Category Archives for "CMBA General"

Essential Communication Pieces for First-Time Guest Success

Wise counsel from Greg Atkinson of WorshipImpressions.com who was our February 2018 Vision Tuesday speaker. You may also check out his ministry at GregAtkinson.com. Download the document: Essential Communication Pieces Here are the key points. Open the document for the details: Signage Communications/Connection Card Welcome Gift Pre-Service Slides or Video “I’m New” Page on Your Website […]

Insight 165: FaithSoaring Churches Focus on Long-Term Actions Rather Than Short-Term Actions

Congregations desiring to transform have wisdom to see the long-term implications of short-term actions. They are not anxious about the present. They are hopeful about the future. They are not reacting to the past. They are proactive about the future. They are not looking for short-term outputs. They focus on long-term impacts. They do not […]

Four Ways to Welcome and Connect with Guests After a Big Event

Wise counsel from Greg Atkinson of WorshipImpressions.com who was our February 2018 Vision Tuesday speaker. You may also check out his ministry at GregAtkinson.com. Download the document: Welcoming Guests Back – Event Here are the key points. Open the document for the details: Begin with the end in mind. Get their information. Promote the next thing. […]

Insight 164: FaithSoaring Churches Do Not Allow Buildings to Become the Church’s Top Priority

When buildings become the top priority for congregations, their transformation is in doubt. It is highly unlikely that successful models of congregational transformation take place by a focus on facilities. Buildings typically become the top priority for congregations by default rather than intentional action. It happens like this. Congregations build new facilities. They like what […]

Insight 163: FaithSoaring Churches Encourage a Christ-Centered, Faith-Based Journey

Congregations seeking to transform are not afraid of the word evangelism. They know it is about Good News. They know it is about inviting people to engage in a spiritually transforming Christ-centered, faith-based journey. They know it is about engaging in a life full of the unconditional love of God through Jesus Christ. They know […]

Insight 162: FaithSoaring Churches Nurture Generous Disciples

Congregations seeking to transform may have financial challenges. However, except during short-term crisis, congregations seeking to transform do not pressure people to give money. Instead they have a long-term strategy to encourage people connected with their congregation to become generous disciples. All households connected with congregations are encouraged to develop an ongoing plan for expressing […]

Insight 160: FaithSoaring Churches Fall in Love with Jesus Again

Congregations seeking to transform fall in love with Jesus again. In the constant struggle between Christ and culture, in too many congregations culture often wins. In congregations seeking to transform, they often have a breakthrough when their love for Jesus is their prime characteristic. People begin mattering to them more than their buildings. Ministry is […]

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 Columbia colleges and universities, he quickly applauds the support of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association and the involvement of its churches with students. Andy is leaving the South Carolina Baptist Convention staff to pursue Clinical […]