Leigh Reynolds finally said yes to divinity school

Leigh Reynolds finally said yes to divinity school

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.

Lane’s commitment for the year

Lane’s commitment for the year

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.

Overcoming church separation syndrome

Overcoming church separation syndrome

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.

Inside a Covid patient’s room

Inside a Covid patient’s room

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 during Covid

Comforting those who mourn during Covid

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.

Restrictions at funeral homes place new burdens on the grieving

Restrictions at funeral homes place new burdens on the grieving

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.

Outreach to Japanese speakers continues, from South Carolina to Japan

Outreach to Japanese speakers continues, from South Carolina to Japan

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.

Coffee and hope in Allendale

Coffee and hope in Allendale

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.