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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
- PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICT MANAGEMENT JUNE 3, 2014
- BI-VOCATIONAL MINISTERS AND WIVES FELLOWSHIP JUNE 6, 2014
- 2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT JUNE 21, 2014
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR NEW REFUGEES IN MOBILE
- COMPENSATION PLANNING JUNE 24, 2014
REVITALIZING A PLATEAUED CHURCH JUNE 26, 2014
- FAITH FOCUSED SECURITY TRANING LEVEL A JULY 12, 2014
- CHURCH PLANTING AND REVITALIZATION TRAININGS JULY 24-26, 2014
- 2014 SUMMER CAMPS AT CWP
INSIGHT STUDENT CHOIR AVAILABLE ON JUNE 18, 2014
LEAD SCHOOL TO START THIS FALL
Principles of Conflict Management June 3, 2014
Principles of Conflict Management
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
This course covers the fundamentals of Christian Conflict Management which includes the biblical process, knowing one’s own conflict management style, the various levels of conflict, and how to confront one with whom there is a difference and how to behave when one is confronted.
This vital course is not just for church staff, but for any and all leaders in the church including Sunday School leaders and teachers, Men’s Ministry leaders, Women’s Ministry leaders, and Deacons. Anyone wanting to better handle conflict will benefit from learning these principles.
State missionary Dale Huff will lead the conference. Dale is the Director of the Office of LeaderCare & Church Administration for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.
Pre-register for this conference at mobilebaptists.org or by contacting the MBA office.
*This conference was originally scheduled for April 29, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. Even if you registered before for the April 29 meeting, please register again for this June 3 meeting.
Bi-vocational Ministers and Wives Fellowship June 6, 2014
The next monthly meeting of the Bi-vocational Ministers and Wives Fellowship is Friday, June 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Original Oyster House (Battleship Pkwy) in the Chart Room. Contact Sandy Pugh, 604-2346, if you plan to attend.
2nd Annual International Ministries Benefit Golf Tournament June 21, 2014
Visit imc.mobilebaptists.org for more information and for sponsorship forms.
Supplies Needed for New Refugees in Mobile
International Ministries is working with Catholic Social Services in order to help the many refugees from all over the world resettle in Mobile. This unusual partnership has led to many refugees attending the International Language School, and many opportunities to share the Gospel with Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others religious backgrounds. Would you consider donating any of the following for the sake of the Gospel? Take tax deductible donations directly to: Catholic Social Services, 400 Government Street, Mobile, 36602 (let them know you are donating with International Ministries and your home church).
- Shampoo (new only)
- Deodorant (new only)
- Pots, Pans, and Bake ware
- Cooking Utensils (wooden spoons, spatulas, etc.)
- Forks (people donate lots of knives and spoons, just not forks!)
- Waste Baskets (Kitchen and Bathroom sized)
- Dish Soap
- Laundry Detergent
- Alarm Clocks (with plugs preferably)
Thank you for giving so we can reach the International Community for Christ.
Director of International Ministries and Church Planting
Compensation Planning June 24, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Compensation Planning will assist ministers and churches to do the best possible to provide for the minister and his family; avoid additional taxes and avoid the confusion of the ways we normally utilize in the church. This meeting is for ministers, finance committees, personnel committees, search committees and treasurers.
State missionary Lee Wright will lead this conference.
Pre-register for this free conference at mobilebaptists.org, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, June 19.
Revitalizing a Plateaued Church June 26, 2014
Revitalizing a Plateaued Church
Thursday, June 26, 2014
This conference deals with the methods for moving a church that's ministry and life has become routine to an upwardly productive and effective ministry. This conference is for pastors, church staff, deacons, and all church leaders.
State missionary Chip Smith will lead this conference.
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:
Church Planting and Revitalization Trainings July 24-26, 2014
Church PLANTING 2015 Training Event (Classes taught simultaneously) 3Circle Church, 10274 State Highway 104, Fairhope Alabama Church Planting Basics is for prospective Church Planters and the Core Group/Launch Team. Churches Planting Churches is to train the prospective Mother/Sponsor/Sending Churches.
Church Planting Training Event
Alabama Church Planting Basics and Churches Planting Churches Training
May 14-16, 2015
Thursday, Noon – Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
For more information see- http://www.alsbom.org/upcoming-events/basic-training-journey/or contact Lamar Duke, Lead Church Planting Strategist at 334.613.2332.
Church PLANTING 2015 Training Event
(Classes taught simultaneously)
3Circle Church, 10274 State Highway 104, Fairhope
Alabama Church Planting Basics is for prospective Church Planters and the Core Group/Launch Team.
Churches Planting Churches is to train the prospective Mother/Sponsor/Sending Churches.
2014 Summer Camps at CWP
Camp Whispering Pines News
Serving Christ by Serving Others, Serving Others by Sharing Christ
Boys Camp Out
March 13-14, 2015
Camp Whispering Pines
1st – 6th Grade Boys
Cost: $35 (includes 3 meals and all activities)
T-shirt deadline is February 27. Campers registered after this deadline are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
Arrive Friday at 5:00 p.m.
Depart Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Call 866-7868 or visit campwhisperingpines.com for more information and to register.
Ropes Course Level One Recertification
May 9, 2015
Call 866-7868 for details.
Insight Student Choir Available on June 18, 2014
The Insight Student Choir from Lakeside Baptist Church in Canton, Texas is ministering in the area on June 18, 2014 and is looking for a place to minister in concert on that Wednesday evening. The Insight Student Choir consists of 30 young people, grades 7-12. Their desire is to share the Gospel and to encourage the body of Christ through music and testimonies. They provide their own sound equipment and do not require anything from the church that would host them. Please contact Associate Pastor Ben Bolin at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.lakesidecanton.com/insight for more information.
LEAD School to Start this Fall
Leadership Equipping And Development
LEAD-MBA has successfully completed the Fall 2014 Semester and has just begun our second semester (Spring of 2015) of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s post high school, Contextualized Leadership Development Program. Select MBA pastors are serving as professors and mentors to a variety of students. Courses taught in the fall of 2014 were NT Survey, Preaching, and Christian Theology. OT Survey and Baptist Heritage and Practices are being taught during this Spring Semester.
Please continue to advertise the LEAD program to your church and to other Christian brothers and sisters who live within driving distance of Mobile County. God is providing a way for us to continue this vital program. Within the next few months, advertising for the fall, 2015, semester will be sent out. A LEAD-MBA representative will work to assist with GGBTS student registration and will offer any needed assistance to introduce prospective students to the courses that will be offered in the fall.
LEAD-MBA is also pleased to offer a special opportunity for pastors, staff, interested church members, and spouses. From Monday, March 2, for five to six consecutive Mondays, Dr. David Grumbach, will facilitate a time of study, discussion, and learning based on his research and preparation for the course that he recently taught, Introduction to Christian Theology. This study will focus on a survey of the doctrines of Revelation, the Triune God, Creation, Humanity, Sin, and the Person and Work of Christ. The class will include deeper than average small group discussion but will be a time of becoming better students of God’s Word.
These sessions will be held at Government Street Baptist Church on Mondays, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. There will be a charge of $25 per participate (for one class session or for all 5-6 sessions). This charge will assist LEAD-MBA to be self-supporting, handle operating costs, and provide for future LEAD-MBA scholarships for our Contextualized Leadership Development Program.
For additional information, contact Gerald Burch at 251-378-1116 or via email.
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