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Most Recent Podcast Shows

Making a Difference One Child at a Time – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #32
SUBSCRIBE:  iTunes| RSS | Stitcher | TuneIn Radio | Google Play       The Columbia Metro Connection is sponsored and supported by the Columbia Metro Baptist Association and the[...]
Transforming Culture By Strengthening Community – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #31
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Our Family Stories

Families for All Children at the November 19th Vision Day
Families for All ChildrenDownload On November 19th Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) conducted a Vision Day Lunch and Speaker where[...]
CMBA, Gethsemane Associations Celebrate Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer
Baptist Women's World Day of PrayerDownload Women from the Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) and the Gethsemane Association met together[...]
Strategic Prayer and Two More Steps are Foundations for Sandy Level’s Evangelism Focus
Chris HanleyDownload About one year ago, Chris Hanley, pastor of Sandy Level Baptist Church in Blythewood, says he felt the[...]
Sharing God’s Love “Behind the Fence”
Sharing God's Love Behind the FenceDownload Where does prison ministry fall on your church’s list of community outreach opportunities? Many[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Church Tour Ideas from CMBA Churches and Others
Church Tour Idea 001: Gateway Baptist Church has in its worship folder a link to their Gateway Groups web page[...]
The National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices
Congregations' Economic Practices 2-Page Summary 2019Download The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving has published a National Study of Congregations’[...]
Families for All Children at the November 19th Vision Day
CMCH-Foster-CareDownload On November 19th Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) will conduct a Vision Day Lunch and Speaker where churches will[...]
Connie Maxwell Offers Pilot on Foster Care to Three to Five CMBA Churches
On Tuesday, November 19th ( Noon to 1:30 p.m.) at North Trenholm Baptist Church in Columbia, Danny Nicholson, president of[...]
Gospel Saturation Insight 247
Insight 247: “Multiplication is God’s people continually reproducing disciples, leaders, and churches for the Gospel Saturation of a place. And[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Navigating the Technology Issue
Technology has opened up a brave new world in human information sharing and communication. It has impacted education in tremendous[...]
The High Points in Congregational Ministry
What are some of the high points in congregational ministry for your pastor and other staff ministers? Baptism of a[...]
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is an annual event in many congregations. It is a time that typically the largest number of[...]
An Upside to Social Media
While social media is – at its best – a wonderful way to communicate with family, friends, and acquaintances, it[...]
What Type of Volunteer Are You?
Once upon a time in church life, when a general call was issued for volunteers for a certain event or[...]

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[...]