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.
A Messianic Jewish Congregation in Columbia?
Yes, it is likely to take place during 2021. Needed is a host church and congregational missions groups who support this effort. To learn about the Messianic Jewish movement, and the possibility of a congregation in Columbia, connect with One Priority Briefing Live! on Tuesday, March 2nd at 2:00 p.m. The video conference link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82096987749.
Our guest will be Rabbi Andy Meyerson of Congregation Beth Shiloh in Asheville, NC and Spartanburg, SC. See their website at http://bethshiloh.org/beth_shiloh_messianic_synagogue0.aspx. Join us to hear his Christian testimony and his passion to reach Jewish people. Be blessed and inspired. If you cannot join us, please be in prayer for this missional engagement and new congregational expression.
Engaging Generation Z: Raising the Bar for Youth Ministry
Engaging Generation Z: Raising the Bar for Youth Ministry was the subject of last week’s One Priority Briefing Live! View the recording at https://columbiametro.org/engaging-generation-z/.
Our guest was Tim McKnight, director of the Global Center for Youth Ministry and associate professor of youth ministry and missions at Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University. Tim is the author of the book Engaging Generation Z. Check out his book at https://amzn.to/3sn41Al.
As the One Year Anniversary of the Pandemic Approaches . . .
. . . what have you learned about doing church? Around March 15th – the Ides of March – will be the one year anniversary of the response congregations were forced to make to the COVID-19 induced pandemic. One of the things that have been of great value to many congregational leaders is to learn how other congregations have responded to the pandemic. One of the best ways to do this is to share with our family of congregations your answers to four questions so that others might benefit from your observations. This is your power to bless others. Take the survey at https://forms.gle/B3myJW16mDdZ3tRc6.
Roundtable Discussion on Revitalization and Missions
Check out a recent discussion sponsored by Lexington Baptist Church – a member of the Lexington Baptist Association and a Church Network Connection with CMBA held at the newly renamed River District Church (formerly First Baptist Church in West Columbia). See the article HERE.