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Transformational Discipleship
how people really grow

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
6:30 p.m.
MBA office

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 the book by Eric Geiger, Michael Kelley, and Philip Nation

Retired state missionary Sonya Tucker will lead this conference.

Please pre-register by clicking here, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, July 24.




August 12, 2014
10:00 a.m.
MBA Office

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

Please pre-register by clicking here, or by contacting the MBA office.




… 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


To register visit or call 1.800.254.2022.


Regional Men’s Ministry, Royal Ambassador, and Challenger Leader Training


Monday, August 18, 2014
6:30 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.

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.

Equipping Men for Deacon Ministry

Monday, September 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.

MBA Office

 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

· Yokefellows

· 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.

This training is FREE, but pre-registration is requested for preparation purposes.

Please pre-register here, or by contacting the MBA office
no later than Thursday, September 4

Using Sunday School to Reach

College Students


Monday, September 15, 2014

6:30 p.m.

MBA office

What does it take to reach…

college students? 

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.

This conference is designed for pastors, staff, those that are presently working with college  students, and those that may be interested in working with college students. 

State missionary Jamie Baldwin will lead this conference.


Preregister Preregister here, or by contacting the MBA office no later than Thursday, September 11.

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


Church Legal Issues


Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: MBA office


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.

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