Category Archives for "CMBA General"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VLC Member Spotlight: Clerk Cookie Adams

Cookie Adams, member of Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, serves CMBA as the 2022 Clerk. In this role she also serves on 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 Kingstree, Cookie was born Cora Baker […]

Mission Field Alpha

Mission Field Alpha Download Mission Field AlphaColumbia Metro: Mission Local (This is a characterization of a real, currently existing mission field in the fellowship area of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association. It is a mission field screaming for our family of congregations to embrace and provide prophetic missional engagement.) Is God calling your congregation to adopt […]

George Bullard Retiring: Share Your Well-Wishes

George Bullard has announced his plans to retire from his role as Executive Director of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association effective June 30, 2022. His retirement will end five years of ministry at CMBA and represents a lifetime of leadership that spans many areas of impact including at the local church, state, national and international […]