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.
Steve Bouknight, one of 10 recipients of a CBFSC scholarship this year, has found a rare upside to the Covid lock-down: It has given him more time at home to work on his doctor of ministry degree from Gardner-Webb.
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.
You might have been reluctant to discuss money, politics and/or religion. But sometimes in relationships, we need to risk these important conversations.
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.
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.
CBFSC bought bicycles for children in Allendale and Denmark for Christmas 2020.
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 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.
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.