The Mobile Baptist

March - May 2017
Volume 20 Issue 1

MBA Office Closing

May 29 - Memorial Day

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Yes, we want to help pray for the people on every street in Mobile County!


• The first step is to decide to participate. There is registration for individuals and churches below.

• Second, decide who will lead for your congregation. A member of the prayer committee, evangelism committee, Sunday School or Student ministry are possible leaders and participants.

• Third, decide which areas you want to prayer walk/drive between now and October 2017. Teams of two or three begin nearest the church and work outward. Some members/teams will prayer walk their neighborhoods and neighborhoods around the church many times. Participants who want to help prayer walk other parts of the County can come back to this web site to see which Street Atlas pages still need to be chosen.

• Please register below to let us know your church will participate, the contact person and the pages of the Keith Maps 2016 Street Atlas you choose. It is great that the people on some streets will be prayed for many times.


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Join us

Monday, April 17, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Government Street Baptist Church

for the Executive Committee meeting.

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.


Disaster Relief Training

April 21-22, 2017

Camp Whispering Pines

Training is available for both new volunteers and those who need to re-certify. Certification allows you to be a first responder through the Southern Baptist Convention’s well-known Disaster Relief program. Classes available on these dates include: chain saw, administration, and laundry. Details and registration are available at If you have further questions, email our Disaster Relief Coordinator, Carolyn Battle or contact the MBA office.


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

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

Thursday, May 11,  2017
11:45 a.m.
MBA Office

Special Guest: Elaine Sessions

Elaine is Associate Broker at Roberts Bros, Inc.

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 per person and can be paid at the door.

• Please make reservations by Monday, May 8 by visiting or by contacting the MBA office.

• Please note: reservations are firm and payment must be received even if you are unable to attend the luncheon.


Click here to register for a training event.


Church Security: People and Attendees

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:30 p.m.
MBA office

Topics to be covered in this conference include:

• How to give security to those that attend

• How to handle emergencies

• How to manage disruptive persons

• How to deal with active shooters

This conference is free, but pre-registration is needed. To pre-register, visit or contact the MBA office, no later than Thursday, March 2.

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.

Click here for more events and training opportunities including VBS Clinic


WMU/Women's Ministry Annual Celebration
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Come enjoy a great meal, encouraging word, fellowship, and door prizes. Come meet the Associational WMU Leadership Team members who are here to help you with your WMU,  Women’s Ministries, and youth and children mission programs and activities in your church.

More details to come soon!


Camp Whispering Pines 2017 Summer Camps

Serving Christ by Serving Others,
Serving Others by Sharing Christ

Come home to YOUR Camp Whispering Pines!

Drop off is at 8:30 a.m. and pick up at 4:00 p.m. daily.

Cost: $99
For more information and to register visit


Early Bird Price: $140 by March 31

May Day Price: $150 (April 1 - May 13)
$160 after May 13

For more information and to register visit


Early Bird Price: $199 by March 31

May Day Price: $215 (April 1 - May 13)
$230 after May 13

For more information and to register visit


Girls Mission Camp

June 26-30, 2017

For ALL girls in grades 1-6.

Sponsored by MBA WMU.
For more information and to register visit


 July 17-20, 2017

Early Bird Price: $140 by March 31
May Day Price: $150 (April 1 - May 13)
$160 after May 13

For more information and to register visit


Metro Mobile Baptist Campus Ministries -
"Making Disciples Who Make Disciples on the College Campus and Beyond"


Help your high school seniors transition to college and life after high school. Contact Campus Ministers Jerrod Brown via eamil or Beth Gardner via eamil at the BCM. They can also be reached at 344-5904.


The Wright Word, March-May 2017

Why Doctrine and Denominations Matter
A recent discussion with students at USA raised the question about the importance of doctrine and denominations. Doctrine comes from the Latin word to teach. Doctrine can be political and unbiblical. Doctrine can result in belief without obedience. Satan and his demons believe in God (James 2:19) but will not obey Him. Church and personal doctrine must be biblically driven and lead us to repentance, faith and obedience to Jesus.

Denominations provide accountability, fellowship and resources to cooperatively make an eternal difference. Acts15 provides a clear biblical example of churches cooperating. They:

• Selected messengers (vss. 13:2, 15:25) who were given “what was necessary” to do God’s work and encourage the churches with reports (vs. 3)

• Corrected inconsistency in teaching (vss. 1, 5). Accountability!

• Convened leaders (vs. 6)

• Studied the scriptures (vs. 15)

• Reported back (vs 30)

• Caused rejoicing and encouragement (vs. 31)

• Referred to active involvement in evangelistic ministry that resulted in new churches (Acts 2:41-42, 14:23, 20:20)

Cooperation is cumbersome. It takes time and commitment. It is not perfect, but it is part of our biblical obedience. Mobile Baptists can accomplish much more together than we can as separate, and separated, congregations.

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Redemption Church (North Mobile Campus), in conjunction with Real Life Ministries, are hosting a national discipleship conference called DiscipleShift1. It is a two-day experience that helps church leaders develop a disciple making culture in their churches. The dates are March 9 & 10, 2017. More details can be found at