CMBA Staff Retirements Announced at VLC Meeting


The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Thursday, June 10, at Belmont Baptist to conduct business and share ministry updates. This was the first meeting following the decision to transition to virtual CMBA operations. Monthly VLC meetings will now be held in different churches throughout the association, allowing new introductions to these church campuses and […]

The Importance of the Interim Period Between Pastors

The Importance of the Interim Period Between Pastors Download   Two experiences early in my ministry impressed me about the importance of the interim period between pastors. These experiences continue to impact me today and have resulted in my helping a ministry colleague, Tom Harris of Interim Pastor Ministries, write a book on Soaring Between Pastors: […]

What is Your Congregation’s Plan for the Care of Your Pastor and Staff?

What is Your Congregation’s Plan for the Care of Your Pastor and Staff? Download It has been almost 15 months since congregations abruptly shut down due to the pandemic. The immediate and radical changes impacted everyone. Congregational participants scattered, sheltered in their homes, and connected remotely with their churches on Sundays and at other times. […]

OPP 056: Messianic Jewish Congregation

This week, I, Chris Reinolds and George Bullard, Executive Director of the CMBA, sat down with Rabbi Andy Meyerson to discuss the formation of a Messianic Jewish Congregation here in Columbia, South Carolina, and his desire to see churches partnering together to reach Jewish peoples with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Monday, May 24, 2021

  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. One Priority Briefing, 05.24.21 Download What Does the New Open Carry of Guns Law Mean for Your Church? CMBA is doing some research and talking to various government officials […]

Religious “Nothing in Particulars” on the Rise Statistically

May Story 2 – Ryan Burge WEB Download In his new book The Nones, Pastor and Social Scientist Ryan Burge explores the meaning of current data revealing that a surprising number of people are choosing not to identify with any religious affiliation. In generations past, respondents may have indicated that they were “evangelical” or “Catholic” […]

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