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.
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com) for details on the auction and how to make a donation.
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.
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
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!
- 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.
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.
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:
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.
The IMB is requesting teachers for the annual retreat of missionary families. The former team has had to cancel, so we are scrambling for a new team. Please click here for more information and if interested contact brother Thomas.