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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

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[...]
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[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Insight 226: FaithSoaring Churches Understand Long-Term Personnel Implications
It makes a tremendous difference in the ability of congregations to transform if they have not painted themselves into a[...]
Insight 225: FaithSoaring Churches Understand Long-Term Facilities Implications
It makes a tremendous difference in the ability of congregations to transform if they have not painted themselves into a[...]
Insight 224: FaithSoaring Churches Anticipate Next Generation Leaders
Congregations seeking to transform anticipate the next generation of leaders in their congregation. They are not just looking a few[...]
Insight 223: FaithSoaring Churches See Vision as a Validator
Congregations seeking to transform have an ever-clearer vision of the future of the congregation toward which God is pulling it.[...]
Insight 222: FaithSoaring Churches Make Every Sunday Count
Congregations seeking to transform never see Sundays as an event that goes well or does not go well. It is[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Sunday, August 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, may my message today be as simple as “be kind to everyone.” During a hot[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–First Sunday, August 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, as people come to worship this weekend may they be looking for more than[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Fifth Sunday, July 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, when I preach and teach about people receiving salvation and then learning more and more[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Fourth Sunday, July 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, we are thankful for all Your examples to us of what it means to[...]
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[...]

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[...]