WFBIM Captains Dinner August 24, 2017

Walk For Bibles and International Ministries (WFBIM) Captains Dinner

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:00 p.m.
International Ministries Center
(605 Texas Place)

This special event helps a WFBIM Church Captain gain the knowledge and resources to help enlist participants in the WFBIM. The meal is free for 2 members from each church. Anyone else is welcome to attend for a cost of $10. Contact the MBA office to make reservations by Thursday, August 17.

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Walk For Bibles and International Ministries – Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Alabama Teen Challenge

Alabama Teen Challenge is a local resource that may be helpful to you as you help families. Endorsed by the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, Teen Challenge is a one year, residential, Christ centered program for life controlling behaviors and addictions. For more information visit or call their Bay Minette office at 251-580-0091.

Doctoral Student Survey

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:


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.



Kevin Bryce Saxton, Ph.D. Candidate

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Wright Word June – August 2017

Answered prayer
Matthew 8 presents multiple instances when Jesus suspended the laws of physics to answer a request. In 8:3 he miraculously answered the Leper’s request for healing. In Matt. 8:26 Jesus again miraculously calmed the waves.

We also see in the Bible that Jesus did not always use miracles to meet needs and answer requests. In Matt. 9:9-13 Jesus used Matthew’s generosity to convene an evangelism banquet for “tax collectors and sinners.” This event was followed by a command in 9:38 to “pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers…” (HCSB). Jesus obviously expects these workers to meet needs that people are crying out to God. In Matt. 10 Jesus commissions 12 Disciples to be the means of answered prayer across Israel. Matt. 14:17 presents an extraordinary example of God using a generous little boy’s 5 loaves (of pita bread) and 2 fish to meet an extensive need.

There is some evidence our members expect Jesus to answer every prayer directly and miraculously. However, we see many instances in which people are the means for prayers to be answered and needs to be met. Some of our prayers impose on God the expectation that someone else should be inconvenienced or have to underwrite the need.  Some of our unanswered prayers are because someone has told God no. There is a tremendous blessing that always comes when we, in faith, say “Yes, Lord.”

Continue reading October 6, 2016 – October 1, 2017

We have completed 9 months of our one year emphasis to cooperatively pray for every one of the 415,000 people in Mobile County by prayer walking every one of the 13,000 streets at least once before annual session on Sunday October 1, 2017.

Reports from participating churches continue to reflect church members looking outward. Even introverts are experiencing divine encounters and positive responses. Thirty MBA churches have registered so far and committed to pray for 50 pages out of the Keith Maps Street Atlas of Mobile County. There are another 45 pages that need to be claimed.

We are hearing from churches that have completed their area once, twice and many times. Keep up the good work. Keep plowing. Matthew 18:19 shows that cooperative prayer (“if two of you agree…”) brings devastating defeat to the enemy.

It is not too late to bring this blessing to church members and impact Mobile. Please visit to register and download training materials.

MBA Accomplishments Over the Last 10 Years

Mobile Baptist Association (MBA) 2005- 2015
C. Thomas Wright for the Future Focus Committee 

Churches need to be diligent stewards of where they invest missions giving and volunteer time. Unfortunately, churches and individual believers routinely support parachurch organizations or individuals that have unbiblical theology, compromised financial procedures, improper polity, and limited eternal return on the investment of missions’ money and volunteer time.

MBA Executive Committee Reports provide extensive evidence of effective associational philosophy, strategy and function. Due diligence toward the MBA will confirm conservative biblical theology, excellent financial procedures, SBC polity and an eternal difference for their investment of missions giving and volunteer time.

Continue reading

Camp Whispering Pines

Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!


Serving Christ by Serving Others,
Serving Others by Sharing Christ

Drop off is at 8:30 a.m. and pick up at 4:00 p.m. daily.
Cost: $99
For more information and to register visit

$160 (waiting list only)

For more information and to register visit


For more information and to register visit

Cost: $157

Sponsored by MBA WMU.
For more information and to register visit

 July 17-20, 2017


For more information and to register visit

Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries

Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries –
“Making Disciples Who Make Disciples on the College Campus and Beyond”

Hosting International Students for Holiday Meals

Did you know that most International Students that attend school in the United State never get to visit an American home?

Christian families are missing a great opportunity to welcome students into their homes, love them and share your lives with them. 

Would you consider hosting some international students for a holiday meal?  

Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) is connecting International students with Christian families for holiday meals. These meals can be any day near the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays; they do not have to be on that particular day. You will simply volunteer to host students (at least 2) and BCM will match you with interested students.

Use this simple form (via this link: to express interest in hosting international students and submit by November 15, 2016. Campus Ministers will contact you soon to discuss the opportunities available.

If you have any questions, please contact Campus Ministers Jerrod Brown or Beth Gardner at the BCM. They can also be reached at 344-5904.

FREE Copier

Baptist Campus Ministries has an older copier FREE. It is not perfect, but it does make suitable copies. New owners would need to arrange for supplies and service if desired. Contact Campus Minister Jerrod Brown at 344-5904 or

English as a Second Language (ESL) Training Events

Alabama Baptist Literacy Missions Conference
July 27 – 28, 2017
State Board of Missions, Montgomery


  • train individuals in one of the following literacy missions tracks: English as a Second Language, Adult Reading and Writing, Tutoring Children and Youth, or Bible Storytelling
  • prepare individuals to start ministries in their churches or communities in their specific area of ESL, ARW or TCY
  • provide current resources to promote and support Literacy Missions Ministries
  • allow volunteers to build relationships and strengthen their commitment to follow God’s call
  • train experienced leaders on various topics related to their area of ministry

Each basic workshop is 11 hours. Breakout sessions for experienced leaders are 1 hour each.

Click here for more information (including costs and schedule) and to register.

For more information click here or contact Kristy Kennedy at 334-613-2311 or

Associational Training Events for the International Language School (ESL classes)

Friday, August 18, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
both at Airport Boulevard Baptist Church

FREE training events

Training is required for all volunteers in the International Language School (ILS). Participants need only attend one day; however, due to the variety of training offered, they are welcome to attend both days.

Light meals will be offered at the beginning of both days of training.

For more information contact Kim Wilson, (251) 533-2911. 

Guidelines for Supporting Parachurch Ministries 

Church members and pastors often receive requests from parachurch ministries asking for financial and volunteer help. Churches and individuals must practice diligent stewardship for any group they support. 

Churches need to confirm the requester’s biblical theology, church polity, financial integrity and personal accountability.  

Often, it is a disadvantage to choose parachurch ministries instead of denominational ministries. Parachurch ministries rely on churches but are NOT accountable to those churches who support them. Avoid parachurch ministries led by entrepreneurs who reject external guidelines from a church, denomination or their board. They often provide ministries that are less efficient and effective than ministries done cooperatively by denominations and churches. 

Here are seven essential guidelines before supporting a parachurch ministry or individual:

Continue reading

Executive Committee Meeting July 10, 2017

Join us

Monday, July 10, 2017
11:30 a.m.
MBA office (616 Azalea Road)

for the Executive Committee meeting.

Please bring $5 p/person to help cover the cost of lunch.

Every MBA church member is welcome. Every senior pastor is a member of the Executive Committee. Join us to help communicate why churches support Associational Missions.

***Our Executive Committee has overall responsibility for the directions, strategy, and processes of the MBA. It is composed of the general officers of the Association, the Executive Officer of each of the several Associational programs, the Chair of each standing committee, the pastors of the churches, and one lay member of each church in the Association having a membership of up to and including 1,000, and one additional member for each additional 1,000 members or fraction thereof, providing that no church shall have more than a total of four members.