For Carolina Immigrant Alliance since its beginning, it’s been all about opening doors to build community for all. Then, oops, they realized somebody has to open the door, and thus holds the power. The rebranding leaves the doors and walls out completely as CIA strives to build community among diversity.
Our CBFSC moderator for 2021-22 is Jennifer McClung Rygg, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pendleton. She talks about her journey to where she is and about the current and future vision for CBFSC.
Stacy Brown was 19 and still in college when she joined the Metanoia team in 2005. Now she’s taking all she’s learned about mentorship, diversity, inclusion, and community to her new job with Charleston County schools.
We are expanding to serve all 10 counties in South Carolina that come under the umbrella of Together for Hope, CBF’s rural poverty initiative. To make this effort successful, we are adding other non-profits to our coalition.
Nell Green, one of the first to serve CBF in global missions, now lives in Rock Hill. She is taking on the role of Global Missions Advocate to create a culture where mission flourishes.
Fighting gentrification, Metanoia is in a race against time as local housing prices and eviction rates are increasing. Our long-term CBFSC missions partner thinks God’s vision in Isaiah of building houses for others to live in might not be possible as Charleston’s economy strengthens.
Seven young people who are members of CBF churches in South Carolina have been selected for summer staff positions at Passport. Positions they will fill are assistant director, worship leader and Bible Study leader.
Ricky Letson, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Laurens, has joined the CBF Global staff to help congregations strengthen their financial health, among other duties.
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.