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- THE MBA WELCOMES DR. DAVID GILL AS INTERIM PART-TIME CHURCH DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
- A DAY OF MISSIONS ADVENTURE CAMP JULY 8, 2021 - DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 16 - MASK MANDATE LIFTED
- PASTOR AND STAFF WORSHIP & FELLOWSHIP EVENT JUNE 22, 2021
- 9th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT JUNE 26, 2021 AND OTHER NEWS
- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING JULY 12, 2021
- FINANCIAL ISSUES CONFERENCE JULY 13, 2021
- 2021 CHURCH CLERKS/SECRETARIES TRAINING JULY 27, 2021
- CAMP WHISPERING PINES NEWS, EVENTS, AND URGENT RELIEF FUND
- FULL TIME PASTOR NEEDED
The MBA Welcomes Dr. David Gill as Interim Part-Time Church Development Director
| The Mobile Baptist Association is grateful to announce Dr. David B. Gill will serve as Interim, part-time Church Development Director beginning June 10. He will be in the MBA office on Monday afternoons and available other times for consulting. He serves as senior pastor at FBC Theodore and we appreciate the church sharing him with us during this season.
| Dr. Gill brings 40 years’ experience in ministry including 21 years as senior pastor. He demonstrates strengths in mentoring and equipping individual leaders to grow spiritually and edify others to strengthen their churches. His previous role as an Area Representative for the Office of Sunday School and Discipleship Training through the Alabama State Board of Missions, serves as a foundation to provide consultation and training for multiple churches. Areas of consultation and training include programs such as VBS, Sunday School, Bible Drill, Men’s Ministry, and Senior Adults.
| His Doctorate of Ministry reviewed various revitalization plans and church plant strategies. His expertise in helping churches and busy ministers connect with their people through technology, results in stronger relationships for the church. Healthier churches build stronger associations.
| Dr. Gill has been married 34 years to Joann S. Gill, a Registered Nurse at Mobile Infirmary Outpatient Heart Cath Lab. They have 8 children in which 3 teenagers still live at home. They also have four grandchildren.
A Day of Missions Adventure Camp July 8, 2021 - Deadline to Register is This TUESDAY, JUNE 16 - MASK MANDATE LIFTED
Pastor and Staff Worship & Fellowship Event June 22, 2021
9th Annual International Ministries Benefit Golf Tournament and Other News
9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT
Saturday, June 26, 2021
TimberCreek Golf Club, Daphne
| It is not too early to put together one or more teams to enter this tournament. We also depend on sponsors and/or hole sponsors to help us raise funds for International Ministries including: international churches and ministry to seafarers. We are grateful to Rev. Art Burroughs and Rev. James Mercer for organizing and leading this important benefit.
| In addition to organizing Golf Teams (4 people teams), we ask Churches, Sunday Schools, and Small Groups to please encourage private businesses and social groups that have contact with to consider becoming sponsors.
| For additional information, donations and team registration visit im.mobilebaptists.org or contact Art at 251-232-5070, James at 251-423-0772, or Gerald Burch at 251-378-1116.
HISPANIC CHURCH PLANT UPDATE
| God has graciously provided for three years of startup support for the Hispanic Church Planter, Dr. Ramon Vielza. Rev. Vielza, his wife, and daughters are excited about serving the LORD here and hope to begin work by the first of June. Many of our churches have stepped forward to commit to helping pay the Vielza’s salary and support for the first three years. The Vielza’s will need core members to commit to working with them as they survey, do groundwork, and begin gathering Spanish-speaking groups. We believe the LORD will start one or more churches from the groups.
Special Need and Building for Lease
| This past 2020 year, we were blessed to have several churches cut and trim the 5 acre yard at the IMC free of charge. Already this year, the grass growing season has begun. At a bare minimum, we need volunteers who can cut and trim every three weeks. If you can help and/or know someone that can help, please contact Gerald Burch, at 251-661-7111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we cannot get volunteers, we appreciate an estimate for cutting and trimming.
| International Ministries Center/facility for Lease
| The IMC has been for sale for several years. During this last calendar year, we had buyers make legitimate offers only to have them cancel due to failure by the Mobile City District Commissioner to grant the necessary zoning changes. We are interested in leasing it to a church or Non-Profit until we can get approval for a sale. Interested parties should contact Gerald Burch, at 251-661-7111 or at email@example.com.
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Executive Committee Meeting July 12, 2021
Executive Committee Meeting
| 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.
- Future Focus Committee update on sale of the International Ministries Center facility
- Current financial condition of Camp Whispering Pines and schedule to determine if it can remain open
- Update about the new Hispanic Church Plant
- 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.
Financial Issues Conference July 13, 2021
Financial Issues Conference
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mobile Baptist Association office
(616 Azalea Road)
| This Financial Issues Conference will provide an overview and opportunity for questions covering these topics: Doing Benevolence Right, Internal Controls for Electronic Transactions, and What forms are needed when hiring a new employee. Other information covered will be the usual list of What’s New? concerning: Tax and Payroll, Minister Compensation, and Housing Allowance and IRS Contribution Rules. This session is just one of many opportunities led by Lee available to you to engage with these topics.
2021 Church Clerks/Secretaries Training July 27, 2021
Camp Whispering Pines is available for all your groups, small and large. Contact us today at 251-866-7868.
Summer 2021 Camps Open to ALL
Girl's Summer Mission Camp June 21-25, 2021
| Veritas 2021
June 27-July 1, 2021
For all youth who have completed Grades 6th-12th
$199 per camper
Deadline to register
with a $50 deposit per person:
This Camp Relief Fund is essential for the camp to survive. CWP will run out of money next month. If your church has not yet partcipated in the Covid related Relief Fund, please do so now.
THANK YOU to all who have given thus far.
Please click here to download a letter about the finances at CWP. If you have any problems or questions about the letter contact me at 866-7868.
Dino Danzey, Interim Director
Your Help is Needed
| Camp Whispering Pines needs volunteers to help with lawn care, cleaning and maintenance. CWP is located at 7740 Union Street, Citronelle, 36522. Please call Beverly at 251-866-7868.
Full Time Pastor Needed
| Hollinger’s Island Baptist Church is in need of a full-time Pastor. Interested parties please send resume to:
| HIBC Pastor Search Committee
2450 Island Road
Mobile, AL 36605