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The Mobile Baptist

June - August 2023
Volume 26 Issue 2

MBA Office Closings:
July 4, 2023 - Independence Day

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International Ministries News and Events

For more information, registration, and to donate online visit https://mobilebaptists.org/international-ministries-benefit-golf-tournament/.


Walk for Bibles and International Ministries (WFBIM)
Captain's Training

Thursday, August 24, 2023
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
MBA office

Catered meal free for 2 representatives from each church.
Register by Thursday, August 17 by contacting the MBA office.

WFBIM 2023 is Saturday, October 14

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Executive Committee Meeting July 10, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting

Monday, July 10, 2023

11:30 a.m.

Government Street Baptist Church

A meal will be available for $5 p/person.

Every MBA church member is welcome. Every senior pastor is a member of the Executive Committee. Join us to help communicate why churches support Associational Missions.
  • Application process for simultaneous outreach event grants for March 2024
  • Call to prayer for the sale of the International Ministries Center facility
  • Update from Camp Whispering Pines
  • Ministry reports and training options
***Our Executive Committee has overall responsibility for the directions, strategy, and processes of the MBA. It is composed of the general officers of the Association, the Executive Officer of each of the several Associational programs, the Chair of each standing committee, the pastors of the churches, and one lay member of each church in the Association having a membership of up to and including 1,000, and one additional member for each additional 1,000 members or fraction thereof, providing that no church shall have more than a total of four members.

Church Development Training Opportunities and Events

Click here to register for a training event.

Children's One Day Missions Camp
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Shiloh Baptist Church

“Answering the Call”


Church Financial Issues
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Silverhill First Baptist Church

This year the series of Financial Issues Events will feature:
  1. Doing benevolence right
  2. Internal controls for electronic transactions
  3. What forms are needed when hiring a new employee.
As always we will also discuss What’s new concerning tax and payroll, Minister compensation and housing allowance and IRS contribution rules. The cost of this event is $15 per person and included lunch & materials.

Register at alsbom.org/event/financial-issues-conference-11


Register here: https://mobilebaptists.org/register-for-training-opportunities/


GroupLife Equipping Workshop

Saturday, August 19, 2023
8:30 a.m. - noon
West Mobile Baptist Church

GroupLife Equipping Workshops will encourage and equip Sunday School and Group Leaders to Love Well and Focus on God’s Word. There is no cost to attend the event. Registration is required.

Register here: makingdisciplesal.org/event/grouplife-equipping-workshop-mobile


Register at disciplefirst.com/events

Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!

Click here for descriptions and pictures of building and grounds needs at CWP.



Summer Camps Open to All

Momentum Kids Camp I, June 12-15 - FULL

HOOPLA Kids Day Camp, June 19-23 - Space still available

Veritas Youth Camp, June 26-30 - Space still available

Momentum Kids Camp II, July 17-20 - FULL

Register for camps at campwhisperingpines.com or call


The Wright Word June - August 2023

Wright Word, June- August 2023
Thomas Wright, Associational Missionary

Emphasizing Biblical Prayer, Evangelistic Ministries, Church Development, Church Planting, Partnership Missions

Jesus as Teacher
Luke 5 offers significant insight into the teaching style of Jesus. In verse three, Jesus “sat down and began teaching from the boat.” The conditions made him get creative so people would hear, understand and act upon biblical truth.

In verses 4-5 Jesus instructed them “Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” “Master,” Simon replied, “we’ve worked hard all night long and caught nothing! But at Your word, I’ll let down the nets.” Like Peter, we tend to impose our will, our agenda, our timeline, and our comfort on God. Stop it! God knows what is best. Look at the huge blessing they received in verse six when they obeyed. “When they did this, they caught a great number of fish, and their nets began to tear.” Notice they would have missed the blessing if they told God “no.”

Then look in verse eight to see how obedience resulted in the conviction of sin. “When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, because I’m a sinful man, Lord!” (HCSB).

Following the example of Jesus in obedience is a worthy discipline.

“Making a Difference Mobile” Simultaneous Outreach Events in March 2024
Mobile Baptists have a unique opportunity to partner with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (ALSBOM) in March 2024. The MBA will host the inauguration of local, simultaneous, outreach events we are calling “Making a Difference Mobile.” That title mimics the 2024 State Convention theme and will continue as a yearly event in cities across Alabama.

The partnership will allow us to receive a limited number of grants for churches to provide outreach events any weekend during March 2024. The events will lead to your harvest events on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024.

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UNITE: Gulf Coast July 21-22, 2023

Come join us, the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association, July 21st and 22nd at the Pensacola Bay Center for UNITE: Gulf Coast!!

Check out www.unitemvmnt.com to get more info on how you can attend this FREE EVENT, and how your church can get involved.

We can’t wait to see you there!!

Josh Whitt
Director of Evangelism
400 Office Park Drive, Ste 150
Birmingham, AL 35223
800.869.8738 / 205.833.9163 (office)


Click here to see the April 2023 Receipts Report

Please review the year to date receipts report. Our ministries thrive through the sacrificial support of so many churches. Many church members are surprised to learn their church provides no, or minimal support, to the Cooperative Program nor the MBA.

Click here for the Calendar of Events

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