Category Archives for "Empowering Congregations"

CMBA Offers Mentoring and Coaching Capacity to the Sponsors of New Congregational Expressions

CMBA Offers Mentoring and Coaching Capacity Download Your associational leadership strongly believes that existing congregations plant new congregational expressions. It takes a one to three missionally-driven congregations to effectively launch a new congregational expression. The spiritual and strategic growth that happens out of this sponsorship often has a wonderful and fruitful impact on the sponsoring […]

A Dozen Essential Actions for Leading the Launch or Coming Alongside a New Congregational Expression

Actions for Launching New Congregational Expressions Download It is a foundational commitment of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association that the best approach to starting new congregational expressions is for the congregations to take the lead and do the starting, planting, and/or sponsoring. This is long-term the best method for creating congregations who serve as vital […]

MissionInsite Demographics and Lifestyle Segmentation Reports for Churches

George Bullard shares about the demographic and lifestyle Segmentation reports available from CMBA for financially contributing member and network connection churches. The various reports available and some worksheets are listed below. The samples show are for northeast Richland County which were requested by Spring Valley Baptist Church. To request reports send an e-mail to CMBA@ColumbiaMetro.org, […]

CMBA Resources Available for Our Family of Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina

CMBA Resources are made possible by the financial gifts of the member churches and church network connections of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association at www.ColumbiaMetro.org, CMBA@ColumbiaMetro.org, or 803.619.7110. To donate go to https://www.columbiametro.org/donate/. Gifts can be made to the general fund, hunger ministry, disaster response, or congregational grants fund. The Columbia Metro Baptist Association offers […]

CMBA Holds Virtual Guest Services Dialogue

Our One Priority is to “start and strengthen congregations to serve as vital and vibrant missional communities.” The CMBA offered a live virtual dialogue Sept. 24 with guest services specialists Mary Ann Sibley and Rebecca Carlisle, of Stoked Workshops, on the needs of first-time visitors and those returning to ReGathered worship. These resources are important to CMBA churches as they consider ways to engage their communities with the gospel.

Resources CMBA Offers Congregations

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 […]

CMBA’s COVID-19 Response Resources

Resources for CMBA Churches and Others >Small Business Administration Site on PPP — https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp April 4th — Religious Freedom and the SBA Paycheck Protection Program — https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/religious-freedom-and-the-sba-paycheck-protection-program?fbclid=IwAR1kNY3VnGksHfz65ANYPzvXsWzoIA2NX3W6AmVd5iOQ9ZCVBICAraV_yUI > April 1st — Fast and Cheap Ways to Livestream Your Church Service THIS SUNDAY — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWzRqf73zzg&t=15s&fbclid=IwAR0vB3YYW6gYLkMBcBcxA65AKTf6a-4U3cbEQZpeVSFWsUv1zpW-E3qJfj8 > April 1st — SCBC Video on Low Power FM Transmitters […]