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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
BIVOCATIONAL MINISTERS AND WIVES DINNER DECEMBER 6
ALABAMA BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES AND FAMILY MINISTRIES MOBILE BRANCH OPEN HOUSE DECEMBER 8, 2013
- INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION DECEMBER 7, 2013
- EARLY BIRD TAX CONFERENCE DECEMBER 12-13, 2013
AIRPORT BOULEVARD ADULT CHOIR PRESENTS BETHLEHEM MORNING DECEMBER 15, 2013
REVOLUTION YOUTH WINTER WEEKEND JANUARY 18-20, 2014
- FAITH FOCUSED SECURITY TRAINING LEVEL B JANUARY 30, 2013 – FEBRUARY 1, 2014
- BOYS CAMP OUT AT CWP FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014
2014 VANCOUVER VISION TOURS
- 7 CHURCHES TOUR AND TEAM MAY 19-29, 2014
Bivocational Ministers and Wives Dinner December 6
The monthly Bivocational Ministers and Wives Fellowship dinner is this Friday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. at the home of Thomas and Donna Wright. Please email or call 251-661-7111 by tomorrow (Tuesday) to confirm attendance or get directions. We are catering Shrimp and grits, coleslaw, veggies, dessert and tea for $10 per person. Bring a gift or gift card limit of $10 for “dirty Santa” gift exchange.
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.
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.
Early Bird Tax Conference December 12-13, 2013
Early Bird Tax Conference
December 12-13, 2013
Baptist Building, Montgomery
Get a head start in preparing your taxes.
Come get the latest tax changes for 2013. Topics of interest will be record keeping, payroll administration, 2014 tax changes, accountable reimbursements, charitable contributions and substantiation, employee or contractor, housing, payroll forms and many other topics.
Register before December 5 and cost is $15 per day or $25 for both days. Register after December 5 and cost is $30 per day or $30 for both days.
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Break-out Sessions
Register online and see the schedule at www.alsbom.org/earlybirdtaxconference or mail check to:
State Board of Missions
Attn: Nancy Cornett
P O Box 11870
Montgomery, AL 36111
For information contact Nancy Cornett at email@example.com, 334-613-2208, or 800-264-1225 extension 208
Airport Boulevard Adult Choir Presents Bethlehem Morning December 15, 2013
The Christmas Musical, Bethlehem Morning will be presented Sunday, December 15, 6:00 p.m. at Airport Boulevard Baptist Church (6301 Airport Blvd.). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this great night of celebration.
Bethlehem Morning tells the miraculous story of Christmas through traditional carols and Christmas favorites, but also reminds us that the story of God's love didn't stop there. 1 John 4:10 says, “This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” Jesus came for us when He was born in Bethlehem, and it was for us He went to Calvary.
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:
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)
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: email@example.com
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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