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Most Recent Podcast Shows

A Smaller Membership Church with a Big Missional Vision – Columbia Metro Connection #003
Welcome to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality resources for[...]
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The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast launched earlier this year. This is a regular podcast targeting ministers and laypersons of the[...]

Our Family Stories

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[...]
Concord Baptist Church Serves More Than 500 Monthly with Food, the Gospel, and Encouragement
On the first and third Wednesday of each month, they start arriving about 6:30 a.m., rain or shine, waiting until[...]
St. Andrews Pastor Publishes Devotions for Those Struggling with Depression as He Did
In 2008, things began to change for pastor Ronald “Dee” Vaughan. Ministry had become burdensome, and that was a change[...]
Four Smaller Membership Churches Cooperate for One Day Community Impact Event
With a welcome sign at each end, the City of Columbia has formally dedicated Decker Boulevard, a two-mile stretch of[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Insight 048: FaithSoaring Churches by Knowing to Whom You Are Sent
FaithSoaring Churches know to whom they are sent. They are clear about the people with whom they have the best[...]
Insight 047: FaithSoaring Churches Yield to Outside Authority
Some congregations need a radical transformation. Anything less will be insufficient. Few congregations can engage in a radical transformation without[...]
Insight 046: FaithSoaring Churches Honestly Define Current Reality
Congregations needing to transform are often in denial about reality. They do not clearly understand the challenges of their current[...]
Insight 045: FaithSoaring Churches Change the Way They Count Membership
Membership is less important than it once was. The number of people connected with a congregation through various types of[...]
Insight 044: FaithSoaring Churches Change the Way They Count Attendance
It is important to regularly measure the active involvement of a congregation to know when progress is being made. However,[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–Third Weekend of February
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, on this weekend when many people are celebrating the three-day weekend that culminate in[...]
Hey Church! Is it the Great Commission or the Great Commandment?
Download This Article Here:  Hey Church, Great Commission, Great Commanment Words are important. Even the order in which words are expressed[...]
Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–Second Weekend of February
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, in the midst of seeking to praise and worship you this weekend, we are[...]
Prayers for Pastors and Congregations–First Weekend of February
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, this is a challenging weekend for clarity around the message I need to share[...]
We Need Baptist Associations
Or, Other Forms of Local Denominational Organizations My denominational tradition—Baptist—and specifically my denominational tribe of heritage—Southern Baptists—has three dimensions of[...]

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[...]