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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO INSTALL INSULATION THIS WEEK AT CELESTE ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH
HOST CHURCHES NEEDED FOR FUTURE ANNUAL MISSIONS CELEBRATIONS/ANNUAL SESSIONS
EVANGELISTIC PARTY TRAILER TRAINING JULY 1, 2014
MBA OFFICE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
GOSPEL SINGING JULY 4, 2014
- FAITH FOCUSED SECURITY TRAINING JULY 12, 2014
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
- BUILDING AND STRENGTHENING COMMITTEES AND MINISTRY TEAMS IN YOUR CHURCH JULY 22, 2014
- CHURCH PLANTING AND REVITILIZATION TRAININGS JULY 24-26, 2014
DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN MOBILE COUNTY JULY 28, 2014
TRANSFORMATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP JULY 29, 2014
- LEAD SCHOOL TO START THIS FALL
- BI-VOCATIONAL STUDENT MINISTER NEEDED
BI-VOCATIONAL MUSIC MINISTER NEEDED
Volunteers Needed to Install Insulation THIS WEEK at Celeste Road Baptist Church
Celeste Road Baptist Church needs volunteers THIS WEEK to install insulation batting into the walls of the new building. High School age and above are needed for a few hours or all day. The Insulation needs to be in before the sheet rock teams arrive first of next week. Please contact pastor Eddie Holmes at 251-680-7768.
Host Churches Needed for Future Annual Missions Celebrations/Annual Sessions
The Annual Session Planning Committee is looking for churches that would like to host the Annual Missions Celebration/Annual Session on October 8, 2015, October 13, 2016, or October 12, 2017. We need sanctuary space for 200, technology support for presentations, dinner space for 150 and display space for 20-30 displays. Please contact chair, Clint Landry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-656-2646.
Evangelistic Party Trailer Training July 1, 2014
Evangelistic Party Trailer Training
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: West Mobile Baptist Church
7501 Airport Boulevard
Interested in learning how to use one of the MBA Evangelistic Party Trailers? The training involves learning how to conduct an evangelistic event. You will learn how to set up and reassemble the trailer. The training is FREE, fun, practical, and provides the training needed for use of the MBA trailers.
For more information, or to register for the training, visit ept.mobilebaptists.org; or contact the MBA office.
Please note: every church wanting to use the trailers in 2014, must be re-certified through training if not done so since 2012.
MBA Office Closed Friday, July 4, 2014
The MBA office will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014.
Gospel Singing July 4, 2014
Pine Springs Baptist Church, located at 7201 Two Mile Road, Irvington, AL 36544, is having an outside Gospel Singing on July 4, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The event is featuring Amy Dunnam, Randy Collins, 3/16, Whatever It Takes, and other groups. The church will be selling BBQ to help with their Building Fund.
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 email@example.com. 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 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:
Executive Committee Meeting July 13, 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Government Street Baptist Church
for Ministers Conference and Executive Committee meeting.
Every MBA church member is welcome. Every senior pastor is a member of the Executive Committee. Join us to help communicate why churches support Associational Missions.
* Recommendation from the Membership Committee regarding two churches to join under watchcare
* Recommendation from the Personnel Committee regarding the new part-time Director of International Ministries and Church Planting
* Recommendation from the Personnel Committee regarding changes to new employee benefits in the Manual of Procedure
- Year to Date Budget Report from the Budget and Finance Committee
- Future Focus Committee update/report
- MBA Ministries Reports
* To be Voted on
***Our Executive Committee has overall responsibility for the directions, strategy, and processes of the MBA. It is composed of the general officers of the Association, the Executive Officer of each of the several Associational programs, the Chair of each standing committee, the pastors of the churches, and one lay member of each church in the Association having a membership of up to and including 1,000, and one additional member for each additional 1,000 members or fraction thereof, providing that no church shall have more than a total of four members.
Building and Strengthening Committees and Ministry Teams in Your Church July 22, 2014
Building and Strengthening Committees and
Ministry Teams in Your Church
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
This conference will help church leaders in forming and maintaining productive and effective committees as well as ministry teams within the church.
State missionary, Chip Smith will lead this conference.
Please pre-register at mobilebaptists.org, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, July 17.
Please note: this conference is subject to cancellation if not enough participants pre-register.
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.
Day of Prayer for the International Community in Mobile County July 28, 2014
Day of Prayer for the International Community
Monday, July 28, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
International Ministries Center
Come enjoy a $5 lunch (benefitting IMC) provided by the MBA WMU Leadership Team, time of prayer, and flag ceremony. Visit imc.mobilebaptists.org for more information and to adopt a people group.
Transformational Discipleship July 29, 2014
how people really grow
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Transformational Discipleship research helps describe the process that brings to life that kind of person described in the Bible. This overview conference guides church leaders to begin a conversation with members to practice intentional efforts needed to foster a culture in which people’s lives are transformed by the power of the Word and of the Holy Spirit working through the church.
Based on book by Eric Geiger, Michael Kelley, and Philip Nation.
Retired state missionary Sonya Tucker will lead this confereince.
LEAD School to Start this Fall
Leadership Equipping And Development
2 Classes offered this Fall 2015 Semester:
CLL1113 Baptist Heritage and Practice – Our history and doctrine as Southern Baptists (3 credit hours)
Course Description: This course emphasizes the history and state of Southern Baptist (SBC) life relative to our cultural context. It also deals with how Baptist doctrine and polity expresses itself in our churches and related agencies.
Instructor: Dr. James Mercer, Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Pastor of Hollinger’s Island Baptist Church
Location: Hollinger’s Island Baptist Church, 2450 Island Road, Mobile, AL, 251-443-5450 --- Class begins on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at 6 p.m.
CLI1351 Missions, Evangelism, & Church Planting (3 credit hours)
Course Description: This course covers an understanding of the church as sent by Christ into a lost world and as the church sending itself and its members out into the world locally and globally. It entails a brief history of missions, NAMB and IMB, and current missiology. Central to the course is how to lead others to Christ and to teach others to do likewise. Various types of evangelism and their effectiveness in different contexts will be discussed, and personal and group plans for evangelism will be developed. It covers the basics of various methods on when and how to start new churches.
Instructor: Dr. Elbert Charpie, Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Pastor of First Baptist Church of Citronelle
Location: Mobile Baptist Association Office, 616 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL, 251-661-7111 --- Class begins on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 6 p.m.
Thank you for your interest in Mobile Baptist Association’s Leadership Equipping And Development - (LEAD-MBA) post High School Diplomas, Certificate Programs, and Course Offerings. Our courses are being coordinated as a part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s Contextualized Leadership Development Program (GGBTS, CLD). This program is designed to provide seminary training for deacons, elders, SS teachers, church staff, and qualified church members who are interested in honing their skills in biblical studies and church ministries.
LEAD-MBA Student Requirements for the Fall Semester (as required by GGBTS):
1. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age
2. Have been a Christian for at least one year
3. Although not required, graduation from high school or a GED certificate will be helpful
Fall 2015 Semester Student Applications (on-line portion):
1. Application must be completed on-line at https://ggbts.edu/cld/english/admissionForm.aspx. The application form must be completed in one session (cannot save and return to the process). Use the attached hard copy application form to prepare for on-line completion.
2. At this point, the on-line application should be for the Diploma in Christian Ministries-CDL or for one of the following certificates: Church Planting Certificate -CLD, Bible Teaching Certificate-CLD, Small Church Leadership Certificate-CLD, Mission Studies Certificate-CLD, or Pastoral Ministry Certificate-CLD .
3. Application should be completed as soon as possible, but the official deadline is 14 days after class begins. (If not completed by this deadline, class credit cannot be received.)
4. If you are auditing class (no exams and no written assignments), complete the Contextualized Leadership Development Auditor Application (Form S) on line at http://www.ggbts.edu/docs/File/cld/english/CLDAuditorApplication.pdf.
Fall 2015 Semester Student Applications (hard copy):
1. The Ethical Conduct Standard (Form K) must also be completed and submitted on the same day that the on-line application is completed. Submit to Gerald Burch in person or mail c/o Mobile Baptist Association, 616 Azalea Road, Mobile 36609.
2. The Church Endorsement Form (Form J) must be completed by the church pastor on behalf of the church body. If there is no church pastor, or if the applicant is the pastor, then this letter may be filled out by a co-pastor, a deacon, or another church leader.
Fall 2015 Semester Fees:
1. The Application Fee of $30 will also be submitted at the time that the on-line application is completed. If there is not more than a year break in study, this is a one-time fee. This fee is not refundable. The check should be made out to the Mobile Baptist Association, LEAD-MBA.
2. The course fee of $105 per credit hour course ($315 per course) will be paid by the first class. The fee is not refundable. This check should be made out to the Mobile Baptist Association, LEAD-MBA.
1. Fall Semester Class Offerings with information summary
2. Progress Sheets (Diploma and Certificate) for the following:
a. Contextualized Leadership Development - Diploma in Christian Ministries Progress Sheet
b. Contextualized Leadership Development - Diploma in Church Planting Progress Sheet
c. Contextualized Leadership Development - Diploma in Theology Progress Sheet
d. Bible Teaching Certificate-CLD Contextualized Leadership Development Progress Sheet
e. Church Planting Certificate-CLD Contextualized Leadership Development Progress Sheet
f. Mission Studies Certificate-CLD Contextualized Leadership Development Progress Sheet
g. Pastoral Ministry Certificate-CLD Contextualized Leadership Development Progress Sheet
h. Small Church Leadership Certificate-CLD Contextualized Leadership Development Progress Sheet
3. Copy of the Baptist Faith and Message.
For any assistance with on-line registration or questions, please contact LEAD-MBA Director, Gerald Burch at the
Mobile Baptist Association Office
616 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL. 36609
CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT!
IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS BY THE 14th of AUGUST.
Bi-vocational Student Minister Needed
Pine Springs Baptist Church is looking for a bi-vocational Student Minister. Contact pastor Terry Castleberry, email@example.com, for more information and to apply.
Bi-vocational Music Minister Needed
Pine Springs Baptist Church is looking for a bi-vocational Music Minister. Contact pastor Terry Castleberry, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information and to apply.
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