Category Archives for "CMBA General"

Q&A with George Bullard

July Story 2 – Q&A with George Bullard WEB Download CMBA Executive Director George Bullard formally announced his intent to retire effective June 30, 2022, to the Visionary Leadership Community during its June 2021 meeting in Columbia. His retirement will conclude about 50 years in professional ministry and leadership at local, associational, state, national and […]

Q&A with Cathy Locklear

July Story 1 – Q&A with Cathy Locklear WEB Download CMBA Ministry Mobilizer Cathy Locklear has announced that she will retire from her staff role August 31 to spend more quality time with her family. For more than 20 years Cathy has served alongside Midlands churches in a variety of community impact efforts including food […]

Baptist Associations Are Advanced Denominationalism

Baptist Associations Are Advanced Denominationalism Download In the 1995 movie, The American President, President Andrew Shepherd said the following at a press conference: “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad . . .” A similar understanding applies to Baptist associations. Associations are not easy. Associations are advanced denominationalism. You gotta […]

A Wednesday Word from George Bullard for June 30, 2021

A Wednesday Word for June 30, 2021 from George Bullard — Addressing moving to a virtual office, the relaxed schedule for July, Cathy Locklear’s retirement reception on October 7th, a strategy for Impacting Communities, Good Hope Baptist Church historic site, new congregations, and congregational revitalization. Contact information for the CMBA Team Huddle can be found […]

OPP 057: Long Obedience

This week, I, Chris Reinolds, Lead Pastor at Discovery Church, and George Bullard, Executive Director of the CMBA, sat down with Cathy Locklear to celebrate and hear about her many years of service with the Columbia Metro Baptist Association here in Columbia, South Carolina as she is preparing for a new and exciting stage in her life.

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Monday, June 28, 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, 06.28.21 Download CMBA Goes Virtual Thursday, July 1st! The CMBA office is going virtual as of this Thursday, July 1st. All staff and consultants will […]

A Wednesday Word from George Bullard for June 23, 2021

A Wednesday Word from George Bullard for June 23, 2021 — Subjects covered are contact information for our CMBA Team Huddle, Cathy Locklear’s retirement August 31, 2021, office furniture and supplies available, search team for the next Executive Director. Contact information for the CMBA Team Huddle can be found at https://columbiametro.org/one-priority-briefing-6-21-21/

Belmont Baptist “Walking Faithfully” in Current Season

Story – Belmont Baptist WEB Download The CMBA family of churches has quite a history together. During a recent Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) meeting held at Belmont Baptist, the connection was made that the church was originally a mission of Eau Claire Baptist in the 1950’s and sponsored Cedar Creek Baptist in 1979. Partnership, church […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Monday, June 21, 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, 06.21.21 Download Important CMBA Contact Updates As of July 1st, CMBA is moving to an all-virtual office. Staff members and independent contractors will be officing […]

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