Leigh Reynolds grew up in a Presbyterian church, went to a Presbyterian college, worked for a Methodist publishing house, and is now a part of the staff at Oakland Baptist Church in Rock Hill. She is also one of our CBFSC scholarship recipients. Read about Leigh’s journey in her own words.
A grant from CBFSC helped New Hope Christian Fellowship in West Columbia transform its ministry. Trying hard to maintain connections within the congregation during Covid, the church applied for a project grant to up its social media presence. And it is paying off.
It started with a mission trip to visit an orphanage in Belize. Now foster care is the passion for members at First Baptist Church in Belton as they use this platform to serve the least of these, led by children’s minister Jennifer Wilson.
Here are three examples of specific ways that Palmetto Works has helped three families during recent months. These families struggle during ‘normal’ times and the Covid pandemic has made their lives even harder.
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.