CMBA desires to raise awareness of the need for missional deployment within our local context by our family of congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina. This does not suggest missional deployment beyond the Midlands is unimportant. It is very important. It is essential to fulfill the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great […]
Churches are invited to come together to help feed the least of these with a Christmas Meal.
As we are wrapping up the month of October, many of you can feel the fall breeze wafting in the Christmas season. As that spirit of generosity floods our hearts, we wanted to encourage you to remember those who will not be making it home for Christmas this year.
A few days ago, CMBA sent out inquiries to a group of churches of all sizes and locations to see how they are responding to the current spike in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations as schools open and the seasonal programming begins. It is obvious responding now is more difficult than responding 18 months ago when […]
Several years ago before my doctor’s office went totally digital, I arrived for an appointment, and they handed me a clipboard with four pages of forms to complete. I asked why I had to do these again. I filled them out last year. They told me to fill them out every year because the information […]
CMBA Goes Virtual to Serve Churches-in-Association Download This week CMBA’s Visionary Leadership Community voted to close its offices at North Trenholm Baptist Church and go totally virtual in its operations to deepen its connection with and service to congregations. This is another step to fulfill Our One Priority which is to Start and Strengthen […]
A Kingdom Growth Mindset, Fourth Dispatch Download (See, read, and downloaded this series of dispatches at www.BullardJournal.org.) A tough issue for many congregations to address – especially when they have been plateaued and declining for a long time and become concerned about the viability of their long-term future – is the loss of families […]
Bullard-Kingdom Growth Mindset_Third Dispatch Download Factors surrounding church growth and church sustainability were addressed in the first two dispatches. (See the dispatches at www.BullardJournal.org.) For congregations to serve with a Kingdom mindset more than a church growth or church sustainability mindset, they must understand from their founding the need to renew the core while […]
Bullard-Kingdom Growth Mindset – Second Dispatch Download Serving as a Family of Baptist Congregations – Words of Challenge for CMBA Second Dispatch The First Dispatch addressed the dichotomy of a church growth vs. a Kingdom growth mindset. It mentioned a church sustainability mindset vs. a Kingdom growth mindset without providing the details. This dispatch addresses […]
Bullard-Kingdom Growth Mindset Download Serving as a Family of Baptist Congregations – Words of Challenge for CMBA First Dispatch A family of Baptist congregations is at its best when the congregations have a Kingdom growth mindset more than a church growth or church sustainability mindset. What is the difference? Is one good and the other bad? […]