One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Monday, December 6, 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.

LAST CHANCE! 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 – Offer ends this Friday! 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.)

Write a Letter to Your Future Self as a Discipline for 2022

Are you like me and you use the period during Advent and Christmas – between special worship services, family time, and sports games – to ponder the end of the year and the opportunities and challenges of the new year? I am not talking about resolutions you make and break in the new year but discerning where God is leading you in the new year.

One vehicle I use to concretize this is a website called FutureMe where you write a letter to yourself and have it sent to you on a date in the future – next week, next month, the end of the year, etc. Interested? Here is how to connect: or My gift to 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 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