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.
Members of FBC Pendleton know the answer to the old riddle of “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Almost 100 truckloads last year to heat the homes of six households.
Volunteers at The Baptist Church of Beaufort are staffing an e-learning center equipped with Wi-Fi to provide a place for students to attend virtual classes and complete their assignments while parents work.
Most of our pre-school and child development centers are open and because of their CBFSC connection, directors are able to share valuable information and advice on how best to operate their centers during Covid-19.
Serving two years as a pastoral resident at First Baptist Church in Greenville is teaching Camille Loomis Rehnborg the ministry skills she did not learn in seminary.
Being part of the CBF Fellows Cohort has helped first year pastor Jeffrey Howard find his way through a summer of racial tensions and online ministry.
Preston Cooley had plans to become a sports broadcaster but a part-time job at Trinity Baptist Church in Seneca changed his mind. He is now beginning his career of ministry and service as CBF Fellow on a roller-coaster ride caused by Covid-19.
Lucy Cauthen was headed toward medical school when she suddenly realized she should shift gears and head for seminary. She is now in her first year of ministry at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson.
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.