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The Mobile Baptist

December 2022 - February 2023
Volume 25 Issue 4

MBA Office Closings:
December 22, 2022 - January 2, 2023 - Christmas and New Year's
January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


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Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries International Student Christmas Dinner December 2, 2022

MBA Churches and Collegiate Ministries Supporters:

College campuses present a unique opportunity to the Church because they welcome the world to our local communities. Christians are able to make friends with people from all over the world without leaving home or applying for a passport! We have a great opportunity for your congregation to partner with us in making friends with the nations coming up on December 2nd. Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries is sponsoring our Annual International Student Christmas Dinner to introduce our students from around the world to Christmas through food, music, decorations, cultural presentations, Christmas light displays, and table discussions.

We need friends from our local churches to help us provide food and decorations for this event. We need both American and International dishes and we welcome you to help us serve the food that evening. What a great opportunity to connect with friends from all over the world.

Would your group or family adopt a menu item and provide 50 servings of that dish?

Needed menu items:

*Green Beans (50 servings)
*Sweet Potato Soufflé (50 servings)
*Rolls (75)
*Mac and Cheese (50 servings)
*Christmas Desserts/cookies (100 servings)
*Roasted chicken or turkey (50 servings)
*International Dish #1 (50 servings)
*International Dish #2 (50 servings)

We also have a need for Christmas Decorations. These will be returned after the event.

*Christmas lights and lawn decorations (generic winter or Sacred)
*Tabletop Nativity sets (for display)
*Table decorations (tablecloths and centerpieces)

We also will be putting together small gift bags with a mug, some drink mixes, candy and a Christmas Booklet for each of our international friends. Would you like to take on this project?

* Gift Bags (35)

If your congregation, small group or family could adopt one of these needs, please let us know (theMetroMobileBCM@gmail.com or 251-344-5904). We can get you more details on providing food or decorations.

Thanks in advance!

Jerrod Brown
Campus Minister
Metro Mobile BCM

Beth Gardner
Campus Minister
Metro Mobile BCM
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International Ministries News and Events

Thank you

to the many churches and individuals who have given so generously, including the 200 walkers this year. God continues to bless International Ministries. The annual fundraiser, Walk for Bibles and International Ministries, was held in October. A total of $19,199.32 has been raised thus far for the purchase of Bibles and other materials. These funds, as well as donations received throughout the year, provide many with the Word of God.
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The goal for Christmas gifts for seafarers 2022 is 80 ships. We currently have received enough funds for 35 ships. At $275 per ship, plan now to become a ship sponsor; or give any amount as each dollar helps. Sponsor one gift at $12.50. Join us in praying for this special outreach opportunity. Donate online today at mobilebaptists.org/international-christmas-celebration.

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The Week of Prayer for
International Ministries

will be March 5–12, 2023.
More information will be
forthcoming in the new year.

MBA Office Closed during Christmas and New Year's December 22, 2022 - January 2, 2023

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Merry Christmas
and
Happy New Year
from all of us at the
Mobile Baptist Association!

The MBA office will be closed December 22, 2022 - January 2, 2023

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Executive Committee Meeting January 9, 2023

Executive Committee Meeting


Monday, January 9, 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.
  • Moderator’s Appointments
  • Budget & Finance Committee End of Year report
  • Reports from the ministry areas
***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 Tax Conference January 11, 2023

Church Tax Conference

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church Silverhill
15898 Silverhill Avenue, Silverhill

This conference will cover several special emphases including IRS forms and deadlines, what is taxable, special tax rules about ministers and housing allowance and contribution Rules.
The cost of the event is $15 per person and covers lunch and materials.

Register here: https://alsbom.org/event/church-tax-conference-9/

Church Development Training Opportunities and Events

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

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Share your story: kjones@mobilebaptists.org

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Disaster Relief Training February 9-11, 2023

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Senior Adult Friendship Luncheon

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

10:00 a.m.

Cottage Hill Baptist Church

More details to come soon!

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VBS Live

Thursday, February 23, 2023
5:30 p.m.
- 8:30 p.m.
Robertsdale First Baptist Church
18200 AL-104, Robertsdale, AL

VBS Live is a free event designed to help encourage and equip Associational and Church VBS Directors and Leaders in preparation for Vacation Bible School in their churches and Associations.

Please Note: Representatives from Group and Answers in Genesis will be avaialable with curriculum.

Our own David Gill will lead a class for pastors, adults and students.

https://kidzlinkal.org/events/

60th Annual Conference of the Alabama Baptist Association of Baptist Secretaries March 5-8, 2023

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http://alabamabaptistsecretaries.com/

https://www.facebook.com/1AABS/

CWP
Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!
(251)866-7868
campwhisperingpines.com

CWP is in need of the following item:

Drain cleaner

The cable size is important-3/8"x100' will work
for 1"" to 4" pipe.

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CWP is also in need of 15, 8 foot tables. If you or your church know of some not being used that can be donated, please contact CWP.

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This Camp Relief Fund is essential for the camp to survive. If your church has not yet participated in the Covid related Relief Fund, please do so now.

THANK YOU to all who have given thus far.

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Register for camps at campwhisperingpines.com or call

251-866-7868.

The Wright Word December 2022 - February 2023

Wright Word, December 2022 to February 2023
Thomas Wright, Associational Missionary

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

Don’t Give Up
Galatians 6:9 records, “Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in” (AMP).

The portents of autumn include cooler weather and deciduous trees losing their leaves. The great piles of leaves that are the joy of pets and children but the bane of yard keepers.

What happens biologically that causes healthy green leaves to change color and drop off the tree? Cooler temperatures and shorter hours of daylight signal to the tree to stop producing chlorophyll, the green color in the leaves. The reduced chlorophyll causes a cork cambium layer to begin lining the leave stem. Like cholesterol in an artery, the cork cambium gets thicker and thicker. The reduction in green allows the reds, yellows and oranges to appear. The color change is pretty for a brief time, but the cork cambium is deadly to the leaf.

Beware the enemy who installs a spiritual cork cambium to separate believers from churches and churches from partnership missions. As we are drawn away from the light of Christ we begin to experience the sin that separates us from other people and from God.

We need to remain active in prayer and Bible Study. We need faithful church participation, evangelistic ministry, church development, church planting and partnership missions.

The evergreen tree does not shed leaves. It is like the tree described in Ps. 1:3: “He is like a tree planted beside streams of water that bears its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers” (HCSB). Remaining close to Christ through personal and corporate worship allows us to be a spiritual evergreen.

What can we do in our churches to help believers from growing weary in cooperative missions, worship and helping unbelievers turn to Christ?

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Click here to see the October 2022 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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