Minister’s Tax Conference
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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. There is no charge to attend but please register so we will know how many to expect. For registration visitalsbom.org/event/ministers-tax-conference-mobile.
Living the D-Life means living a lifestyle of discipleship. Think about it. What if you could successfully equip everyone in your ministry for a life of discipleship—anytime and anywhere?
This is the purpose of D-Life. D-Life is not a program; it’s a lifestyle. It’s an organic, intentional, and simple process for equipping all believers for a life of making and multiplying disciples. D-Life is biblical, multi-generational, and reproducible. The Bible and the D-Life Web App or D-Life Journal are the only tools needed to equip leaders to lead and multiply D Groups of 3 to 8.
The best way for a church or ministry to begin living the D-Life is to equip leaders in a D-Life Boot Camp. D-Life Boot Camps are designed to train believers to use the D-Life Web App or Journal for a life of discipleship. Ministries that equip their leaders through a boot camp are seeing great results.
D-Life author and trainer, Dr. Bill Wilks, has led D-Life training in churches, ministries, and associations across the country. The Alabama Baptist, Life Bible Study, and several others are sponsoring two D-Life Boot Camp opportunities with Dr. Wilks for Alabama Baptists.
For more information about D-Life or to register for a boot camp go to: livethedlife.com.
The Basics of Church Security
Thursday, March 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, Prattville
This conference deals with three primary areas of church security. The areas examined deal with attendee and property/building safety, preschool and children safety, and transportation. The cost is $5. For more information visit: alsbom.org/event/the-basics-of-church-security-2018.
Visit ALSBOM.org/churchsecurity to download resources and learn more about church security.
Click Here to Watch the 2018 Revive this Nation Promotional Video.
To sign up, a church will need to complete the Church Application Form available online at http://www.swbts.edu/rtn.
The basic features of the Revive This Nation Program are as follows:
- Southwestern Seminary recruits churches to hold revival meetings and pays for the preacher’s roundtrip transportation to these churches.
- The host church provides meals, lodging, and local transportation for the preacher while he is on the field.
This year, Southwestern is pleased to announce its partnership with Harvest North America. As a result, we will offer two revival tracks:
Classic Format: SWBTS evangelist to preach revival services Sunday morning – Wednesday evening. The Southwestern preacher will assist the church in evangelism efforts during the revival week.
Harvest Format: SWBTS evangelist to preach revival services Sunday morning – Wednesday evening. Harvest North America will:
- Work with the host pastor to prepare the church for revival in the weeks leading up to Revive this Nation;
- Work with the host pastor to enlist church members who will participate in evangelism appointments during the week of revival;
- Offer revival training to churches that select this option.
- For more information about Harvest North America visit http://harvestnorthamerica.org/.
If you would like to speak with someone about RTN, please contact Daniel Dickard, Dean of Students, at 817-923-1921 ext. 6331.
For more information and to register visit lifeway.com/Abundance.
“DINNER ON THE GROUNDS”
BBQ COOK-OFF & CAKE AUCTION
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 / TICKETS: $10 / 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM / BAPTIST CAMPUS MINISTRIES building on the USA campus – 5904 Old Shell Road, Mobile
SUPPORT COLLEGIATE MISSIONS
Join us to support BCM collegiate missions with a BBQ Cook-Off between our local Mobile Baptist Pastors, Ministers and Men’s Ministry leaders. A Cake Auction will feature some of the best cakes Mobile Baptist Churches have to offer!
The Pastor, Minister or Men’s Ministry leader with the most votes for their BBQ will receive the Title of “Mobile’s Best Baptist BBQ Master 2018”. Delicious cakes will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, so come prepared to buy your favorite cake! The Baker of the cake that sells for the highest amount will be declared “Mobile’s Baptist Baking Champion 2018”.
PASTORS, MINISTERS, AND MEN’S MINISTRIES LEADERS – WE NEED YOU!
Will you prepare some BBQ for this event? You can grill, smoke, or BBQ any meat of your choice. Smoke a Boston Butt, grill some burgers or chicken or BBQ some ribs. All we ask is that you prepare enough for 50 small (bite-size) tasting servings. We also need you to invite as many of your church members to come and vote for your BBQ to win! Will you help us support collegiate missions? If you would, please contact Campus Minister Jerrod Brown to reserve a spot (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BAKERS- WE NEED YOU!
Will you prepare one of your famous cakes for this event? We know that every church has those great bakers who make their special cakes that everyone loves. Would you share those delicious cakes with us to support collegiate missions? All we ask is that you prepare your famous cake, package it on a disposable plate or pan, and invite as many of your church members to come and bid on your cake! Will you help us support collegiate missions? If you would, please contact Campus Minister Jerrod Brown to reserve a spot (email@example.com).
MINISTRY FRIENDS, PARTNERS AND ALUMNI – WE NEED YOU!
Will you purchase tickets for this event (even if you cannot attend)? We would love to have you with us for this event. Your ticket purchase will help support collegiate missions. If you would, please contact Campus Minister Jerrod Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details on tickets and how to purchase them online.
WMU/Women’s Ministry Annual Celebration
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Look for more details to come soon.
Attention! Calling all MBA Secretaries and Ministry Assistants…
Take a Break and Join us for the Mobile Baptist
Secretaries and Ministry Assistants Luncheon
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The luncheon is a great time of fellowship and encouragement as secretaries from across the association (both current and retired) gather together. Enjoy great food and door prizes too!
- The catered meal is $8 and is payable at the door.
- Please make reservations by Thursday, May 10 by visiting “training opportunities” at mobilebaptists.org or by contacting the MBA office.
- Please note: payment for reservations must be received even if you are unable to attend the event.
We are continuing to cooperatively pray for every one of the 415,000 people in Mobile County by prayer walking every one of the 13,000 streets.
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 prayerwalk.mobilebaptists.org to register and download training materials.
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.
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: