Lane’s commitment for the year

Lane’s commitment for the year

For Lane, courage is always doing what is right, and standing up against injustice. It’s being brave enough to start something new, and still walking through fear and anxiety. Being courageous means showing up. That’s why courage is her word for 2021.

Overcoming church separation syndrome

Overcoming church separation syndrome

Mark Tidsworth takes us through the nine signs of church separation syndrome and then gives us six ‘treatments’ to help us get through today’s Covid environment. Mark is a church consultant based in Columbia.

Up to his knees in water no more

Up to his knees in water no more

Metanoia’s home repair program helped Mr. Hollins, a retired Charleston firefighter who lives in the community, fix a leaky roof and thereby remain in his house.

Inside a Covid patient’s room

Inside a Covid patient’s room

Stacy Sergent is a CBF-endorsed chaplain working at MUSC in Charleston. She takes us inside the darkness of the room of a Covid patient and the light of Christ that is seen there.

Metanoia displays Old Chicora GRIT

Metanoia displays Old Chicora GRIT

Metanoia, our mission partner in North Charleston, has been working for several years to transform an old community school building into a holistic community center. And despite fire, Covid, and tenant issues the project is moving forward in 2021, displaying grit in pursuit of the goal.

Comforting those who mourn during Covid

Comforting those who mourn during Covid

Comforting those who mourn has certainly been challenging during the past months. Things grievers need when they have lost a loved one—a gentle touch, a genuine handshake or hug and the gathering of family and friends—have not been possible during Covid. How then can we bring comfort? Brenda Atkinson, a funeral home chaplain, shares some thoughts.

Restrictions at funeral homes place new burdens on the grieving

Restrictions at funeral homes place new burdens on the grieving

Listening to families express their frustrations about the limitations they face in burying their loved ones during these days of Covid is part of helping them get into their grief. This is the first of two articles from Brenda Atkinson, a CBF-endorsed funeral home chaplain.