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Most Recent Podcast Shows

CMC 036: Chris Hanley on Saturating Community with the Gospel
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 100 family churches that[...]
CMC 035: Bill Crews on Focusing on the Deep and Trusting Jesus with the Wide
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 100 family churches that[...]

Our Family Stories

Union Baptist Welcomes Luther Harmon as Pastor
Union BaptistDownload Union Baptist Church officially welcomed Luther Harmon as pastor in January and his installment service followed in early[...]
Village Church at Park Street Launched on February 23rd
Village Park StreetDownload In January 2019, Erik Estep, senior pastor of Village Church in Blythewood, was in downtown Columbia –[...]
Hope Baptist Poised to Reach Growing Community
Hope Baptist ChurchDownload Tim Murr is excited to see God at work in his congregation. He began as pastor of[...]
A New Chapter for the Columbia Metro Baptist Association: Building Sale Funds Future Ministries
CMBA New OfficeDownload Big changes and exciting opportunities are ahead for CMBA in 2020. The Gadsden Street building was sold[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Village Church at Park Street is Why I Do What I Do
Bullard-Village-Church-at-Park-Street-02.24.20-1Download Forty-five years ago during the summer of 1975, I visited four cities of the 15 where 100 churches were[...]
Church Tour Ideas from CMBA Churches and Others
Church Tour Idea 001: Gateway Baptist Church has in its worship folder a link to their Gateway Groups web page[...]
The National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices
Congregations' Economic Practices 2-Page Summary 2019Download The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving has published a National Study of Congregations’[...]
Families for All Children at the November 19th Vision Day
CMCH-Foster-CareDownload On November 19th Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) will conduct a Vision Day Lunch and Speaker where churches will[...]
Connie Maxwell Offers Pilot on Foster Care to Three to Five CMBA Churches
On Tuesday, November 19th ( Noon to 1:30 p.m.) at North Trenholm Baptist Church in Columbia, Danny Nicholson, president of[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Boldly Go Where No Association Has Gone Before
Materials for AIM meeting in Jacksonville, FL Associations-Boldly-Going-02.06.20Download Bullard-Associations-Boldly-Going-02.05.20-Edition-1Download Associational-Funding-StreamsDownload
Navigating the Technology Issue
Technology has opened up a brave new world in human information sharing and communication. It has impacted education in tremendous[...]
The High Points in Congregational Ministry
What are some of the high points in congregational ministry for your pastor and other staff ministers? Baptism of a[...]
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is an annual event in many congregations. It is a time that typically the largest number of[...]
An Upside to Social Media
While social media is – at its best – a wonderful way to communicate with family, friends, and acquaintances, it[...]

Congregational Champions

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[...]