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in the Midlands of South Carolina

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Starting and strengthening congregations to serve as vital and vibrant missional communities

Our Family Stories

A Lay Leader’s Hopeful Perspective on Local Church, Associational Work
Buck Williams is hopeful. He’s optimistic about the local church and its ability to share the gospel, and he’s hopeful[...]
All Columbia Area Churches Can Embrace International Ministry
For two of the past three years, First Baptist Church Columbia’s ministry to internationals has hosted a celebration of the[...]
Samuel Hernandez’s Winding Road, Listening to the Lord, Led to Bi-vocational Ministry in Columbia
Download this story:  Samuel Hernandez, 08.06.18 Samuel Hernandez has been pastor of Columbia’s Iglesia Hispana Dios es Amor for 18 years.[...]
Bill Wright Sees Networking as Essential to 21st Century Kingdom Ministry
Download this story:  Bill Wright, 07.03.18 Bill Wright’s South Carolina Baptist roots go deep, serving in local churches and on staff[...]

FaithSoaring Churches Learning Community

Insight 348: FaithSoaring Churches Share What They Are Learning
Congregations seeking to transform intentionally share what they are learning about the transformation of their congregation. They do this not[...]
Insight 347: FaithSoaring Churches Prayer Walk Their Community Context
Congregations seeking to transform have primary knowledge of their community context. This is not something they know by just driving[...]
Insight 346: FaithSoaring Churches Practice the Art of Active Listening
Congregations seeking to transform proactively practice the art of active listening. They listen for the still small voice of God[...]
Insight 345: FaithSoaring Churches “Call the Doctor”
Congregations seeking to transform nurture a culture where is it is appropriate to “call the doctor” when you are sick.[...]
Insight 344: FaithSoaring Churches Do Not Slip Into an Internal Focus
Congregations seeking to transform realize a natural tendency is to incrementally slip into an internal focus and away from an[...]

George Bullard's Journey

Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–On the Second Sunday of Advent, December 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, on this second Sunday of Advent I consider the ministry of John the Baptist as[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–On the First Sunday of Advent, December 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, so quickly the celebration of the American holiday of Thanksgiving moves into the Christian season[...]
A Wednesday Word from George Bullard for November 21, 2018
Ten Things for Which George is Thankful this Thanksgiving 2018
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–On the Sunday Before Thanksgiving, November 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, I am eternally thankful for my relationship with You because of Jesus the Christ—the Living[...]
Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Second Sunday, November 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, priority in life is so important. As a Christian my priority is You. There can[...]

Congregational Champions

Learn in Three Days a Process to Transform Your Congregation
It does not matter what “RE” word works for you—revitalize, renew, re-envision, reinvent, redevelop, restart, replant, resurrect—there is a three-day[...]
27 Books That Have Impacted My Ministry as a Congregational Champion
I have read thousands of books during my life. Probably 90 percent of them have been non-fiction books. The picture[...]
The Synergy of Good Faith, Good Fellowship, Good Works, Good News
(Review one of the topics covered at Congregational Champions Retreats.) Four essential characteristics of FaithSoaring Churches are Good Faith, Good Fellowship, Good[...]
Writing the Future Story of Ministry for Your Congregation
George Bullard has been working on updating a manuscript that addresses the point in a Spiritual Strategic Journey when a[...]
Dying to Restart: Churches Choosing a Strategic Death for a Multiplying Life
Dying-to-Restart Download this FREE ebook. We are pleased to share this new ebook with you from Exponential authored by Greg Wiens[...]