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Please include the news and and opportunities presented here in your bulletins, church newsletters, and/or on bulletin boards.

MBA NEWS ALERTS:

> GEORGE LIELE CHURCH PLANTING, EVANGELISM, AND MISSIONS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2024
> SECRETARIES/MINISTRY ASSISTANTS LUNCHEON FEBRUARY 6, 2024
> DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING FEBRUARY 15-17, 2024
> CAMP WHISPERING PINES NEEDS & RELIEF FUND
> 61ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ALABAMA ASSOCIATION OF BAPTIST SECRETARIES MARCH 3-6, 2024
> VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE MOBILE EVENTS
> AROUND THE CHURCHES AND OTHER NEWS:
- VALENTINE'S FRIENDSHIP LUNCHEON FEBRUARY 13, 2024
- NEXT GENERATION LIVESTREAM CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 15, 2024
- FOSTER PARENT TRAINING - STARTS FEBRUARY 20, 2024
- ALABAMA BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOMES CAREER OPPORTUNITY
- MEN'S EVENT - BRING A FRIEND - FEBRUARY 22, 2024
- CENTRAL ALABAMA LIBRARY CONFERENCE MARCH 2, 2024
- ORGAN, OFFERING PLATES, & LORD'S SUPPER SERVING PIECES FREE TO A CHURCH IN NEED

George Liele Church Planting, Evangelism and Missions Sunday, February 4, 2024

Celebrate African American and Black pioneers whose lives inspire us to continue the work of solving the world's greatest problem — lostness. For more information and to download resources visit: https://www.imb.org/george-liele/?utm_campaign=george_liele_2024&utm_medium=email&utm_source=baptistpress.com&utm_content=celebrate

Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Luncheon February 6, 2024 - Registration Deadline February 1

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

Disaster Relief Training February 15-17, 2024 - Registration Deadline is February 12

Disaster Relief training
February 15-17, 2024
First Baptist Tillman's Corner


Registration is now open at alsbom-gm.org.

Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!
(251)866-7868
campwhisperingpines.com
Click here for an updated (1.8.24) list of needs at CWP.
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61st Annual Conference of the Alabama Association of Baptist Secretaries March 3-6, 2024

61st Annual Conference of the
Alabama Association of
Baptist Secretaries (AABS)
March 3-6, 2024
Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center
Talladega, Alabama

This conference is designed for anyone who serves a Southern Baptist church, association, or entity in an administrative capacity. Whether you are full-time, part-time, volunteer, or even retired….you are welcome! Classes are offered in a variety of topics including financial, technical and computer, and other professional topics. The classes are geared to help whether you are new on the job, or need additional training. There are also spiritual classes to help attendees grow in their walks with the Lord. Enjoy times of learning, fellowship, networking, corporate worship, and fun.

The General Conference Leader is Courtney Veasey. She is the founder of Brunch Ministries. You can read more about her and her ministry at: brunchministries.com. We hope to see you in March!

Find the class descriptions and schedule here: https://alabamabaptistsecretaries.com/index.php/conference-updates/

Register by February 18 at alsbom.org/aabs.

Find out more about AABS & stay connected by signing up for the email list at: https://alabamabaptistsecretaries.com/

Questions? Email AABS at: officers@alabamabaptistsecretaries.com
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1AABS

Volunteer Registration for Making a Difference Mobile Events

Please let your friends across the state know Volunteer Registration is open for Making a Difference Mobile. Please visit alsbom.org/makingadifference to register volunteers, choose from the event list and choose from the housing options listed. Each volunteer needs a current background check to participate. Local church help will also be needed to provide volunteers.

Around the Churches and Other News:

Valentine's Friendship Luncheon February 13, 2024 - Deadline to Purchase is February 7

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the MBA office and at Cottage Hill Baptist Church.Tickets are available to MBA churches only until January 21. After that date ticket sales will be opened to the public as well. Get yours early. First come, first served, until tickets sell out.

Next Generation Livestream Conference February 15, 2024

This conference is for pastors, discipleship pastors, student pastors, children’s ministers and preschool ministers who are looking for methods to aid in ministering to the Gen Z and Gen Alpha population groups. Dr. Shelly Melia, Associate Dean and Program Director for the Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and the Master of Arts in Family Ministry at Dallas Baptist University will lead the conference.

Dr. Melia has spoken at national conferences such as ETCH Family Ministry Conferences, D6 Family Ministry Conference and the Children’s Pastor’s Conference. In addition, she is a frequent speaker for local churches and state conventions in Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana and Missouri. Most recently, she contributed a chapter titled “The Role of Faith or Spirituality in a Child’s Response to Grief and Loss” to the new book Bridging Theory and Practice in Children’s Spirituality. She has led webinar presentations for International Children’s Ministries, Gender Identity and Kids, Helping Families in Crisis and Leadership Trends and Transitions.


Livestream/Satellite opportunity available at West Mobile Baptist Church for $20 (snacks, material, and lunch). You won’t want to miss it!

Register here alsbom.org/nextgen

Foster Parent Training - Starts February 20, 2024

The Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes in Mobile will host a foster parent training class beginning February 20, 2024 at Wilson Avenue Baptist Church in Saraland, AL. The classes will be held every Tuesday night at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for 10 consecutive weeks until April 23, 2024. We will also have an interest meeting on January 23rd and January 30th at 6:00 p.m. Attending one of these interest meetings will be mandatory before attending the actual training class. The interest meetings will be held at our Mobile ABCH office located at 6512 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL 36695. If anyone is interested in attending please call 251-639-1022 or fill out the request form at www.alabamachild.org/fosterparent.

Alabama Baptist Children's Homes Career Opportunity

ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST
The Engagement Specialist will provide comprehensive advancement in support of the ministry’s vision, mission, values, strategic plan, goals, and overall engagement philosophy. Through relationships and presentation, the Engagement Specialist will secure partnerships with donors and churches throughout an assigned area.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a minimum of two years’ work experience in fund development, sales, financial services, marketing, or related fields. Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
Please send your resume to humanresources@alabamachild.org.
Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes participates in E-Verify.

Men's Event - Bring a Friend - February 22, 2024

Central Alabama Library Conference March 2, 2024

Central Alabama Library Conference
This conference will include many aspects of Library work including Administration, Promotion, Collection Development, Disciple Making, Space/furnishings…

You are invited to attend even if you are a public librarian, a public school, private school, or a Christian school librarian. We can all learn from each other. I’m sure things are changing in whichever type of library you serve in. We all want our libraries to thrive. Come get some new ideas and share some too! Feel free to invite other librarians you know. Let’s all work together to benefit our patrons and our libraries.

Central Alabama Church Library Conference 2024

March 2, 2024
8:00 am till 3:30 pm

Shoal Creek Baptist Church
3214 Holtville Road, Deatsville, AL, 36022
Main Parking Lot Located off Coosa River Road BEHIND THE CHURCH.
(Fellowship Hall. Enter through main parking lot entrance)

Information
Check-In 8:00 AM
Conference Sessions 8:30AM-3:30 PM

DEADLINE for reservations Wednesday February 28, 2024

The only cost will be a $10 charge for lunch
You will pay for lunch when you arrive to check-in (cash preferred)

For more information and to register go to:
https://churchhealthal.org/event/central-alabama-library-conference/


Reservations are required or register by contacting:
Phone: Marty Woodall @334-296-1899
Email:
martybooks1@gmail.com

If you are coming in from out of town or out of state, you can make Hotel reservations at a much-Reduced Rate by calling:
Hampton INN located in WETUMPKA, AL. directly
334-731-2222 press “0” at the prompts
350 South Main Street
Wetumpka, Al 36092
Tell them you will be attending the “Central Alabama Library conference” for a reduced Room Rate

Organ, Offering Plates, and Lord's Supper Serving Pieces Free to a Church in Need

Offering plats, Lord's Supper serving pieces, and an organ are available to any church in need. Contact the MBA office for more information.
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