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.
Check out this panel dialogue moderated by Andre Rogers and George Bullard on Thursday, June 11, 2020. The panelists were Andre Melvin, Ant Frederick, John Roberts, Jamie Rogers, Wes Church, Brian Thomas, and Freddy Johnson. This is just a beginning!
Our Baptist Foundation of South Carolina is offering a very inexpensive way for churches to receiving online tithes and offerings. This is a great service and beats typical market prices. To request to connect with this service go to http://baptistfoundationsc.org/churchgive/ Yesterday George Bullard had a conversation with Nathan McCarthy, president, and Jacque Wenger, director of […]
CONNECTING BAPTIST WOMEN GLOBALLY FACE TO FACE, VIRTUALLY AND THROUGH PRAYER On November 4, 2019 Baptist Women from around the world will come together to study God’s Word, pray and give so that our world will be impacted for Christ. This is a time of worship through prayer, praise and the giving of our monetary […]
Technology has opened up a brave new world in human information sharing and communication. It has impacted education in tremendous ways. Students can go to the Internet and get volumes of information their parents and grandparents only dreamed of having available to them. Telephones are not far away from being a chip that is permanently […]
What are some of the high points in congregational ministry for your pastor and other staff ministers? Baptism of a new believer is certainly one of these. People committing their lives to vocational Christian service is another. Young families with children joining the church is always a time of joy. Even a funeral that celebrates […]
Vacation Bible School is an annual event in many congregations. It is a time that typically the largest number of children are present in a church activity as any time during the year. It is an extremely important time to touch the lives of children with the unconditional love of Jesus, and to educate and […]
While social media is – at its best – a wonderful way to communicate with family, friends, and acquaintances, it also puts a lot of things out there in the world for everyone to see, read, and respond. Even people who love sharing on social media can at times become paranoid about what is out […]
Once upon a time in church life, when a general call was issued for volunteers for a certain event or for a commitment for a year, people would come forward with gladness. This is not a fairy tale. It was true. It even still happens in some churches. In the vast majority of churches it […]
On the way home from church one Sunday a little girl asks her parents what it means to “fast.” The pastor that day had called on everyone to “fast” one day a week for an upcoming month as the church prayerfully considers a crucial decision in the life and ministry of the congregation. Upon hearing […]