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Most Recent Podcast Shows

A Smaller Membership Church with a Big Missional Vision – Columbia Metro Connection #003
Welcome to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality resources for[...]
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The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast launched earlier this year. This is a regular podcast targeting ministers and laypersons of the[...]

Our Family Stories

Midtown Fellowship: Two Notch—A Church Plant in the Inner City to Reach into Poverty
Midtown Fellowship’s downtown Columbia church plant began in 2007 with a Sunday worship gathering and intentional Life Groups to primarily[...]
Concord Baptist Church Serves More Than 500 Monthly with Food, the Gospel, and Encouragement
On the first and third Wednesday of each month, they start arriving about 6:30 a.m., rain or shine, waiting until[...]
St. Andrews Pastor Publishes Devotions for Those Struggling with Depression as He Did
In 2008, things began to change for pastor Ronald “Dee” Vaughan. Ministry had become burdensome, and that was a change[...]
Four Smaller Membership Churches Cooperate for One Day Community Impact Event
With a welcome sign at each end, the City of Columbia has formally dedicated Decker Boulevard, a two-mile stretch of[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Insight 056: FaithSoaring Churches Have Consistent Doctrine and Practice
Many congregations are part of denominations and other networks of congregations who have strong doctrinal positions that focus on the[...]
Insight 055: FaithSoaring Churches Go Places Only God’s Holy Spirit Can Lead
Congregations in need of transformation are risk adverse. In their opposition to transition and change, they are afraid to leave[...]
Insight 054: FaithSoaring Churches Have Emotionally Mature People
The other side of spiritual maturity is emotional maturity. It takes both types of maturity in the leaders who claim[...]
Insight 053: FaithSoaring Churches Nurture Spiritually Maturing People
It is tough for congregations to transform if their leadership and many of their members are not spiritually maturing. If[...]
Insight 052: FaithSoaring Churches Enhance Their Conflict Capacity
FaithSoaring Churches engage in transitions and changes. There is no way to avoid this. Congregations cannot move forward without them.[...]

George Bullard's Journey

The Search for Best Practices for the Multiplication of Congregational Expressions
I am traveling Sunday, February 25th to Orlando, FL for the Exponential church planting and multiplication conference. They claim it[...]
Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–Fourth Weekend of February
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, this has been a week where the right to bear arms and guns in[...]
Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–Third Weekend of February
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, on this weekend when many people are celebrating the three-day weekend that culminate in[...]
Hey Church! Is it the Great Commission or the Great Commandment?
Download This Article Here:  Hey Church, Great Commission, Great Commanment Words are important. Even the order in which words are expressed[...]
Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–Second Weekend of February
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, in the midst of seeking to praise and worship you this weekend, we are[...]

Congregational Champions

Learn in Three Days a Process to Transform Your Congregation
It does not matter what “RE” word works for you—revitalize, renew, re-envision, reinvent, redevelop, restart, replant, resurrect—there is a three-day[...]
27 Books That Have Impacted My Ministry as a Congregational Champion
I have read thousands of books during my life. Probably 90 percent of them have been non-fiction books. The picture[...]
The Synergy of Good Faith, Good Fellowship, Good Works, Good News
(Review one of the topics covered at Congregational Champions Retreats.) Four essential characteristics of FaithSoaring Churches are Good Faith, Good Fellowship, Good[...]
Writing the Future Story of Ministry for Your Congregation
George Bullard has been working on updating a manuscript that addresses the point in a Spiritual Strategic Journey when a[...]