Church cooperation is important the Next Steps of South Carolina (NSSC) Next Step Program. Christian churches should work together to make a difference in their community—and be enriched in the process. “Cooperative Churches” provide the core support for the Program by sharing their congregation members' time, talent, and treasure.
Besides providing Volunteers to operate their Affiliate’s Next Step Program, a community’s Next Step Program Affiliate also needs Cooperative Churches to work together to:
- Contribute to the operating expenses of their Next Step Program, e.g., direct assistance to Participants to help them make positive changes in their lives, printing Next Step Program literature; acquiring office and hospitality supplies; paying Volunteer insurance; etc.
- Referring their neighbors in need to the Next Step Program.