Mobile Area Estate Stewardship Conference Draws Record Attendance
Saraland, Alabama – On September 24, 2014, The Baptist Foundation of Alabama (TBFA) was on the campus of First Baptist North Mobile to host its Mobile Area Estate Stewardship Conference. Church leaders in attendance heard from TBFA staff and fellow pastors about the ways an effective estate stewardship ministry can serve church members by providing them an estate plan that honors their family and their faith.
Representatives from the following churches were in attendance:
3 Circle Church, Fairhope
Baldwin Baptist Association
Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Millry
Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile
First Baptist Church, Fairhope
First Baptist Church, North Mobile
First Baptist Church, Satsuma
Mobile Baptist Association
Barry Bledsoe, President of TBFA, gave an overview of the Foundation and described the components of an effective estate stewardship ministry. He then held a question and answer session with Ed Litton, Senior Pastor and Scott White, Executive Pastor of First Baptist North Mobile. Ed and Scott discussed the blessings both have seen (personally, for the members of their church, and for First Baptist itself) from implementing an estate stewardship ministry.
Scott White said, “We could not be more excited at North Mobile about joining with the vision and passion of The Baptist Foundation of Alabama. The Estate Stewardship Conference was an invaluable opportunity to learn how to partner with them for greater Kingdom impact.”
Barry Bledsoe said, “We are grateful to First Baptist North Mobile for hosting this important event for local churches. We would also like to thank the pastors who came to learn more about the ways estate stewardship ministry can effectively serve their church members, as it has for First Baptist North Mobile.”
The Baptist Foundation of Alabama (TBFA) was founded in 1940 to steward Christ-honoring gifts on behalf of generous Alabama Baptists for ministries in Alabama, around the United States, and across the world. TBFA is committed to assisting givers impact their favorite ministries in the largest possible way. Today, the Foundation administers over 250 million dollars of God’s money given by God’s people for God’s purposes. From providing estate planning services for churches and individuals, to managing financial resources effectively and efficiently, The Foundation is proud to play a vital role in helping share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. TBFA is a Cooperative Program Agency of the Alabama Baptist State Convention.