Cooperative missions is an important Southern Baptist distinctive that is often not understood in our pews. Please invite one of the MBA staff to set up a display in your church, or to speak anytime during the year.
The Impact Mobile offering provides an opportunity for churches that may not have financially supported cooperative missions in their Jerusalem as much as they would have liked. It also assists those churches who use regular special offerings as their primary means to raise missions support. We are grateful for the churches that provide a portion of their missions tithe through the budget, and understand those churches may choose not to promote this offering. This is an “above the tithe” missions offering to assist the ministries and emphases of the MBA to make an eternal difference in Mobile County. Your sacrificial missions tithes allow us to provide MBA sponsored trainings and consultations to dozens of pastors, staff and members about every aspect of growing, maintaining and managing a church. Please consider participating in the “Impact Mobile Associational Missions Offering.”
Visit mobilebaptists.org/mba-impact-offering-materials for more information and to download promotional materials.
Author: Elbert Charpie
Yes, we want to help pray for the people on every street in Mobile County!
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
- 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.
WHAT TRAINING AND RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE?
Biblical Prayer Committee Training
The training is designed to help your church create, organize, and grow a Biblical Prayer Committee. Visit the Training Documents page for a downloadable Guide to Biblical Prayer. Click here to request a training event.
MBA Evangelistic Party Trailer
Your cooperative giving to the MBA allows us to provide the basic resources needed to conduct an Evangelistic Party in any Mobile County community. We provide access to these trailers to help MBA churches maximize their outreach budget and help some that would not otherwise have the resources to conduct an evangelistic event. Our goal is to have Evangelistic Outreach Events occurring every weekend somewhere in Mobile County.
The $250 per use rental donation is to help offset the cost of the EPTs (there are $100 worth of New Testaments and tracts included in each rental). The additional $100 refundable deposit became essential to improve the cleaning and repacking of the trailers. Those funds are used to repair, replace and clean if the church using it failed to do so properly. Scholarships may be available for any church that cannot afford the rental fee. It is estimated the contents of the trailer would rent for $1,500 a day. Any additional contributions you wish to make will go toward adding additional items in the trailers, repairing equipment as needed, and purchasing additional trailers. You can also provide a scholarship for a smaller-membership church to use a trailer. The demand for the trailers prevents our taking them outside of Mobile County or use by non-MBA churches. We refurbished the trailers in May 2011.
Click here to sign up for an EPT training or to request one for your church.
Click here for a List of Contents contained in the EPTs.
Download this PowerPoint to learn how to host your evangelistic block party!
We worked with www.timothyinstitute.org to design, build and recently refurbish our trailers.
Introduction to the MBA
What is the Role of DOM?
Searching for a Pastor
Prayer Walk Training
Click here to request a training event.
ERC – Evangelism Response Center
Evangelistic Ministries Training
Church Development Training Opportunities and Events
Children’s One Day Missions Camp
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Shiloh Baptist Church
“Answering the Call”
Church Financial Issues
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Silverhill First Baptist Church
This year the series of Financial Issues Events will feature:
- Doing benevolence right
- Internal controls for electronic transactions
- What forms are needed when hiring a new employee.
As always we will also discuss What’s new concerning tax and payroll, Minister compensation and housing allowance and IRS contribution rules. The cost of this event is $15 per person and included lunch & materials.
Register at alsbom.org/event/financial-issues-conference-11
Register here: https://mobilebaptists.org/register-for-training-opportunities/
GroupLife Equipping Workshop
Saturday, August 19, 2023
8:30 a.m. – noon
West Mobile Baptist Church
GroupLife Equipping Workshops will encourage and equip Sunday School and Group Leaders to Love Well and Focus on God’s Word. There is no cost to attend the event. Registration is required.
Register here: makingdisciplesal.org/event/grouplife-equipping-workshop-mobile
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Your help is needed. Please use the following link to sign up for mowing the property at 605 Texas Place.
From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another John 1:16
GOD IS AT WORK
… in our MBA Language Ministries.
There are many options for Internationals living in and visiting Mobile
to be helped and transformed each week .
Mission opportunities to 133 nations
Language Congregations and Missions
Walk for Bibles and International Ministries
Sponsored walkers support the International Language School,
Volunteer Port Chaplains Needed
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 Gerald Burch for more information, via email or 251-661-7111.
Donate to International Ministries:
Director of International Ministries and Church Planting
For ESL classes and the International Language School, please visit:
Cooperative Missions Giving
|Cooperative Missions Giving PowerPoint
Click here for a PowerPoint presentation to help explain missions giving through the Cooperative Program and the MBA. Please consider presenting this to your Finance Committee, Wednesday night group, small groups or Sunday School classes. Any of the MBA staff would be happy to make the presentation for you.