Category Archives for "CMBA General"

Woodfield Park Hosts Columbia Metro: Mission Local Concept Session

An informational Columbia Metro: Mission Local session was held May 5 at Woodfield Park Baptist Church. CMBA is raising awareness of the need for missional deployment within the local context from our Family of Congregations. Executive Director George Bullard called Woodfield Park “Mission Field Alpha” for this long-term missions ministry opportunity. The Woodfield Park community […]

Seven Facts About Congregational Multiplication in the Columbia Metro Baptist Association of 100 Congregations in Richland, Fairfield, and Kershaw Counties

 Population: The population of the associational fellowship area is almost 500,000 – up from 300,000 in the early 1980s. Today there is one CMBA congregation for every 5,000 people. In 1980 there was one for every 2,500 people. From a macro perspective, we are diminishing in our presence and witness as CMBA.Diversity: The population of […]

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 […]

George Bullard: A Ministry Legacy

As CMBA celebrates the retirement of CMBA Executive Director George Bullard on June 30, 2022, readers are invited to explore his ministry legacy which spans service in the local church, denominational work at the state and national levels, and involvement in international missions development. George recently shared his reminiscences and lessons learned in the years […]

New Roof at GraceChurch of Columbia Evidence of “Kingdom Work”

Early one recent April morning about 140 Midlands volunteers showed up to reroof GraceChurch of Columbia, located a few blocks from Forest Drive. The project birthed through conversations with Love Cola and the nonprofit agency Home Works of America grew to include members of about six churches, Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) and a roofing contractor’s […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Thursday, April 21, 2022

A Family of Baptist Congregations in theMidlands of South Carolina Mission Focus: Unleashing FutureStoriesUnleashing Future Missional Stories of Our Family of Congregations One Priority Briefing, 04.21.22 Download What is Your Congregation’s Future Story of Missional Ministry? CMBA is now eight months into The Denominee Journey with the Future Church Co, along with our SC Baptist […]

April VLC Meeting Held at St. Andrews Baptist


The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, April 19, at St. Andrews Baptist Church to conduct business and share ministry updates. Pastor Dee Vaughan welcomed the group along with member and CMBA Treasurer Brenda Sheets, who was previewed in CMBA’s VLC Member Spotlight last week. Of note, members heard an update from the Executive […]