Mobile Baptist Association

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Annual Church Profiles/Reports (ACPs) were mailed to church addresses Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Please look for your church's ACP and make sure the Church Clerk gets the packet. Completed ACPs are due September 4. 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.


The fall semester is quickly approaching on our college campuses in Mobile County. Baptist Campus Ministries exists as a missionary extension of our Baptist Churches to reach, grow and send collegians and to help our churches do the same. We believe that every Mobile Baptist Association Church can have a ministry to collegians, whether that is 1 or 100 students.

We have several opportunities coming up in the next month to help your church connect to collegians and the college campus. Baptist Campus Ministries invites you all to participate in these connection events, send representatives if possible, and strategically plan how you will engage collegians this year. I would like to highlight a few events that I think will be beneficial to you. Make sure to click on the link below to see a complete list of opportunities and to RSVP to the connection opportunities you all will be able to participate in.

On Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m., BCM will host a Collegiate Workers Dinner & Prayerwalk. Do you have collegiate ministry workers in your congregation that need to be encouraged in their ministry? Do you have Sunday School teachers, volunteers of staff members assigned to focus their work among collegians? Are you a youth or college minister trying to start ministry to college students? This dinner is for them and for you! We want to encourage you as the semester begins, help you catch a God-given vision for reaching collegians, and be inspired to rely upon the Spirit in this ministry endeavor. Please follow the link provided below to RSVP as soon as is possible.

On Sunday, August 18 at 8:30 a.m., BCM will host its annual New Student Waffle Breakfast. Our goal with this Breakfast is to get collegians out of their beds and residence halls on their first Sunday on campus and help them meet new friends from our local churches. The breakfast will conclude by 9:45 a.m. so that the students can then visit one of our local churches. Would you all send a few representatives to meet students and eat free waffles with them? Please RSVP at the link provided below.

Our Annual Church & Campus Connection Cookout is on Tuesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. Our various local churches will send representatives, setting up displays, meeting new students, and sharing about their congregations. You are invited to send a team. We will provide the dinner, the space and the tables; you just bring some church information for a tabletop display. You may also RSVP quickly at the link provided below.

You can connect many other ways with collegians in the next month through our BCM ministry. We have ministry opportunities to students from multiple campuses planned and would love to have your involvement. PLEASE check out the link provided to find a comprehensive link of all the opportunities and to RSVP for the things your congregation would like to help with in the next month.

We need to hear from you! We can serve you better and help you be connected to collegians more strategically if we know you all would like to participate in these various opportunities. This survey is short and you will be able to complete it in just a few minutes. Let us partner with you to reach collegians.


Baptist Campus Ministries exists to reach, grow and send collegians and to help our churches do the same. We are here to help you, support you, consult with you, strategize with you and partner with you.

Let's take the Gospel to the campus together!

Jerrod Brown
Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries


One Day Training

Women's Ministry leader training and spiritual enrichment all in one day


Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Satsuma First Baptist Church
5600 Old Highway 43, Satsuma

One Day provides:

• fresh ideas

• new resources

• information exchange

• new leader guidance

This training is for new and experienced teachers and leaders of Women's Ministry, myMISSION, Adults on Mission, Women on Mission, Acteens, Youth on Mission, Girls in Action, Children in Action, and Mission Friends, as well as WMU directors and other general leaders. The cost is $10 per person, which includes a snack and training materials. For more information and to register visit:


In 2018, Mack Morris, pastor of Woodridge Baptist Church, Mobile, celebrated 50 years in ministry. During that time he served as pastor of seven churches, with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, on the executive board of the Alabama Baptist State Convention, as moderator of the Mobile Baptist Association, as the first president of the board of regents at the University of Mobile and as a trustee at the University of Mobile for eleven years. Now it is time for him to retire.

On August 25, 2019 after serving at Woodridge Baptist for 19 years, Morris will finish his ministry there. He will continue in ministry by assisting other churches with building programs and serving as a transitional pastor. He and his wife, Kathy, also plan to do some traveling and spend time together and with their three children and two grandchildren.

Morris has been a leader among Southern Baptists in growing churches, reaching people for Christ, missions giving and building church facilities. He has led church building conferences across the southeast and has led churches where he served to complete 18 building programs. In his spare time, he also is an author, poet and history buff.

Woodridge is hosting a retirement reception in honor of Morris on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (TAB)


The WFBIM Captains Dinner will take place at the Hangar located just next door to West Mobile Baptist Church.


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.


Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!


Serving Christ by Serving Others,
Serving Others by Sharing Christ

Book your Fall Retreat Now!


Boys Camp Out and Girls Winter Weekend November 1-2, 2019

for all boys and girls in grades 1-6
These events are open to anyone.

Visit or call 251-866-7868.


The MBA Personnel Committee (JT Wright, chair) has released the CWP Director press release and job description. Please be in fervent prayer and share with your contacts. Note the release sends people to the CWP site for information. It is also posted on the MBA site.

Send resumes to Mike Bedford, CWP Committee chair, by October 15, 2019,

Let us see what the Lord has in mind

Camp Director Job Description

CWP Director Search Press Release
Seeking Full-Time Camp Director

Camp Whispering Pines, a 265-bed ministry of Mobile Baptist Association in Citronelle, AL is accepting resumes for Camp Director. Seeking a gifted administrator who is omitted to evangelistic ministry preferably with SBC seminary degree and minimum three years camp management experience. Visit for job description, candidate requirements and additional information. Email resumes before October 15 to


Wilmer Baptist Church in Wilmer, Alabama (West Mobile County) is looking for a part-time Minister of Music. The Minister of Music is responsible for the organization, development, implementation, and leadership of the Worship, Choir and Music programs


• A born again Christian and a reputation of being spiritually mature.
• Called into the music ministry and ability to lead in Christian classics
(hymns) and contemporary music.
• A heart for spirit led, God-centered worship.
• Training and experience leading music in a Southern Baptist Church preferred.
• Good administrative, leadership, and organization skills.


• The Music Minister shall plan, organize, coordinate, and lead the choir and music program.
• Plan, prepare, and execute music for Sunday Worship Service(s) and other special worship services as required (e.g. church outings, mid-week services, choir practices, revivals, etc.)
• Coordinate with music staff, choir and Audio-Visual Ministry well in advance of each service and/or rehearsal.

Contact Jim Sealy at 251-533-2702.


Baptist Church seeks Full Time Worship Leader/Choir Director, and Student Minister. Helpful if candidate has musical background to teach music reading to choir members, Bible Skills for teaching Children and Youth, and a servant spirit to serve as needed. Send resume to


MBA Annual Missions Celebration
(164th Annual Session)

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Woodridge Baptist Church

Meat Boss
supper, displays, registration and childcare opens at 4:45 p.m.
Pre-session music begins at 5:45 p.m.
Missions Celebration from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Meal tickets (Meat Boss) are $10 and will be sold at the MBA office until Noon on Monday, September 30.

Please relocate your evening service to join us. The two hour program will provide an overview of missions work across the county. It can help church leaders understand why cooperative missions is important. It provides clear testimony for churches to continue to financially support the work of the MBA. Sunday night provides an opportunity for Mobile Baptists to cooperatively celebrate missions and worship together with a myriad of languages and cultures. Please join us.