One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, August 17, 2020

A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina

Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities.

The Covenant Congregational Pilgrimage for UnThriving Congregations

The Our One Priority Briefing Live! online session this week on Tuesday, August 18th at 2:00 p.m. is a follow-up to understanding UnThriving Congregations and the choices they have for a vital and vibrant future. This week’s session is The Covenant Congregational Pilgrimage for UnThriving Congregations. This will talk about a relational process for coming alongside these congregations.

Here is the Zoom link to join this online session on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. —

We have put together for UnThriving Congregations an initial assessment for dialogue. If you believe you might be an UnThriving Congregation, then complete this assessment at

To review the video recording from last week on Understanding UnThriving Congregations and the Choices They Have for a Vital and Vibrant Future go to our website at

Here are upcoming online sessions in this series:

  • Tuesday, August 25th at 2:00 p.m.: Understanding Potential ReThriving Congregations and the Choices They Have for a Vital and Vibrant Future
  • Tuesday, September 1st at 2:00 p.m.: The Spiritual Strategic Journey for Potential ReThriving Congregations

NOTE: Our One Priority Briefing Live! Held most every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. To receive the weekly link to this online gathering, please register at

“Thank You” To Congregations Financially Contributing Online

Thank you to the following five congregations who used our online giving link to make their contributions to our association during July: Concord, Crooked Run, Earlewood, Spring Valley, and Winnsboro First.

Here is the link for your use as an individual or congregation: Consider donating using the electronic check choice and adding the 30 cent fee to cover the cost of making the contribution. It is half the cost of a stamp and envelope.

Contributing this way is safe and decreases the cost of our administrative overhead as your association, which allows your contributions to go farther in provide resources and ministry to our congregations. We appreciate this service which is provided by the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina at They can provide this same service for your congregation as people share their tithes and offerings with you.

Our One Priority Briefing and the Our One Priority Briefing Online Gathering are made possible by the financial gifts of the member and network congregations of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association at,, or 803.619.7110. To donate go to Gifts can be made to the general fund, to hunger ministry, or to disaster response.

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