This week, Chris Reinolds and Julia Bell, have a candid conversation with Columbia Metro Baptist Association Executive Director, George Bullard, to discuss the Congregational Grants that the CMBA is offering for our family churches in their journey of missional ministry.
This week, Dr. George Bullard, Executive Director of the CMBA, and Dr. Andre Rogers, Pastor at Concord Fellowship Baptist Church have a candid conversation with a panel of state & community leaders from the Columbia Metro to address the anxiety that exists in the African-American community surrounding the Coronavirus vaccine. Let’s listen in to this essential conversation.
COVID-19 may have disrupted weekly church schedules and operations for a time, but it has not dampened the spirit of CMBA churches determined to impact their communities with the hope of the gospel. Some outreach ministries continued during the quarantine and ReGathering periods, with other churches reporting the start of new ministries birthed during this […]
Today we had the first session on the Resources CMBA Offers Congregations. Here is the link to watch the video: https://columbiametro.org/cmba-congregation-resources/. Here are the topics and the presenters for Part One plus how to get hold of them to ask questions or to request services. Topics: First – ReLaunching and ReOpening Strategies for Disruptive Innovation […]
Videos and support material for how you ReLaunch your congregation as the COVID-19 Pandemic will allow. Resource: Interim CDC Guidelines for Communities of Faith: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/faith-based.html?fbclid=IwAR3mBYVRdhLqK5kLzt3Uvdv014Oeq_mKcxOChPQV8jG4SfwriHF0HNtNLr8 Resource: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them, by Erin Bromage https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them (This article has spread like wildfire throughout the world. It is well worth you reading.) Resource: Here […]
A Prayer for the Ninth Week of Virtual Church A Prayer for the Ninth Week of Virtual Church O Lord our God, this is the ninth week. In how we measure our lives this is not a long time. Yet is has seemed long for many of us in a culture where we have come […]
A Prayer for the Eighth Week of Virtual Church O Lord our God, when we began meeting virtually eight Sundays ago, we had no idea we would still be meeting virtually on Mother’s Day. Yet, many congregations are still meeting virtually or have discovered innovative ways to gather. Spiritually, Easter was difficult as that is […]
By George Bullard, Executive Director FIRST: Three Big Questions about ReLaunching/ReOpening for Churches to Consider . . . Criteria for Opening: What are your criteria for relaunching/reopening your church? Not a date, but the criteria that must be met for you to decide to open. Phases of Opening: What are the phases for relaunching/reopening your […]
With the extension of stay home/stay safe through at least April, how can a church plan for the next @120 days through July 12th? How will it impact Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and summer programming (VBS, Trips, Events)? (Looking at the Situation as of April 5th)