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.
Technology is making it possible for the the ministry to Japanese living in South Carolina to continue. Because of Covid, some Japanese who went back to Japan are not now allowed to return to the US and many of those who are still here are afraid of attending in-person worship. Using Zoom and YouTube sermons in Japanese can be seen anywhere and classes in English as a Second Language can be taught, in South Carolina and Japan.
Hope steamed from coffee cups in Allendale County as citizens, law enforcement and National Guard representatives gathered for conversation about how they can improve their town. CBFSC and CBF Global’s Together for Hope initiative are also at work in Allendale.
CBFSC is participating in Giving Tuesday this year for the first time. Your gifts will go directly to the Beverly Greer Offering for State Missions and then distributed to our mission partners.
What should churches be thinking about now related to the Covid-19 pandemic? Steve Carroll, a member of Providence Church in Charleston and a physician who has been actively involved with the pandemic, offers insights and suggestions.