Cooperative Churches are churches in South Carolina cities or rural areas that are committed to be (1) in relationship, (2) part of their community, and (3) involved in and supportive of Next Steps South Carolina (NSSC). Cooperative Church members serve on the NSSC Cooperative Church Council in their community, which meets 4-6 times a year, serving as the liaison and advocate for NSSC within their church, sharing news about NSSC events and volunteer opportunities, encouraging support for NSSC in general, and serving on and/or recruiting others to serve on NSSC teams.