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Most Recent Podcast Shows

The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast Are Posted Regularly. Sign Up to Automatically Receive Them.
The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast was launched in 2018. This is a regular podcast targeting ministers and laypersons of the[...]
The Heart of First Impressions – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #028
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Our Family Stories

Alice Drive Baptist Times Multi-Site with an Emphasis on Making a Good First Impression
This summer, Clay Smith will celebrate 25 years as the lead pastor at Alice Drive Baptist Church, in Sumter, and[...]
Robert Grant Provides Church Administration Assistance in New Role
Robert Grant began his work as an Empowering Congregations Ministry Mobilizer with the Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) in April.[...]
David Waganer Seeks to Empower Congregations
The Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) welcomes David Waganer, an independent contract worker who began his responsibilities as an Empowering[...]
Alice Drive’s Welcome Ministry Shifts from “What” to “Why”
Download this article -- First Impressions -- Alice Drive      Alice Drive Baptist Church members have welcomed visitors to[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Gospel Saturation Insight 145
Insight 145: “We must grasp the nature of movement. God is at work around the world to do far more[...]
Gospel Saturation Insight 144
Insight 144: Think about what it would be like to give your life, the entirety of your pastoral ministry, to[...]
Gospel Saturation Insight 143
Insight 143: “If you were to share the gospel with someone and disciple that one person to maturity over the[...]
Gospel Saturation Insight 142
Insight 142: “If you were an exceptional evangelist and saw 5,000 converts a year through your mass crusade ministry for[...]
Gospel Saturation Insight 141
Insight 141: “We are discipling people in the faith from the beginning as they observe our lives and discern what[...]

George Bullard's Journey

The Bullard Journal for June 17, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019: “A Call to Prayer” Church Adoption is Hard! By now the word is out throughout the[...]
The Bullard Journal for June 16, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019: “A Family Story”: A God Moment? This Sunday morning when I woke up I checked my[...]
The Bullard Journal for June 15, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019: “A Call to Action”: I was in Toronto, Canada this week meeting with some leaders from[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Father’s Day June 2019
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, on this Father’s Day weekend as a child of God, swirling around my head[...]
The Bullard Journal for June 14, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019: “A Call to Action”: Where Have All the Musicians Gone? At one time the average congregation[...]

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[...]