language School sites teaching English as a Second Language. Training site leaders and teachers for each of these sites is part of my duties. We offer day and night classes to meet the needs of students. Lastly, I oversee and work closely with our port Chaplains to minister to Seafarers that enter our port.
Volunteer International Language School Coordinator
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.
|Cooperative Missions Giving PowerPoint
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.