The Mobile Baptist

June - August 2018
Volume 21 Issue 3

MBA Office Closing

July 4, 2018 - Independence Day

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For more information and to REGISTER, visit


International Language School (ESL classes) Training Events

Friday, August 17, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

both at Airport Boulevard Baptist Church

Please bring $15 to help offset the costs

Training is required for all volunteers in the International Language School (ILS). Participants need only attend one day; however, due to the variety of training offered, they are encouraged to attend both days.

Light meals will be offered at the beginning of both days of training.

For more information contact Kim Wilson, (251) 533-2911.


The MBA International Ministries/Missions committee asks churches and VBS leaders to consider dedicating at least a portion of their VBS offerings to International Ministries. International Ministries is part of the MBA and works to reach the many people from 72 different nations living in Mobile County. This includes ministry to seafarers aboard ships in port, International Language School/ESL classes and church planting. Visit for more information on the vital ministry.


International Ministries need several Volunteer Port Chaplains who can drive to and from the ships. The chaplains need to lead Bible Studies on the ships at various times. Volunteers must pass a background check for TWIC access to the ships. Please contact Dr. Bobby Morton for more information, or 251-661-7111.


Walk For Bibles and International Ministries (WFBIM) Awards Banquet

Thursday, August 30, 2018

6:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

This new special event will award churches for participation in the 2017 WFBIM and give help and encouragement for those planning to participate in the 2018 WFBIM. More details to come soon.


Mark your calendars for the 2018 Walk For Bibles and International Ministries - Saturday, October 20, 2018.


Join us

Monday, July 9, 2018
11:30 a.m.
MBA office
(616 Azalea Road)

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.

***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.


Attention! Calling all MBA Secretaries and Ministry Assistants...

Take a Break and Join us for the Mobile Baptist
Secretaries and Ministry Assistants Luncheon

Thursday, August 16,  2018
11:45 a.m.
MBA Office

The luncheon is a great time of fellowship and encouragement as secretaries from across the association (both current and retired) gather together. Enjoy great food and door prizes too!


• The catered meal is $8 and is payable at the door.

• Please make reservations by Monday, August 13 by visiting "training opportunities" at or by contacting the MBA office.

• Please note: payment for reservations must be received even if you are unable to attend the event.


Contact the Associational Office via email, or 661-7111, by Thursday, August 16 to pre-register fro this FREE training event.

This, and other like events, are made possible by donations to Associational Missions and the Cooperative Program.


After your Vacation Bible School comes to an end, please make sure to send in/fill out your VBS survey report. This information is used by the association, state convention and SBC to rejoice in the number of decisions made and for future planning. Click here for a copy of the survey.


A big thank you to all who participated in the BBQ Cook-Off and Cake Auction to raise support for collegiate missions. Remember, we are always here If you need help with your college ministry. Also, this time of year we are availble to hep transiiton your high school graduates to college life no matter where they plan to attend. Contact Campus Minister Jerrod Brown,


Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!


Serving Christ by Serving Others,
Serving Others by Sharing Christ

2018 Camp Dates

• Hoopla Day Camp
Completed Grades K5-6, June 4-8


• Big Adventure Kids Camp
Completed Grades 1-6, June 11-14


• Veritas Youth Camp
Completed Grades 6-12, June 18-23


• Girls Mission Camp
Completed Grades 1-6, June 25-29


• Momentum Kids Camp - Waiting List
Completed Grades 1-6, July 16-19

For more information and registration visit or call 251-866-7868.


Paint Ball Guns Needed

Camp Whispering Pines needs new paint ball guns and is asking for donations. The approximate cost is $175 per gun. Paint ball is a big part of their program.


Moses and Ministry
Recent conversations with young men interested in ministry have included encouragement to read the ministry of Moses in the book of Exodus. God used Moses mightily in spite of his reluctance to serve “Who am I that I should go…? (Ex. 3:11, NIV) and in spite of his anger issues (32:19-20). Even after the refugees had seen the power of God they continued to grumble about the food (Ex. 16:2-3), they ignored his clear instructions (16:27) and eventually led a coup against him (Num. 11-17). Moses asked the Lord the pastors’ plea, “What am I to do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me” (17:4, NIV).

However, Moses repeatedly saw God’s faithfulness in spite of (and even because of) tremendous challenges. Deuteronomy 34:10-12 describes the ministry of Moses, “Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, who did all those signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do in Egypt…. For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel” (NIV).

We can find encouragement and effectiveness through the biblical lessons of Moses’ life and ministry.

CWP Plan for Financial Self-Sufficiency
The Executive Committee approved on April 16, 2018 a five-year plan to bring Camp Whispering Pines to financial self-sufficiency. The joint proposal came from the CWP and Finance committees. The plan allows CWP to erect a new 40-bed dorm and bring improvements that allow the area below the dining hall to host meetings, recreation and housing. The proposed increase in income is anticipated to offset the current yearly financial subsidy from the MBA budget within five years. These changes help offset financial reductions from NAMB and other decreased income. CWP remains a ministry of the MBA.

Additional GOOD News
The March 22, 2018 edition of The Alabama Baptist shows the churches of the MBA as leading the state in the number of baptisms. Our Evangelistic Ministries emphasis has helped move us from near the bottom of that list 12 years ago. We also see progress in the Church Planting emphasis with three new works that began meeting Easter Sunday. The Biblical Prayer emphasis has seen progress as #prayerwalkmobile continues to cover the county. Church Development training options involve over 80 percent of our churches.

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