Administrative Team Morphs into a Visionary Leadership Community, January 16th

Beginning this month, January 2018, the group providing regular guidance for the work and ministry of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association morphs from an Administrative Team into a Visionary Leadership Community. This transition seeks to provide spiritual and strategic empowerment for the association as it seeks to fulfill Our One Priority of starting and strengthening […]

Baptist Collegiate Ministry January Update

Baptist Collegiate Ministry will be going to Puerto Rico during 2018 to serve the churches after the devastating hurricane that crushed the island.  If you would like to help, there are students going on that trip that need support.  If you help sponsor a student, then that student could come and share with your church […]

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 highway, as an international corridor, applauding the Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, African, and Mexican business cultures, as well as others, making up the thriving district near Fort Jackson and Columbia Mall. Now, four Columbia […]

Intentional Interim Pastoral Ministry is an Art More than a Science, Post One

Saturday, October 14, 2017 This week I had the opportunity to speak to the leadership, and some invited guests, of one of my favorite organizations that seeks to recruit, train, place, resource, and coach interim pastors for congregations. It is Interim Pastor Ministries. My relationship with the people of Interim Pastor Ministries goes back almost […]

FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

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What are the key characteristics of FaithSoaring Churches? Probably there is no perfect set of characteristics. Yet certain key characteristics emerge from my observation of multiple FaithSoaring Churches. No two congregations will have the exact same set of characteristics or formula. Each congregation is unique. Will FaithSoaring Churches have all the characteristics presented here? Not necessarily. Here is one set of […]

Not Necessarily FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics

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Another set of characteristics exists which I call, ”Not NecessarilyFaithSoaring Church Characteristics”. (See article on FaithSoaring Churches Characteristics that preceded this article.) They more clearly define who can be considered a FaithSoaringChurch. Already you may be typecasting or stereotyping who these congregations may be. You are probably wrong at some points and right at others. Keep reading to discover […]