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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
- MINISTERS AND SPOUSES CHRISTMAS BANQUET DECEMBER 2, 2013
ALABAMA BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES AND FAMILY MINISTRIES MOBILE BRANCH OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 8, 2013
- CITRONELLE CHURCHES PRESENT “A FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS” DECEMBER 6 AND 7, 2013
- INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION DECEMBER 7, 2013
REVOLUTION YOUTH WINTER WEEKEND JANUARY 18-20, 2014
- FAITH FOCUSED SECURITY TRAINING LEVEL B JANUARY 30, 2013 – FEBRUARY 1, 2014
- 7 CHURCHES TOUR AND TEAM MAY 19-29, 2014
Ministers and Spouses Christmas Banquet December 2, 2013
All MBA Pastors and wives, all ministerial staff and spouses, and MBA Associational staff and spouses are invited to attend this special time of fun, food, and fellowship, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The Mobile Baptist Associational Ministers Conference presents the
Ministers and Spouses Christmas Banquet
Ron and Brenda Pierce
Chaplain Ron Pierce of the Mobile County Sheriff's office and his wife Brenda will be providing our "entertainment" for the evening. Many of you know and love Bro. Ron. He will both tickle and challenge you, and Brenda will bless you with her singing.
- Monday, December 2, 2013
- 6:30 p.m.
- Cypress Shores Baptist Church, 4327 Higgins Road, Mobile
- $12.00 p/person (must pre pay, see below)
Includes a catered meal of smoked ham and pulled pork, baked beans, hash brown casserole, cole slaw, rolls, and dessert.
You must pre purchase meal tickets at the MBA office, or at the weekly Ministers Conference. The deadline for meal ticket purchases is Wednesday, November 27.
Alabama Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries Mobile Branch Open House December 8, 2013
The Mobile Branch of the Alabama Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries invites you to the annual Open House on Sunday, Deember 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The home is located at 6512 Grelot Road. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this amazing ministry to children in need that is supported by the Cooperative Program. Come visit the facilities and the residents and learn about the ministry firsthand.
Citronelle Churches present “A Fairy Tale Christmas” December 6 and 7, 2013
International Christmas Celebration December 7, 2013
You are invited to celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ at the International Christmas Celebration. The event is Saturday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the International Miniseries Center. Come join internationals living in Mobile, seafarers from around the world and others for a time of fellowship, music, and great food. View the attachments for more information and for ways you can help.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
…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:
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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