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 six 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 advocate fair lending practices for all South Carolinians.
Approved for a $3,000 missions grant to provide holistic resources for youth and senior adults.
This organization serving Calhoun, Orangeburg, and Bamberg counties received a $3,000 grant for community gardens in rural communities.
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
Kathwood Baptist Church, Columbia: $1,500 to fund the Choral Scholars Ministry, which is designed to: 1. Reach out to college students within the context of music. 2. Provide section leaders/soloists for the Kathwood chancel choir. 3. Introduce students to a congregation that will walk with them through college and continue to befriend them through early adulthood. 4. Model, for the Kathwood youth, church musical excellence and education.
Welfare Baptist Church, Anderson: A grant of $1,500 to co-sponsor a Community Juneteenth Celebration to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation and to promote African-American economic empowerment. The goal was to provide cultural and intergenerational entertainment, equip and enable the citizenry to exercise civic responsibility, and to expose and economically empower minority-owned businesses. Co-sponsors included Generation 4; New Springs Church; and the Rocky Creek Association.
Providence Church, Charleston: A $1,500 grant to partner with St. Matthew Baptist Church (N. Charleston) for a health and wellness community event.