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” […]

Visionary Leadership Community Approves Move to Virtual CMBA Office

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The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tues., May 18, at North Trenholm Baptist to conduct business and share ministry updates. VLC members heard CMBA Team Huddle reports from representatives of the organized subgroups, called squads. These updates covered a variety of direct work with churches including relationship building, leadership development, future visioning and new […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Monday, May 17, 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. Teaching Generosity in Your Congregation Tuesday, May 18th is the next Our One Priority Briefing Live! lunch and speakers in the Student Building at North Trenholm Baptist Church. The speakers are […]

Welcome Baskets for International Teachers in Richland County Schools

Women on Mission in our association are collecting welcome baskets for international teachers coming to teach in the Richland County School Districts One and Two. This year we will welcome them by providing a few household items. Women on Mission are calling on congregational missions groups and other small groups to fill a 1.5-bushel rectangular […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Monday, May 10, 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, 05.10.21 Download Teaching Generosity in Your Congregation Tuesday, May 18th is the next Our One Priority Briefing Live! lunch and speakers in the Student Building […]

A Kingdom Growth Mindset in the Midlands of South Carolina – Fourth Dispatch

A Kingdom Growth Mindset, Fourth Dispatch Download   (See, read, and downloaded this series of dispatches at www.BullardJournal.org.) A tough issue for many congregations to address – especially when they have been plateaued and declining for a long time and become concerned about the viability of their long-term future – is the loss of families […]

Spring Valley to Host New Messianic Jewish Congregation

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Spring Valley Baptist is moving forward with plans to host a new Messianic Jewish congregation slated to begin May 15. Rabbi Andy Meyerson has planted several Messianic Jewish congregations in the Carolinas for the community he loves and calls an “unreached people group.” The born-again rabbi has made it his mission to reach the Jewish […]