International Church Planting Basics January 24-26, 2019


January 24-26, 2019

Dauphin Way Baptist Church


THURSDAY, January 24, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH Dauphin Way
1:00 – 2:30 pm Unit 1: Biblical Foundations Thomas Wright
2:30 – 2:45 pm BREAK Dauphin Way
2:45 – 4:15 pm Unit 2: Preferred Future Lamar Duke
4:15 – 4:30 pm BREAK Dauphin Way
4:30 – 6:00 pm Unit 3: Core Values Rick Barnhart
6:00 – 6:30 pm DINNER Dauphin Way
6:30 – 8:00 pm Unit 4: Ministry Area and Focus Group Mickey Crawford


FRIDAY, January 25, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 am BREAKFAST Dauphin Way
8:30 – 9:30 am Unit 5: Evangelism Strategy Terry Long
9:30 – 9:45 am BREAK Dauphin Way
9:45 – 11:15 am Unit 6: Discipleship Strategy Larry Hyche
11:15 am – 11:30 pm BREAK Dauphin Way
11:30 – 12:30 pm Unit 7:  Gathering Strategy Lamar Duke
12:30 – 1:00 pm LUNCH Dauphin Way
1:00 – 2:00 pm Unit 8:  Small Group Strategy Justin Hase
2:00 – 2:15 pm BREAK Dauphin Way
2:15 – 3:15 pm Unit 9:  Stewardship Strategy Jim Swedenburg
3:15 – 3:30 pm BREAK Dauphin Way
3:30 – 4:30 pm Unit 11: Administrative Matters Jim Swedenburg
4:30 – 4:45 pm BREAK Dauphin Way
4:45-6:00 pm Bonus: Church Planting Models Tommy Duke
6:00 pm Dinner and Discussion Scotty Goldman
6:45pm-7:45pm              International Worship     Chinese, English, Korean,                            


SATURDAY, January 27, 2019

8:00-8:30 am BREAKFAST Dauphin Way
8:30 – 9:30 am Unit 10:  Worship Ric Camp
9:30 – 9:45 am BREAK Dauphin Way
9:45 – 11:45 am Unit 12: Church Master Design  

Ric Camp

11:45 am-12:15 pm LUNCH Dauphin Way
12:15-1:15 pm Unit 13: Developing Team Justin Hase
1:15-1:30 p.m. BREAK Dauphin Way
1:30-3:30 pm Unit 14: Mileposts Lamar Duke

There will be four individual training groups: Chinese, English, Korean, and Spanish.  We will share all breaks, meals, and will worship together on Friday evening.

Chinese led by Jeremy Sin

English led by Lamar Duke

Korean led by John Yi

Spanish led by Joe Hernandez

Cost: $25

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National Sanctity of Human Life Day January 20, 2019

Observance was declared by several U.S. Presidents who opposed abortion. President Ronald Reagan designated January 22, 1984 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The date was chosen to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that first recognized the constitutionally-protected status of abortion in the United States.  

The Women’s Resource Center staff would like to come and speak to your group or church.

Disaster Relief Training February 15-16, 2019

The Mobile Baptist Association, in conjunction with the Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Ministry, will offer Disaster Relief Training on February 15-16, 2019 at Cottage Hill Baptist Church. Classes include:

  • Chainsaw
  • Cleanup/Recovery/Mud out
  • Communication (requires ham radio license)
  • Shower/Laundry
  • Mass Feeding

Registration is now online at 8 is the deadline to register.

Direct questions to or call Carolyn Battle at 251-643-3053. Continues

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 to register and download training materials.

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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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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