Our One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, September 28, 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.

Potential ReThriving Congregations

The Our One Priority Briefing Live! online session this week on Tuesday, September 29th at 2:00 p.m. is the sixth presentation on Potential ReThriving Congregations. This week’s session is Crafting a Future Story of Missional Ministry. This will talk about the spiritual process for the first phase of a Spiritual Strategic Journey.

Here is the Zoom Link for Tuesday —  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89370578316

NOTE: Our One Priority Briefing Live! Held most every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. To receive the weekly link to this online gathering, please register at https://forms.gle/vdE7eTwvzm1gDkDj7

Upcoming Our One Priority Briefings Live!

Tuesday, October 6th at 2:00 p.m. – Update on ReGathering Congregations

Tuesday, October 13th at 2:00 p.m. – Handling Thanksgiving and Christmas This Year

Tuesday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. – Boldly Going Where Not Association Has Gone Before

Tuesday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m. – What Will Your Congregation Be Like By the Ides of March 2021?

The Zoom link for these online gatherings for the month of October will be

Time to Complete the Annual Church Profile!

This year our association has designed a CMBA Easy Version for reporting the statistical information and the database. It is much simpler and will take less time. It asks for less information. So you have two choices this year.

Choice One: Complete two simple Google forms for the association, and we will upload your information for you into the SCBC/SBC workspace. Plus the person who completes the form will be sent a “thank you” gift card (actually two if you complete both forms).

Part One is the Statistical Report: Go to https://forms.gle/H95AVCfdQ8DkfNmc7 to complete it.

Part Two is the Database Report: Go to https://forms.gle/BHSpicDbV1YgbWP96 to complete it.

Choice Two: You provide your information online to the SCBC/SBC workspace. Some churches prefer to do this because they want to share more information. You do the work. No gift cards for this choice.

IF you would prefer Choice Two, send an e-mail to Kyndra Bremer at kyndrabremer@icloud.com and she will send you the workspace site and the ID and password you need to get into the system to provide your information.

Suggested Deadline: It is helpful to the overall process if we can have your information by October 31st.

Navigating a New Season — First Impressions Conference — November 4th-6th

Use the promo code “ColumbiaMetro” to register for the online First Impressions Conference at www.FirstImpressionsConference.com/ and received a $10 discount. Also, once you have registered forward your confirmation e-mail to CMBA@ColumbiaMetro.org. We will send you a free copy of Will Mancini’s new book — Future Church: Seven Laws of Real Church Growth – when it is released on December 1st.

Check out the video about this digital conference at https://vimeo.com/443194047. During the three days you will hear from Rick Warren, Nona Jones, Will Mancini, Carey Nieuwhof, Efrem Smith, Mark Batterson, Jeanne Stevens, Thom Rainer, and many more. Plus, you get digital access to the archives after the live event for use in your congregation. Just think about it. You may not be able to watch the whole thing, but you will have digital access to pick and choose later, and to share with your leaders.


Our One Priority Briefing and the Our One Priority Briefing Online Gathering are 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. To donate go to https://columbiametro.org/donate/. Gifts can be made to the general fund, to hunger ministry, or to disaster response.

About the author 

Kyndra Bremer