Category Archives for "CMBA General"

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 Church in the Columbia Metro Baptist Association, also serves as executive director of the Columbia International University Prison Program. This program, which is immersed with the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), has helped 136 […]

Insight 104: FaithSoaring Churches Focus on New People Rather Than Inactive People

One of the passions for some people in congregations is the desire to reactivate inactive or former members of the church. They believe if these people would reactivate the congregation would soar. This approach presents several challenges that diminish its effectiveness. First, it only works a small percentage of the time. Second, the effort required […]

Insight 102: FaithSoaring Churches Decrease Secrecy and Increasing Mutual Respect

Congregations not ready for and even resisting change are characterized by secrecy and a lack of mutual respect. There is secrecy in communication, of money, and of prayer concerns. Information is power that can lead to control. Too many leaders do not realize that the control of information destroys community and limits the empowerment of […]

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