In One Accord

By Lauren Eisleben ForColumbia 2024 Exec Team As of today, 52 local Christian churches have committed to partner with ForColumbia 2024 on April 27th. One of the most common questions we get asked during this season is, “How do all those churches work together, coming from various different backgrounds and worldviews?” We can only give […]

Catching a Deeper Vision for Christian Unity

By Gretchen Shults Church Recruitment Team The ForColumbia 2024 Exec Team is in full swing as this is published. As of the second week in February, 50 local Christian churches have signed up to partner for our annual Day of Service on Saturday, April 27th. Now in its tenth year, the members of the Exec […]

Looking Back to Where We Started

Welcome to the 2024 ForColumbia season! Thanks so much for reading, praying, spreading the word, and signing up to participate as a ForColumbia volunteer on April 27, 2024. 2024 is our 10th year of serving Columbia, side by side. Where has all the time gone?! As we look back to when it all began in […]

Tears and Fears: The First Ten Years

By Shelly Mayer Director, ForColumbia 2024 [email protected] As we enter into 2024, the ForColumbia exec team has heard from some of the folks who were involved in ForColumbia 2015. That was when this annual day of serving our city, side by side, all began. Let’s take a moment and read some of Shelly Mayer’s words […]

Anyone Up for a Party Friday Evening?

Have you heard? ForColumbia 2023 is coming up in just a couple of days. Two to be exact! Wait, what? Two? That’s only Friday. ForColumbia is on Saturday, April 29th. Yes, that’s true. However, we’re kicking off our day of serving Columbia, side by side, with a Party in the Park. Friday, April 28th 4:30-6:30 […]

9 Years Later…

In 2015, a small group of Christians got together and began dreaming big. What would it look like if Columbia’s Christian churches served alongside each other, despite our denominational differences and varied priorities? What if, instead, we as believers came together as the Church, serving Columbia side by side? That first year, over 500 volunteers […]

Community Impact That Goes Far Beyond One Day of Service

One of the more rewarding fruits of nine years of serving along dozens of other churches through ForColumbia is the relationships that come out of it. On that note, it will definitely be worth your time and attention to this recent six-minute video. Listen to what Pastor Jay Dudley of Tabernacle of Grace Ministry says […]

Nine Years of Being ‘For’ Columbia

By Warren Mayer ForColumbia 2023 Exec Team I distinctly remember walking into the Missouri Theater in downtown Columbia, Missouri, nine years ago. There was a lone figure standing behind a 4×8 table with a simple sign that read “ForColumbia” but I had not one clue what that was all about. On the surface, it looked […]

Planting Flowers, Growing Relationships

By Lauren Eisleben I’ve always had a brown thumb. I really, really want it to be green, but no matter how hard I will it, it’s mostly brown. When I was a college freshman, I gave a speech in my Intro to Speech class on “How to Have a Green Thumb.” (I was overly ambitious, […]