#prayerwalkmobile Catch Up Day September 16, 2017

Join us for a
Prayer Walk Catch-Up Day

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. — Noon
Choose your location

The Biblical Prayer and Evangelism Committees are hosting a Prayer Walk Catch-Up Day on September 16 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. There are 31 churches who have claimed 55 pages of the Map Book. There are about 40 pages left in order to pray for every person on every street in Mobile County.

Choose from the below “hubs” near areas that still need to be prayerwalked/driven.

  • FBC Creola (Al Brown)
  • Highpoint Baptist Church (Patricia Sellers)
  • FBC St. Elmo (Jeff Gardner)
  • MBA office (Adam Hammond)

Please let brother Thomas Wright (661-7111) or Adam Hammond (452-0222 ) know if you would like to be a “hub” location that morning or another day.

Please go to prayerwalk.mobilebaptists.org. There is a list by page number of pages already claimed. Please claim one of the pages yet to be claimed and complete the online form letting us know. Upon request, we can send you a copy of a page(s) from the Map Books we bought for that purpose.

Meet at the hub nearest the pages you selected to join others willing to join our prayer teams. Please let the hub host/hostess know.

We will begin with a brief explanation of prayer walking/driving.

Please bring your church vans/personal vehicles. We will prayer walk/drive, to cover as many areas as possible. The more vehicles/vans we have the more areas we can cover.

Please let Adam Hammond (452-0222 ) know if you would like a team to help you near your church field or need help to complete your claimed pages.

Please keep prayerwalking to complete the pages claimed. Cover those claimed areas multiple times.

Please return to prayerwalk.mobilebaptists.org and complete the online form each time you have completed a claimed page. Please help us cover the county in prayer.

Annual Missions Celebration (Annual Session) October 1, 2017

Annual Missions Celebration (Annual Session)
Sunday, October 1, 2017
4:45 p.m. – Displays and Dinner
5:45 p.m. – Pres-session music and Children’s Mission Fair begins
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Missions Celebration

Crawford Baptist Church
3000 Sun Valley Drive, Mobile


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4:45 p.m. – Dinner, Displays, & Registration

Meal Tickets:
Pulled pork or chicken, cheese and macaroni, baked beans, Cole slaw, and chocolate delight

Cost $10 p/person – Tickets must be purchased at the MBA office by Monday, September 18.

5:45 p.m. – Pre-session music and Children’s Mission Fair begins

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Business, reports & presentations celebrating the results of your cooperative support of Associational Missions; including #prayerwalkmobile, a year long simultaneous effort to pray for the people on every street in Mobile County.

Children’s Mission Fair for K5-6th grade – make reservations  with the MBA by NOON, Thursday, September 29.

***Childcare available for those younger than K5 upon making reservations with the MBA by NOON, Thursday, September 29.

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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