transforming TogetherPartnerships and grants drive our missions efforts
CBFSC achieves its mission commitments through:
- Innovative long-term partnership commitments
- Collaborative annual mission grants
- Equipping the local church project grants
The Beverly Greer Offering for State Missions helps CBFSC partner with ministries across our state. Our goal for 2021 is $60,000. The offering supports our covenant mission partners and grants offered to ministries and churches through the year.
Printed materials, including envelopes, are available from the office. Contact Debbie Haag if you would like to order any of these resources.
CBF of South Carolina has ongoing long-term partnerships with four organizations (we call them Covenant Partners) in our state. Each receives funding to help them carry out their missions in their communities. Organizations that receive these grants are selected by CBFSC leadership.
Click here to view partner updates from the CBFSC General Assembly on April 16, 2021.
The annual 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 of CBFSC to cultivate community, bear witness to Jesus Christ, and seek transformational development. Grants are renewable for up to three consecutive years. To apply you must use this online form.
Clinton Community Garden
To purchase supplies and equipment to conduct classes for the people who live in the food desert for the community garden in the area of Clinton in Laurens County
South Carolina Christian Action Council
To support advocacy for social justice, promotion of peace-making, and racial and cultural healing and reconciliation in partnership with other Christian denominations in South Carolina.
Church project grants
Grants to churches, 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.
- New Hope Christian Fellowship, West Columbia: 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: 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 in Camden to establish a community garden.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina partners with other state and national organizations to offer help in recovery once disasters have occurred. Churches and individuals are encouraged to prepare flood buckets to have on hand when the need arises. Our first response is always to be ready in a way that is appropriate to the situation, and you can help by contributing to Disaster Response.
CBFSC also encourages disaster preparedness. Click here to visit the SC Emergency Management Division web site. The SCEMD provides South Carolinians with the most up to date information on emergency planning, and many other resources.
Together for Hope is CBF Global’s commitment to work in counties of persistent poverty. TFH employs the philosophy of asset-based community development in the areas of education, health & nutrition, housing & environment, and social enterprise.
In South Carolina, ten counties are part of the Together for Hope effort. CBFSC partners with First Baptist Church in Allendale, Denmark Cares, and Growing COB to find innovative ways to help improve the standard of living in these areas. More.
Because short-term missions are a major component of many churches’ ministry, CBFSC is happy to help congregations and individuals connect with partners in short term mission. If you would like assistance in planning your trip, training your short-term team, or connecting with possible partners, feel free to contact our Associate Coordinator.
PilgriMission combines elements of the pilgrimage which seeks personal transformation through an encounter with the Divine with elements of mission which seeks to bless and serve others in their transformation.
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If you and/or your church are looking for ways to volunteer with these organizations, contact them directly or email Associate Coordinator Lane Riley.