Please include the news and opportunities presented here in your bulletins, church newsletters, or on your bulletin boards.
MBA NEWS ALERTS:
- REPORT YOUR VBS
LEAD SCHOOL TO START IN AUGUST - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
- REACHING COLLEGIANS THROUGH THE LOCAL CHURCH JULY 31, 2014
- SECRETARIES/MINISTRY ASSISTANTS LUNCHEON AUGUST 7, 2014
ALABAMA WMU REGIONAL TRAINING AUGUST 9, 2014
- 2014 CHURCH CLERK/SECRETARIES TRAINING AUGUST 12
- TRANSFORM...TEACHING THAT CHANGES LIVES AUGUST 16, 2014
- REGIONAL MEN'S MINISTRY, ROYAL AMBASSADOR, AND CHALLENGER LEADER TRAINING AUGUST 18, 2014
- REVIVING A SINGLE ADULT MINISTRY AUGUST 25, 2014
2014 WALK FOR BIBLES AND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES CAPTAINS DINNER AUGUST 28, 2014
- STUDENT MINISTRY, MUSIC MINISTRY. AND CHILDREN'S MINISTRY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Report Your VBS
Reporting your VBS is vital and crucial in the life of the Association, State Board of Missions, and the SBC. The data reported and collected helps in planning, strategizing, and allows rejoicing over the lives changed for eternity. Please fill out the attached LifeWay form, preferably online, and send in a hardcopy to the MBA office.
LEAD School to Start in August - Registration Now Open
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.
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.
Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Luncheon August 7, 2014
Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Luncheon
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The luncheon is a great time of fellowship and encouragement as secretaries from across the association gather together.There will be a special time of installation for the new officers for 2014-2015.
The catered meal is $8 per person and can be paid at the luncheon. Please make reservations no later than Monday, August 4 by contacting the MBA office via email or 661-7111.
Alabama WMU Regional Training August 9, 2014
Alabama WMU Regional Training
Saturday, August 9, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dauphin Way Baptist Church
Leadership training will be offered for:
- WMU Directors and Other General Leaders
- Women's Ministry
- Women on Mission/Adults on Mission/myMISSION
- Acteens/Youth on Mission
- Girls in Action/Children in Action
- Royal Ambassadors
- Mission Friends
$10 per person (includes snack)
For more information and to register visit www.alabamawmu.org or contact Pat Ingram at 800.264.1225 ext. 292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 CHURCH CLERK/SECRETARIES TRAINING August 12, 2014 Church Clerk “Survival Training” Special Guest: Mickey Crawford Mickey is an associate in Communications and Technology Services at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Among his many responsibilities, he is responsible for the statistical survey on the Annual Church Profile. This Survival Training is designed for Church Clerks and/or Church Secretaries/Ministry Assistants. This is the ONLY training on how to complete the 2014 Annual Church Profile/Report (ACP) on the NEW Electronic Baptist Convention web-site (or on paper). This training prepares Church Clerks in their ministry assignment to complete the Church’s ACP. This profile of your church is a very important task for your church statistics and leadership personnel to be properly documented for the Association, Alabama Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. The date for completion of the Church ACP is September 8, 2014. There are CHANGES In 2014!! The Website is brand NEW and quite different. So, it is imperative that the person entering the information be present at this Survival Training. Do Not Miss This Training! If you have any questions and/or to pre-register, please contact the Mobile Baptist Association, 661-7111, or via email.
Church Clerk/Secretaries Training
2014 CHURCH CLERK/SECRETARIES TRAINING
August 12, 2014
Special Guest: Mickey Crawford
Mickey is an associate in Communications and Technology Services at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Among his many responsibilities, he is responsible for the statistical survey on the Annual Church Profile.
This Survival Training is designed for Church Clerks and/or Church Secretaries/Ministry Assistants. This is the ONLY training on how to complete the 2014 Annual Church Profile/Report (ACP) on the NEW Electronic Baptist Convention web-site (or on paper).
This training prepares Church Clerks in their ministry assignment to complete the Church’s ACP. This profile of your church is a very important task for your church statistics and leadership personnel to be properly documented for the Association, Alabama Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.
The date for completion of the Church ACP is September 8, 2014.
There are CHANGES In 2014!! The Website is brand NEW and quite different. So, it is imperative that the person entering the information be present at this Survival Training.
Do Not Miss This Training!
If you have any questions and/or to pre-register, please contact the Mobile Baptist Association, 661-7111, or via email.
Check out the below linked article from Baptist Press on the importance of the Annual Church Profile (ACP).
ACP gives 'report card' on churches, SBC
Transform...Teaching that Changes Lives August 16, 2014
… Teaching that Changes Lives
Training that could have a life changing impact on teaching in your church.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.)
Government Street Baptist Church
Sunday School Teachers and Small Group Leaders
Featured Speaker: David Francis
David Francis is the Director of Sunday School at LifeWay Christian Resources. He has also served as an Associate Pastor and Minister of Education.
The goal of Transform...Teaching that Changes Lives is to equip every Bible study teacher to teach God's Word in a way that brings about transformation in their members' lives. One of the finest faculties in the nation will come together to provide a day of training for your leaders that could have a life changing impact on teaching in your church.
This highly focused conference will concentrate on the specific age-group segment taught. Teachers will be led to understand that teaching is more than just sharing information. Teachers will receive step-by-step guidance on how to teach in ways that genuinely transform lives. Teachers will also leave with practical ideas that can be put to work immediately.
Whether you are a Sunday School Teacher or a Small Group Leader, this conference is for you.
Cost: $35 per person for program fee and lunch.
For more information including the 13 tracks of study offered, complete Schedule and to Register, visit lifeway.com/transform, or call 1.800.254.2022.
Regional Men's Ministry, Royal Ambassador, and Challenger Leader Training August 18, 2014
Regional Men's Ministry, Royal Ambassador, and Challenger Leader Training
Monday, August 18, 2014
Government Street Baptist Church
The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, in partnership with the Mobile Baptist Association, presents this Regional Men’s Ministry and Royal Ambassador Training.
This training is for church Men’s Ministry Directors, Royal Ambassador Leaders, and Challenger Leaders. Participants will learn the responsibilities and resources that are best in serving in churches and communities. There is no cost to attend this training. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to better your ministries.
Steve Stephens, state missionary since 1980, is an Associate in the Office of Global Missions at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. He directs the work of the Royal Ambassadors, Challengers, and Men’s Ministry. Steve will lead the Men’s Ministry Conference.
Brent Pugh, RA Director for Baldwin County, and state consultant for ALSBOM, will lead the RAs Conference.
The conference for Challenger Leaders will be led by Derek Blackmon, Challengers Director/District 7 Basketball Coordinator, Mobile Baptist Association.
The conference is FREE, but pre-registration is requested.
Pre-register here, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, August 14.
Reviving a Single Adult Ministry August 25, 2014
Reviving a Single Adult Ministry
Monday, August 25, 2014
Whether you are starting, reviving, or building a single adult ministry, this conference is for you. In this conference participants will refocus on the needs of single adults in the church and community. Other topics include:
* creating points of entry for singles in your church
* single adult ministry is not just for the mega-church
* small-member churches can reach singles too
The conference is designed for church staff, Bible study leaders and teachers, and persons with single adult responsibilities in the church.
State missionary Eileen Mitchell will lead this conference.
Preregister here or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, August 21.
2014 Walk For Bibles and International Ministries Captains Dinner August 28, 2014
2014 Walk For Bibles and International
Ministries Captains Dinner
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Mobile Baptist Association
616 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL 36609
The Captains Dinner is FREE for two representatives from each church. Call for reservations.
This year, special guest Comedienne, Just...Peppi will be part of the evening of fun and inspiration. Captain’s packets will be distributed as well as new Captain information. Please call the MBA office to make your reservation for the dinner by 5:00 p.m. on August 26. For reservations call 251-661-7111.
Mark your calendar for the 2014 Walk For Bibles and International Ministries
Visit imc.mobilebaptists.org for more information.
Student Ministry, Music Ministry. and Children's Ministry Positions Available
Shalom Baptist Church is in need of God's person to serve in our Student Ministry and God's person to serve in our Music Ministry. Each will be part-time positions.
Contact Bobby Morton at 251-751-7441.
Hollinger’s Island Baptist Church and Pine Springs Baptist Church are also looking for Music Ministers. FBC Dawes is looking for a Student pastor.
West Jordan Baptist church is looking for a day time Childcare Director, Sunday Children’s Director and a Worship/Youth Director. Contact pastor Charlie Watts at (251) 391-7215.
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