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.
CBF Global awarded Palmetto Works, a CBFSC Covenant Partner in Conway, a grant to cover maintenance and insurance on a truck that is used to transport produce from local farmers to its CHOPS ministry. CBF awarded the grant because Palmetto Works serves a population classified as being in a food desert.
How can you advocate for change in your community? Tony McDade tells us the steps one group in Greenville took to get funding for public transportation increased.
FBC Clemson is finding ways to maintain a strong children’s ministry through every season and church emphasis, reconfirming that church is not the building but the people.
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.