Mobile Baptists have a unique opportunity to partner with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions in March 2024. The MBA will host the inauguration of local simultaneous outreach events we are calling “Making a Difference Mobile.” That title reflects a connection to the 2024 State Convention Annual Meeting theme, DifferenceMakers.
The partnership will allow the MBA to receive a limited number of grants for churches to provide outreach events any weekend (or weekday) during March 2024. The events will lead to your harvest events on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024.
This Making a Difference Mobile page provides the application form, resources and information to help your congregation join other MBA churches to plan, conduct and follow up on an outreach event. Make plans now to be a part of Making a Difference Mobile!
Click here for a letter to pastors and mission leaders regarding Making a Difference Mobile.
Annual Church Profiles/Reports (ACPs) were mailed to church mailing addresses August 2, 2023. Please look for your church’s ACP and make sure the Church Clerk gets the packet. Completed ACPs are due September 5. This profile of your church is a very important task for your church statistics and leadership personnel to be properly documented for the Association, Alabama Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. If you have any questions, please contact the MBA office. Watch this video from Dr. Rick Lance about the importance of the ACP and why we do it. https://fb.watch/mzg33BOBtr/
We want to hear from you and the VBS events that are happening in your church!
This year we there is an Alabama VBS Report! This has been created in hopes of making reporting easier for your churches, plus the information will go directly to the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. The report is an editable WORD doc that can be printed as a hard copy or filled in and returned by email.
Also linked below is the Lifeway Research Church Report form. When this form is completed and submitted the information goes to Lifeway Research for compiling the national VBS stats.
It would be wonderful for churches to complete and submit both! (But if only submitting one, please submit the new Alabama report. )
The Alabama VBS Report and the Lifeway Research report are for ALL VBS publishers and themes.
Whether you used a Lifeway Curriculum, Group, AIG, or other publisher, you are asked to report so we can get an accurate look at what is happening throughout Alabama VBS!
This is the Lifeway Research Report link:
VBS 2023 Church Report – VBS 2023 | Vacation Bible School | Lifeway VBS