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MBA NEWS ALERTS:

> MAKING A DIFFERENCE MOBILE IMPORTANT INFO
> FALL 2024 SMALL GROUP/MAKING DISCIPLES SEMINAR INTEREST FORM - WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
> CAMP WHISPERING PINES NEEDS, SUMMER CAMP STAFF & RELIEF FUND
> EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING APRIL 8, 2024
> RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR GERALD BURCH - APRIL 8, 2024
> BCM DINNER ON THE GROUNDS APRIL 12, 2024
> VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2024 INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING APRIL 23, 2024
> WMU/WOMEN'S MINISTRY ANNUAL CELEBRATION APRIL 25, 2024
> WMU WILLIE MAE LYON SCHOLARSHIP
> AROUND THE CHURCHES AND OTHER NEWS:
- NO GREATER BY THE AMAZING GREYS APRIL 16, 2024

Preparation Resources & Volunteer Registration for Making a Difference Mobile Events

Making a Difference proved true to its name. Reports are still coming in but we had over 35 churches involved in 48 events and 16 reported decisions.

Please submit your reimbursement forms and reports this week. Both are on alsbom.org/makingadifference.

The resources will still be available for a short amount of time.

Fall 2024 Small Group/Making Disciples Seminar Interest Form - We Want to Hear From You

Dear Ministry Leaders:

Just as the Making a Difference Mobile grants brought churches together, the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (ALSBOM) Office of Sunday School and Discipleship invites Mobile Baptists to create an event that would meet the needs of different churches with a team approach to training. I am looking for Seven pastors who will connect and commit to provide a true associational training event. Imagine the leadership of seven churches meeting together for a specific training event that caters to your target audience. We set the date and location, and ALSBOM will supply the leaders and the resources for the event.

Let me know the needs of your church, your target audience, and which pastors and/or churches you wish to partner.

Some churches may want to get together for a Good to Great Workshop. While churches are offering several good things; what good thing needs to stop or be set aside for the Lord to do something great?

Other churches may need basic instruction to enlist and train new members to step up with confidence to lead a specific interest group. And others may be doing just fine, but need to get together to spur one another on to love and good deeds. Our Association exists to help each other in the ministry in which God called us, and we are stronger together. I encourage you to look at the resources on GroupLife Resources at https://makingdisciplesal.org/grouplife2024/.

Most training events are best scheduled prior to the new church year in the fall.

Please enroll myself _____________________________________, my church _________________________________________________________and staff ______________________________________________________in the Fall 2024 Small Group/Making Disciples Seminar.

Preferred date for event___________________________1st choice, __________________________ 2nd choice, _________________________3rd choice.

If I had the opportunity, I would like to glean wisdom from the following pastor(s) and church leadership (list as many as you’d like): _____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

Dr. David Gill
Interim Church Development Director
Mobile Baptist Association
dgill@mobilebaptists.org

Click here for this letter as a pdf doc.
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Groundbreaking for the new pool at CWP is this week!. Donations are still being accepted at

https://www.wilmerchurch.com/onlinegiving

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Click here for an updated (1.8.24) list of needs at CWP.
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Please update your students that we will close out accepting applications on April 5th. We are still looking to fill a few more positions, so if they're interested please ask them to go ahead and submit their application as soon as possible.
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Summer 2024 Camps Open to ALL

MOMENTUM June 10-13 - https://www.campwhisperingpines.com/copy-of-momentum-children-s-camp
HOOPLA June 17-21 - https://www.campwhisperingpines.com/hoopla-day-camp
VERITAS June 24-28 - https://www.campwhisperingpines.com/veritas-youth-camp
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Executive Committee Meeting April 8, 2024

Retirement Reception for Gerald Burch - April 8, 2024

BCM Dinner on the Grounds April 12, 2024

“Dinner on the Grounds”
BBQ DINNER & BAKED GOODS AUCTION
APRIL 12, 2024 / TICKETS: $10 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM / BAPTIST CAMPUS MINISTRIES (BCM)
SUPPORT COLLEGIATE MISSIONS
Join with us to support BCM collegiate missions with a BBQ Dinner and a Baked Goods Auction that will feature some of the best bakers Mobile Baptist Churches have to offer! This year “Dinner on the Grounds” will be held on Friday, April 12th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Baptist Student Center.
PASTORS, MINISTERS, AND MEN’S MINISTRIES LEADERS - WE NEED YOU!
Will you prepare some BBQ for this event? You can grill, smoke, or BBQ any meat of your choice. Smoke a Boston Butt, grill some burgers or chicken or BBQ some ribs. We also need you to invite as many of your church members to come and enjoy this great night of fellowship and missions support. Will you help us support collegiate missions? If you would, please contact Campus Minister Jerrod Brown to reserve a spot (jbrown@alsbom.org).
BAKERS - WE NEED YOU!
Will you prepare one of your famous cakes or other baked goods for this event? We know that every church has those great bakers who make their special desserts that everyone loves. Would you share those delicious creations with us to support collegiate missions? All we ask is that you prepare your famous baked goods, package it on a disposable plate or pan, and invite as many of your church members to come and bid on your dessert as you are able! Will you help us support collegiate missions? If you would, please contact Campus Minister Beth Gardner to reserve a spot (Egardner@alsbom.org).
MINISTRY FRIENDS, PARTNERS AND ALUMNI - WE NEED YOU!
Will you purchase tickets for this event (even if you cannot attend)? We would love to have you with us for this event. Your ticket purchase will help support collegiate missions. If you would, please contact Campus Minister Jerrod Brown (jbrown@alsbom.org) for details on tickets and how to purchase them.
REMEMBER, THERE ARE FOUR WAYS YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS COLLEGIATE MISSIONS SUPPORT EVENT:
1. Prepare some baked goods to be auctioned off to support collegiate missions or some BBQ and sides for the dinner. Contact Beth Gardner at 251-344-5904 to volunteer to bake some goodies.
2. Purchase tickets, attend the event and bid on baked goods! You can buy tickets at www.bcmmobile.org under the Donations/Tickets tab.
3. Make a Summer Missions donation if you cannot attend in person. You can make a collegiate missions donation at www.bcmmobile.org under the Donations/Tickets tab.
4. Attend virtually and bid on baked goods through the live stream. The live stream will be streaming on the Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries Facebook page.

Vacation Bible School 2024 Introduction and Training April 23, 2024

WMU/Women's Ministry Annual Celebration April 25, 2024

WMU Willie Mae Lyon Scholarship

The Associational WMU is receiving applications for the Willie Mae Lyon Scholarship to the University of Mobile (UM). They will award several scholarships of $500 or more for the 2024-2025 school year.

The Scholarship will be awarded to a Baptist woman entering UM as a full-time freshman. She must be a member in good standing of a Mobile County Baptist Church in the Mobile Baptist Association. Selection will be made on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, and mission & community involvement.

Click here for the scholarship information and application

The deadline for submission is May 4, 2024.

Around the Churches and Other News:

No Greater by the Amazing Greys April 16, 2024

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