Impact Mobile Offering


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.

#PrayerWalkMobile

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

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

  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.

WHAT TRAINING AND RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?
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MBA Evangelistic Party Trailer

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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.

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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

Legal Issues for Churches

Monday, March 2, 2020
10:30 a.m.
Government Street Baptist Church
OR
6:00 p.m. at the MBA office

Churches are exposed to the risk of being sued. Various requirements are imposed on us by the state and federal governments, and churches sometimes fail to comply. Churches have been hit with judgments, some of which have been multi-million dollar judgments. They have been subjected to government intrusion into their internal dealings. The main reason this happens is church leaders were operating with no knowledge of the legal requirements. The conference deals directly with what can be done to reduce the risk of litigation.

State missionary Jim Swedenburg will lead this conference.

Please pre-register at mobilebaptists.org/register-for-training-opportunities, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, February 27.

Please note: this conference is subject to cancellation if not enough participants pre-register.

This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions and the Cooperative Program.

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Building Effective Care Groups

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
6:30 p.m.
MBA office (616 Azalea Road)

The age-old saying “People Don’t Care How Much You Know, Until They Know How Much You Care” is especially true in Sunday School or Small Groups. This conference will equip leaders to organize their classes into care groups. This class is geared for pastors, staff, Small Group Leaders, Sunday School Directors and teachers.

State missionary, Jamie Baldwin will lead this conference.

Please register at mobilebaptists.org/register-for-training-opportunities, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, March 12.

Please note: this conference is subject to cancellation if not enough participants register.

This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions and the Cooperative Program.

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Who’s Your One District Training

Thursday, March 19, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MBA office (616 Azalea Road)

District training consists of the following:

  • Who’s Your One evangelism
  • The Best News evangelism training
  • Interceding on behalf of the lost
  • Giving an evangelistic invitation
  • Planning a special Baptism Sunday
  • Articulating a Christian Worldview

WHO’S YOUR ONE? is an effort to encourage each believer to identify one lost person with whom they can intentionally seek to share the Gospel. Can you imagine what would happen if every believer was praying by name for their one lost person and then seeking opportunities to share Christ with that person?

This event is presented by the Evangelism Office at the Alabama Baptist Sate Board of Missions. Evangelism resources will be given away. The training lasts two hours and the Evangelism Office at ALSBOM will cover the cost of lunch afterwards for all who attend.

The event is FREE, but registration is required. Visit alsbom.org/whosyourone to register.

This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions and the Cooperative Program.

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Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament

Thursday, April 16, 2020
begins at 5:30 p.m. but flight times will be assigned upon pre-registration
Cottage Hill Baptist Church

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Protect Your Church and Pastor from Sexual Misconduct

Monday, April 27, 2020
10:30 a.m.
Government Street Baptist Church

This 45 minute conference deals with sexual misconduct among ministers.

State missionary Jim Swedenburg will lead this conference.

Please pre-register at mobilebaptists.org/register-for-training-opportunities, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, April 23.

Please note: this conference is subject to cancellation if not enough participants pre-register.

This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions and the Cooperative Program.

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VBS Clinic

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Dauphin Way Baptist Church

This clinic is for ALL VBS workers.

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.

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 .

Seafarer’s Ministry

Mission opportunities to 133 nations
Lives transformed weekly

Language Congregations and Missions

Cambodian
Hispanic
Korean
Laotian
Vietnamese

NEW IM LOGO

International
Language School

72 Nations
50 Volunteer Teachers
Bible Study
Worship
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 2019 IM promo video. It’s just 1.43 minutes and we encourage you to show it in your church. IM 2019 promo video


Gerald Burch
Director of International Ministries and Church Planting

Jacqualine Davidson
International Ministries and Church Planting Assistant

Kim Wilson
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

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.