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Future Church Moments from Will Mancini and Cory Hartman

Future Church Moment Three “I believe that the COVID pandemic probably constitutes the greatest innovation opportunity that leaders will have i a lifetime. Yet there is a danger that the church will miss the moment.” (Future Church, p. 17) George Bullard’s Response: Absolutely. God is showing us great open doors of opportunity for innovating in […]

Missional MOBS — Missional Opportunities for Breakthrough Service

What are Missional MOBS? Missional MOBS are formal or informal groups of people from a missional community who choose to respond to an opportunity to provide needed services to a missions project, a new congregational expression, or an existing congregation to expand and extend their capacity for ministry. Often they are a missions organization, team, […]

WMU of Virginia Streetwalking Ministry Offers Light in Darkness of Richmond Prostitution Zone

A Sisters Who Care Article from Richmond, VA (By National WMU on May 24, 2019 – written by Trennis Henderson, WMU National Correspondent with pictures by Pat Henderson) RICHMOND, Va.—This isn’t your typical WMU ministry project. A small group of volunteers gathers two nights a month in south Richmond, Va., to walk a mile-long strip of the […]

Sisters Who Care to be Introduced at the Black Church Leadership Conference September 6-7, 2019

Sisters Who Care® (SWC) is part of a national organization of Baptist women, aged 18 and above, of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and classes. The national organization is Women on Mission® — an expression of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) — which is a church-based organization that seeks to enable women to understand the call of […]

Beulah Baptist on Mission – Drilling Fresh Water in Remote Villages, Building Local Relationships

Beulah Baptist Church members love their neighbors, near and far. The church is active in a variety of local missions, international mission partnerships and one very unique ministry introduced by Pastor Cameron DeBrew. For Christmas 2015, DeBrew’s family agreed to use the money they would have spent on gifts to each other and instead send […]

After 27 Years and a Church Relocation, Don Brock Has Guided Gateway Into a Vibrant, Accepting Church

Located in an economically, upscale community near a resort lake and with great public education, Gateway Baptist Church – or, simply Gateway – is a vibrant faith community near Ballentine with no real power structure and where half of the church is under the age of 18. Gateway began in 1975 when Columbia’s Eau Claire […]

Spring Valley Baptist Church Isn’t Robert Winburn’s Only Legacy — All Four Children in Vocational Ministry Families

Also see Spring Valley Baptist Embraces Diverse Community, Works Hard to Be a Good Neighbor Robert Winburn says it over again, “Of all men, I am most blessed.” Yes, in 2019 he celebrated 30 years as pastor of Spring Valley Baptist Church, in Columbia, but he and his wife, Linda, “Cookie,” celebrate each day that […]

Spring Valley Baptist Embraces Diverse Community, Works Hard to Be a Good Neighbor

Also see Spring Valley Baptist Church Isn’t Robert Winburn’s Only Legacy — All Four Children in Vocational Ministry Families Forty years ago, Spring Valley Baptist Church was born of out of North Trenholm Baptist Church, ministering to a middle class, almost exclusively white community in northeast Columbia. Today, that same community is a majority-minority, where […]