To be a thriving congregation doesn’t mean all is harmonious and growth is a given. To be a thriving thriving congregation means obeying God, even in the midst of conflict, threats, chaos, change, and uncertainty.
In our work of advocacy, may we remember the safety the upper room holds for rest and reflection, but also remember that God then calls us into the world to bring the Good News.
CBFSC churches are taking action to learn more about racial injustice and inequity through articles, podcasts, newsletters, social media and other resources. CBFSC Associate Coordinator Lane Riley outlines some of what is happening in this article.
Working virtually from her home in Gastonia,Collar Bell-Graves is writing curriculum for Palmetto Works and helping with virtual summer programs through CBF’s Student.Church Program.
Rebecca Hett thought she would be working on-site with Metanoia in North Charleston this summer. Instead, she’s doing her work through CBF’s Student.go from her home in Florida.
First Baptist Church in Aiken wanted its high school graduates to feel special, even though the end of their 12 years of study didn’t happen like they expected.
Gardner-Webb Divinity School student Jennifer Jennings, a member of First Baptist Church, Greenwood, talks about how seminary changed as a result of Covid-19.
A blood drive hosted by First Baptist Church in Pendleton also meant the church had extra dollars to help its community during Covid-19.
Kids at FBC Greenwood collected and donated books to be given to children through CBFSC mission partners Koinonia in Columbia and Palmetto Works in Conway.
How are churches dealing with the financial chaos caused by Covid-19? CBFSC moderator Cheryl Patterson, a former CBFSC treasurer and a retired business professor, shares some insight.