Category Archives for "CMBA General"

Insight 060: FaithSoaring Churches Stop Defending the Indefensible

For congregations to become FaithSoaring they must stop defending the indefensible. In general, the indefensible are the things that stopped working some years ago, models of congregational life that are no longer relevant, methods that speak to a context that no longer exists, and/or patterns familiar to long-term members but strange to people who might […]

Secrets of a Secret Church Shopper – The Columbia Metro Connection Podcast #004

       Welcome 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 partner churches that support […]

Insight 059: FaithSoaring Churches Understand the Difference Between Missional and Missio Dei

Currently popular is for congregations to transform by a focus on being missional. To focus on missional–the “go” action where congregations cross barriers to identify with and minister in a world context as proactive participants in God’s mission–can become just another program. It is in many settings the “in” thing. Any time even the best […]

Insight 057: FaithSoaring Churches Have Prayerful Dialogue with Other Congregations

Many congregations who need to transform are myopic and defensive about their situation. They are stuck in the “Ain’t It Awful” Zone. They are primarily talking to themselves about their situation. When they talk to people in their family and friends network these people say to them “why have your let your congregation fail like […]

The Search for Best Practices for the Multiplication of Congregational Expressions

I am traveling Sunday, February 25th to Orlando, FL for the Exponential church planting and multiplication conference. They claim it is the largest annual gathering of church planters on the planet. I have been to this conference several times, but it has been a few years. Previously when I attended Exponential it was for networking […]

Insight 056: FaithSoaring Churches Have Consistent Doctrine and Practice

Many congregations are part of denominations and other networks of congregations who have strong doctrinal positions that focus on the missional nature of congregations. Such a focus may help FaithSoaring Churches develop and sustain continual relevance to their context. However, many congregations who need to transform dilute or ignore the prophetic edge of these doctrinal […]

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