prayerwalk.mobilebaptists.org

The MBA Executive, Evangelism and Biblical Prayer Committees invite our church members to prayer walk every street in Mobile County between October 2016 and October 2017. The first simultaneous weekend will be January 14-15, 2017. Additional simultaneous dates will be added as needed to cover the County. This is a great opportunity for the entire family. Visit prayerwalk.mobilebatpists.org and watch for #prayerwalkmobile and the news alerts for more information. The MBA office has a map book if you need to come by and claim pages.

Executive Committee Meeting April 17, 2017

Join us

Monday, April 17, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Government Street Baptist Church

for the Executive Committee meeting.

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.

Disaster Relief Training April 21-22, 2017

Disaster Relief Training

April 21-22, 2017

Camp Whispering Pines

Training is available for new and current volunteers including those who need to re-certify. Certification allows you to be a first responder through the Southern Baptist Convention’s well-known Disaster Relief program. Classes available on these dates include: chain saw, administration (incident management), and laundry. Details and registration are available at alsbom-gm.org. If you have further questions, email our Disaster Relief Coordinator, Carolyn Battle or contact the MBA office.


Why should you become a trained volunteer?

WMU/Women’s Ministry Annual Celebration April 27, 2017

WMU/Women’s Ministry Annual Celebration
Celebrate His Goodness

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Airport Boulevard Baptist Church
6301 Airport Boulevard, Mobile 36608-3189

Speaker Guest: Pat Ingram, Missions and Ministry Consultant with the Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union

Tickets are $12 each and must be purchased
at the MBA office by Thursday, April 20. 

Come enjoy a great meal*, encouraging word, fellowship, and door prizes. Come meet the Associational WMU Leadership Team members who are here to help you with your WMU,  Women’s Ministries, and youth and children mission programs and activities in your church.

*Grilled Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Rolls, Chocolate Cake and Tea provided by Ron’s Catering

BBQ Cook-Off & Cake Auction April 28, 2017

TICKETS: $10

SUPPORT COLLEGIATE MISSIONS
Join with 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 a one of a kind trophy and the title of “Mobile’s Best Baptist BBQ Master 2017”. Delicious cakes will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, so come prepared to buy your favorite cake! The cake that sells for the highest amount will be declared “Mobile’s Baptist Baking Champion 2017”. We will have a silent auction that night as well with a multitude of items, products and services from local businesses and other sponsors.

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 (jbrown@alsbom.org) to reserve a spot.

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 (jbrown@alsbom.org) to reserve a spot.

BUSINESS OWNERS AND SPONSORS- WE NEED YOU!
Are you a business owner who would be able to donate an item, a service, a gift card or gift certificate to be auctioned off? Your donation will help support collegiate missions. Items will be auctioned off via silent auction and online auction on April 28, 2017. The auction will close at 8:00 p.m. on April 28, 2017. Will you help us support collegiate missions? If you would, please contact Campus Minister Jerrod Brown (jbrown@alsbom.org) for details on the auction and how to make a donation.

#PRAYERWALKMOBILE April 29, 2017 for the City of Mobile

Mayor Sandy Stimpson has asked for a one day prayerwalk of every person on every street in the city of Mobile on April 29, 2017. Please return to prayerwalk.mobilebaptists.org and add new pages/grids from the map book for your teams to join us prayerwalking the entire city of Mobile on April 29, 2017. Each Mobile Police Department Precinct will be watching for our prayer walk teams as we join other denominations praying for the city. Pray also for our first responders as you encounter them. Morning is preferred, but afternoon is fine. Please be finished before dark.

Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Luncheon May 11, 2017

Attention! Calling all MBA Secretaries and Ministry Assistants…

Take a Break and Join us for the Mobile Baptist
Secretaries and Ministry Assistants Luncheon

Thursday, May 11,  2017
11:45 a.m.
MBA Office

Special Guest: Elaine Sessions

Elaine is Associate Broker at Roberts Bros, Inc.

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!

RESERVATIONS:

  • The catered meal is $8 per person and can be paid at the door.
  • Please make reservations by Monday, May 8 by visiting mobilebaptists.org or by contacting the MBA office.
  • Please note: reservations are firm and payment must be received even if you are unable to attend the luncheon.

Church News and Events

Redemption Church (North Mobile Campus), in conjunction with Real Life Ministries, are hosting a national discipleship conference called DiscipleShift1. It is a two-day experience that helps church leaders develop a disciple making culture in their churches. The dates are March 9 & 10, 2017. More details can be found at discipleshift.org.

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:

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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.

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Hill Spring Baptist Church – Revival Services and The Passion of The Christ

Hill Spring Baptist Church is holding revival services April 7-9, 2017. The guest speaker will be Steve Franz. The service times are April 7 at 7:00 p.m., April 8 with a supper at 5:00 p.m. followed by the service at 7:00 p.m. and on April 9 service time at 10:30 a.m. The church will show the movie The Passion of The Christ on Good Friday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 335 Eliza Jordan Road, North, 36608-9075. Call 251-391-7572 for more information.