Unplanned Free Movie Pre-release Viewing March 28, 2019

What Abby Johnson saw changed everything – UNPLANNED, the movie is coming to Mobile and Spanish Fort.  FREE pre-release viewing of the movie UNPLANNED will be on Thursday, March 28, 2019. If you are interested, please call Mae Rehm at 251-554-2032

The movie UNPLANNED will be released to the Public on March 29, 2019. According to unplannedfilm.com, the movie will be shown at AMC Mobile 16 theater, 785 Schillinger Road South in Mobile on Thursday, March 28 – Sunday, March 31, and at Premiere Cinema 14 Eastern Shore theater, 30500 State Highway 181 in Spanish Fort, times to be announced. Please go AS SOON AS IT IS RELEASED to see the movie UNPLANNED, so that the theaters will keep it on longer. If you see one movie this year, see the movie UNPLANNED. It is the true story of the conversion of former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director, former employee of the year, Abby Johnson to become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers ever.  

Going Beyond Live with Priscilla Shirer April 6, 2019

Pastors/Leaders are encouraged to promote this at their churches in Women’s Ministry announcements and publications so the Mitchell Center will be packed and will attract more of these kind of events in the future.


Sign up to volunteer for hospitality, greeters, merchandise tables and prayer encouragers. Volunteers get to get in 1 hour early. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYYIPWAd-hOOPZThlF5OXM1fZguJplOARCgXcsQYAWwftBNA/viewform

https://www.lifeway.com/goingbeyondlive

Going Beyond with Priscilla Shirer Simulcast April 6, 2019

Azalea Baptist Church is hosting the Going Beyond with Priscilla Shirer Simulcast Saturday, April 6, 2019. Arrive by 8:45 a.m. The Simulcast begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $20 for the simulcast. The $20 (cash or check) is payable at the door.   The church is providing Danish and coffee before the simulcast as well as a soup lunch, free of charge. They do need to know ahead of time how many are coming to ensure enough food. No childcare provided.

For reservations and more information, contact Sue Nabb at 251.610.8576 or 251.461.3064.

Executive Committee Meeting April 8, 2019

Executive Committee Meeting

Monday, April 8, 2019
11:30 a.m.
Government Street Baptist Church


Lunch will be available for $5 p/person.


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.

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

***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.

University of Mobile Presents ‘She Reads Truth’ Co-founder Amanda Bible Williams Plus Night of Worship on April 9, 2019

University of Mobile invites the community to a night of inspirational worship and celebration on April 9 for “An Evening with Amanda Bible Williams.” Williams is co-founder and chief content officer of She Reads Truth, a worldwide provider of Bible reading plans and resources. She graduated from University of Mobile in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Worship will be led by Mobile-area worship leaders from Dayspring Baptist Church, Redemption Church, 3Circle Church, Mars Hill, University of Mobile, Veritas, Restoration Church and City Hope Church.

The event will be at Redemption Church, 1251 Industrial Parkway, Saraland. Tickets can be purchased at umobile.edu/torchsocietyevents or through the Advancement Office at 251.442.2587 or advancement@umobile.edu. Tickets are $35 general admission, $50 for an author “meet and greet” and reserved seating, and $30 for groups of 10 or more. Hors d’oeuvres served at 6:00 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00 p.m.

She Reads Truth was founded in 2012 and creates beautiful, accessible Bible reading plans and resources, using old and new technology, for women and men worldwide to grow in biblical literacy and affection for God and His Word. She Reads Truth is rapidly growing with over 700,000 followers on Instagram. They are also expanding by reaching men through He Reads Truth and children through Kids Read Truth.

Throughout the year, University of Mobile Torch Society members raise funds for scholarships while building bonds of friendship and community through monthly meetings and activities. “An Evening with Amanda Bible Williams” is the culmination of those efforts as the philanthropic organization fulfills its mission of “Lighting the Way through Scholarships” by awarding scholarships to UM students.

About University of Mobile
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

Evangelistic Party Trailer (EPT) Training April 18, 2019


Evangelistic Party Trailer Training

Thursday, April 18, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Westlake Church
13685 Tanner Williams Road, Wilmer

Interested in learning how to use one of the MBA Evangelistic Party Trailers? The training involves learning how to conduct an evangelistic event. You will learn how to set up and reassemble the trailer. The training is FREE, fun, practical, and provides the training needed for use of the MBA trailers. For more information visit ept.mobilebaptists.org. Each church needs at least 10 people present at the training.

Please RSVP by Monday, April 15 by contacting the MBA office via this link, email or phone 251-661-7111.

Westlake Church

Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries Dinner on the Grounds BBQ Cook Off & Cake Auction April 26, 2019

SUPPORT COLLEGIATE MISSIONS

Join with us to support Baptist Campus Ministries (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 2019.” 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 2019.”

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 jbrown@alsbom.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 jbrown@alsbom.org.

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 jbrown@alsbom.org for details on tickets and how to purchase them online.

If we can offer any help, please let us know. We are available to do specialized training in collegiate ministry, lead ministry team trainings, or simply consult with your team concerning collegiate ministry issues or ideas.

Thanks for all you do to reach, grow and send collegians here in Mobile County!

Rev. Jerrod Brown
Senior Campus Minister
jbrown@alsbom.org

Beth Gardner
Campus Minister
egardner@alsbom.org

New Church Start has Immediate Needs

As the new church, One Hope Mobile, gets ready for a launch, they are hopeful some SBC churches in Mobile County will help with some foundational needs.

Immediate needs:

  • 100 Chairs
  • Sound Equipment

Other needs:

  • 50″ TV
  • Locking storage cabinet
  • 6, 8ft. tables

Here is the church’s website, in case you want to know who you are supporting: https://onehopemobile.org

Contact pastor Tim Jensen, pastor@onehopemobile.org, 251-525-1120.

Sexual Abuse in Southern Baptist Churches and the Need for Background Checks

The recent documentation of extensive sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches is shocking. For more than 20 years, the Mobile Baptist Association (MBA) has encouraged churches to perform a background check on every ministerial candidate and every worker. Consultation also advises never to have just one worker in children’s classrooms or just two from the same family.

Our MBA office makes it easier for churches by providing background checks for our churches at a nominal fee for the check. A form from the MBA would need to be submitted for the background check to be done. Lifeway also has a streamlined background check process. Visit https://www.lifeway.com/en/services/church-administration/background-checks?intcmp=SRDR-background-checks. One recent background check discovered a candidate on the Sex Offender Registry in Florida. He was immediately disqualified. The sin was forgiven, but the legal consequences remain. Another consideration for small churches is some information about juveniles under age 19 may be sealed. So past offenses may not be reported. A form for anyone under 19 would have to have parental permission and signature.  

Church leaders need to recognize the scope of the problem and take immediate steps to protect every person in the ministries of the church. This upcoming training is particularly advisable: Protecting the Children, February 26, 6:30 p.m. at the MBA office.  Click here to for more information and to register.

Visit the following link to additional resources and recommendations: https://alsbom.org/safe/.  

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.

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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Volunteer Port Chaplains Needed


International Ministries need several Volunteer Port Chaplains who can drive to and from the ships. The chaplains need to lead Bible Studies on the ships at various times. Volunteers must pass a background check for TWIC access to the ships. Please contact Dr. Bobby Morton for more information, via email or 251-661-7111.