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MBA NEWS ALERTS:
- HOST CHURCHES NEEDED FOR FUTURE ANNUAL MISSIONS CELEBRATIONS/ANNUAL SESSIONS
BI-VOCATIONAL MINISTERS AND WIVES FELLOWSHIP JULY 11, 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
OPEN WEEK AT CWP - JULY 28 - AUGUST 1, 2014
- TRANSFORMATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP JULY 29, 2014
REACHING COLLEGIANS THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH JULY 31, 2014
- LEAD SCHOOL TO START THIS FALL
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 email@example.com or 251-656-2646.
Bi-vocational Ministers and Wives Fellowship July 11, 2014
The next monthly meeting of the Bi-vocational Ministers and Wives Fellowship is Friday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. at IHOP on Airport Boulevard. The hosts are Debbie and Bill Bryars. The fellowship will be in a private room. Call Debbie Bryars, 463-7799, if you plan to come.
Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, September 8, 2014
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.
* Vote on presenting 2015 budget to Annual Session - Scott Griffith, Budget and Finance Committee Chair
* Vote on presenting Future Focus Committee recommendation to the Annual Session - Roy Stebbins, Future Focus Committee Chair
- Annual Missions Celebration/Annual Session report - Clint Landry, Annual Session Planning Committee Chair
- Present the Enlistment Committee Report for vote in Annual Session
- Reports on summer ministries and salvations from the ministry areas
* 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 and July 24-26, 2014 2 events Alabama Church Planting Basics Alabama Church Planting Basics is the nuts and bolts or ABC’s of what it takes to plant a church from the planter and the core group’s perspective. Every planter is encouraged to attend and bring as many of his core group as possible. When the participants walk away they will have in hand the structure on which to hang their vision, values, focus group, strategy, etc. COST: There is NO COST for MBA churches. Others are welcome to attend for a $100 fee. The costs for this event are underwritten by your investment in the Cooperative Program and Mobile Baptist Association. REGISTRATION: Register online at www.alsbom.org/upcoming-events/basic-training-journey. Registration is required. Please register yourself and your team to attend. Thursday, July 24 - 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (includes lunch and dinner) Friday, July 25 - 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (includes light breakfast and lunch) Churches Planting Churches Training
Church Planting and Church Revitalization Training
Sage Avenue Baptist Church
Saturday, July 26 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (includes light breakfast and lunch)
That same weekend at Sage Avenue, the MBA will sponsor a Churches Planting Churches Training. Churches Planting Churches Training is designed to examine the values underlying the rationale for becoming a sending church. Then the six steps necessary to make this a reality will be taught in detail. This training is designed for a church that is seeking to learn how to start a new church or churches from the “sending” church perspective. Many people are fearful of the whole idea of planting a church because they have no idea as to how they would go about it. Information dispels anxiety.
Church Planting and
July 24-26, 2014
Alabama Church Planting Basics
Alabama Church Planting Basics is the nuts and bolts or ABC’s of what it takes to plant a church from the planter and the core group’s perspective. Every planter is encouraged to attend and bring as many of his core group as possible. When the participants walk away they will have in hand the structure on which to hang their vision, values, focus group, strategy, etc.
COST: There is NO COST for MBA churches. Others are welcome to attend for a $100 fee.
The costs for this event are underwritten by your investment in the Cooperative Program and Mobile Baptist Association.
REGISTRATION: Register online at www.alsbom.org/upcoming-events/basic-training-journey.
Registration is required. Please register yourself and your team to attend.
Thursday, July 24 - 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (includes lunch and dinner)
Friday, July 25 - 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (includes light breakfast and lunch)
Churches Planting Churches Training
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.
Open Week at CWP - July 28 - August 1, 2014
Camp Whispering Pines has an open week this summer. July 28- August 1.
Perfect for a back to school retreat. CWP offers swimming, ropes course, paintball and plenty of room for other activities.
Choose an overnight retreat or just come spend the day.
Call the office for pricing. 251-866-7868. Let the CWP staff know if they can help in any way.
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 conference.
Reaching Collegians through the Local Church July 31, 2014
Reaching Collegians through the Local Church
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Baptist Student Center (USA Campus)
Join with other collegiate leaders from our Mobile Baptist Association churches who want to reach college students, involve them in the life of the churches, and mobilize them for service and ministry. We will hear from collegiate ministry specialists, share ideas in a round table format, and explore research and strategies for ministering to collegians. Participants will leave with specialized resources for collegiate ministry in the local church and a wealth of real life strategies for investing in the lives of collegians.
Issues and topics that will be discussed:
- Becoming a church that welcomes collegians
- Growing and discipling collegians in their faith
- Creating collegiate friendly settings in your church
- Making meaningful connections with collegians
- The "secret" to college ministry
- Reaching collegians on campus in partnership with BCM
- Maintaining relationships with students transitioning from HS to college
- What are college students like?
This training event is FREE. A light dinner will be served. If you'd like to register your collegiate ministry leaders, please contact Jerrod Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 344-5904.
LEAD School to Start this Fall
LEAD - MBA
Leadership Equipping And Development
LEAD CLASSES GET OFF TO A GOOD START
There are a total of 7 students in 3 classes (3 students are taking two classes each and 4 students are taking one class each):
Christian Theology I taught by David Grumbach on Monday nights (3 students)
New Testament Survey taught by J.T. Wright on Thursday nights (2 students and 1 auditor)
Communicating the Gospel taught by Greg Pouncey and Fred Wolfe on Thursday nights (3 students and 1 auditor)
There are one Asian, one African American, one woman, and four Caucasian men. There are two auditors and five for credit. Of the five credit students, four are enrolled in the Diploma in Christian Ministries program and one is enrolled in the Mission Studies Certificate program.
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