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Starting and strengthening congregations to serve as vital and vibrant missional communities

Most Recent Podcast Shows

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[...]
Urban Ministry – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #011
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

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[...]
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[...]
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[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Insight 202: FaithSoaring Churches Reject a Business Model
Congregations seeking to transform realize they are a ministry and not a business. They heed the advice of Jim Collins[...]
Insight 201: FaithSoaring Churches Anticipate Contextual Transitions
Congregations seeking to transform love what their community context has been over the years. At the same time, they are[...]
Insight 200: FaithSoaring Churches Do Not Burn Out Lay Leaders
Congregations seeking to transform do not burn out their lay leaders. Burnout of lay leaders happens easily. Typical congregations seeking[...]
Insight 199: FaithSoaring Churches Are Aware of the Value of the Congregation to Its Context
Many congregations believe they no longer add value to their community context. Often this is not the case. Some congregations[...]
Insight 198: FaithSoaring Churches Look Within the Community Context for the Presence of God
Transforming congregations seek the presence of the Triune God within their community context. While Jesus was regularly in the Temple[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Has the Multi-Site Movement Been Good for US Churches?
George Bullard’s Perspective on the Dave Travis National Church Intelligence Poll #1 -- July 16, 2018 Dave Travis--pictured here--who has been connected[...]
When Congregations are Family and Not Just Friends or Acquaintances
Download this Post: When Congregations are Family, 07.13.18 Latterly*, I was in a conversation with a small group of people about[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Third Sunday, July 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, just as Jesus sent out his disciples two-by-two to be a witness to the[...]
People of Passion vs. People of Position
Download: Top Ten People of Passion Some years ago, when consulting with various sizes and shapes of congregations, I realized[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Sunday, July 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, I am grateful for the people who gather on this Sunday in our church[...]

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[...]