transforming Together

Partnerships and grants drive our missions efforts

Safe, secure and affordable housing is foundational to meeting our human need for shelter. Despite our differences, this need for shelter is one that every human being shares. Meeting this need effectively and equitably is both the cornerstone and the hallmark of thriving, stable, and resilient communities. During the Building Hope Weekend, participants will work on housing projects identified by local housing partners, to provide a safe and healthy home environment for rural residents.

WHAT TO EXPECT

How do I register?
REGISTER HERE!
Registration deadline is Friday, February 2, 2024, however no cancellation refunds can be given after Friday, January 5, 2024. Our commitment to this project requires us to pay for building materials and lodging in advance, so we will gladly convert your registration fee to a donation after January 5, 2024. Thank you for your support and understanding!

How much does it cost?
$100 per person covers breakfast, lunch, dinner and cabin lodging for Saturday and Sunday. T-shirt included. Other expenses (transportation, hotel, meals on the road, etc.) are the responsibility of the group or individual.

Does the event cost cover all project supplies?
No, but it does cover short term mission group medical coverage.

CBF Florida/Caribbean Islands and CBF South Carolina are contributing $1,000 each towards this project. Churches and individuals are encouraged to contribute to the project budget for the weekend, and sponsorships are a great way to make this happen. Any gift is helpful!

 

Where will we be staying?

  • Camp Jackson Christian Camp (click here). Male and female dorms each sleep 57 people. Camp Jackson is located at 748 Camp Jackson Road, Allendale, SC 29810. Bunk style lodging for Friday and Saturday nights are included in your registration fee. If you would like to also stay at Camp Jackson on Sunday night, there is an additional $10 fee.
  • If you would like to bring your camper or RV for the weekend, there are several campgrounds in the area (King Creek, Barnwell State Park, Douglas RV Park). Your project site may or may not be close, however, as projects will not be confirmed and assigned until January of 2024.
  • If you prefer to stay in a hotel, a small block of rooms has been reserved under CBF South Carolina at the **Winton Inn & Suites in Barnwell, 8273 Marlboro Ave., Barnwell, SC, 29812. **Lodging at the Winton Inn & Suites is at your own expense, not covered in the event registration, and there is no pro-rated registration fee. Please make your own reservations before February 2, 2024, by contacting The Winton Inn & Suites directly at (803) 621-2017.**

What will we be eating?

  • Continental breakfasts will be served Saturday and Sunday mornings at Camp Jackson.
  • Lunches on Saturday and Sunday will be served at the work sites, and will consist of sandwiches, chips, and bottled water.
  • Dinner on Saturday night will be served at Camp Jackson at 6 pm.
  • Dinner on Sunday night will be served at FBC Allendale at 4:30 pm.

**Dietary restrictions need to be indicated on the registration form for proper planning.**

Who are our event hosts?
Together For Hope, CBF South Carolina, CBF Florida and Caribbean Islands are collaborating to host this event in partnership with local housing organizations.

Who are our local partners?
Together For Hope is a member of the Lowcountry Rural Housing Task Force. The housing organizations that make up the task force will determine our weekend projects.  Project sites will be in Bamberg, Barnwell and Allendale counties.

What will we be doing?
Worksites will be finalized in January 2024. Projects will vary, and there will be projects for all skill levels, ranging from building wheelchair ramps to painting and blight alleviation.

What tools/supplies are needed?
When projects are finalized in January, teams will be advised of tools/supplies required for work sites.  Local housing organizations will assist with provision of tools.

Who can attend?
This is an intergenerational mission engagement opportunity. Church teams (both youth and adults), families, and individuals are welcome. Children ages 10-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children ages 14-17 can be accompanied by adult (over 21) church leaders. Church teams will be kept together at work sites. A valid background check completed prior to 2/19/2024 is required for all adults (18 and older) who are participating in this event.

What if I can only come for part of the weekend?
That’s ok. Simply indicate on your registration form which days you will be working, but please note the $100 registration fee cannot be pro-rated.

What should I bring?

  • Pillow, sleeping bag and bed linens
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Toiletries and personal care items
  • Sleepwear
  • Work clothes (layers are recommended)
  • Jacket, cap (check the weather before packing)
  • Work gloves
  • Close-toed work shoes with socks (sneakers ok, may be messy work)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Shower shoes
  • Cooler (church teams will need a cooler to transport lunch/drinks to/from worksite. Please label your cooler!)

BUILDING HOPE WEEKEND AGENDA

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16
Travel and arrival at Camp Jackson
Team leader check-in

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
7:00 – 7:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast at Camp Jackson
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Devotion, worksite orientation, loading up at Camp Jackson
8:30 a.m.   Depart for work sites
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Work at project sites with lunch break on site
6:30 p.m. Dinner and depart

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18
7:00 – 7:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast at Camp Jackson
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Devotion, worksite orientation, loading up at Camp Jackson
8:30 a.m.   Depart for work sites
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Work at project sites with lunch break on site
4:30 p.m. Dinner and depart

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Optional work day for additional projects

CBFSC achieves its mission commitments through:

  1. Innovative long-term partnership commitments
  2. Collaborative annual mission grants
  3. Equipping the local church project grants
Trinity Rise Up

 

The Beverly Greer Offering for State Missions helps CBFSC partner with ministries across our state. The goal for 2023 is $70,000. The Offering now supports SIX covenant mission partners, and also provides for grants offered to ministries and churches through the year.

Learn about the Beverly Greer Offering for Global Missions by watching the videos below!

THE VIDEO TO THE RIGHT will share great information about our six Beverly Greer Offering for Global Missions covenant mission parters!  You can watch the video in its entirety, or you can click on each individual video below!

Printed materials, including envelopes, are available from the office if you are unable to download and/or print them. Contact Debbie Haag if you would like to order any of these resources.

 

Long-term partnerships

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.

Together for Hope Black Belt
The Off Ramp

Annual Partnership Grants

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 grant form.

  • Allendale County Alive was awarded a $3,000 partnership grant for a revolving loan fund to certify
    contractors in order to do more housing home repairs in Allendale County.
  • Our ministry partner, Aki Shigemi, was awarded a $3,000 partnership grant to continue ministry among
    the Japanese population in the upstate.

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.

• Second Mt. Beulah Baptist Church was awarded a $1,500 project grant to do a community holiday dinner.

• Fernwood Baptist Church in Spartanburg was awarded a $1,500 project grant to create an outdoor space at a neighboring school garden.

• Kathwood Baptist Church in Columbia was awarded a $1,500 project grant for their choral music scholar program.

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.

If you have any questions regarding disaster preparedness or our Fellowship’s disaster work, please contact our Disaster Response Coordinator, Wayne Patterson, or Associate Coordinator, Lane Riley.

 

Donate Today or Get Involved

If you and/or your church are looking for ways to volunteer with these organizations, contact them directly or email Associate Coordinator Lane Riley.

 

Donate to the Beverly Greer Offering for State Missions

Your gift to the Beverly Greer Offering for State Missions makes it possible for CBFSC to provide these grants to these partners that are forming together with us.

Help these partners by Donating
(time or money) Today!