Jay is NOT leaving CBFSC but he is adding another task to his workload: A CBF advocate for abuse prevention and response. He will be CBF’s point person on the issue of abuse and misconduct in the church.
Jay’s search for resurrection—after this year of loneliness and isolation—reminded him that in every moment of death, God speaks the final words to us. Love, and therefore life.
Amy Brown and Lucy Cauthen are new members of the CBF Youth Ministry Network. South Carolina will be represented on this board by these young, energetic ministers.
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.
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.
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.
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.