Mobile Baptist Association

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The MBA continues to monitor conditions and recommendations as the current pandemic unfolds. As information and resources become available, we are doing our best to get them to you via, and @mobilebaptists.

The MBA office staff are still working, but reducing hours in the office to Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We are here to serve you.


3.23.2020 - All events listed on this website are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Follow us on facebook/mobilebaptistassociation and these weekly email news alerts for daily, sometimes hourly, updates and observations on how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Alabama Department of  Public Health

Mobile County Health Department

The Office of Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey

Coronavirus (COVID-19)- United Way 211 Guide (Southwest Alabama Area)

• This is a Resource Guide to help you during and after the pandemic. This guide is subject to change as information comes into the 2-1-1 resource center. This guide is compiled By Lifelines Counseling Services.


Coronavirus Resources for You and Your Church:

In these new and uncharted waters, we are all looking for resources to aid us in ministering to our church families. LifeWay is hoping to help you do that, especially as so many churches will not be gathering together for a few weeks. In order to make it as easy as possible for you, LifeWay has compiled all of our Free COVID-19 resources onto one webpage. Here is the link to the page:

Church, Family Resources Made Available In Response To COVID-19

COVID-19 & Teaching Remotely if your Church Isn’t Meeting

Check out this linked article that includes several ways of online methods to reach church members, as well as several FREE digital training and teaching materials from LifeWay for adults and kids.

Ken Braddy - Encouraging & Equipping Sunday School & Small Groups

Ken Braddy Jr. is LifeWay's Director of Sunday School, Manager of LifeWay Christian Resource's Adult Ongoing Bible Studies & Adult Trainers, education pastor 20+ years, author, conference leader, and blogger. 

Click on this link which include studies from Explore the Bible, Bible Studies for Life, and The Gospel Project.

Free Bible Study Resources:

One of the big questions continues to be: what online resources are available for our different Sunday School / Bible Study groups? Presently from this page, you can find access to LifeWay Kids at Home which allows parents to log-in and have access to Bible Studies For Life’s Lesson Video, Missions Video, Gospel Presentation Video, and an Activity Page and Parents’ Conversation Page. Once you log-in, you will find that there is also access to LifeWay Preschoolers at Home.

The plan right now is for additional Bible studies for all four age groups (Preschool, Kids, Students, & Adults) to be made available for all three brands (Bible Studies for Life, The Gospel Project, and Explore the Bible). However, they are not live yet. Keep checking back on as the hope is that the Sunday School team will be able to have all of them up before this weekend.

Free Training Tools -

Using an Online Platform for Church Services:

How to Facebook Live - Even smaller membership churches can provide an online worship service during the upcoming weeks of virus precautions. How to Facebook Live (for any size church)

3Circle Church willing to assist other churches with broadcasting sermons online:
We are FOR the local church, as partners in the Gospel! If you are a church leader, who does not have access to necessary equipment for recording/broadcasting your sermons online, let us know by emailing We would love to help you!

How to continue giving:

Mailing a tithe check to the church is a simple solution if an online giving option is not available. Visit for resources regarding online giving.

For those churches that are needing an online giving platform, but do not have a website to host one at this time, LifeWay Generosity is providing a No-Cost Custom Page for every church that would like one. Each church’s page will be able to receive credit card and debit card payments. (There is no set-up fee nor monthly fee, though the credit card processing fee will still apply.) To sign up for this service, go to You will need your church’s name, address, and checking account information to be able to receive funds into your account.


Should our church meet or not?

Governor Ivey Issues Statement on Statewide Public Health Order

March 19, 2020
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama’s efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Statewide through April 5:

All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited. This Order shall apply to all gatherings, events or activities that bring 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time.

Click here for full statement.


It is up to each church’s discretion as to whether or not they continue to meet in person during the next few weeks. Visit  for the latest guidelines. Keep in mind government guidelines range from no more than groups of 10 to no more than groups of 25, all with social distancing of 6 feet between people.

Read more


Executive Committee Meeting

Monday, April 13, 2020

11:30 a.m.

via Zoom (online meeting)

The plan now is for the MBA staff and moderators to meet together and hold the meeting via the online medium, Zoom. A link will be made available for others to join in, via their devices, from home. The MBA is monitoring the current situation related to the pandemic and will postpone the meeting as needed.

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.


• Updates from churches on online options and challenges

* Possibly welcoming a congregation into watchcare

*To possibly be voted on

***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.


International Language School

Temporarily Closed


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the decision was made to close the ILS in efforts to protect the students and teachers. The plan at this time is to resume classes on Monday, April 13. Other changes will be communicated as the situation demands.


Disc Golf Fundraiser

Friday, April 17, 2020

Morning time to be determined

University of Mobile


Mobile Baptist Association plans to  provide Disaster Relief Training in the areas of Childcare and Shower/Laundry on May 2, 2020 at Airport Boulevard Baptist Church. Please make plans to attend if you are interested in these classes, with the understanding that plans may change. The MBA continues to monitor conditions and recommendations as the current crisis unfolds.

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief are
offering all training classes at the State DR Center in Prattville. The dates and times are online. Go to for details and registration. You will also see training opportunities all over the state, which you are welcome to attend.


CANCELLED WMU/Women's Ministry Annual Celebration

Thursday, April 30, 2020



Come home to YOUR
Camp Whispering Pines!


Serving Christ by Serving Others,
Serving Others by Sharing Christ

Welcome “Poundings” for the Tuckers

The new Camp Whispering Pines (CWP) Director and his family have arrived. Jimmy, Ashley, Jolea and George have moved into the CWP staff house and begun ministry.

Please join in welcoming them with a “Pounding.” Gift cards to Amazon, Target or Walmart are preferred. Future publicity will include registry links.

There are two opportunities to attend:

The MBA Personnel Committee (JT Wright, chair) will host a “Pounding” on Sunday, April 19, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the MBA office. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP via or 251-661-7111.

The Camp Committee (Mike Bedford, chair) will host a second “Pounding” on Sunday, April 26, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Camp Whispering Pines. A tour of the refurbished staff house will follow. Please RSVP to or 251-866-7868.

Please RSVP via or 251-661-7111; or, 251-866-7868.


Looking forward to an amazing summer. Our youth camp, VERITAS, is June 15-19; and our kids camp, MOMENTUM, is July 13-16. Visit for more information. Don't wait to sign up or you may miss out.


Looking forward to our Girls Mission Camp, June 22-June 26, sponsored by the Mobile Baptist WMU. It is open to All Girls who have completed grades 1-6. Visit to register or just give us a call. It's going to be a great week of worship, bible study, meet the missionary and a whole lot of fun activities.


As you may know, Chuck Davis has served faithfully for 30 years and is retiring from the Mobile Baptist Association as the Church Development Director. A Task Force is in the process of recreating the job description for the position for the future. Your feedback through this short survey would be very helpful.

Click here for the survey