Dwell youth rally/concert October 6, 2018

Dwell youth rally/concert

October 6, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Sonrise Baptist Church

Sonrise Baptist Church is having a youth rally/concert called Dwell on October 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Youth from all over the Mobile area are invited to join us for this event that will feature multiple music groups and a guest speaker.

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” – Colossians 3:16 (NIV)

With music and spoken word, we strive to help our youth Dwell on the message of Christ and not on the worldliness that is prevalent all around us every day. By using Christian music of various styles in a concert type setting, we hope to open the hearts and ears of our youth to hear the spoken word from people who have a genuine heart and message of hope.

Please consider this event for your youth group, or at least let them know about it so they can tell their friends. Our hope is that we can reach as many churched and unchurched youth as possible in the Mobile area through an event like this and help them see that there is hope, no matter what they are feeling at the moment.

For any addition information, please feel free to check out our webpage at dwell.sonrisebc.net our Facebook page at facebook.com/DwellMinistriesMobile or email Greg Hicks, Media Director, at dwell@sonrisebc.net.

MBA Annual Missions Celebration October 7, 2018

Annual Missions Celebration

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Redemption Church (North Campus)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm.

Dinner and Missions Fair 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Children’s Missions Fair
4:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(includes meal for $1)


Our moderators and leaders continue to explore ways to make celebrating associational missions as convenient as possible. This year, we again are meeting on Sunday evening, October 7, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Redemption Church (North Campus). Dinner and missions fair will occur from 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Meal tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the MBA office by Monday, October 1. The Children’s Missions Fair is $1 per child and includes a meal. It begins at 4:45 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.

Please relocate your evening service to join us. The two-hour program will provide an overview of missions work across the county. It can help church leaders understand why cooperative missions is important. It provides clear testimony for churches to continue financially supporting the work of the MBA. The program will include:

  • Future Focus Committee status update on sale of the International Ministries Center facilities
  • Camp Whispering Pines update
  • International Ministries update
  • Church Development update
  • Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries update

Sunday night provides an opportunity for Mobile Baptists to celebrate missions cooperatively and worship together with a myriad of languages and cultures. Please join us.

prayerwalk.mobilebaptists.org 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 prayerwalk.mobilebaptists.org 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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