Please include the news and opportunities presented here in your bulletins, church newsletters, or on your bulletin boards.
MBA NEWS ALERTS:
- LEAD SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
CAMPUS PRAYER GATHERING AUGUST 11, 2014
- 2014 CHURCH CLERK/SECRETARIES TRAINING AUGUST 12, 2014
- MOBILIANS PRAYING FOR ISRAEL AUGUST 14, 2014
- TRANSFORM...TEACHING THAT CHANGES LIVES AUGUST 16, 2014
NEW STUDENT WELCOME BREAKFAST AUGUST 17, 2014
- REGIONAL MEN'S MINISTRY, ROYAL AMBASSADOR, AND CHALLENGER LEADER TRAINING AUGUST 18, 2014
- MINISTERS OF MUSIC/WORSHIP FELLOWSHIP AND PRACTICE AUGUST 21, 2014
- REVIVING A SINGLE ADULT MINISTRY AUGUST 25, 2014
- 2014 WALK FOR BIBLES AND INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES CAPTAINS DINNER AUGUST 28, 2014
- PASTORS CONFERENCE 2014 – THE PRACTICE OF MINISTRY SEPTEMBER 18-19, 2014
- MARK YOUR CALENDAR: ANNUAL MISSIONS CELEBRATION/ANNUAL SESSION - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
LEAD School 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.
His Kingdom Come Campus Prayer Gathering August 11, 2014
"His Kingdom Come"
Campus Prayer Gathering
Monday, August 11, 2014
Baptist Student Center
Join with other MBA Congregations in praying for college students in Mobile County and that God would move mightily among them as they begin the fall semester. They will meet at the Baptist Student Center (5904 Old Shell Road). Dinner will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Contact Jerrod Brown at JBrown@alsbom.org.
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
Mobilians Praying for Israel August 14, 2014
Mobilians Praying for Israel
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Noon - 12:45 p.m.
Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile
Did you know that Mobile has an Israeli sister city located in the West Bank? The city is named Ariel (pronounced Ari'el), which literally means 'Lion of God'.
As you are aware, the entire Israeli region including Ariel and Jerusalem, have been through some very frightening times. Psalm 122:6 states, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May those who love you be secure.'"
In response to this scripture, the Christian community of Mobile is joining together next Thursday, August 14 at noon in Cathedral Square to pray for Israel and our sister city of Ariel.
Opher Aviran, the Consulate General of Israel for the Southeastern United States will be attending along with Mobile's mayor Sandy Stimpson. Also participating will be Jewish rabbis and Christian pastors and leaders. Fred Wolfe, pastor of Luke 4:18 Fellowship, will be presiding.
Rain or shine, the program will take place. Please bring a chair if that is too long for you to stand. You are welcome to park at the International Ministries Center at 605 Texas Place and take a shuttle to the rally beginning at 11:30 a.m. The IMC shuttle will also bring you back to your car.
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.
To register visit lifeway.com/transform or call 1.800.254.2022.
New Student Welcome Breakfast August 17, 2014
New Student Welcome Breakfast
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Baptist Student Center
Send a representative from your church to welcome collegians to Mobile and invite them to be a part of your church. As always, each of our Mobile Baptist Association churches are invited to be a part, meet students, share Church information and extend invitations to students. We can also use help in preparing the waffles that morning! If you would like to register your Church to be a part, please contact me and we will put you on the program. We would also like to request some printed information about your church that we can distribute to students as we assist them in finding a church home. This breakfast will end in time for students to make their way to one of our local Baptist Churches. it will be a great way to connect students to your local church. More info on this event will be forthcoming this summer-- now is the time to put it on your calendar!
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.
Ministers of Music/Worship Fellowship and Practice August 21, 2014
Ministers of Music/Worship Fellowship and Practice
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Dutch Treat lunch afterwards at a nearby restaurant.
All Associational Music/Worship Ministers are invited to join together for a Ministers of Music/Worship practice for a performance at the upcoming October 9 Mobile Baptist Association Annual Missions Celebration (Annual Session). The practice will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the MBA office. Please pre-register by clicking here, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Tuesday, August 19.
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 4:00 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.
Pastors Conference 2014 – The Practice of Ministry September 18-19, 2014
Pastors Conference 2014 – The Practice of Ministry
Featuring Buddy Gay, John Thweatt, and Ryan Whitley
September 18 and 19, 2014
FBC Jackson, Alabama
Schedule: Thursday, September 18 – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 19 – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 includes food and resources
Pre-registration is required.
There are two ways to register.
1. Call the office at 251-246-4491, noted on the attached document.
2. The other way is to follow this link to register online. (the actual link is: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pastors-conference-the-practice-of-ministry-tickets-11752815989?aff=eac2)
See the attached flyer for more information.
Mark your calendar: Annual Missions Celebration/Annual Session - Thursday, October 9, 2014
Mark your calendar: Annual Missions Celebration/Annual Session - Thursday, October 9, 2014 at West Mobile Baptist Church.
Featured Speaker: Ted Traylor
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