Here is a podcast recorded earlier in 2021 that was just released at the end of 2021 that provides an overview of George Bullard’s heritage and approach to congregational ministry. We share it with you as an accurate overview of his ministry perspective, and as a resource for congregational leadership. This podcast is a production […]
Reflecting on 2021 in Our AssociationDownload When we entered the year 2021 great hope existed for mass vaccination that would halt the spread of the pandemic and open the world back up to missional engagement that happens – as the Acts of the Apostles says – with “openness” and “unhindered.” Here we are at the […]
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.
The Numerology of Critical Congregational Capacity Download I believe in smaller membership congregations. Those who have less than 100 in average weekly face-to-face attendance. Not only are they most of the congregations in CMBA, but they are likely – as we emerge out of the toughest times of the pandemic – upwards to two-thirds of […]
No Baptist Associational Family is Perfect. No Not One. Download At its best a Baptist association is a family of congregations in relationship with one another, on mission in its context and beyond. Just like all families, at times it is messy. Family members have the power to bless the family and the power to […]
An Association is Congregations in Fellowship on Mission in Their Context and BeyondDownload The annual session of the Columbia Metro Baptist Association is on Thursday, October 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 1920 Cedar Creek Road in Blythewood. The primary purpose for gathering is fellowship, and to celebrate that we are a […]
Thankful for Ministers! Download October is Minister Appreciation month – what are you doing to show your senior pastor and ministerial staff appreciation? All areas of ministry have been impacted by Covid for well over a year now, and church staff members – senior pastors in particular – have continued to lead congregations through this […]
Because Online Worship is a New Normal Download . . . it is time to do a serious evaluation of our use of it. Who thought in the middle of March 2020 that online streaming of live or recorded worship services would become a new normal in worship? Leading edge church innovators felt it was […]
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 […]