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Moderator Dan Griffin Celebrates the Spirit of Cooperation as CMBA Family Week of Prayer Takes Place May 20-27
Columbia Metro Baptist Churches-in-Association will celebrate the CMBA Family Week of Prayer May 20-27. This annual emphasis is set aside[...]
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[...]
Revitalized Rosewood Church is ‘Evidence of God’s Plan for His Kingdom in Southeast Columbia’
On September 10, 2017 Rosewood Baptist Church in Columbia SC undertook a relaunch and rebranding of the 80-year-old institution. The[...]
St. Andrews Pastor Publishes Devotions for Those Struggling with Depression as He Did
In 2008, things began to change for pastor Ronald “Dee” Vaughan. Ministry had become burdensome, and that was a change[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Insight 140: FaithSoaring Churches Stop Doing Things Because WADITWB
A big barrier to the transformation of congregations is WADITWB. This stands for “We’ve Always Done It That Way Before”.[...]
Insight 139: FaithSoaring Churches Stop Doing Things That Drain Resources
Congregations seeking to transform must be willing to re-evaluate program, ministries, and activities that drain resources rather than renew resources.[...]
Insight 138: FaithSoaring Churches Make That Which is Shallow Deep
Congregations seeking to transform must move beyond the first right answer, one that is quick, one that is simple, and[...]
Insight 137: FaithSoaring Churches Make the Exceptional the Norm
For many congregations their standard of excellence takes them right to a mediocrity of service. Their aim is too low.[...]
Insight 136: FaithSoaring Churches Plan for the Future
It is amazing the number of congregations who do not plan for the future. They plan for next week. They[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Pentecost Sunday, May 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, in many Christian traditions this Sunday is committed to the celebration of Pentecost. I[...]
Chart of Ten “R”s for Plotting a New Congregational Course
Radical Transitions and Changes When Congregations Fully Surrender to God's Empowering Vision Download the chart: The Ten Rs Chart, 05.14.18 Tuesday,[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Mother’s Day Sunday, May 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, on this Mother’s Day weekend help me share an authentic message from You that[...]
Resurrection — Replanting as a New Congregation
One of the Ten “R”s for Plotting a New Congregational Course Download this post and make copies for use in[...]
Reinvention — Restarting as a New Congregation
One of the Ten “R”s for Plotting a New Congregational Course Download this post and make copies for use in[...]

Congregational Champions

Learn in Three Days a Process to Transform Your Congregation
It does not matter what “RE” word works for you—revitalize, renew, re-envision, reinvent, redevelop, restart, replant, resurrect—there is a three-day[...]
27 Books That Have Impacted My Ministry as a Congregational Champion
I have read thousands of books during my life. Probably 90 percent of them have been non-fiction books. The picture[...]
The Synergy of Good Faith, Good Fellowship, Good Works, Good News
(Review one of the topics covered at Congregational Champions Retreats.) Four essential characteristics of FaithSoaring Churches are Good Faith, Good Fellowship, Good[...]
Writing the Future Story of Ministry for Your Congregation
George Bullard has been working on updating a manuscript that addresses the point in a Spiritual Strategic Journey when a[...]
Dying to Restart: Churches Choosing a Strategic Death for a Multiplying Life
Dying-to-Restart Download this FREE ebook. We are pleased to share this new ebook with you from Exponential authored by Greg Wiens[...]