Copeland to serve as SCBaptist consultant for sexual abuse prevention

Chelsea Copeland began duties as Sexual Abuse Prevention and Survivor Care consultant with the South Carolina Baptist Convention June 1. The position was developed at the request of messengers to the 2022 SCBC Annual Meeting. Copeland, a resident of Myrtle Beach, is a counselor in private practice in Conway. She holds a Bachelor of Arts […]

A Journey of Foster Care, Faith, and God’s Strength

Viewpoint by David and Katie Bennett When people ask how our foster care journey is going, we usually want to respond with, “How much time do you have?” It’s great, frustrating, all-consuming, exhausting, and fulfilling. It’s all of these things and more, but most of all, it’s hard. It’s probably the most difficult thing we […]

Several SCBaptist pastors took part in the IMB’s first-ever Senders Summit

For Andy Roberson, executive pastor at South Main Baptist Church in Greenwood, S.C., the International Mission Board  event offered the opportunity to help cultivate a culture of sending at his church. “We don’t have a sending issue; we have a discipleship issue,” Roberson said. “Everything stems, begins, and ends with discipleship, so if we are […]

SCBaptist Unveils Historic 10×10 Plan

On Dec. 7, 2023, the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention voted unanimously and enthusiastically to release $10 million in unrestricted cash assets into the mission and ministry model of the convention over a 10-year period. The plan includes a detailed quarterly report to the board’s Executive Advisory Team, an annual detailed report […]

2023 SCBC Resolutions

APPRECIATION WHEREAS the messengers of the 2023 annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention have once again enjoyed the generosity of the staff and members of Shandon Baptist Church; and WHEREAS Hebrews 12:28 says, “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God […]

Seven South Carolinians recognized for disaster relief efforts

Three unit leaders, a group of sisters, and a missions strategist have received awards this year for their volunteer service through South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief. Wayne Dutton of Springdale Baptist Church in Lancaster received the “Buck” Buckner Memorial Award for distinguished service.  Dutton has served as a unit leader with Moriah Baptist Association Disaster […]

Across continents and borders, college students spent summer sharing gospel

The South Carolina Baptist Convention’s family of ministries mobilized 347 students this summer alone through the Palmetto Collective, BCMGO, and SCBC summer camps – Camp La Vida, Camp McCall, SummerSalt, and KidSalt. Serving at Camp Camp La Vida, an auxiliary ministry run by the Woman’s Missionary Union, had 24 students serve on staff, representing 15 […]

Call for 2023 SCBC Resolutions

Resolutions to be considered at the 2023 South Carolina Baptist Convention Annual Meeting are due by midnight on Oct. 13, 2023. Submissions must include your name, address, email address, and cell phone number. Please include the name and address of your church. Resolutions for this year’s annual meeting, Nov. 13–14 at Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, […]

‘IMPACT’ speakers focus on ‘grit’ in ministry

More than 700 leaders from South Carolina Baptist churches and ministries met Feb. 23 at Church at The Mill in Moore for IMPACT 2023. Each session, speaker’s message, and worship song of the one-day event addressed the reality that many of today’s ministry leaders face hurt or are searching for answers to mounting problems and […]