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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
- DR. DANIEL SAtNCHEZ AND DR. BRENT RAY FROM SWBTS AT MINISTERS CONFERENCE TODAY MAY 5, 2014
- SENIOR ADULT REVIVAL AT SAGE AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH MAY 5 – 7, 2014
- ALABAMA BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF: HOW TO GET INVOLVED
- DR TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
FIRST AID AND CPR WITH AED TRAINING MAY 8, 2014
- 2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT JUNE 21, 2014
FAITH FOCUSED SECURITY TRANING LEVEL A JULY 12, 2014
- 2014 SUMMER CAMPS AT CWP
LATE REQUEST FOR MISSION TEAM TO NORTH VANCOUVER, CANADA AUGUST 11-15, 2014
BI-VOCATIONAL STUDENT PASTOR NEEDED
- MINISTER OF STUDENTS NEEDED
NEED HELP WITH VBS?
Dr. Daniel Sanchez and Dr. Brent Ray from SWBTS at Ministers' Conference Today 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.
Senior Adult Revival at Sage Avenue Baptist Church May 5 – 7, 2014
Sage Avenue is having a Senior Adult Revival
May 5 – 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. each day
Monday – Q.T. Curtis will speak
Tuesday – Phil Boyles will speak
Wednesday – James Messer will speak
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
DR Training Preview
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.
First Aid and CPR with AED Training May 8, 2014
American Heart Association
FIRST AID and
CPR with AED* Class
Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost is $15 per person which includes a card/certificate.
Anyone who has been certified in the Healthcare Provider curriculum and needs a refresher to maintain their certification will be able to do so at this event.
Phil Boyles, pastor at Sage Avenue Baptist Church, will be the instructor. Bro. Phil is a certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor and is affiliated with Training USA.
Space is limited so make reservations today!
To make reservations click here or contact the MBA office by Tuesday, May 6 or until the class fills up.
2nd Annual International Ministries Bernefit Golf Tournament June 21, 2014
Faith Focused Security Training Level A July 12, 2014
Faith-Focused Security Training -Level A- Level A Training Description: Cost is $40 per attendee (includes lunch and breaks). 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. What if… …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:
Faith-Focused Security Training
Saturday, July 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
First Baptist North Mobile, Saraland
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.
Reservations are non-refundable.
Level A Training Description:
Cost is $40 per attendee (includes lunch and breaks).
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:
2014 Summer Camps at CWP
Camp Whispering Pines News
Serving Christ by Serving Others, Serving Others by Sharing Christ
Revolution Winter Retreat
January 17-18, 2015
Camp Whispering Pines
One night and two FULL days Jam-packed with Bible study, powerful worship, impactful drama, crazy recreation, adventure zip line and late night fun!
New for 2015: Special Track for college students
Speaker: Daniel Bridgman
Worship Leaders: Steven Stewart & Garrett Romine
Drama: Rob South & Co.
Cost: $59 (If registered by January 2 with a $25 non-refundable deposit) Includes all programming, activities, dorm lodging and 5 meals
There is also the option to purchase a t-shirt, for $6, if registered by January 2.Please see the attached flyer for more information or call 251-866-7868.
Late Request for Mission Team to North Vancouver, Canada August 11-15, 2014
Westlynn Baptist Church in North Vancouver needs people to assist with their sports camp on August 11-15, 2014, specifically someone to teach the Bible study lessons to grades 3-6, and someone else for grades 1 & 2. Someone is needed to coach basketball (this is a day camp with kids of all sports abilities/levels grouped together by school grade, so higher-level skill isn't required from the coach!) and also someone to coach flag football and soccer. Two or more people are needed to help in the kitchen (all day), teens to be group leaders with kids all day, and a media person to put together a video to show at the end of the week. The team can stay in the church building or nearby hotel. A church group that came the past, had to cancel this year.
Another small team is needed (2-4 people - any age from teens to seniors) in July for a few days to help get ready for the August Sports Camp. Needs include: help with the grocery shopping (Westlynn pays), food prep (e.g. frying meat, making rice crispie squares), prayer-walking, prepping sports equipment, and maybe even running a "preview" sports day for kids.
If interested contact Dr. Dan Crawford via phone: 817-637-4967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Dan R. Crawford
Senior Professor of Evangelism & Missions; Chair of Prayer Emeritus Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Post Office Box 22298 | Fort Worth, TX 76122 office 817.923.1921 x6670 | fax 817.921.8760 | cell 817.637-4967 email@example.com.
Bi-vocational Student Pastor Needed
FBC Dawes is seeking a Student Pastor for a growing church in a greatly developing community in West Mobile. This applicant should have previous experience in working with grades 7-12 with a spiritually-focused program. The opening is immediate for the right applicant. Please send your resume o firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minister of Students Needed
FBC Irvington is looking for a Part- Time Minister of Students. For more information, please contact the church at 957.2718 or send your resume to Shirlkae@fbcirvington.org
Need Help with VBS?
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