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Most Recent Podcast Shows

Gospel Saturation in a Multi-Ethnic Community – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #019
Welcome to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality resources for[...]
Passing the Baton to Expand The Kingdom – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #018
SUBSCRIBE:  iTunes| RSS | Stitcher | TuneIn Radio | Google Play      The Columbia Metro Connection is sponsored and supported by the Columbia Metro Baptist Association and the almost[...]

Our Family Stories

Church Plants Must Serve in the Community, Connect with People, and Be Involved with Other Churches
In 2001, Erik Estep was serving Fellowship Baptist Church in Lexington, had never thought about church planting, and on this[...]
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[...]
On 20th CMBA Anniversary Locklear Celebrates Relationships with Churches
Download Our Family Story -- Community Impact - Cathy Locklear In 1999, Cathy Locklear and her husband Eric had just welcomed[...]
New BCM Director Brings Relational Approach to Campus Ministry
Download Our Family Story -- Jamie Rogers, BCM Director Jamie Rogers is the new Columbia area Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) director,[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Gospel Saturation Insight 043
Insight 043: “One thing is certain, if we are going to make headway in addressing the burgeoning mission field of[...]
Gospel Saturation Insight 042
Insight 042: “What would it take to reach a tipping pint that would lead to a gospel movement in our[...]
Gospel Saturation Insight 041
Insight 041: “Thankfully there are many church leaders beginning to talk about movement as the starting point for our understanding[...]
Gospel Saturation Insight 040
Insight 040: “The hallmark of any movement of God is not the select few experts doing great deeds, but the[...]
Gospel Saturation Insight 039
Insight 039: “Often the majority of the church’s growth doesn’t come from new converts, but from those who have been[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Captured By Vision Insight 036 By George Bullard
Vision is not so much written as it is experienced. Vision must be sensed and experienced more than read or[...]
Captured By Vision Insight 035 By George Bullard
Any similarity between the typical committee-developed vision statement and true vision is purely accidental. Committees write statements, create mottos, and[...]
Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–Third Weekend of February
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, on this weekend when many people are celebrating the three-day weekend that culminate in[...]
Captured By Vision Insight 034 By George Bullard
Vision crafted using an organizational model misses the fact that a congregation is a spiritual organism. Vision in an organization[...]
Captured By Vision Insight 033 By George Bullard
Casting vision is a forever activity. When does congregational leadership finish casting vision? Never, or vision wanes. Pastors, staff members,[...]

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[...]