Our One Priority Briefing for Ministers from George Bullard — Monday, April 13, 2020

CMBA Church Leaders Dialogue and Prayer Gathering

When: Tuesday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Join Zoom Video Conference (with embedded password and a waiting room for security)

What: Two Part Dialogue

  • Part One with guests and George presenting some aspect of, or resource for, ministry by our congregations. (Recorded)
  • Part Two an open dialogue for church leaders to share and for us to have prayer. (Not Recorded)

This Week’s Topics:

  • George Russ, executive director, Metro New York Baptist Association on the status of their churches and ministries in their complex context impacted by COVID-19.
  • Kenny Cole of Rockton Church and Chris Reinolds of Killian Church on the new thing they are getting ready to do post-Stay Home/Stay Safe.

These will be a regular dialogue and prayer gathering. Typically they will be on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. unless a poll of interested people suggests a different day and time. The online gathering this week, however, is on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. – the same day but a different time.

CMBA Payroll Protection Program Briefing from April 7th

This past Tuesday we provided a comprehensive briefing on the CARES ACT’s Payroll Protection Program that includes forgivable loans for churches. Several of our churches are applying for the loans. We recorded this briefing and it is found at https://columbiametro.org/covid-19/ for you and your church leaders to review as you make your decision.

Our panel would be glad to answer additional questions for you. Just let us hear from you at CMBA@ColumbiaMetro.org or call George Bullard directly at 803.622.0923, and if he does not know the answer, he can get you in touch with someone who probably does know the answer.

A Prayer for Easter 2020

O Lord, our God, we are experiencing a radically different Easter. The warmth of personal fellowship with physical closeness in places of worship where we have experienced you with great glory is missing.

(Read/download the rest of the prayer at https://columbiametro.org/a-prayer-for-easter-2020/.

Our One Priority Briefing is made possible by the financial gifts of the member and network congregations of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association at www.ColumbiaMetro.org, CMBA@ColumbiaMetro.org, or 803.619.7110.

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Kyndra Bremer