Forming together through partnerships
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina achieves its mission commitments through innovative long-term partnerships, collaborative annual missions grants, and equipping the local church. Learn more about these below.
1. Innovative, Long-Term Partnerships
CBFSC forms long-term covenant relationships with individuals, churches, and organizations whose mission identity and philosophy mirrors ours. We currently have long-term covenant with these four organizations.
2. Collaborative, Annual Partnerships
The partnership grants, up to $3,000, are designed to help CBFSC connect with mission agencies around the state. These grants are intended to help further enhance the ministries of these agencies whose mission practice is in line with the mission commitments CBFSC to cultivate beloved community, bear witness to Jesus Christ, and seek transformational development. Grants are renewable for one extra year.
Requirements for the partnership grants are as follows:
- You must be an established organization with a leadership team, board of directors, or other leadership structure that meets regularly to guide the ministry and provide financial accountability.
- Use funds to further a ministry that compliments at least one of CBFSC’s commitments to cultivate beloved community, bear witness to Jesus Christ, and seek transformational development.
- 501c3 Status preferred but not necessary
- Complete an annual partnership update
- Work within the state of South Carolina
- Be willing to allow CBFSC to use your organization’s name and ministry in promotional resources These grants are awarded once a year.
Grantees are notified in February and invited to attend our General Assembly if available. To apply you must use this online form.
This year’s partner grant recipients
To provide start-up cost for this new organization that seeks to improve its underserved community. Read more.
To support the JR Operating Budget as it works with abused and trafficked women.
To purchase supplies and equipment to conduct classes for the people who live in the food desert and are beneficiaries of the community garden.
To keep the lights on and this ecumenical table in South Carolina viable.
To fund this organzation that seeks to improve the health of the community, low-income households and schools through access to sustainable gardens, fresh food and education.
To support worship services, English language classes, afterschool program, potluck fellowship meals, and visitation and support among the Japanese population in the Upstate.
3. Equipping the Local Church — Project Grants
These grants, normally between $500-1500, are awarded to CBFSC partner congregations to help realize a local missions project, event, or to start a new congregational missions initiative. You can use our online form to fill out your application.
This year’s project grant recipients
New Hope Christian Fellowship, West Columbia: $1,500 to initiate a program that provides intergenerational activities centered around social media platforms, with the key component being spiritual formation. The target population is youth and senior adults.
Eau Claire Baptist Church and Koinonia of Columbia: $1,500 to purchase Godly Play that will be used to teach the story of salvation history to Koinonia Kids, as well as children at Eau Claire Baptist Church.
Lakeview Baptist Church, Camden: $1,500 to build a wheelchair ramp at the Camden home of David and Tracy Collier.