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Most Recent Podcast Shows

The Nations Have Come To Us – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #015
Welcome back to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality resources[...]
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[...]

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 324: FaithSoaring Churches Do Not Reward Bad Behavior
Congregations seeking to transform by focusing on signs of health and strength, are unwilling to allow the few who want[...]
Insight 323: FaithSoaring Churches Confront Casual Christians
Congregations seeking to transform are willing to lovingly confront casual Christians in their midst. They always hold up a figurative[...]
Insight 322: FaithSoaring Churches Create a Magnetic Movement
Congregations seeking to transform know it is important to inspire people with a solid mission, and a captivating vision. But[...]
Insight 321: FaithSoaring Churches Figure Out Positive Reasons People Stay
Congregations seeking to transform work on figuring out the healthy, positive reasons why people stay in their congregation. They want[...]
Insight 320: FaithSoaring Churches Figure Out Why People Stay, Not Just Why People Leave
Congregations seeking to transform discover why people stay and are active in their congregation. They are as concerned about this[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–On the Sunday Before Thanksgiving, November 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, I am eternally thankful for my relationship with You because of Jesus the Christ—the Living[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Sunday, November 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, priority in life is so important. As a Christian my priority is You. There can[...]
SC Baptist Disaster Relief Situation Report November 3, 2018
Here is a  situation report from the SC Baptist Disaster Relief efforts for Hurricanes Florence and Michael: SCBC Disaster Relief Report,[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–First Sunday, November 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, time is the most precious commodity of the 21st century. We all wish for[...]
SC Baptist Disaster Relief Situation Report October 27, 2018
Here is a  situation report from the SC Baptist Disaster Relief efforts for Hurricanes Florence and Michael:  SCBC Disaster Relief[...]

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[...]