Category Archives for "CMBA General"

Our One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. CMBA Congregations – ReGathering Stories During July, Julia Bell, Our One Priority Storyteller has written stories about our congregations and how they are ReGathering. Check out what other members […]

ReGathering and Future Forecasting

This is the final installment of a three-part series sharing how CMBA churches have planned for ReGathering, valuable lessons learned and, now, how some are looking to position themselves for ministry in the coming fall and winter months. The only predictable thing about COVID-19 has been its unpredictability, including how it is affecting nearly every […]

ReGathering Stories: Lessons Learned

Shandon Baptist

Across the CMBA churches have implemented similar plans leading to ReGathering, using a phased approach with differing time frames for each level of reopening. At press time, some have been meeting in person for weeks and even months, while others are happy to continue offering online worship services for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 has forced […]

It’s Time to Assess Your Online Appeal

Also view at https://www.facebook.com/pg/BullardNetwork/notes/ In dialogue with ministry colleagues, one person suggested that for many years we sought to impress on churches the need to have an attractive curb appeal. A couple of decades ago as websites because a popular way for people to learn about congregations, the conversation added the idea of website appeal. […]

Taking the Long View of the PPP Loans for Churches

Also view at https://www.facebook.com/pg/BullardNetwork/notes/ When COVID-19 struck the USA – and the world – over the last six to eight months, when businesses shut down, the stock market tanked, and millions of people lost their jobs temporarily or permanently, one of the responses from the federal government was the Payroll Protection Program administered by the […]

ReGathering Stories: Opening Perspectives

As COVID-19-related concerns forced the sudden stop of in-person worship services in March, churches began planning and discussing issues related to ReGathering. CMBA resources were immediately available to help churches prepare for closures, produce livestream or prerecorded worship service options, begin incorporating safety measures and start planning for the eventual day when members could meet […]

Our One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, July 6, 2020

A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. What Resources Are You Sharing with Our Family of Congregations? The Columbia Metro Baptist Association is a family of congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina. We have congregations […]