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One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, November 2, 2020

A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. One-Priority-Briefing-11.02.20Download Future Church Moment One Speaking in CMBA recently, Will Mancini declared that the functional Great Commission in North American Churches has become – “Go into all the world and make […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, October 26, 2020

A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. Clay Smith and Casey Williams to Talk About Future Ministry This Thursday This Thursday, October 29th 2:00 p.m. as the One Priority Briefing Live! pastors Clay Smith of Alice Drive Baptist Church […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, October 19, 2020

A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. Week of Prayer for Baptist Associations October 18th-24th is the national Week of Prayer for Baptist Associations. What does it mean to pray for your Baptist association – the Columbia […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, October 12, 2020

A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. ReGathering Conversations During October’s One Priority Briefing Live! An online video forum for our pastors, staff members and lay leaders to hear about how other congregations are Regathering. You […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Monday, October 5, 2020

A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. October is Minister Appreciation Month Let me be among the first this month to say to you – “Thank You!” I appreciate your Christian ministry service. I am thrilled […]

Our One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard — Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A Family of Baptist Congregations in the Midlands of South Carolina Our One Priority: Starting and Strengthening Churches to Serve as Vital and Vibrant Missional Communities. CMBA Congregations – ReGathering Stories During July, Julia Bell, Our One Priority Storyteller has written stories about our congregations and how they are ReGathering. Check out what other members […]

ReGathering and Future Forecasting

This is the final installment of a three-part series sharing how CMBA churches have planned for ReGathering, valuable lessons learned and, now, how some are looking to position themselves for ministry in the coming fall and winter months. The only predictable thing about COVID-19 has been its unpredictability, including how it is affecting nearly every […]

ReGathering Stories: Lessons Learned

Shandon Baptist

Across the CMBA churches have implemented similar plans leading to ReGathering, using a phased approach with differing time frames for each level of reopening. At press time, some have been meeting in person for weeks and even months, while others are happy to continue offering online worship services for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 has forced […]

ReGathering Stories: Opening Perspectives

As COVID-19-related concerns forced the sudden stop of in-person worship services in March, churches began planning and discussing issues related to ReGathering. CMBA resources were immediately available to help churches prepare for closures, produce livestream or prerecorded worship service options, begin incorporating safety measures and start planning for the eventual day when members could meet […]