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 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.
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.
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
Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church:
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
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 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/
Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, the MBA office hours will be Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The office will return to regular hours (M-Th, 8-5) after the July 4th break.
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.
“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.”
There are grade level training videos available now, linked below and on facebook.com/mobilebaptistassociation.
Training Videos include:
As you may know, Chuck Davis has served faithfully for 30 years and is retiring from the Mobile Baptist Association as the Church Development Director. A Task Force is in the process of recreating the job description for the position for the future. Your feedback through this short survey would be very helpful.