October is Clergy Appreciation Month. Jay is referencing an article and video by Jake Topper about how some pastors have struggled during these days of Covid.
During this time of Covid, the always tough job of being a minister has been compounded by having to learn new ways to do ministry, by having to make tough health-conscious decisions, and doing all this with love and grace.
Denmark Cares steps into a void left by government and other agencies to help improve financial, social, and health issues in its small community. Working with girls is a major part of the program.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has entered into a partnership with GRACE (God to Abuse in the Christian Environment) to offer training and resources to churches.
Yes, you may be horrified at what you learn at this conference. The images will not be pretty. But we hope you will leave this virtual conference more equipped to confront child abuse and develop procedures to respond to it when/if you see it in your church.
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.
It’s no surprise to people who know him that South Carolina native John Painter is the first chaplain to receive CBF’s new Carl Hart Award for Excellence in Chaplaincy. He is an Air Force Reserve Chaplain and works full-time at a VA hospital in Charleston. A Vietnam War POW influenced John to join the Air Force and his experiences at The Citadel led him to become a chaplain.
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.
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.