Church Development Training Opportunities and Events


Preparing for Retirement

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
:00 a.m. – Noon
MBA office
FREE event

Questions that will be answered:

  • How far ahead should I begin to prepare for retirement?
  • What steps do I take to help me be ready to retire?
  • How will Social Security affect my retirement?

This conference is open to anyone but is especially for those age 50 and over.

State missionary Lee Wright will lead this conference.

This conference is free, but pre-registration is needed. To pre-register, visit or contact the MBA office, no later than Thursday, September 14.

Please note: if not enough participants are pre-registered, the event is subject to cancellation.

This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions and the Cooperative Program.

Bible Drill Workshop

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
:30 p.m.
MBA office

This workshop will introduce new leaders to Bible Drill and equip new and experienced leaders to use and apply God’s Word through Bible skills. Church Bible Drill Leaders will learn how to train children and youth in finding, using, and memorizing the scriptures. The leadership workshop helps leaders prepare children and youth for the Annual Associational, Regional, and State Bible Drill Tournaments held in the Spring of 2018. Retired state missionary, Steve Stephens will lead this workshop.

Visit or contact the MBA Office by October 12, to
pre-register for this FREE workshop.

Please note: if not enough participants are pre-registered,
the event is subject to cancellation.

Senior Adult Fall Fish Fry Fellowship

Thursday, October 26, 2017
:00 a.m.
Camp Whispering Pines

The Kendricks are a Country/Southern Gospel band from southwest Alabama. The Kendricks are a family group made up of Johnny Kendrick, pastor of Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill, Alabama; Billy Kendrick, pastor of Lafitte Baptist Church in Saraland, Alabama; and Sharon Lankford, pianist and Choir Director of Grace Baptist Church in Grove Hill.  They have been singing together since 1996. Together, they have recorded seven projects.


Ticket Sales on Monday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the MBA Office.

***Tickets may also be purchased anytime at CWP no later than Monday, October 16.

Bi-vocational Ministry: The Few, The Proud, The Bi-vocational

Friday, November 3, 2017
:30 p.m.
BA office (tentatively)

During this special dinner event, state missionary, Mike Jackson, will share the place and importance of Bi-vocational Ministry in the life of the church and the Kingdom of God.

Visit or contact the MBA Office by Monday, October 30 to pre-register.

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