Category Archives for "Church Planting"

Three Churches Now Meeting on Belmont’s Church Campus

Belmont Baptist is a smaller membership church with a big heart for missions and, as it has shown in the last year, an even bigger heart for partnership. In the summer of 2021, the church already housed the receiving and bulk storage operation of the CMBA Food Pantry when it entered into an agreement to […]

Robbie McAlister: “God is Sovereignly Doing Something” Through Ukraine

The war in Ukraine and subsequent refugee crises have been leading stories across news platforms for most of 2022. South Carolina Baptists have been responding to needs through existing ministry connections that remain in Ukraine, partnerships with organizations, and relief efforts including that of a six-member mission team that traveled earlier this summer with the […]

VLC Endorses CMBA Executive Director Search Team Report

Executive Director Search Team members met with VLC members Tuesday, June 21, to present Rev. Jamie Rogers as candidate for the top leadership role within the Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) Family of Churches. VLC members voted to endorse the search team report, and announced a special called meeting on Tuesday, July 19, at 1:30 […]

Executive Director Search Committee Updates VLC at May Meeting

CMBA

The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, May 17, at New Heights Church to conduct business and share ministry updates. Pastor Richard Fleming welcomed the group along with member Doug Barnett, who was previewed in CMBA’s VLC Member Spotlight last week. Of note, VLC members heard an update from the Executive Director Search Committee […]

Disciplemaking is About Moving Your Feet

Disciplemaking is About Moving Your FeetDownload St. Andrews Baptist Church – not unlike many churches in our association – is striving to define and act on the difference between in-depth knowledge about discipleship and proactive efforts to engage in disciplemaking. Sound familiar? It should. It is the number one struggle mentioned by pastors when considering […]

VLC Approves Denominee Mission Focus, Statements

CMBA

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 […]

VLC Completes 2021 Work, Looks to 2022

CMBA

The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met for its final session of the year at GraceChurch Of Columbia to conduct business and share ministry updates on Tuesday, November 16. VLC members heard Team Huddle reports from its subgroups regarding ongoing work with CMBA churches through Our One Priority to “start and strengthen congregations to serve […]

VLC Adopts Creation of Bylaws Revision Team

CMBA

The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met at Spring Valley Baptist to conduct business and share ministry updates on Tuesday, October 19. VLC members heard Team Huddle reports from its subgroups regarding ongoing work with CMBA churches through Our One Priority to “start and strengthen congregations to serve as vital and vibrant missional communities.” These […]