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Most Recent Podcast Shows

The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast Are Posted Regularly. Sign Up to Automatically Receive Them.
The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast launched earlier this year. This is a regular podcast targeting ministers and laypersons of the[...]
An Iron-Barred Mission Field – The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast – Episode #005
     Welcome to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality[...]

Our Family Stories

Temple Zion Baptist Pastor Andre Melvin Oversees Columbia International Prison Program
Listen to the podcast with Rev Andre Melvin, Temple Zion Baptist Church -- http://www.columbiametro.org/podcast-005/ Andre Melvin, pastor of Temple Zion Baptist[...]
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[...]
For Andre Rogers, Three Ministry Endeavors Work Together for Kingdom Effectiveness.
Andre Rogers serves as Columbia Metro Baptist Association’s Congregational Multiplication Ministry Mobilizer. He assists with church planting and sometimes with[...]
Crooked Run Baptist Church is a Smaller Membership Church with a Kingdom Sized Vision
Listen to the podcast with Rev. Tommy Hutto, pastor, Crooked Run Baptist Church -- http://www.columbiametro.org/podcast-003/ Crooked Run Baptist Church, in Fairfield[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Insight 077: FaithSoaring Churches Deal with Truth Rather Than Perceived Truth
In congregations many people have an idea about what the congregation ought to do. They have a family member or[...]
Insight 076: FaithSoaring Churches Overcome Resistance to Transition and Change
No congregation with high resistance to transition and change that may lead to transformation has a clear vision for the[...]
Insight 075: FaithSoaring Churches Use Every Opportunity to Be Purposeful
Many congregations get busy. They get busy about being busy. They add things to their calendar thinking that more things[...]
Insight 074: FaithSoaring Churches Do Not Become Defensive or Anxious
There are times when things do not go well in a congregation. Leadership has been trying things they think ought[...]
Insight 073: FaithSoaring Churches Increase the Number of People for Whom Church is Their Third Place
Is your congregation a good place to be? Not just to walk in and attend worship and then walk out.[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Third Weekend of March 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, I wonder how much Jesus was aware at this point that in less than two[...]
Denominational Service Is a Unique Spiritual Calling
Download this article:  Bullard, Denominational Service a Unique Spiritual Calling Denominational service is a unique spiritual calling within God’s constellation of[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Weekend of March 2018
A Prayer for Pastors:  O Lord, I know it is a small thing, but please help my congregation to remember[...]
Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–First Weekend of March 2018
A Prayer for Pastors:  O Lord, proclaiming Your Word is essential and a powerful force. I am reminded of the power[...]
In Church Planting It Should Be Pull Not Push, and Receive Not Send—Part Two
Continuing from part one, I have certain convictions I want to test. In some I am a contrarian to the[...]

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[...]