Koinonia of Columbia had long wanted to buy Godly Play materials to supplement its program for children. A CBFSC missions grant has now made that possible.
Being part of the CBF Fellows Cohort has helped first year pastor Jeffrey Howard find his way through a summer of racial tensions and online ministry.
Preston Cooley had plans to become a sports broadcaster but a part-time job at Trinity Baptist Church in Seneca changed his mind. He is now beginning his career of ministry and service as CBF Fellow on a roller-coaster ride caused by Covid-19.
Lucy Cauthen was headed toward medical school when she suddenly realized she should shift gears and head for seminary. She is now in her first year of ministry at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson.
It’s no surprise to people who know him that South Carolina native John Painter is the first chaplain to receive CBF’s new Carl Hart Award for Excellence in Chaplaincy. He is an Air Force Reserve Chaplain and works full-time at a VA hospital in Charleston. A Vietnam War POW influenced John to join the Air Force and his experiences at The Citadel led him to become a chaplain.
Zeke Stephenson, like most other youth ministers, has had his planned summer turned upside down. And like others, he continues to look for new ways to care for the spiritual wellbeing of teenagers and their families.
No VBS. No summer camps. But children’s ministry at First Baptist Church in Laurens still found ways to keep children and their families engaged.
Kyle Minyard is working hard to keep youth engaged through this summer of Covid. Every Friday, he delivers a treat to students at First Baptist Church in Anderson. Kyle plans to finish his education and go into ministry full-time.
David Deming transitioned from a church pastor to a hospice chaplain about five years ago, job he says he unknowingly had been preparing for his whole life. Now, unable to visit those who need a soft touch and encouraging words most, he is finding new ways to minister during end-of-life situations.
It’s been a messy summer for youth ministry but Mary Carol Anderson has worked hard to find ways to motivate and keep in touch with young people at First Baptist Church in Greenville, even with no camps or mission trips.