Most of our pre-school and child development centers are open and because of their CBFSC connection, directors are able to share valuable information and advice on how best to operate their centers during Covid-19.
October is Clergy Appreciation Month. Jay is referencing an article and video by Jake Topper about how some pastors have struggled during these days of Covid.
During this time of Covid, the always tough job of being a minister has been compounded by having to learn new ways to do ministry, by having to make tough health-conscious decisions, and doing all this with love and grace.
Preston Cooley had plans to become a sports broadcaster but a part-time job at Trinity Baptist Church in Seneca changed his mind. He is now beginning his career of ministry and service as CBF Fellow on a roller-coaster ride caused by Covid-19.
Lucy Cauthen was headed toward medical school when she suddenly realized she should shift gears and head for seminary. She is now in her first year of ministry at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson.
Zeke Stephenson, like most other youth ministers, has had his planned summer turned upside down. And like others, he continues to look for new ways to care for the spiritual wellbeing of teenagers and their families.
Kyle Minyard is working hard to keep youth engaged through this summer of Covid. Every Friday, he delivers a treat to students at First Baptist Church in Anderson. Kyle plans to finish his education and go into ministry full-time.
David Deming transitioned from a church pastor to a hospice chaplain about five years ago, job he says he unknowingly had been preparing for his whole life. Now, unable to visit those who need a soft touch and encouraging words most, he is finding new ways to minister during end-of-life situations.
It’s been a messy summer for youth ministry but Mary Carol Anderson has worked hard to find ways to motivate and keep in touch with young people at First Baptist Church in Greenville, even with no camps or mission trips.
FBC Clemson is finding ways to maintain a strong children’s ministry through every season and church emphasis, reconfirming that church is not the building but the people.