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 2022 is $60,000. The offering supports our covenant mission partners, and provides 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 six 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.
K & H Resource Center (Clarendon County)
Approved for a $3,000 missions grant to provide holistic resources for youth and senior adults.
SC Fair Lending Alliance
SC Fair Lending Alliance approved for a $3,000 missions grant to advocate for a 36% rate cap for payday, auto title, and installment loans.
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.
Kathwood Baptist Church, Columbia: A grant of $1,500 to fund the Choral Scholars Ministry which is 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. Co-sponsors include Generation 4, New Springs Church, and Rocky Creek Association. The goal of the celebration is to provide cultural and intergenerational entertainment, equip and enable the citizenry to exercise civic responsibility, and, expose and economically empower minority-owned businesses.
Providence Church in Charleston: A $1,500 grant to partner with St. Matthew Church (North Charleston) for a health and wellness community event.
Kathwood’s Choral Scholars, among other duties, work with kids like these to instill in them a love of singing and music.
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.