The Mobile Baptist

June - August 2019
Volume 22 Issue 2

MBA Office Closing

July 4, 2019 - Independence Day

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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, via email or 251-661-7111.


ILS students and their families are invited to have lunch with their teachers on June 8 and July 6, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 pm. A light lunch will be provided, but you should bring food to share. We are excited to see you during the summer, so come to have conversation and a meal.

Go to our Facebook page: MBA – International Language School, ESL to register or contact Kim. Make sure to tell us how many are coming.

Registration for fall semester is on June 8 and July 6 at 1:00 pm. After our lunch together, we will have registration and evaluations for the new school year.

In the fall semester, night ESL classes will be on Monday nights, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Day classes will meet two days a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The ILS will offer beginning and intermediate Spanish in the fall. Contact Kim at 251.533.2911 or to register.

With the new school year starting  August 12, and registration open now, the ILS needs individuals or teams to distribute promotional materials in the community.


Executive Committee Meeting

Monday, July 8, 2019
11:30 a.m.
MBA Office (616 Azalea Road)

Lunch 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.

• Camp Whispering Pines upgrades and repair update

• International Ministries seafarer conversions and Language School schedule update

• Church Development update

• Disaster Relief deployments, training and preparation updates

• Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries update

***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 Financial Issues

Thursday, July 25, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
MBA Office (616 Azalea Road)

This workshop, presented by ALSBOM, will help answer questions for church treasurers and financial leaders. Topics will include financial controls, payroll, IRS forms, employee or self-employed, taxable wages, FLSA, housing benefits, accountable reimbursement, expenses vs. compensation, retirement planning and more. State missionary, Lee Wright, will lead this workshop.

Cost is $15 per person. Cost goes up to $25 per person if registering within 7 days of the event.


 Visit for more information and registration.  


Secretaries/Ministry Assistants Events


Preparing for Retirement

Monday, September 16, 2019

9:00 a.m. - Noon
MBA office (616 Azalea Road)


Questions that will be answered:

• How far ahead should I begin to prepare for retirement?

• What steps do I take to help me be ready to retire?

• How will Social Security affect my retirement?

This conference is open to anyone but is especially for those age 50 and over.

For more information and to register visit

Please note: if not enough participants are pre-registered, the event is subject to cancellation.

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


Does your church want to reach out to collegians?

• Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) wants to help your congregation this fall. BCM exists to assist every MBA church have an intentional ministry to college students in their sphere of influence.

• Would your congregation or leadership benefit from a college ministry consult with our Campus Ministers?

• Does your church desire to partner with BCM in ministry and evangelism projects on area campuses?

• Would your church commit to reaching out to collegians during the first two weeks of the fall semester through BCM's Weeks of Welcome (August 15 – 31, 2019)?

Contact Campus Ministers Jerrod Brown or Beth Gardner at 251-344-5904 to discover ways to reach collegians in Mobile County.


Camp Whispering Pines

Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!


Serving Christ by Serving Others,
Serving Others by Sharing Christ

2019 Summer Camps Dates

• Veritas Youth Camp
Completed Grades 6-12, June 17-21

• Girls Mission Camp
Completed Grades 1-6, June 24-28

• Momentum Kids Camp
Completed Grades 1-6, July 15-18

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


Lessons from Acts 6
Acts 6 provides many important lessons to church leaders and church members. Notice the chapter begins with church growth. Not just addition, but multiplication. Immediately the enemy began a plan to stop it using people inside the church. A group begins to complain and diverts attention away from growth. Verse 2 shows they created a solution so that, by verse 4, the leaders were able to “give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word” (AMP). Do not allow the enemy to use you, or others around you, to divert attention away from the priorities of prayer and the word of God.

Saturate Mobile October 2019 - October 2020
The Evangelistic Ministries/Missions Committee is preparing a process for MBA churches to saturate Mobile County with prayer and the Word of God. Initial plans are to organize similarly to the successful Prayer Walk Mobile. Churches can choose the same page, a page portion, or a different page from the Mobile County Map book. Churches are challenged to pray again for every home and distribute a packet including a Jesus Film DVD, Door Hanger, Gospel Tract, and information about your church to every home in the adopted area(s). Watch for more information including how to receive the literature at no cost to your church,

Recent editions of The Alabama Baptist show again that the churches of the MBA are leading the state in the number of baptisms. The Evangelistic Ministries emphasis has helped move us from near the bottom of that list 14 years ago. Also significant, we are not the largest association, nor have the megachurches available in other cities that often provide a high percentage of Assocational baptisms.

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• Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Annual Church Profile (ACP) is DUE

• Sunday, October 6, 2019 - MBA Annual Missions Celebration at Cottage Hill Baptist Church

• Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Walk for Bibles and International Ministries