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National Day of Prayer, May 2, 2019

Prayer at the Government Center
Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:00 PM
Char-Meck Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Gather with us for prayer at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.

Contact: 
Fallon & Keyna Procter
ndp.nc2015@gmail.com 
(910) 316-8057


Love Charlotte Vision Casting
Thursday, May 2, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

IMAGINE IF A CITY…

  • Prayed more and each day a church intentionally prayed over the city.
  • Featured acts of kindness on TV, transit buses or billboards.
  • Shared free resources so neighbors could easily pray for one another by name.
  • Discovered unity by caring and respecting each other.
  • Transformed neighborhoods by partnering with nonprofits and schools.
  • Recruited thousands of ambassadors to watch,care and share.
  • Ignited a movement of prayer and revival.

This vision casting event is designed so community, marketplace, church and nonprofit leaders can come learn more about Love Charlotte and the plans we have to ignite a movement of praying, caring and sharing throughout our city.

Our special guest for the evening will be Karen Abecrombie, the prayer warrior and dove award winner Ms Clara in the Kendrick Brother’s 2015 War Room movie.

MBA has reserved a table at this event. If you would like to join us at our table, click the button below to send us an email. Seating is limited. RSVP TODAY!



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:

May 9th–at Mulberry Baptist Church, 6450 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 
Pastor Larry Burns

June 4th–at New Hope Baptist Church, 7841 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC
Pastor Jason Smith


Thursday, April 18, 2018, 6:45 pm
MBA’s Great Commission Center
1324 The Plaza 
Charlotte, NC 28205

Please join us for a time of fellowship, learning and prayer, including a light supper.

For MBA Pastors who work in the marketplace and serve one of our churches

Call (704) 375-1197 if you have questions.

Sign up by clicking on the button below


LeaderSHOP–Tools for Life and Ministry

These gatherings are designed to assist pastors and church leaders in their church ministry.  Classes will be held at the Great Commission Center.

MAY 2019 LeaderSHOP: Missions Partnerships

May 21, 2019 – Missions Partnerships with Greg Queen, IMB

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Greg Queen with IMB will be with us to talk about how churches can best engage in international missions partnerships, including current opportunities available. We will also explore missions possibilities locally and in North America, including a time to share church partnerships underway that we can pray for and partner in as MBA churches.

This LeaderSHOP will be held at the Great Commission Center, 1324 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205

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



Baptist Children’s Homes Food RoundUp

This year, MBA Churches are focusing on Gift Cards and the following 5 Items:

Peanut Butter

Jelly

Spaghetti meal products (pasta, sauce, etc.)

Paper Products

Ramen Noodles

GIFT CARDS ARE ALSO NEEDED right now! Purchase gift cards in any amount from the following grocery retailers:

Walmart, Sam’s Club, Food Lion

(please write gift amount on the card)

Bring your collected goods to the Great Commission Center by May 2nd. Baptist Children’s Homes will come to collect the food and grocery items soon, so don’t wait. Call (704) 375-1197 to schedule your dropoff. 


BCH also participates in the Full Circle Gift Card program.  Click HERE to donate gift cards online to BCH.  Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) is partnering with The Full Circle Program (TFCP) to make it easy for the community to provide healthy food for the children and families the nonprofit serves.

The Full Circle Program provides an innovative web-based portal where donors can access BCH’s needs list, purchase product(s) in bulk, and then choose which one of BCH’s statewide homes for the items to be shipped. Food donations to BCH made through TFCP’s website system are tax deductible. Plus, TFCP will donate 10% its gross profit from the purchase back to BCH.

Because of the increased emphasis being placed on healthy food options, The Full Circle Program strives to work with companies that can provide products made with natural ingredients and serve as healthy alternatives to the many high-processed national brands. Their website system ensures BCH receives the exact amount needed so there is no waste. In addition, TFCP prices are lower than the average retail price and ships the items purchased by donors for free anywhere in the U.S.


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 Form.  We have two sets, each consisting of a Standard Bounce House (13ft x 13 ft) and a Bounce House with Slide.  You may opt to request one or both bounce houses.  Please understand that the bounce houses are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Need more info?  Contact beth@metrolina.org or call (704) 375-1197 

NEW Bounce House Policy Begins June 1st (2018)

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 $50 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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