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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 318: FaithSoaring Churches Move Forward Even When It Seems Too Tough
Congregations seeking to transform do not give up when the journey forward is tough, has mandatory detours, or experiences too[...]
Insight 317: FaithSoaring Churches Willingly Embrace the Contrarian
Congregations seeking to transform do not demand blind loyalty. While they appropriately oppose unfounded opposition, this does not mean they[...]
Insight 316: FaithSoaring Churches Choose the Narrow Path
Congregations seeking to transform resist the temptation to emulate the success of other congregations, the desire to compete with other[...]
Insight 315: FaithSoaring Churches Do Not Give Up Too Soon
Congregations seeking to transform do not give up on transformation too soon. They are willing to invest the length of[...]
Insight 314: FaithSoaring Churches Use Variety as Intentional Strategy
Congregations seeking to transform place some variety into worship and other aspects of congregational life. While there can be some[...]

George Bullard's Journey

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[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Fourth Sunday, October 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, as a pastor at times I am conflicted about my role. Books I read,[...]

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[...]