Our One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, May 25, 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.

Resources CMBA Offers Congregations as You ReLaunch — Part Two

WHEN: Tuesday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE? Our One Priority Briefing Live!  As an extra security and for us to connect with you, please register for this dialogue at https://forms.gle/LVsK9JH4xbZW5K6U7. You will be sent the Zoom connection link by Tuesday morning.

WHAT? 21-Plus Resources CMBA Offers Your Congregation as You ReLaunch – The Next Five

DETAILS? As congregations ReLaunch/ReOpen it is a great time to evaluate how you have been doing church and to address areas of potential innovation for your congregation. CMBA staff, consultants, and partners will share the next five of more than 21 resources available to you. These resources are divided into two categories: Resources that Empower Vision and Strategies and Resources that Empower Means and Management.

TOPICS THIS WEEK?1. Developing a Congregational Vision and Strategic Plan for the Next Seven Years. 2. Block Party Trailer Ministry in Your Community Context. 3. Conflict Education, Mediation, and Intervention for Long-Term Health. 4. The Tough But Necessary Work of Governance and Bylaws. 5. Starting and Sponsoring New Congregations Involves More Than You Think.

These Church Leaders Online Gatherings are a regular weekly ministry of CMBA during the current season.

Resources CMBA Offers Congregations as You ReLaunch – Part One

Check out the video of the presentation of part one at https://www.columbiametro.org/cmba-congregation-resources/. The topics covered the first week were, 1. ReLaunching and ReOpening Strategies for Disruptive Innovation coming out of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2. Launching a Congregation among the Vietnamese Community in the Midlands as a Primary or Supporting Sponsor. 3. Hunger Ministry as a Great Commandment Ministry in which we See the Face of Jesus. 4. Investing in Technology for the Emerging Virtual Expression of the Church. 5. Stewardship, Generosity, and Budget Preparation in a Year of Uncertain Finances. 6. Facilities Utilization and Retrofitting When Facilities are Underutilized yet are Great Kingdom Resources. 7. Helping Congregations Who Need to Plot a New Course using Radical Disruptive Innovation.

Check out the ReLaunching and ReOpening resources at https://www.columbiametro.org/relaunching-your-congregation/. Including the latest CDC guidelines for congregations.

A New Way to Financially Contribute to CMBA

There is a new way to make congregation or individual contributions to the Columbia Metro Baptist Association. In cooperation with the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina and LifeWay Christian Resources donors can go to https://columbiametro.org/donate/. Contributions can be made by eCheck, Debit Card, or Credit Card. eCheck is the cheapest, and costs less than the cost of a stamp. The regular and generous contributions from our congregations and individuals makes possible our ministry with almost 100 congregations, and missional efforts in the Midlands of South Carolina.

Our One Priority Briefing and the Our One Priority Briefing Online Gathering are made possible by the financial gifts of the member and network congregations of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association at www.ColumbiaMetro.org, CMBA@ColumbiaMetro.org, or 803.619.7110. To donate go to https://www.columbiametro.org/donate/. Gifts can be made to the general fund, to hunger ministry, or to disaster response.

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