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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 […]

One Ministry Plan Paused as Another Grows at FBC Winnsboro

February Story – FBC Winnsboro – Download   First Baptist Winnsboro Pastor Craig Bailey says COVID was the “worst possible thing to hit us while trying to make strides in racial reconciliation” through relationships the church has been actively building with other churches and individuals across the community. The shared worship services and an annual […]

A Grant That Benefits Your Church and Ministry? YES!

CMBA churches are encouraged to investigate grant assistance through the association as they begin to compare ministry plans for a new calendar year against an existing budget. Our One Priority Congregational Grants are available to active participating and financially contributing CMBA member and network connection churches. When approved, new grant guidelines provide access to financial […]

Victories During the Pandemic

Victories. They are important to celebrate, perhaps even more so during a challenging year. As the CMBA approaches the end of a calendar year, and in the midst of the holiday season focused on the birth of our Savior, we celebrate things God has “birthed” through CMBA member and network churches during the last nine […]

Midlands Leaders Introduced to Mancini’s Future Church

CMBA member and church connection leaders were introduced to former pastor, author and consultant Will Mancini’s latest book Future Church: 7 Laws of New Church Growth in a unique workshop held Oct. 27 at Shandon Baptist in Columbia. Mancini and Future Church Company contributing presenters shared concepts gleaned from years of church, denomination and missions organizational […]

CMBA Financial Gift Benefits NYC Association Ministry

Following the sale of the CMBA building in December 2019, the Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) approved gifting a portion of the proceeds to the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association (MNYBA) as a “missional tithe.” The gift was given in February 2020 and birthed through the existing relationship between CMBA Executive Director George Bullard and MNYBA […]

Thankful for Ministers!

Thankful for MinistersDownload October is Minister Appreciation month – what are you doing to show your senior pastor and ministerial staff appreciation? The year 2020 represents a remarkable season of service from church staff members, and senior pastors in particular. Minister Appreciation month provides the perfect time to express your thankfulness. 1 Thessalonians 5:12 says, […]

CMBA Churches Impacting Communities Despite Unusual Season

COVID-19 may have disrupted weekly church schedules and operations for a time, but it has not dampened the spirit of CMBA churches determined to impact their communities with the hope of the gospel. Some outreach ministries continued during the quarantine and ReGathering periods, with other churches reporting the start of new ministries birthed during this […]

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