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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
DR. DANIEL SANCHEZ AND DR. BRENT RAY FROM SWBTS AT MINISTERS CONFERENCE MAY 5, 2014
ALABAMA BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF: HOW TO GET INVOLVED
- DR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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Dr. Daniel Sanchez and Dr. Brent Ray from SWBTS at Ministers' Conference May 5, 2014
Please join us Monday, May 5 at the weekly Ministers' Conference to hear from two of our Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) Professors. They will be sharing current church growth trends they see across the SBC. They also will present a partnership opportunity for ministers to teach short-term at SBC-related seminaries across the planet. Dr. Sanchez is the Associate Dean of the Roy Fish School of Evangelism, Director, Scarborough Institute of Church Planting & Growth and Professor of Missions. Dr. Ray is the Associate Director, World Missions Center Global Theological Innovation. The Ministers' Conference meets each Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We have a light lunch and discussion. SWBTS will provide lunch for us on this special occasion so an RSVP would be appreciated.
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief: How to Get Involved
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have trained for days like these when action is required. Teams have already been deployed to Limestone, Marshall, DeKalb, and Etowah associations. Assessments are also being conducted in other areas of the state.
Many have asked what they can do to help those affected by this week's storms. Here are a few basic ways to get involved immediately and have the most impact:
1. Pray. Your partnership in prayer to assist the Global Missions Disaster Relief Ministries is needed at this moment. I am sure you are now aware that last evening and the early morning hours played host to a very severe round of tornadoes and heavy thunderstorms. Communities across central and north Alabama have been impacted. Please pray accordingly: Pray for families in impacted areas. Pray for Emergency Response Officials. Pray for Alabama Disaster Relief teams as they move to minister.
2. Donate monetarily to Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief online at http://www.sbdr.org/donate. 100% of all monies received will support the needs of survivors in crisis through our established network of disaster responders currently working with Emergency Management to assist homeowners. Your financial support provides an immediate impact for relief needs in communities devastated by storm damage. If you would like to mail a check, please make it payable to Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and send to:
Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions
Attn: Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 11870
Montgomery, AL 36111-0870
Please note Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief in the subject line.
3. Updates are being posted to http://sbdr.org/blog regularly. Follow us on Facebook (Facebook.com/alsbomdr) and Twitter (Twitter.com/alsbomdr) to be notified of updates and also to learn of future training opportunities.
We appreciate your prayers and support as together we give a cold cup of water in Jesus’ name to those in need.
Mel Johnson, disaster relief strategist
DR Training Opportunities
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Interested in becoming a trained Disaster Relief volunteer? Click on the following link to see current training events. Training will also be available in the MBA when there is a minimum of 10 confirmed participants. Please let the MBA know if you would like to receive DR training.
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