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Marion d. Aldridge Scholarship Fund
The Leadership Development committee of CBFSC is charged in part with providing scholarship assistance to students engaged in theological education. Awards are available to part-time and full-time students, in Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry programs.
We encourage all interested students to apply. Awards are based on several criteria, including affiliation with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and its partnering churches.
The annual deadline for applying for scholarships is April 15. Awards are made each semester, but there is now only one annual application.
Contact the CBFSC office at (803) 779-1888 if you have any questions.
Our Disaster Response Team wants to be proactive in preparing for natural disasters, especially those caused by water. Wayne Patterson, member of FBC Pendleton and Coordinator of our Disaster Response, suggests that churches or individuals prepare a few Flood Buckets to have on hand. Then, when disaster strikes, all CBFSC would need to do is gather them and get them to the site where they are needed. No waiting for anyone to go out and buy the supplies.
For this project to be successful, the buckets should contain specific supplies. Download a PDF file showing exactly what these buckets should contain.
Contact Wayne if you have questions.
Retirement Planning, Disability Insurance, and Life Insurance for Clergy
The CBF Church Benefits Board provides retirement planning and investing options for church staff, as well as term life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Protect your minister and your church with high quality benefits from CBF Church Benefits.
Church Endowments and Estate Planning
Provide financial security to your church’s ministry through endowed funds and legacy giving. The CBF Foundation provides high quality endowment options for churches and individuals along with estate planning advice and tools.
Growing Young Cohorts
Churches across the country are both shrinking and aging as more young people disengage. However, there are scores of congregations that are bucking this trend and developing cultures that welcome, empower, and engage teenagers and young adults. Explore.
CBFSC maintains partnerships and friendships with several organizations dedicated to providing specialized services to congregations. For assistance with adaptive leadership training, clergy coaching, vision casting and long-range planning, or conflict resolution visit:
Fifth Issue 2016 – Disaster Response updates; PilgriMission Exchange – Border Ministries; Mission Grant types and 2016 recipients.
Fourth Issue 2016 – Responses to South Carolina flood disaster; Short Term Mission experiences; Mission and Ministry Growth in CBFSC; Metanoia Summer Update, and more!
Third Issue 2016 – Budget, Scholarships, Flood Response, and Church Contributions
Second Issue 2016 – Palmetto Works, General Assembly Highlights, and Church Engagement
First Issue 2016 – Flood Recovery and Contribution Information