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Most Recent Podcast Shows

Know Your Church; Know Your Mission Field – The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast – Episode #013
 Welcome back to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality resources[...]
Planning for Your Church’s Financial Future – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #012
 Welcome to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality resources for[...]

Our Family Stories

All Columbia Area Churches Can Embrace International Ministry
For two of the past three years, First Baptist Church Columbia’s ministry to internationals has hosted a celebration of the[...]
Samuel Hernandez’s Winding Road, Listening to the Lord, Led to Bi-vocational Ministry in Columbia
Download this story:  Samuel Hernandez, 08.06.18 Samuel Hernandez has been pastor of Columbia’s Iglesia Hispana Dios es Amor for 18 years.[...]
Bill Wright Sees Networking as Essential to 21st Century Kingdom Ministry
Download this story:  Bill Wright, 07.03.18 Bill Wright’s South Carolina Baptist roots go deep, serving in local churches and on staff[...]
Outgoing BCM Director Andy Weems Applauds Work of CMBA Churches with College Students
Download this story:  Andy Weems and Collegiate Ministry As Andy Weems concludes five years of Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) service with[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Insight 261: FaithSoaring Churches Commit to a Tough Journey
Congregations seeking to transform know that just because a journey is tough does not mean it is an unworthy journey.[...]
Insight 260: FaithSoaring Churches Nurture Generosity
Congregations seeking to transform nurture generosity rather than raise their budget. There is a distinct, and in some cases, a[...]
Insight 259: FaithSoaring Churches Ask People If They Go to Church
Congregations seeking to transform have responded positively to the call to action to do some contextual research. This research could[...]
Insight 258: FaithSoaring Churches Act Like New People Are Expected
Congregations seeking to transform act like new people are expected by clear information on their web site as to how[...]
Insight 257: FaithSoaring Churches Use Food and Drink as a Relationship Building Activity
Congregations seeking to transform do not see placing coffee and donuts on a table as sufficient for relationship building. While[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Third Sunday, September 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, it looks like we may not have our gathered worship service this Sunday. You[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Sunday, September 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, I have so many questions posed to me about the healing power of God.[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–First Sunday, September 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, this is a season of the year when for many families it is difficult to[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Fourth Sunday, August 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, may my words and actions exemplify for my congregation the joy and excitement of living[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Third Sunday, August 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, our church location is becoming more diverse. People other than “our kind of people”[...]

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[...]