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 as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities.

CANCELED: King Day Worship Celebration,
Monday, January 17th

Due to COVID-19 pandemic factors, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day worship celebration for Monday, January 17th is canceled – for now. (Our understanding is that many events in the Midlands of South Carolina sponsored by other groups for January 17th have either been canceled or will be held virtually.)

We feel that face-to-face dialogue on racial reconciliation is vital for Christian ministry in our diverse context. Therefore, we have already asked Dr. Goatley about coming to Columbia in the middle of March for a Racial Reconciliation Conversation.

As soon as details are worked out, we will share these with you.

Wednesday Word from George Bullard
for January 12, 2022

Check out the Wednesday Word video from George Bullard by clicking here. This week George covers the pandemic response of congregations, the Martin Luther King Day cancelation and the projected Racial Reconciliation conversation, and the Executive Director Search Team application deadline on January 21, 2022.

One of the Best-Kept Secrets of CMBA –
Our Ministry Team

The people and the services available from Our Ministry Team of CMBA is one of the best-kept secrets of our association. This is a group of talented Christian ministry people who have spiritual gifts, life skills, and multiple experiences that can be of benefit to your congregation. Their core services are free to contributing member churches and church network connections with CMBA. Check out this team at

Pray for Our Family of Congregations
in the Midlands of South Carolina

  • Pray for the Executive Director Search Team as they seek the next Executive Director. Send recommendations through January 21stto chairperson – Ryan Dupree —
  • Pray for the pastors, staff, lay leaders, congregation members, and others infected with COVID-19 and one of the variants.
  • Pray for two congregations in dialogue about merging with one another.
  • Pray for a congregation who is running out of resources to function in a community of 7,000 people who needs partner congregations, and perhaps one who will fully adopt this community.

Our One Priority Briefing and the Our One Priority Briefing Online Gathering are made possible by the financial gifts of the member and network connection congregations of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association at,, or 803.619.7110. To donate to CMBA go to Congregations can make their general contributions through this link. Congregations, missions groups and individuals can designate gifts to the Congregational Grant Fund, hunger ministry, disaster response, and Baptist Collegiate Ministry.

About the author 

Kyndra Bremer