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Attention! Calling all MBA Secretaries and Ministry Assistants...

   Join us for the Mobile Baptist
Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Luncheon

 
Thursday, August 6, 2015
11:45 a.m.
MBA office

Special Guest: Beth Gardner, Creative Partner with Initials, Inc.

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Monogramming is always free with Initials, Inc.

Beth is married to Jeff Gardner, pastor of St. Elmo First Baptist Church. They have two adopted children. Beth stays busy homeschooling her two teenagers, leading the women's ministry at church, and volunteering with English as a Second Language classes. She joined Initials, Inc. after seeing a friend's incredible success as a Creative Leader. She wanted the opportunity to earn extra income, and is proud to support a company that shares her love for adoption.

The luncheon is a great time of fellowship and encouragement as secretaries from across the association gather together. Enjoy great food and door prizes too!Secretaries 2015 pic

RESERVATIONS:

  • The catered meal is $8 per person and can be paid at the door.
  • Please make reservations no later than Monday, August 3 by clicking here or by contacting the MBA Office.
  • Please note new policy: reservations made are firm and payment must be received even if you are unable to attend the luncheon.

2015 Church Clerk/Secretaries Training

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
10:00 a.m.
MBA Office

This training is designed for Church Clerks and/or Church Secretaries/Ministry Assistants. This is the ONLY training on how to complete the 2015 Annual Church Profile/Report (ACP) on the Updated Electronic Baptist Convention web-site (or on paper). This training prepares Church Clerks in their ministry assignments to complete the Church’s Annual Report. 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. If you have any questions and/or to pre-register, click here or contact the Mobile Baptist Association at 661-7111, or via email.

The date for completion of the Church ACP is
September 8, 2015
.

There are CHANGES In 2015!! The Website was NEW last year and quite different. So, it is imperative that the person entering the information be present at this training.

Do Not Miss This Training!


 


CHURCH DEVELOPMENT TRIANING OPPORTUNITIIES AND EVENTS

 

Church Financial Issues


Thursday, August 13, 2015

9:00 a.m. - noon

Dauphin Way Baptist Church


This conference is presented by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.

This workshop, provided by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (ALSBOM), will help answer questions for church treasurers and financial leaders. Topics will include financial controls, payroll, IRS forms, employee or self-employed, taxable wages, FLSA, housing benefits, accountable reimbursement, expenses vs. compensation, retirement planning and more.

Cost is $15 per person. Cost goes up to $25 per person if registering within 7 days of the event.

Click the link below to register with ALSBOM.

https://alsbom.wufoo.com/forms/m9drqu30n7hiu6/


 


 

South Regional Sunday School and

Discipleship Leader Training


 Saturday, August 15, 2015

Registration - 8:00 a.m.

Conference - 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Government Street Baptist Church

Are you ready for high-quality Sunday School & Discipleship Leader Training? There are three one-hour conference times with multiple topics for each age group.

Registration is $5 per person before the early registration deadline of August 13. The cost is $10 per person after the deadline.

This conference is presented by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (ALSBOM). Click the link below to register with ALSBOM:

https://alsbom.wufoo.com/forms/m15jkgxn0yz6qoq/

 


 

 

Men's Ministries Leadership

Training

Monday, August 17, 2015

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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.

The Men's Ministry/Brotherhood Director training will follow the "Church Men's Ministry/Brotherhood Director Job Description" booklet as the agenda. The first level of RA leader training provides an overview of the program, resources, and leadership responsibilities.

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 RAs Conference.

Scott Overby will lead the Men’s Ministry Conference. Scott serves as the Men’s Ministry director at Heritage BC, Montgomery. He is also on the Alabama State Board of Missions Men’s Ministry Task Force.

The conference for Challenger Leaders will be led by Derek Blackmon, Challengers Director/District 7 Basketball Coordinator for the MBA.

Please pre-register here or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, August 13.

Please note: this conference is subject to cancellation if not enough participants
pre-register.


This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions.

 


 

Keys to an Effective Church

Finance Committee

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

6:00 p.m.

MBA office

State missionary Chip Smith will lead this conference.

Please pre-register here or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, August 20.

Please note: this conference is subject to cancellation if not enough participants
pre-register.


This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions.

 


 Biblical Prayer Committee Training

The training is designed to help your church create, organize, and grow a Biblical Prayer Committee. Contact Dr. Bryce Evans, 662-0589, to schedule a training time. Visit the Training Documents page for a downloadable Guide to Biblical Prayer. Click here to request a training event.

 
Evangelistic Ministries Committee Training
 
Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 661-7111, to inquire about starting an Evangelistic Minisgtries Committee in your church. Visit the Training Documents page to download a training guide for the Evangelistic Ministries Committee. Click here to request a training event.
 

 
EPT – Evangelistic Party Trailer Training
 
We continue to see great results from churches using our EPTs. We have seen over 2,000 decisions directly attributed to these creative evangelistic outreach events. The EPTs are available to all MBA churches for $250 plus a $100 refundable deposit. The rental value of items in the trailer is over $1,200. The fee allows us to replace normal wear and tear on the contents.

Churches wanting to use the EPTs must be certified (or recertified if training not up to date)  through training. The MBA provides trainings for groups of at least 10 to learn how to use, unpack, and repack the EPTs. Contact Thomas Wright to schedule training for a group of at least 10 people. It has become necessary to charge an additional refundable $100 deposit to ensure the trailer is returned clean, dry, and with all of its contents. The deposit will be used to reimburse individuals that have to clean, restock, and repair the trailers that are returned in an unsatisfactory condition.

Visit ept.mobilebaptists.org for more information.
Click here to request an EPT training event.

 ERC – Evangelism Rresponse Cetner
The ERC is going strong and we are excited about this unique ministry. People are finding a way to witness from the comfort of their own homes. For more information on how your church can be involved in this tremendous ministry, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 661-7111. Click here to request a training event.
 

 Prayer Walking
 
The MBA's PowerPoint guide to prayerwalking is available on the Training Documents page.
Click here to request a training event.
 

 
Searching for a Pastor
 
The Mobile Baptist Association's Guide to Searching for a Pastor in PowerPoint Format, is available on the Training Documents page. Contact Thomas Wright to come to your church and conduct a Pastor Search Committee Training.Click here to request a training event.
 


 
Understanding Associations
 
A handout on understanding Baptist Associations in Alabama is available on the Training Doucments page.
 


 
What is the Role of DOM
 
What is the role of the DOM? (Formerly published as DOMs for Dummies) can be found on the Training Documents page. 

 

 


Introduction to the MBA
 
Your official introduction to the Mobile Baptist Association (PowerPoint Format) is available on the Training Documents page.