Category Archives for "CMBA General"

Is Your Congregation into Alleviating Poverty or Eliminating Poverty?

Every Sunday School class, missions group, women’s group, men’s group, and youth/student’s group in every congregation who does something to provide food, clothes, gifts/toys, Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas parties, and other activities during this or other seasons of the year is be commended. These are great short-term things that help to fill the gap for households […]

Insight 335: FaithSoaring Churches Address Multiple Generations

Congregations seeking to transform should consider the role of becoming a MultiChurch as they journey toward transformation. MultiChurch is a concept with many aspects nurtured by Travis Collins of Fresh Expressions US. One aspect is multiple birth generations. Congregations are usually composed of people from multiple birth generations. Each birth generation has unique characteristics and […]

Insight 334: FaithSoaring Churches Focus on Faith Development Stages

Congregations seeking to transform are aware of a receptivity scale approach regarding how they speak to people about their faith development. [This receptivity scale was popularized by James Engel.] The implications are that if you are seeking to connect with the non-churched, you do not use churchy language about which they are clueless. Beyond this […]

Let’s Take a Look at our Congregational Multiplication Opportunities

Insights on Congregational Multiplication from George Bullard 2019 is a year for launching a church planting movement within the Columbia Metro Baptist Association fellowship area. I have been spending time thinking, talking, and praying about various aspects of our Multiplying Congregations strategy, and I want to share some insights with you. We must be bold! […]

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. […]