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.

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources

Updated 5.11.2020

Follow us on facebook/mobilebaptistassociation and these weekly email news alerts for updates and observations on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What churches meeting in person again looks like?

Guidelines for Places of Worship from alabamapublichealth.gov

Preparing for What’s Next (Getting Ready to Reopen) – Your Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions has developed a document that will help you ask the right questions, consider helpful suggestions and access a variety of resources as you begin to prepare for the process of reopening your church facilities. Click here to download a pdf or visit alsbom.org/reopen.

Governor Ivey’s current Safer at Home Order Amended May 8, 2020

          Click here to read the full order.

3. Non-work related gatherings. Effective May 11, 2020, all non-work related gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons from different households are prohibited.

Organizers of religious gatherings are strongly encouraged to read and implement the Alabama Department of Public Health’s “Guidelines for Places of Worship,” available at
https://alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/assets/cov-sah-worship.pdf.

Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church:

4 Ways to do VBS this Summer – Visit vbs.lifeway.com

In these new and uncharted waters, we are all looking for resources to aid us in ministering to our church families. LifeWay is hoping to help you do that, especially as so many churches will not be gathering together for a few weeks. In order to make it as easy as possible for you, LifeWay has compiled all of our Free COVID-19 resources onto one webpage. Here is the link to the page: lifeway.com/coronavirus

Church, Family Resources Made Available In Response To COVID-19

Online Resources for Small Groups


COVID-19 & Teaching Remotely

Check out this linked article that includes several ways of online methods to reach church members, as well as several FREE digital training and teaching materials from LifeWay for adults and kids.

Ken Braddy – Encouraging & Equipping Sunday School & Small Groups

Ken Braddy Jr. is LifeWay’s Director of Sunday School, Manager of LifeWay Christian Resource’s Adult Ongoing Bible Studies & Adult Trainers, education pastor 20+ years, author, conference leader, and blogger. 

Click on this link which include studies from Explore the Bible, Bible Studies for Life, and The Gospel Project.

Free Bible Study Resources:

LifeWay provides a Kids-At-Home resource for families to use for Sunday School / Bible Study – accessible at http://digitalpass.lifeway.com/, and they have also added LifeWay Preschoolers-At-Home.

LifeWay Kids at Home which allows parents to log-in and have access to Bible Studies For Life’s Lesson Video, Missions Video, Gospel Presentation Video, and an Activity Page and Parents’ Conversation Page.

Free Access to Online Sunday School Curriculum: The Gospel Project, Explore the Bible, and Bible Studies for Life, available for all four age groups (Preschool, Kids, Students, and Adults) in a digital format for your use. Lead  classes remotely with this material (or for you to give access and/or activity pages to your church families). – https://curriculum.lifeway.com/

 


Free Training Tools – lifeway.com/coronavirus

 

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MBA is Committed to You and Your Church

The MBA continues to monitor conditions and recommendations as the current pandemic unfolds. As information and resources become available, we are doing our best to get them to you via mobilebaptists.org/coronavirus, facebook.com/mobilebaptistassociation and twitter.com @mobilebaptists.

5.4.2020 – With the current statewide Safer at Home Order, the MBA office is again open and staff are working in the office again with reduced hours, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2020 VBS Info and Training Videos

“As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion.”

4 Ways to do VBS this Summer – Visit vbs.lifeway.com

There are grade level training videos available now, linked below and on facebook.com/mobilebaptistassociation.

VBS Virtual Clinic Rally and Panel Discussion

Training Videos include: