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Two years in, Cooperative Program strength disproves dire pandemic predictions

NASHVILLE (BP) – Economic predictions were dire when most churches and businesses effectively shut down in-person operations in mid-March 2020. However, the gloomy forecasts about the effects COVID-19 would have on charitable giving as a whole didn’t pan out.

CP giving climbs even higher with February report

NASHVILLE (BP) – Following a strong first quarter and a near record-setting January, giving through the national Cooperative Program Allocation Budget in February showed no signs of slowing as giving totals moved to more than 13 percent above budget for the fiscal year. Not only is Cooperative Program giving continuing to rise, but giving to Southern Baptist missions offerings is at record levels through the first five months of the fiscal year.

Missouri pastor has seen Cooperative Program from both sides

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Since 2007, Cornerstone Baptist Church has sent 10 percent of its undesignated offerings to missions through the Cooperative Program, the way Southern Baptist churches work together to spread the Gospel in North America and throughout the world.

Southern Baptist Foundation gives 10% to Cooperative Program

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Foundation gave nearly $117,000 to the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program Friday (Feb. 4), continuing the foundation’s tradition of giving 10 percent of net profits annually to the CP.

CP giving soars to more than 12% above budget

NASHVILLE (BP) – The start of 2022 indicates a continuation of recent giving trends in the SBC as giving through the national Cooperative Program Allocation Budget has soared to more than 12 percent above budget for the fiscal year. January’s $21.1 million total is only the second time a monthly total has surpassed $21 million in the last decade (February 2019).

Passion undergirds California church

VACAVILLE, Calif. (BP) – Ninety percent of the congregation at Trinity Baptist Church is involved in the church’s ministries and missions both within and outside the church, Pastor Greg Davidson says.

FIRST-PERSON: Why cooperate? A New Testament model

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Why cooperate? At first glance, the question itself might seem rather trivial. Cooperation unifies. It accomplishes more than individual effort. It overcomes isolationist tendencies.

FIRST-PERSON: Cooperative Program foundation provides Gospel opportunity

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- As believers, most of us know that our faith is not something to be kept to ourselves. Jesus commanded us to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.”

FIRST-PERSON: Grateful for my Baptist brothers and sisters

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – God called me into full-time Christian service on a mission trip in 1977. Our church in Forest Park, Ga., had commissioned a team to travel to Sells, Ariz., in partnership with our Home Mission Board (HMB), now the North American Mission Board (NAMB), to do Vacation Bible School, Backyard Bible Clubs, and a revival on the Indian Reservation of the Tohono O’odham Indians. It was on the Monday night revival service at the First Papago Baptist Church that I received and responded to that call to ministry.

CP giving finishes first quarter 10 percent above last year, 5 percent above budget

NASHVILLE (BP) – At the end of the first quarter of the 2021-22 fiscal year, giving through the national Cooperative Program Allocation Budget continues to remain strong with more than $50 million given to national and international missions and ministries – an increase of more than 10 percent over last year’s giving totals.