One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Monday, November 29, 2021

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.

Future Church Collective in Atlanta, GA January 5th-7th

Check out this event in Atlanta, GA, Wednesday through Friday, January 5th-7th. Three topics. One on each day. Attend one day, two days, or three days. CMBA is offering partial scholarships for pastors and staff persons from CMBA financially contributing Member or Church Network Connection churches.

Check out the details of this event at The Future Church Company, founded by Will Mancini, is in a partnership with the North American Mission Board and is currently engaging in a strategic process with both the SC Baptist Convention and CMBA.

Wednesday is about Denominee – making our association more effective in serving congregations. Thursday is about Pivvot – helping your church multiply the number of disciples of Jesus. Friday is about Younique – helping disciples live out their special calling from God.

Scholarship Information: If you attend one day, CMBA will provide a scholarship for $250.00 to help support your fee, travel, lodging, and meals. If you go for two days in a row, we will provide $350.00. If you go for all three days, we will provide $450.00. On the days you are in a meeting, the hosts will serve a light breakfast and a lunch at no additional charge.

Procedure: Register online using the information below, and then let me know for what you have registered. (Send me an e-mail so I will have something in writing.)

Mark Your Calendar for Martin Luther King Day Worship and Fellowship

As CMBA does each year, we are sponsoring a worship and fellowship experience on Martin Luther King Day on January 17th at 6:00 p.m. The location will be finalized this week. 

Our guest preacher will be Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley, former executive director of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Society, which serves the four historically National Baptist denominations in the United States. Dr. Goatley is currently Associate Dean for Academic and Vocational Formation; Research Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry; and Director of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School of Duke University.

Look for more information in the coming weeks, including churches where he will preach on Sunday, January 16th.

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.

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Kyndra Bremer