Category Archives for "CMBA General"

Insight 159: FaithSoaring Churches Focus Less on Average Attendance

The average weekly attendance in congregations is increasingly less relevant. Average weekly attendance is a short-term assessment of program success. It says very little about the long-term vitality of congregations and the spiritual formation and missional engagement of people connected with congregations. Registering people in attendance at worship four weeks in a row in the […]

Insight 158: FaithSoaring Churches Transform Before They Run Out of Money

Unfortunately, a certain number of congregations are like people hooked on alcohol, drugs, food, etc. They are not open to transformation until they hit “bottom” –whatever that is for them. These congregations often spend all their reserve funds before they are open to transformation. They allow way too many people to leave the congregation or […]

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 express its vision to share Jesus with 100,000 people within a 5-mile radius of the South Carolina state capital. Though a believer since middle school, one of those drawn to Midtown’s vision was Antony “Ant” […]

Register for Vision Tuesday on June 19th on Building a Financial Legacy for Your Church

Vision Tuesday on June 19th at Noon at the South Carolina Baptist Convention building involves not only a great lunch and great fellowship, but also a great presentation by Nathan McCarthy of the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina on helping congregations and their members build outstanding Legacy Plans. Register HERE. Such efforts help churches with […]