One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, August 31, 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.

Potential ReThriving Congregations

The Our One Priority Briefing Live! online session this week on Tuesday, September 1st at 2:00 p.m. is the second presentation on Potential ReThriving Congregations. This week’s session is The Spiritual Strategic Journey for Potential ReThriving Congregations. This will talk about the journey to once again function as a Thriving Congregation.

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

Here are the recording and the PowerPoint from last week on Potential ReThriving Congregations: ReThriving Congregations Seasons and Choices —

Here are upcoming online sessions in this series: Tuesday, September 8th at 2:00 p.m.: Congregational Assessment and Learning Experience. Tuesday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m.: Three Scenarios for the Future of Your Congregation. Tuesday, September 22nd at 2:00 p.m.: 100 Days of Discernment – Dialogue and Prayer Triplets

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

Annual Church Profile — CMBA Simplified Version

Coming to your congregation a day or two after Labor Day will be the simplified version of the Annual Church Profile. CMBA has worked to produce a two part version which should make it easier for congregations to complete this annual statistical report and database update used by the association and the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The simplified version asks fewer questions and requests a smaller number of database entries.

A video will be released as part of A Word for Wednesday from George Bullard on September 9th that will explain why and how to complete the Annual Church Profile. Our goal is to have every congregation complete the Annual Church Profile this year. It provides us with information we and others can use to serve your congregation in increasingly effective ways.

Congregations who desire to do so will also be able to use the access code we will send them to complete the longer traditional information online. Whereas the shorter, simplified version will come directly to the association and we will upload your information for you to online workspace.

Navigating a New Season — First Impressions Conference — November 4th-6th

Use the promo code “ColumbiaMetro” to register for the online First Impressions Conference at and received a $10 discount. Also, once you have registered forward your confirmation e-mail to We will send you a free copy of Will Mancini’s new book — Future Church: Seven Laws of Real Church Growth – when it is released on December 1st.

Check out the video about this digital conference at During the three days you will hear from Rick Warren, Nona Jones, Will Mancini, Carey Nieuwhof, Efrem Smith, Mark Batterson, Jeanne Stevens, Thom Rainer, and many more. Plus, you get digital access to the archives after the live event for use in your congregation. Just think about it. You may not be able to watch the whole thing, but you will have digital access to pick and choose later, and to share with your leaders.


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.

About the author 

Kyndra Bremer