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  • Dave Ramsey’s love for pastors fuels mission

    November 16 2018 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dave Ramsey’s love for pastors fuels mission

    For Dave Ramsey, pastors have a special place in his heart. This summer at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Dallas, the CEO of Ramsey Solutions and author of Financial Peace University (FPU) spoke to pastors and other Baptist leaders about stewardship and what the Bible teaches about debt. He offered FPU for free to pastors who …

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  • Kentucky Baptists cut ties with dually aligned churches

    November 14 2018 by Kentucky Today and Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kentucky Baptists cut ties with dually aligned churches

    The Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) will cut ties with a small group of churches that remain dually aligned with a missions network that took steps earlier this year to allow the hiring of LGBT staff members. Messengers to the KBC annual meeting voted Nov. 13 to accept a recommendation from the Credentials Committee …

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  • N.C. Baptists approve $31M budget, increase SBC allocation

    November 6 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists approve $31M budget, increase SBC allocation

    N.C. Baptists approved a budget for 2019 totaling $31 million that also increases the percentage allocated to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) missions and ministries for the 13th consecutive year. While the $31 million budget total for 2019 remains unchanged from 2018, the BSC will forward 41.5 percent of Cooperative Program receipts to the SBC.

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  • National CP 10.59% under 1st month projection

    November 5 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    National CP 10.59% under 1st month projection

    Contributions to SBC national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in October were 4.37 percent below last year’s opening month of the convention’s fiscal year and 10.59 percent below the projected budget for the first month, according to a news release.

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  • An exodus from Venezuela & new ministry in Chile

    Insecure and unstable describe life in Venezuela. The country is running out of food. It has recorded more murders – 28,000 in 2017 – than countries at war. Venezuela’s population of 30 million people is decreasing, with more than 4 million emigrations in the past 10 years. 

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  • Colorado Baptists hear new vision, increase CP

    October 31 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Colorado Baptists hear new vision, increase CP

    Increasing the convention’s number of credentialed churches by 38 percent and receiving a new vision for accelerating gospel impact in Colorado were among highlights of the Colorado Baptist General Convention’s (CBGC) Oct. 15-16 annual meeting. Colorado Baptists also increased for the second year in a row the percentage of Cooperative Program (CP) receipts they will forward …

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  • Appalachian church boosted by Kentucky congregation

    October 22 2018 by Kentucky Today staff | with 0 comments
    Appalachian church boosted by Kentucky congregation

    A small church outside the Appalachian town of Booneville has received a huge boost from a fellow Kentucky congregation five hours away in the far western part of the state. Lerose Community Church, which serves one of the most impoverished communities in the U.S., needed a church bus to get local residents to and from services.

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  • The Summit devotes staff ‘fun day’ to DR

    October 10 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    The Summit devotes staff ‘fun day’ to DR

    Nearly 200 staff members from The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., devoted their annual leadership “fun day” on Oct. 9 to participating in disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The group tackled 12 projects under the direction of Baptists on Mission …

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  • Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

    October 4 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

    Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), announced to trustees during their meeting that the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions broke the $60 million mark for the first time ever in 2018, with Southern Baptists giving $6-1.1 million.

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  • National CP ends fiscal year 2.63% over goal

    October 3 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    National CP ends fiscal year 2.63% over goal

    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) ended its fiscal year $5,044,828.14 over its 2017–2018 budgeted goal and $101,902.94 under the previous year’s Cooperative Program (CP) Allocation Budget gifts, according D. August Boto, SBC Executive Committee interim president and executive vice president for convention policy. 

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  • BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

    October 1 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    BSC board approves amended $31M budget proposal

    After much discussion and debate, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Board of Directors approved an amended Cooperative Program (CP) budget proposal for 2019 totaling $31 million during the board’s fall meeting held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24-25 at Caraway Conference Center and Camp in Sophia, N.C.

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  • Recession still impacts CP 10 years later

    September 27 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Recession still impacts CP 10 years later

    Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., is a case study in how Cooperative Program (CP) giving has fared during the decade since the financial crisis of 2008. Ten years ago, the congregation was thriving. Worship attendance was at 3,500 and climbing; pledges had been made for a multimillion-dollar building program …

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  • Cooperative Program: Friends share life-giving faith

    September 17 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Cooperative Program: Friends share life-giving faith

    “Let me introduce you to a friend,” folks say. Every Southern Baptist has innumerable friends who are sharing the gospel in unique ways and in unique settings. You may not know any of these friends personally, but they share a bond with all Southern Baptists who support their outreach through the Cooperative Program (CP).

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  • South Asia church planter gets nurture for his vision

    Sampson* grew up in a Christian home where his father was the pastor of a large traditional church in South Asia. When Sampson got married, God began to stir his heart for a new work in one of South Asia’s largest cities, more than 250 miles from his home and family. 

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  • ‘Neighboring’: Making disciples on Montana’s range

    September 6 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Neighboring’: Making disciples on Montana’s range

    Launching laity-led Bible studies at his Miles City, Mont., pastorate and at far-flung ranches on the state’s eastern range are among Jeff Cahill’s goals. “Eastern Montana is so sparsely populated that we can’t expect to start a traditional church with a building, pastor and budget,” Cahill, pastor of Valley Community Church, told Baptist Press.

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