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COVID-19 Financial Assistance Spotlight

CMBA churches have access to several avenues for financial ministry assistance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant money for hunger relief ministry efforts and some technology support is available through the association, and the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC) has set aside COVID-19 Serve Community Aid money designed to support the local church […]

COVID-19 Interview with Maria Owens of Richland School District Two, March 31, 2020

George Bullard and Cathy Locklear had the opportunity to talk with Maria Owens of Richland Country School District Two about the Backpack program for children on the weekends, the food pantries, and a way to simply make a text deductible financial contribution. Richland Two Backpack Program Website — https://www.richland2.org/Departments/Instructional-Support-Services/Learning-Support-Services/Social-Workers/The-Backpack-Program

A New Chapter for the Columbia Metro Baptist Association: Building Sale Funds Future Ministries

Big changes and exciting opportunities are ahead for CMBA in 2020. The Gadsden Street building was sold in December, associational resources are now housed in rented space at North Trenholm Baptist Church, and the staff works onsite there or remotely as they assist churches in ministry. According to Executive Director George Bullard the move is […]

CMBA, Gethsemane Associations Celebrate Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer

Women from the Columbia Metro Baptist Association (CMBA) and the Gethsemane Association met together to celebrate Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer on November 4th at Concord Fellowship Baptist Church in Columbia. Under the theme “Arise and Shine” more than 100 women gathered for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. It was one of the largest […]

Sharing God’s Love “Behind the Fence”

Where does prison ministry fall on your church’s list of community outreach opportunities? Many churches participate in the statewide Christmas Prisoner Packet ministry through the South Carolina Baptist Convention – more than 24,500 packets were collectively donated in 2018. Others, including churches in the Columbia Metro Association, work year-round to build relationships with inmates and […]

CMBA Hunger Ministry Grants

Does your congregation have an ongoing hunger ministry? If so, your family of congregations would like to encourage your ministry. Your brother and sister congregations would like to provide you with a financial grant to support your ministry. For information on applying and receiving a grant for your church contact Cathy Locklear at 803.622.0303 or […]

Empowering Congregations is the Key Service to Churches

Our One Priority in CMBA is Starting and Strengthening Congregations to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. To fulfill Our One Priority a team of mobilizers is available to our family of congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina. The overarching strategy is called Empowering Congregations. It includes strategies for Starting Congregations, Strengthening Congregations, […]

South Carolina State Fair Ministry — October 7th – 20th

For more information contact Cathy Locklear at 803.622.0303 or CathyLocklear@ColumbiaMetro.org  Each year the churches of the Columbia Metro and Lexington Baptist Associations partner to facilitate this ministry. The focus of the ministry is meeting the needs of the fair workers. There are many ways to be involved. Before the workers arrive, Monday the 7th, we […]