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2021 CMBA Annual Meeting to Include Locklear Retirement Celebration

2021 CMBA Annual Meeting to Include Locklear Retirement Celebration Download The 2021 CMBA Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, October 7, at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of Cedar Creek Baptist in Blythewood. The brief meeting will include necessary business procedures and greetings from CMBA Executive Director Search Committee Chair Jacob Helsley before dismissing to […]

CMBA Executive Director Search Committee Forms, Begins Work

Executive Director Search Download The search committee to replace retiring CMBA Executive Director George Bullard has been named and held its first meeting August 10. Bullard has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2022. In his role as CMBA moderator, Jay Thompson assembled the search committee, named Blaney Baptist Pastor Jacob Helsley as chairman, and […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Monday, August 9, 2021

  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, 08.09.21 Download Pandemic Responses Show the Diversity of Our Congregations The Fourth Wave of the pandemic is here. When Wave One arrived in March 2020, […]

One Priority Briefing for Congregational Leaders from George Bullard – Monday, August 2, 2021

  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, 08.02.21 Download A Sprint to the Finish Line – Serving Until the Last Day! Watching the Olympics recently, I saw a qualifying race for the […]

A Sprint to the Finish Line – Serving Until the Last Day!

A Sprint to the Finish Line – Serving Until the Last Day Download Watching the Olympics recently, I saw a qualifying race for the final medal race for the men’s 880-yard dash. The first four finishers would be in the final race. The runner who finished first in this qualifying race knew he had made […]

Q&A with George Bullard

July Story 2 – Q&A with George Bullard WEB Download CMBA Executive Director George Bullard formally announced his intent to retire effective June 30, 2022, to the Visionary Leadership Community during its June 2021 meeting in Columbia. His retirement will conclude about 50 years in professional ministry and leadership at local, associational, state, national and […]

Q&A with Cathy Locklear

July Story 1 – Q&A with Cathy Locklear WEB Download CMBA Ministry Mobilizer Cathy Locklear has announced that she will retire from her staff role August 31 to spend more quality time with her family. For more than 20 years Cathy has served alongside Midlands churches in a variety of community impact efforts including food […]

OPP 057: Long Obedience

This week, I, Chris Reinolds, Lead Pastor at Discovery Church, and George Bullard, Executive Director of the CMBA, sat down with Cathy Locklear to celebrate and hear about her many years of service with the Columbia Metro Baptist Association here in Columbia, South Carolina as she is preparing for a new and exciting stage in her life.

CMBA Staff Retirements Announced at VLC Meeting

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The CMBA Visionary Leadership Community (VLC) met Thursday, June 10, at Belmont Baptist to conduct business and share ministry updates. This was the first meeting following the decision to transition to virtual CMBA operations. Monthly VLC meetings will now be held in different churches throughout the association, allowing new introductions to these church campuses and […]