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One Priority Family Stories

First 2022 VLC Meeting Held at First Baptist Winnsboro
January-2022-VLC-ReportDownload The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, January 18, at First Baptist Winnsboro to conduct business and share[...]
VLC Member Spotlight – Moderator Craig Bailey
Craig-Bailey-FBC-WinnsboroDownload Craig Bailey, pastor of First Baptist Winnsboro, serves CMBA as the Moderator of the association for 2022. In this[...]
MLK Day Speaker Shares Thoughts, Challenges Ahead of Celebration
MLK Day Speaker Shares Thoughts, Challenges Ahead of Celebration Download **Due to Covid-19 pandemic factors, the MLK Day worship celebration[...]
CMBA Partnership with CIU Benefits Churches, Students
CMBA Partnership with CIU Benefits Churches, Students Download CMBA has entered into an official agreement with Columbia International University (CIU)[...]

One Priority Resources

First 2022 VLC Meeting Held at First Baptist Winnsboro
January-2022-VLC-ReportDownload The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, January 18, at First Baptist Winnsboro to conduct business and share[...]
OPP 061: South Carolina Refugee Resettlement
SUBSCRIBE:  iTunes| RSS | Stitcher | TuneIn Radio | Google Play     The One Priority Podcast is sponsored and supported by the Columbia Metro Baptist Association[...]
CMBA Partnership with CIU Benefits Churches, Students
CMBA Partnership with CIU Benefits Churches, Students Download CMBA has entered into an official agreement with Columbia International University (CIU)[...]
Christmas Meals for Graham Correctional Institution
Our collective of churches regularly serve together to minister to the far reaches of our community and beyond. The pandemic has[...]
Refugee Resettlement Ministry: Joining the Circle of Welcome
Refugee Resettlement Download “… I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35The United Nations estimates that of[...]

New Congregational Expressions

First 2022 VLC Meeting Held at First Baptist Winnsboro
January-2022-VLC-ReportDownload The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, January 18, at First Baptist Winnsboro to conduct business and share[...]
VLC Adopts Creation of Bylaws Revision Team
October-2021-VLC-ReportDownload The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met at Spring Valley Baptist to conduct business and share ministry updates on[...]
Now Debt-Free, Beulah Looks to Future Ministry
Oct-Story-1-Beulah-Baptist-WEB Download God performed a miracle through Beulah Baptist. This month the church paid off debt it had carried for[...]
VLC Adopts Proposed 2022 CMBA Budget
September-2021-VLC-Report-WEBDownload The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) conducted business and shared ministry updates virtually on Tuesday, September 21. They also[...]
It’s a Minefield Out There! — Church Pandemic Response
Church-Pandemic-Response-08.25.21Download A few days ago, CMBA sent out inquiries to a group of churches of all sizes and locations to[...]

Thriving Congregations

First 2022 VLC Meeting Held at First Baptist Winnsboro
January-2022-VLC-ReportDownload The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Tuesday, January 18, at First Baptist Winnsboro to conduct business and share[...]
Longevity in Pastoral Ministry
Longevity in Pastoral MinistryDownload My pastor announced his retirement recently following 33 years of leading our congregation. That is a[...]
The Importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The Importance of Martin Luther King Jr. DayDownloadOn the evening of April 4, 1968, my college dorm room door swung[...]
VLC Member Spotlight – Moderator Craig Bailey
Craig-Bailey-FBC-WinnsboroDownload Craig Bailey, pastor of First Baptist Winnsboro, serves CMBA as the Moderator of the association for 2022. In this[...]
One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Wednesday, January 12, 2022
A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve[...]