CHURCH DEVELOPMENT TRIANING OPPORTUNITIIES AND EVENTS
Equipping Men for Deacon Ministry
Monday, September 8, 2014
This seminar will be an open discussion and response to questions regarding various facets of deacon ministry such as:
· effective deacon meetings
· nominating and electing deacons
· deacon training
· the role of the deacon
· the qualifications for serving as a deacon
· balancing administrative and ministry functions of the deacon body
· reserve deacons and Deacon Emeritus
This seminar will be helpful for not only deacons, but pastors, deacon chairmen, or any other staff member or leader in the church.
State Missionary, Mike Jackson, will lead this conference.
Using Sunday School to Reach
Monday, September 15, 2014
What are they looking for in a church and/or Sunday School? Are there certain elements that are vital in reaching and keeping college students? These are a few of the questions that will be dealt with in this conference. College students will not come just because a class is offered. We must intentionally reach out to them.
Preregister here, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, September 11.
Church Legal Issues
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Churches are exposed to the risk of being sued. Various requirements are imposed on us by the state and federal governments, and churches sometimes fail to comply. Churches have been hit with judgments, some of which have been multi-million dollar judgments. They have been subjected to government intrusion into their internal dealings. The main reason this happens is church leaders were operating with no knowledge of the legal requirements. The conference deals directly with what can be done to protect yourselves.
State missionary Jim Swedenburg will lead this conference.
Although not required to attend, please pre-register here, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, September 11.
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
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 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.
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.