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Most Recent Podcast Shows

Urban Ministry – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #011
SUBSCRIBE:  iTunes| RSS | Stitcher | TuneIn Radio | Google Play      The Columbia Metro Connection is sponsored and supported by the Columbia Metro Baptist Association and the almost[...]
ReBranding & ReLaunching Your Church – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #010
Welcome to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality resources for[...]

Our Family Stories

Outgoing BCM Director Andy Weems Applauds Work of CMBA Churches with College Students
Download this story:  Andy Weems and Collegiate Ministry As Andy Weems concludes five years of Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) service with[...]
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[...]
Moderator Dan Griffin Celebrates the Spirit of Cooperation as CMBA Family Week of Prayer Takes Place May 20-27
Columbia Metro Baptist Churches-in-Association will celebrate the CMBA Family Week of Prayer May 20-27. This annual emphasis is set aside[...]
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[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Insight 173: FaithSoaring Churches Act and Do Not Delay
Congregations desiring to transform choose to be action oriented. They want to move forward rather than thinking about moving forward.[...]
Insight 172: FaithSoaring Churches Ask Questions That Suggest Action
Congregations seeking to transform ask more questions about doing the Good News than just understanding the Good News. While it[...]
Insight 171: FaithSoaring Churches Hear the Voices Who Do Not Share the Vision
“It is not easy to move forward when everyone is not on board, but it is critical not to marginalize[...]
Insight 170: FaithSoaring Churches Focus More on What They Do
Congregations desiring to transform have figured out the appropriate weighting of the being-knowing-doing continuum. Who they are is very important.[...]
Ten Mistakes That Churches Make When It Comes to First Time Guests
Wise counsel from Greg Atkinson of WorshipImpressions.com who was our February 2018 Vision Tuesday speaker. You may also check out[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Father’s Day Sunday, June 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, on this Father’s Day weekend as a child of God, swirling around my head[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Sunday, June 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, this Sunday is a great time to celebrate our love for and appreciation of[...]
Vision Plus Intentionality is the Holy Grail
Download this Post: Vision Plus Intentionality, 06.07.18 Vision Plus Intentionality are the three most important words in congregational vitality and vibrancy.[...]
An Endorsement of Captured By Vision — a Book by George Bullard
Today I received an amazing unsolicited endorsement of my latest book today--I must share--from a pastor in Michigan who is[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–First Sunday, June 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, I am thankful this weekend for the arrival of summer. Most of all I am[...]

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[...]
Dying to Restart: Churches Choosing a Strategic Death for a Multiplying Life
Dying-to-Restart Download this FREE ebook. We are pleased to share this new ebook with you from Exponential authored by Greg Wiens[...]