Category Archives for "CMBA General"

Insight 108: FaithSoaring Churches Have Buildings for the Community More Than the Church

What if congregations constructed or retrofitted buildings for the needs of and use by community context more than for the church programs? Some congregations would protest that their buildings are already available to the community. Agreed. Sort of. What is suggested here is that buildings be conceptualized as community buildings the congregation also has an […]

Insight 107: FaithSoaring Churches Connect Missional, Disciplemaking, and Attracting

For years we have warned congregations who desire to transform to watch out for programmatic silos that do not connect with one another. There are also process or emphasis silos. These may focus around missional engagement, being a disciplemaking congregation, and being attractional or church growth oriented. Even congregations who have a proactive and positive […]

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 […]