Insight 333: FaithSoaring Churches Focus on the Right Gospel, Part Two

Congregations seeking to transform know they have multiple generations in their congregation.  Therefore, the words used to communicate the gospel, to worship, to nudge spiritual formation, and to inspire missional engagement may need to be different for different birth generations. This relates to the language of the four gospels. The sense of duty and rules […]

Insight 332: FaithSoaring Churches Focus on the Right Gospel, Part One

Congregations seeking to transform realize the beauty of four God-inspired gospel books in our Bible. Each gospel has the capacity to speak into the life situation of various birth generations. Matthew speaks best into the Builder generation. John the Boomer generation. Luke the Buster generation. Mark the Millennial generation. Knowing this ought to inform the […]

The World in Our Backyard – Columbia Metro Connection – Episode #016

Welcome back to the Columbia Metro Connection, a podcast where you can go to get valuable, relevant, and quality resources for you and your congregation.   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 support the ministry of the CMBA. […]

Insight 331: FaithSoaring Churches Learn a New Cultural Language

Congregations seeking to transform realize the way they talk about things and the words they use may not connect with the non-churched. The non-churched are preChristians, unchurched, and underchurched people, but in these categories are the group of people now called the “nones.”  Nones have no organized religion preference when answering surveys and questions about […]

A Lay Leader’s Hopeful Perspective on Local Church, Associational Work

Buck Williams is hopeful. He’s optimistic about the local church and its ability to share the gospel, and he’s hopeful about the missional work of Baptist associations. His long-term dedicated lay leadership within Mt. Elon Baptist Church in Hopkins and the Columbia Metro Baptist Association give him a great perspective. In late 1979, Buck joined […]

Insight 329: FaithSoaring Churches Blow a Certain Trumpet

Congregations seeking to transform blow a certain trumpet. They are not hesitant. They are confident. Their mission is clear. Their vision is clarifying. Their actions are focused on living into their current understanding of God’s spiritual and strategic direction. They leave no doubt that their congregation is on mission. They define their congregational journey in […]