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CMBA Grants Support Two Church Hunger Ministries

Mar 2 Story – Grant Recipients WEB Download Two CMBA churches have applied for and received Our One Priority Congregational Grants for hunger related ministries that actively serve Midlands residents. During its January 2021 meeting, the Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) approved requests from Blaney Baptist and NorthStar Christian Church’s Center of Hope for each to […]

Gaining Traction for a Radical Congregational Transformation, Part Three

Register to the Vision Day Lunch and Panel on March 19th to hear more about this subject from a panel of pastors — https://goo.gl/forms/bLHyumwhrnTEgvKb2 Why are radical methods of transformation necessary to transform congregations who are in late Retirement, Old Age, or near Death? Why is transition and change that is continuous or discontinuous with […]

Gaining Traction for a Radical Congregational Transformation, Part Two

Register to the Vision Day Lunch and Panel on March 19th to hear more about this subject from a panel of pastors — https://goo.gl/forms/bLHyumwhrnTEgvKb2 What are some reasons congregations in late Retirement, Old Age, or near Death are unable to gain traction for a radical congregational transformation? Is it possible to discover the reasons people […]

Gaining Traction for a Radical Congregational Transformation, Part One

Register to the Vision Day Lunch and Panel on March 19th to hear more about this subject from a panel of pastors — https://goo.gl/forms/bLHyumwhrnTEgvKb2 When congregations move to the aging side of the congregational life cycle, and are no longer captured by God’s empowering vision, some form of transformation is needed. Congregational transformation can help […]

Church Generosity Within Our Family of Congregations

In a family of congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina known as the Columbia Metro Baptist Association, it is important to engage in acts of generosity toward our sister and brother congregations. This is one characteristic of what it means to be churches-in-association with one another who are starting and strengthening congregations to serve […]

Church Adoption Within Our Family of Congregations

As your associational director of missions, I frequently use the metaphor of family to describe the best possible relationship we have within our fellowship of churches. At the top of our website at www.ColumbiaMetro.org is the tagline “A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina.” Within biological families are parents and children […]