One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, November 16, 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.
CMBA Annual Business Meeting – November 19 at 10:00 a.m.
CMBA Annual Business Session – Online. In lieu of an on-site, face-to-face annual business meeting, CMBA will hold a virtual annual business meeting for the election of officers for the next year, approval of the budget, and any other business items that need attention. The meeting will also involve a review of the activities and progress of CMBA since October 2019 and plans for the coming year through October 2021.
Where: Online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81156129685.
Who: The pastor (or the pastor’s representative) plus a layperson from each church.
What: An agenda will be available and distributed the week of the gathering.
Speaking in CMBA recently, Will Mancini declared that the functional Great Commission in North American Churches has become – North American Churches have turned Proverbs 29:18 – “Where there is not vision, the people perish” into “Where there is no vision the people cherish things of lower importance.”
George Bullard’s Response: This calls for a renewed focus on making the main thing the main thing — fulfilling the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. Focus on God’s empowering vision and creating and nurturing maturing disciples.
– From the forthcoming book, Future Church: 7 Laws of Real Church Growth by Will Mancini and Cory Harman. Baker Books, 2020. (CMBA is working on a purchasing a quantity of these books when they are available within the next 30 days. If you want one or more copies for your church at a deep discount, send an email to CMBA@ColumbiaMetro.org with your request.)
On Monday evening, November 2nd, our associational Baptist Women’s leadership, along with the leadership of the Gethsemane Baptist Association, premiered a video presentation of the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer. This annual event was not able to be held live due to the pandemic.
Our Woman’s Missionary Union – Women on Mission – Sisters Who Care are actively organizing as they go through a relaunch. Ralphetta Davis of Concord Fellowship Baptist Church is the president. Cathy Locklear, on the CMBA staff, provides support to them.
Take a look at their online service and prayers for the various regions of the world at https://youtu.be/_7zu01EtTBI.