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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
MARDI GRAS OUTREACH MARCH 4, 2014
- UNIQUELY BIVOCATIONAL LEADERLAB TRAINING MARCH 7, 2014
- PRAYING EFFECTIVELY FOR THE LOST MARCH 9 AND 10, 2014
FLORIDA BOYS IN CONCERT MARCH 11, 2014
- HAVE A NEW FAMILY BY FRIDAY MARCH 18, 2014
INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS PRO MARCH 25, 2014
- INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES NEEDS AND EVENT
VBS PREVIEW CLINIC FOR PASTORS AND VBS DIRECTORS MARCH 31, 2014
ALABAMA DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING APRIL 3-5, 2014
MINISTER SURVEY REQUEST
Mardi Gras Outreach March 4, 2014
Mardi Gras Outreach
On March 4, Mardi Gras Day, join us for Mardi Gras Outreach. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the International Ministries Center (605 Texas Place), and ride a shuttle over to the ministry site, Spanish Plaza.
Come enjoy this unique evangelistic opportunity!
Uniquely Bivocational LeaderLab Training March 7, 2014
March 7, 2014
3200 Springdale Place
(off Airport Blvd in front of Sam’s Club)
Go through line and purchase your meal at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner in private room then training from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ray Gilder, national coordinator of the Bivocational and Smaller Church Leadership Network, will be the speaker at a special training event for bivocational and smaller church ministers. The event is sponsored by Samford University’s Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence and the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. The LeaderLab will offer ministers a unique opportunity for inspiration and encouragement, with practical information given with their unique ministry roles in mind.
In addition to serving as a national coordinator, Ray is the consultant for bivocational ministry at the Tennessee Baptist Convention. He will present two topics: “Balancing the Life of a Minister” and “Preaching God’s Word with Power!” His latest book Uniquely Bivocational will be given to each minister present.
There is no cost for the training. Each person is responsible for their own meal.
Please contact the Mobile Baptist
Association office at (251) 661-7111 or email to make a reservation.
Praying Effectively for the Lost March 9 and 10, 2014
FOR THE LOST
A conference led by
Lee E. Thomas
Sunday, March 9, 2014
at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 10, 2014
at 6:30 p.m.
West Mobile Baptist Church
7501 Airport Boulevard, Mobile
Come and Learn How to Pray Effectively for Lost Friends, Neighbors, and Family Members
Florida Boys in Concert March 11, 2014
The Florida Boys will be in concert Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m., at Moffett Road Baptist Church. There is no charge, but a love offering will be taken.
Have a New Family by Friday March 18, 2014
How to Have a New Family by Friday
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
This conference covers A Practical Plan for a Happier Home in 5 Days. In this overview of Kevin Leman's latest resource, the following topics will be discussed: Marriage, Moms, Dads, Discipline, Attitude, Birth Order and Grand parenting. This one-hour conference is for all church staff and leaders relating to families.
State missionary Eileen Mitchell will lead this conference.
Introduction to QuickBooks Pro March 25, 2014
Introduction to QuickBooks Pro
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
This is the Introduction Course to QuickBooks Pro. The training will include:
- Setting up your Church System
- Setting up your Preferences
- Setting up your Church Budget
- Setting up your Chart of Accounts
- Setting up Member’s Tithe Contributions
- Writing Checks/Deposit Slips
- Setting up Payroll
- Printing Payroll
- Paying Payroll Taxes & Liabilities
- Processing 941’s
- Setting up Financial & Reserved Account Reports
- Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Tasks
International Ministies Needs and Event
Plumber Needed at the IMC
A plumber is needed at the International Ministries Center for the following items:
- Leaky faucets
- Install toilet
- Install sink and cabinet
- Install a water heater
If you know of someone who can volunteer their time and help please contact Buddy Brents at 251-725-2210.
Volunteer Burmese Speaker Needed
A volunteer Burmese speaker is needed to help newly arrived Burmese family who does not speak any English. Volunteer a couple of hours a week for a few weeks to help this family work through important financial and US Immigration documents. If you know someone who can translate, please call Buddy Brents at 251-725-2210.
International Ministries Gospel Music Benefit March 29, 2014
Gospel Music Benefit for International Ministries
Saturday, March 29, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
International Ministries Center
Join us for a night of Gospel music. Proceeds go toward International Ministries.
The Girls of Grace
Tickets available at LifeWay Christian Bookstore and the MBA office. $10 advance donation / $12 donation at the door.
VBS Preview Clinic for Pastors and VBS Directors March 31, 2014
VBS Preview Clinic
for Pastors and VBS Directors
Monday, March 31, 2014
The VBS Preview Clinic is for Pastors and VBS Directors ONLY. This Preview Clinic will provide an overview of the various age group materials that will be taught at the annual VBS Clinic. Handouts presented will be available to assist you in enlisting VBS workers in your church. Additional information about this year's clinic will also be shared. This is a great time to meet our Associational VBS Team members. LifeWay will have a display and you will have an opportunity to preview major training pieces for the 2014 Agency D3 VBS.
Alabama Disaster Relief Training April 3-5, 2014
Disaster Relief Training
Disaster Relief Annual Training
April 10-11, 2015
Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center
Make plans to join us for the Disaster Relief annual training conference. This is event is the single largest training event in the state for training new volunteers and re-credentialing existing volunteers. Some of the training opportunities include mass feeding, cleanup recovery, childcare, shower unit, administration, communication, chaplaincy and chainsaw.
Visit SBDR.org/Training to register now and learn more about this conference. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited for this event.
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Thank you for your faithful service and partnership. Remember, you make the difference!
Minister Survey Request
Scott Douglas, a student pastor in Kentucky is looking to do some follow-up research from his doctoral thesis. He is interested in the career plans of SBC ministers who are not senior pastors. His hope is to turn this into a journal article and present it as a paper at a ministry leadership conference in the fall. The hope is through that, help the churches of the SBC raise up healthy and effective leaders.
He asks for ministry staff members (but not the Senior Pastor) to take about 10 minutes of their time to fill out the survey. All information will be kept in the strictest confidentiality. Below is the link to the survey.
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