George Bullard

George Bullard

George Bullard, strategic coordinator for The Columbia Partnership, has been a consultant and coach for congregations and denominations for 35 years. He was elected this summer as general secretary for the North American Baptist Fellowship of the Baptist World Alliance. For Bullard's list of the 25 factors that contribute to a church's survivability, vitality and vibrancy, go to

What does it take to become fully immersed?

Some people would rather hide behind God than lie.

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 13:38

Navel gazing

Is the church too busy attending meetings and talking with itself?

Economic realities are trumping emotional attachments.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 15:58

Who left on those lights?

Love for a building can get in the way of love for God.

If a denomination which prides itself on evangelism is declining, a lot of other denominations are likely in trouble as well.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:07

Alban: A death and a resurrection

It’s time for those who desire to help congregations to reconceptualize their ministry.

Someone personally familiar with two of three landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases involving prayer and Bible reading in public schools wonders why 50 years later Christians still cannot find a middle ground on the issue.

North America has at least 350,000 religious congregations. Every year about one percent of them die. That means that 10 years from now, 35,000 congregations will no longer exist. Will your church be one of them?