Category Archives for "CMBA General"

A Summer Night of Worship on Sunday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m. at Shandon Baptist Church

A Message from George Bullard, Director A CMBA Family Gathering co-sponsored by Shandon Baptist Church and the Columbia Metro Baptist Association — Sunday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m. at Shandon Baptist Church at 5250 Forest Drive in Columbia From the church that brings you the Singing Christmas Tree, join Shandon Baptist and CMBA on Sunday, August 12 at […]

Your Church Can Participate in Saying Grace Hunger Project on Saturday, September 22nd

Has your church ever participated in a meal packing project to help feed hungry people? Would you like to learn how to do this so perhaps you could sponsor a packing event later? If so, keep reading. Check out information on this opportunity at www.sayinggracehungerproject.com As part of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association’s Operation Inasmuch Day […]

Insight 210: FaithSoaring Churches Intentionally Deploy the Next Generation of Leaders

Congregations seeking to transform intentionally identify, develop, and deploy the next generation of leaders. People with leadership ability want to lead. They want their spiritual gifts, strengths, and preferences recognized. They want open doors through which they can walk to express leadership. If these are not present, they may go elsewhere. This strategy must start […]

Insight 209: FaithSoaring Churches Reimage Themselves

The image or reputation of many congregations is not good in their community context. Congregations have not always acted with unconditional love toward people and circumstances in their community context. When this happens, for a congregation to transform, it must reimage itself within its community context. This will often call for radical action that changes […]

Insight 207: FaithSoaring Churches Care About People Who Are Not Part of Your Church

Congregations seeking to transform realize the truth of this statement: “The church exists primarily for those who are not a part of it.” [Queen/David. Hopeful Imagination, 2014.] Transformation involves not seeing things primarily from the eyes of the church, but from the eyes of the immediate community context or affinity group, and the whole rest […]