Category Archives for "CMBA General"

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 Presidents’ Day on Monday, I approach worship recalling our need to pray for our government leaders—particularly the sitting President. I am reminded of 1 Timothy 2:1-2 that says, “First of all, then, I urge that […]

Insight 047: FaithSoaring Churches Yield to Outside Authority

Some congregations need a radical transformation. Anything less will be insufficient. Few congregations can engage in a radical transformation without giving authority over to an outside third-party with the wisdom to focus the congregation on effective actions for transformation, and the authority to compel the congregation to act. Congregations in need of radical transformation have […]

Insight 045: FaithSoaring Churches Change the Way They Count Membership

Membership is less important than it once was. The number of people connected with a congregation through various types of involvements is more important than how many people are connected. FaithSoaring Churches count at least four types of involvement. First, is regularity of attendance in weekly worship. Second, is involvement in some type of ongoing […]

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 you and your congregation.   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 100 partner […]

Insight 044: FaithSoaring Churches Change the Way They Count Attendance

It is important to regularly measure the active involvement of a congregation to know when progress is being made. However, counting the average attendance at worship each week may no longer be the best indicator. FaithSoaring Churches make several changes in the way they count. First, they continue counting the average weekly attendance. Second, they […]

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The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast launched earlier this year. This is a regular podcast targeting ministers and laypersons of the Columbia Metro Baptist Churches-in-Association–and all other interested persons. The third episode posts on Tuesday, February 13th. To receive an e-mail notificaton with a link to each podcast when they are posted, complete the very short […]

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