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Most Recent Podcast Shows

Gospel Saturated Communities – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #014
Welcome back to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality resources[...]
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[...]

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 296: FaithSoaring Churches Have Clear Communication on Staff Issues
Congregations seeking to transform, like every congregation, will inevitably have some personnel issues regarding staff. It may even be that[...]
Insight 295: FaithSoaring Churches Develop Staff as a Team
Congregations seeking to transform have a staff that has been developed as a team. They seek the overall fulfillment of[...]
Insight 294: FaithSoaring Churches Minister with People by Name or It Is Not Missional
Congregations seeking to transform know the people with whom they are ministering by name and needs rather than number. They[...]
Insight 293: FaithSoaring Churches Redefine What is Impossible
Congregations seeking to transform redefine what is impossible. While realistic and not just wildly fantasizing, they are not bound by[...]
Insight 292: FaithSoaring Churches Listen to the Still Small Voice of God
Congregations seeking to transform listen for the “still small voice” of God [1 Kings 19:12 KJV] to discern their next[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Third Sunday, October 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, I know in many respects I am Your under-shepherd to my congregation. I am their[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Sunday, October 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, there are days when I ponder with a certain degree of sadness that I[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–First Sunday, October 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord,  may our worship style and content, and my message on Sunday remember that among the[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Fifth Sunday, September 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, among the things I pray will always characterize my congregation is Christian compassion towards[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Fourth Sunday, September 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, what a time for prayer and compassion! You, Jesus, taught us to pray so[...]

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[...]