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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 January 11, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
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.
***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.
Alabama Church Planting Basics January 14-16, 2016 Airport Boulevard Baptist Church 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/leadership/launch team’s perspective. Every planter is encouraged to attend and bring as many of his team 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. Sessions will begin on Thursday at noon and conclude on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The cost for the three day training is only $25 ($100 for non-Alabama Baptist Churches). Registration is required.
Church Planting Training Event
Alabama Church Planting Basics
January 14-16, 2016
Airport Boulevard Baptist Church
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/leadership/launch team’s perspective. Every planter is encouraged to attend and bring as many of his team 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.
Sessions will begin on Thursday at noon and conclude on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
The cost for the three day training is only $25 ($100 for non-Alabama Baptist Churches). Registration is required.
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 email@example.com or 344-5904.
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.Read More
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