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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
2014 IRS OPTIONAL STANDARD MILEAGE RATES
SECRETARIES/MINISTRY ASSISTANTS LUNCHEON JANUARY 9, 2014
- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE JANUARY 13, 2014
GULF COAST REGIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL AND DISCIPLESHIP LEADER TRAINING JANUARY 18, 2014
- REVOLUTION YOUTH WINTER WEEKEND JANUARY 18-20, 2014
- CHURCH TAX CONFERENCE JANUARY 21, 2014
SUNDAY SCHOOL BANQUET JANUARY 28, 2014 - MEAL TICKET DEADLINE JANUARY 21
- FAITH FOCUSED SECURITY TRAINING LEVEL B JANUARY 30, 2013 – FEBRUARY 1, 2014
- BOYS CAMP OUT AT CWP FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014
1 MONTH SUMMER MISSIONARY NEEDED TO PARTNER WITH A YOUNG MAN IN URUGUAY
2014 VANCOUVER VISION TOURS
- 7 CHURCHES TOUR AND TEAM MAY 19-29, 2014
2014 IRS Optional Standard Mileage Rates
The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
- 56 cents per mile for business miles driven
- 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Luncheon January 9, 2014
Attention! Calling all MBA Secretaries and Ministry Assistants...
Join us for the Mobile Baptist
Secretaries and Ministry Assistants Luncheon
Thursday, January 9, 2014
“Our business is Christ centered and our goal is your safety and our service to you. Our hope is that you would never have to use our products, but equipping one Damsel in distress at a time with her Defense is what keeps us moving forward.” - damselindefense.net
Some products will be available for purchase. Checks are not accepted. Credit and debit cards are accepted, but cash is preferred.
The catered lunch is $8 per person. Reservations must be made by contacting the MBA office at email, or 661-7111, by
Monday, January 6.
Join us Monday, September 8, 2014 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Government Street Baptist Church for Ministers Conference and Executive Committee meeting. 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. * Vote on presenting 2015 budget to Annual Session - Scott Griffith, Budget and Finance Committee Chair * Vote on presenting Future Focus Committee recommendation to the Annual Session - Roy Stebbins, Future Focus Committee Chair * To be Voted on ***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.
Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, September 8, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Government Street Baptist Church
for Ministers Conference and Executive Committee meeting.
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.
* Vote on presenting 2015 budget to Annual Session - Scott Griffith, Budget and Finance Committee Chair
* Vote on presenting Future Focus Committee recommendation to the Annual Session - Roy Stebbins, Future Focus Committee Chair
* To be Voted on
***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.
Gulf Coast Regional Sunday School and Discipleship Leader Training January 18, 2014
Gulf Coast Regional Sunday School and
Discipleship Leader Training
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Classes begin at 8:30 a.m and conldue at noon
First Baptist Church Fairhope
Age-graded leadership trainng for teachers and workers in Sunday School and Discipleship, as well as training for staff members, Sunday School/Discipleship directrors and general leaders. Each leader will have the opportunity to attend as many as three conferences with multiple topics from which to choose. Visit alsbom.org for complete schedule, speakers, and topics and to register.
Revolution Youth Winter Weekend January 18-20, 2014
Revolution Youth Winter Weekend
January 18-20, 2014
Camp Whispering Pines
For all students grades 6-12
Worship, Bible Study, Recreation
by Mud Ministry
Includes 2 nights in dorm, 5 meals, Rock Climbing Wall, Paintball, t-shirt and more for only $89!
Register online at campwhisperingpines.com by December 31, 2013 to receive a FREE t-shirt.
For more information call 866-7868.
Church Tax Conference January 21, 2014
Church Tax Conference
January 21 | $15 per person | First Baptist, Robertsdale
Get the latest updates on tax changes affecting ministers, staff and churches. You will receive a packet filled with information directed at ministers, church employees and the church itself. To learn more and to register, click the link below:
Sunday School Banquet January 28, 2014 - Meal Ticket Deadline January 21
Sunday School Banquet
January 28, 2014
Cottage Hill Baptist Church
Featured Speaker: Jamie Baldwin
Special music by the MBA
Ministers of Music
Don’t miss this special time for YOUR Sunday School workers to gather for great fellowship, encouragement and challenge in your Sunday School ministry.
The banquet’s awards ceremony features recognition of MBA churches for their work through their Sunday School ministries.
Tickets are $10 and must be purchased at the MBA office. The deadline to purchase tickets is TUESDAY, JANUARY 21.
Faith Focused Security Training Level B January 30, 2013 – February 1, 2014
Faith-Focused Security Training
Saturday, July 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist North Mobile, Saraland
Level A Training Description:
This is the most basic training for the missions volunteer who travels occasionally to low risk areas on mission trips. Participants will receive a full day of instruction led by Sentinel Trainers certified by Fort Sherman Academy covering topics like: travel security, code of conduct, crime survival and basic crisis policy all from a faith-based perspective.
This training is highly recommended for all churches taking mission trips and required for churches who participate in State Board of Missions projects.
Make your reservations now to ensure your spot.
Cost is $40 per attendee (includes lunch and breaks).
Reservations are non-refundable.
Visit alsbom.org/ffst to register. For more information call toll free 1-800-264-1225 ext. 298, direct 334-613-2298 or email at email@example.com.
…the mission team from your church was detained by a foreign government?
…a volunteer on your team was held by criminals in a foreign country?
…a natural disaster interrupted travel plans for your team?
…a volunteer became seriously ill or injured on the field?
ALL of these situations have occurred with Alabama Baptist Teams!
“Crowning Shield” has you covered!
This service, provided by the State Board of Missions through Cooperative Program gifts, offers a 24/7 emergency hotline for overseas travelers to call - not just in the event of a natural disaster or health contingency, but also in the event of a government detention or in a hostage situation when who is answering that call can really make a difference. If necessary, the SBOM Crisis Action Team can be activated to help manage the crisis.
For more information about enrolling teams from your church and requirements for participation, go to:
Boys Camp Out at CWP February 21-22, 2014
Boys Camp Out
for boys in grades 1-6
February 21-22, 2014
Arrive Friday at 5:00 p.m.
Depart Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Camp Whispering Pines
Weekend of High Adventure: Tent Camping, Hiking, Games, Paintball Targets, Rockwall, S’Mores, Bible Study, Campfire, New Friends
Not ready for the fun to end? After the campout, you can choose to stay for the annual RA Pinewood Derby and the Wild Game Cookout! Watch handmade cars race towards the finish line, and enjoy a wild game dinner, for just $5! See Church Development Events for more info.
Space is limited!!
Cost: $35 (Includes 3 meals and all activities)
T-shirt deadline: February 3, 2014 (Campers registered after the deadline are NOT guaranteed a shirt)
1 Month Summer Missionary Needed to Partner with a Young Man in Uruguay
See the attachment for information on a 1 month summer missionary position in Uruguay in summer of 2014.
2014 Vancouver Vision Tours
2014 Vancouver Vision Tours are for churches or individuals interested in missions opportunities in that beautiful city. The 2014 dates are: March 10-12, May 12-14, September 15-17, and November 3-5. Other dates can be scheduled for the convenience of the participants.
The tour is a great opportunity to see the prospects for MBA partnership in this city where less that 2% of the 3 million population attend an evangelical church. For more information contact Bro. Thomas or Dr. Crawford directly.
Dr. Dan R. Crawford, President; Disciple All Nations, Inc.
International Advocate, West Coast Baptist Association
4388 Rota Circle; Fort Worth, TX 76133
Vancouver E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site – www.discipleallnations.org
7 Churches Tour and Team May 19-29, 2014
Join us May 19-29, 2014 for our third Team/trip to Turkey. We will tour the 7 churches of Revelation 2-3 while impacting the culture. This year we are adding Nicea and Troy. Local cost of $1,300 includes tourist visa, all local housing, transportation and food. Airfare from Mobile to Istanbul is currently $1.250. So total expenses are $2,550. Let Bro. Thomas know of your interest. A $1,250 deposit is due by January 15, 2014 (when we purchase tickets). Final payment of $1,300 is due by April 1, 2014. It is rewarding to share as we go. It is incredible to walk the actual streets in Ephesus where Paul and John worked and Luke practiced medicine. This would be a GREAT CHRISTMAS or ANNIVERSARY PRESENT for your pastor and other staff.
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