VLC Member Spotlight: Treasurer Brenda Sheets

Brenda Sheets, member of St. Andrews Baptist Church, serves CMBA as the 2022 Treasurer. In this role she is also a member of the Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) which meets almost monthly to conduct CMBA business and share ministry updates from our Family of Church across the Midlands. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Brenda and […]

Four Questions for Your Congregation about Unleashing FutureStories

Four Questions for Your Congregation about Unleashing FutureStories Download As a new CMBA strategy emerges, a core focus will be to ask four strategic questions of our congregations. These questions assume God is calling every congregation to reach their full Kingdom potential and not to just serve in culturally comfortable ways. This strategy is not […]

An Important Conversation on Race Relations

Racial Reconcilation Conversation WEB Key leaders with relationships to CMBA, the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the Southern Baptist Convention and Duke Divinity School led a conversation on issues related to racial reconciliation on March 18 at Spring Valley Baptist Church in Columbia. Rev. Andre Rogers, pastor of Concord Fellowship Baptist Church and seminary faculty member […]

New BCM Groups Starting at Allen University, Benedict College

CMBA churches have long-supported Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of South Carolina which has been reaching local and international college students enrolled in schools from across the Midlands for decades. BCM offers weekly worship and discipleship opportunities and enjoys connecting students to local churches as well. The South Carolina Baptist Convention recently welcomed […]

VLC Approves Denominee Mission Focus, Statements


The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, March 15, at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church to conduct business and share ministry updates. Pastor Terry Smoak welcomed the group along with member and CMBA Clerk Cookie Adams, who was previewed in CMBA’s VLC Member Spotlight last week. In February VLC members were presented with the Denominee […]

A Revolutionary Approach – Columbia Metro: Mission Local

A Revolutionary Approach Columbia Metro- Mission Local Download What if no incremental or discontinuous approach works for Columbia Metro: Mission Local? What if efforts at revitalizing, renewing, restarting, and replanting existing congregations results in inadequate kingdom progress? What if an insufficient number of congregations are willing to take discontinuous to radical action that is necessary […]

Biblical Encouragement for Congregational Revitalization

Biblical Encouragement for Congregational RevitalizationDownload Does the Bible support congregational revitalization? Yes. Various passages support the need for people, families, tribes, and congregations to engage in renewal of their commitment to God, and to be on a dynamic journey as they seek to follow God’s leading. Here are biblical references I find useful in talking […]