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.
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.
A privilege walk and panel discussion highlighted a recent event in Denmark in Bamberg County held by Denmark Cares. CBFSC Coordinator Jay Kieve was on the panel.
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.