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. 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.
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.
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.
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.