Mobile Baptist Association

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Monday, September 11, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Government Street Baptist Church

for the Executive Committee meeting.

Please bring $5 p/person for lunch.

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.

• Enlistment Committee report

• Proposed 2018 MBA budget

• Report from #prayerwalkmobile

• Update from Future Focus Committee

• Church Development report including update on Disaster Relief efforts

• Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries report 

***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.


September 12 @ 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Bay Minette, 1201 Hand Ave
Bay Minette, AL 36507 United States + Google Map

Cost: $35

As the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey recede, trained Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers will begin deploying to the impacted areas of Texas. If you would like to help storm victims by serving as part of what some have called the “Yellow Shirt Army,” join us on Tuesday, September 12, at First Baptist Church, 1201 Hand Ave., Bay Minette for Emergency Disaster Relief Training. Two primary topics will be covered: “Involving Southern Baptists in Disaster Relief” and “Cleanup/Recovery/Mudout.”

 REGISTRATION: Although pre-registration is ordinarily requested for Disaster Relief training, for these events we will be welcoming walk-in (same-day) registrants as well. If you decide to register in person instead of online, we would ask that you arrive by 5:00 p.m. to complete registration before training begins at 6:00 p.m.

PRE-REGISTRATION: To pre-register online for the September 12 event in Bay Minette, click here.

For questions, please contact State Missionary Mark Wakefield, disaster relief strategist, at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 356 (M-Th., 7:30-4:30; Fri., 8-12), or (256) 476-7773,


Responding to Hurricane Irma While we are monitoring the tropics, we encourage our churches to be preparing their responses to the needs that may arise. We continue to encourage monetary donations, gift cards, and disaster buckets (illustrated). MBA Disaster Relief (DR) is monitoring and coordinating Hurricane Harvey Response in Texas and Louisiana. Please contact Carolyn Battle, MBA Volunteer DR Coordinator or any of the MBA staff,, 251-661-7111.


Coordinating Response
MBA DR has identified Houston churches needing help and willing to serve as a hub for community evangelistic ministry. Let us know if you are looking for a place to send teams after the water recedes. Please also let us know if you have identified a location and can partner with other MBA churches for supplies and volunteers. By supplies, we mean gift cards unless specific lists have been provided by specific locations.


Current Assignments
SBC Incident Management (Admin) Teams, Chaplains, Feeding, Laundry/Shower, Communications, Chain saw, Water Purification and Cleanup/Recovery/Mud-out teams are on site or on the way.


Financial Donation Options
Giving through Southern Baptist Disaster Relief ensures volunteers willing to meet spiritual as well as physical needs. One hundred percent of the gifts go to the disaster; a very important question to ask as you look at the groups asking for your donations.
Your church financial secretary can include a Disaster Relief designation on your monthly Remittance form used to send CP and Associational missions tithes. Write in “DR-Texas” on the line “other designated gift” and designate the amount. You can also give online or send a check via or can also donate through the North American Mission Board by texting SENDRELIEF to 41444 and aid the residents on the Texas coast who are impacted by severe flooding from #HurricaneHarvey MBA also can accept and process your financial donation designated to Texas DR.


Collecting Gift Cards
Please limit the collection and transportation of supplies to specific lists from specific locations. Instead of the actual items, please give gift cards so affected families can get the food they like, clothes that fit and cleaning supplies they prefer.People really like the satisfaction of putting a case of water (etc.) in a trailer to be hauled to a disaster affected area. But: 1) The needs change so rapidly that water (etc.) needed today is in surplus before collection and delivery can be made, 2) The cost of delivering the goods would be better used on current priority needs, 3) Delivered goods must be unloaded, stored and distributed. Gift cards are inexpensive to transport and are easy to store and distribute. Many Walmart stores are already reopened and listed on their website, as are Lowes and Home Depot, some using generator power.Cards can be distributed by church staff in the partner churches, ensuring priority needs are met. Ask your donor to sign the cards with a sharpie to make them personal.


Trained and Untrained Teams
SBC credentialed volunteers are first to be assigned. We cannot begin until the home-owner and their insurance have given written approval. Teams closest to the disaster receive the first call up. These volunteers are trained in the safety and process protocols. Consistency allows subsequent teams to be functioning under the same parameters. FEMA/Homeland security is more likely to permit credentialed volunteers to have access to the disaster areas.We are coordinating with host churches to use non-credentialed volunteers. Local training will be provided. Homeowners prefer knowing that the persons removing their sheetrock or trees have experience or training.


Disaster Relief Buckets
Thank you to Doug at West Mobile Lowe's for arranging the contents for the Disaster Relief Buckets in one place. Take your list as there are other products there too. The items are located near aisle 8 in the center aisle of the store.


A word from Rick Lance, ALSBOM:
In this Hurricane Harvey relief update, Disaster Relief Strategist Mark Wakefield answers some of the questions Alabama Baptists are asking about how they can participate in the relief effort. Click on this link to watch it: post How Can You Participate in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts? appeared first on SBDR.Watch our FB page for updates         



Join us for a
Prayer Walk Catch-Up Day

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. — Noon
Choose your location

The Biblical Prayer and Evangelism Committees are hosting a Prayer Walk Catch-Up Day on September 16 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. There are 31 churches who have claimed 55 pages of the Map Book. There are about 40 pages left in order to pray for every person on every street in Mobile County.

Choose from the below “hubs” near areas that still need to be prayerwalked/driven.

• FBC Creola (Al Brown)

• Highpoint Baptist Church (Patricia Sellers)

• FBC St. Elmo (Jeff Gardner)

• FBC Theodore (Elizabeth Strong)

• MBA office (Adam Hammond)

Please let brother Thomas Wright (661-7111) or Adam Hammond (452-0222 ) know if you would like to be a “hub” location that morning or another day.

Please go to There is a list by page number of pages already claimed. Please claim one of the pages yet to be claimed and complete the online form letting us know. Upon request, we can send you a copy of a page(s) from the Map Books we bought for that purpose.

Meet at the hub nearest the pages you selected to join others willing to join our prayer teams. Please let the hub host/hostess know.

We will begin with a brief explanation of prayer walking/driving.

Please bring your church vans/personal vehicles. We will prayer walk/drive, to cover as many areas as possible. The more vehicles/vans we have the more areas we can cover.

Please let Adam Hammond (452-0222 ) know if you would like a team to help you near your church field or need help to complete your claimed pages.

Please keep prayerwalking to complete the pages claimed. Cover those claimed areas multiple times.

Please return to and complete the online form each time you have completed a claimed page. Please help us cover the county in prayer.


Annual Missions Celebration (Annual Session)
Sunday, October 1, 2017
4:45 p.m. - Displays, Dinner, and Children's Mission Fair begins ($2 per child for pizza dinner)
5:45 p.m. - Pre-session music
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- Missions Celebration

Crawford Baptist Church
3000 Sun Valley Drive, Mobile


4:45 p.m. - Dinner, Displays, Registration, and Children's Mission Fair begins ($2 per child for pizza dinner)

Meal Tickets:
Pulled pork or chicken, cheese and macaroni, baked beans, Cole slaw, and chocolate delight

Cost $10 p/person – Tickets must be purchased at the MBA office by Monday, September 18.

5:45 p.m. - Pre-session music

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Business, reports & presentations celebrating the results of your cooperative support of Associational Missions; including #prayerwalkmobile, a year long simultaneous effort to pray for the people on every street in Mobile County.

Children's Mission Fair for K5-6th grade - make reservations  with the MBA by NOON, Thursday, September 28. Please bring $2 per child for a pizza dinner.

***Childcare available for those younger than K5 upon making reservations with the MBA by NOON, Thursday, September 28.


 Dear Friends,

Another academic year is approaching for collegians in Mobile County. Baptist Campus Ministries is looking forward to reaching, growing and sending collegians in and from Mobile County. Your congregation has an important role to play in reaching collegians. Every Mobile Baptist Association Church can have a ministry to and for collegians! Baptist Campus Ministries wants to assist your congregation in making an eternal impact in the lives of collegians.

If we can offer any other help, please let us know. We are available to do specialized training in collegiate ministry, lead ministry team trainings, or simply consult with your team concerning collegiate ministry issues.

Thanks for all you do to reach, grow and send collegians here in Mobile County!

In Him,

Rev. Jerrod Brown
Senior Campus Minister

Beth Gardner
Campus Minister


Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!


Serving Christ by Serving Others,
Serving Others by Sharing Christ