Hurricane Irma’s uncertain track means local Emergency Management has begun preparation for a possible Cat 4. It would be wise to beat the rush and make preliminary arrangements. Be prepared for three to five days without electricity. Get your propane, fill gas tanks and prescriptions, gather water, batteries and non-perishable food. Check your generator and locate the boards for the windows. One of the many good preparation lists is available at http://hurricanesafety.org/prepare/hurricane-safety-checklists/.
Alabama Teen Challenge is a local resource that may be helpful to you as you help families. Endorsed by the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home, Teen Challenge is a one year, residential, Christ centered program for life controlling behaviors and addictions. For more information visit alabamateenchallenge.org or call their Bay Minette office at 251-580-0091.
Dear Ministry Leader,
Greetings! My Name is Kevin Bryce Saxton and I am a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. I also serve as a pastor in a local church in South Florida. As part of my dissertation in the area of leadership, I am conducting a survey to gauge ministry philosophy of the churches in the Southern Baptist Convention.
This survey will take less than five minutes to complete and is best undertaken by providing your first, instinctual reaction to the ten questions. Any member of your staff (whether vocational, bi-vocational, or volunteer) who is familiar with the ministry strategy of the church is eligible to participate.
As a token of appreciation for completing the survey, churches which complete the survey by Monday, February 13, 2017 will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 Amazon gift card. The card will be mailed to the selected church later that week.
To access the survey, please utilize this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KSaxton-ChurchHealthAssessment
I very much appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. I truly believe that the data gleaned from this survey will serve to strengthen the effectiveness of the churches in the SBC.
May God bless you and the church which you serve.
Kevin Bryce Saxton, Ph.D. Candidate
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
June-August 2021 Wright Word
Thomas Wright, Associational Missionary
Emphasizing Biblical Prayer, Evangelistic Ministries, Church Development, Church Planting, Partnership Missions
Biblical Truth During Times of Persecution
Western Civilization is returning to a time described in Judges 17:6 and, for emphasis, again in 21:25, “ In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (NASB). The secular culture is trying to dismiss the supra-cultural definition of right and wrong provided by biblical truth. The result is lawlessness, confusion, arrogance and suffering. It is not the first time in history radical secularism has resulted in persecution. In every instance, uncompromised biblical truth eventually prevailed. We need to be faithful to biblical truth in every aspect of our lives and churches. We eagerly may anticipate another spiritual awakening too.
First Peter is a good study for your congregation. During a former time of persecution, it was written. The aged Peter provides guidance for how to remain faithful as people seek eternal solutions to overwhelming concerns.
New Churches Joining the MBA
New work is essential to replace dying and plateaued churches. Covid did not stop these two church planters, Joe Stevens Jr. and Reid Guy, from beginning new work and seeking to join the MBA. The Membership Committee under the capable leadership of Rocky Pugh examined the by-laws to confirm consistency with the theology, philosophy and strategy of the MBA. It always is encouraging to have others recognize the importance of fellowship through cooperative missions. The Executive Committee unanimously welcomed under Watchcare Redeemer Fellowship, meeting in Saraland, and The Port Community, meeting in Chickasaw. Please welcome them, pray for them and offer any support you can.
Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!
Serving Christ by Serving Others,
Serving Others by Sharing Christ
2018 Camp Dates
- Veritas Youth Camp
Completed Grades 6-12, June 17-21
- Girls Mission Camp
Completed Grades 1-6, June 24-28
- Momentum Kids Camp
Completed Grades 1-6, July 15-18
For more information and registration visit campwhisperingpines.com or call 251-866-7868.