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Ministers & Spouses Christmas Banquet

Pastors, Church Staff, Church Planters and other MBA ministry partners–along with their spouses–are invited to attend our annual banquet.  There is no charge for dinner; our goal is simply that you come and be encouraged in your ministry alongside other like-minded church and ministry partners.

Please join us on Thursday, December 5th at 7pm for the annual MBA Ministers & Spouses Christmas Banquet.  Dinner will be served, along with fellowship and a time of music.

Pastors’ Fellowship Gatherings

Unless otherwise specified, Pastors’ Fellowships are 11:30am-1pm

Can’t make it to the Pastors’ Fellowship this month?  Join us next time!  Our next gatherings will be held on:

February 4, 2020–at FBC Charlotte (301 S. Davidson St.)

Please click the button below to reserve your lunch plate and register for this event.

LeaderSHOP–Tools for Life and Ministry

These gatherings are designed to assist pastors and church leaders in their church ministry.  LeaderSHOP registration is open to ALL church leaders.

For many of our gatherings, lunch is included. Please click on the RSVP buttons below to reserve your lunch plate at each event you will attend.

January 2020 LeaderSHOP: Focus & Vision

Open to all church leaders, pastors and staff, this LeaderSHOP is a great way to begin a new year and a new decade. Please join us as we discuss Kingdom Focus and Vision.

WHEN: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: MBA’s Great Commission Center (1324 The Plaza)

Lunch is included in this FREE event. Please RSVP to reserve your lunch plate.

For more information about these and other leadership training opportunities for your church, contact Bob Lowman.

Take the Caring Well Challenge

Is your church safe from abuse and safe for survivors? Join us in taking the Caring Well Challenge, an important step in confronting the abuse crisis. What is the Caring Well Challenge?

Bounce Houses Available Upon Request

Metrolina Baptist Association has purchased 2 sets of bounce houses to be used as ministry tools by our churches and partners. Each set has ONE EACH: standard bounce house (13 x 13), and a bounce house with a slide. Our active associated ministry partners are welcome to reserve one or both bounce houses at a suggested donation.

View Our Calendar to see if your preferred dates are available.

We also have other ministry partners who have bounce houses that may be used depending on availability. If both sets of the MBA bounce houses are booked on your preferred dates, these partners may be contacted to see if their bounce houses are available. If your church or partner organization is looking to schedule an event, check out our online Bounce House Request page by clicking the button below.   

Please understand that the bounce houses are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Need more info?  Contact or call (704) 375-1197 

NEW Bounce House Policy Begins January 1st (2020)

Due to high demand, each church may make 2 reservations per quarter.  Quarters are as follows: Sept-Nov, Dec-Feb, Mar-May, Jun-Aug.  

  • Our active associated churches, ministry partners, or church plants are welcome to reserve one or both bounce houses at a charge of $75 per bounce house
  • There will be a $25 Security Deposit per bounce house, which may be refunded when the bounce houses are returned clean, dry and folded properly
  • Partner ministries MUST have reservations made through an MBA church

Pray for Me Campaign

Would your church commit to intergenerational prayer?

How can we connect more adults with more young people more naturally than ever before?

The Pray for Me Campaign was born out of this question. We believe every young person needs a team of Prayer Champions strategically praying for them. The Pray for Me Campaign creates a vast web of intergenerational relationships for young people and equips adult believers to pass on a sustainable faith to the next generation.

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