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  • Indiana pastor Randall Forsythe to be 2nd VP nominee

    June 7 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Indiana pastor Randall Forsythe to be 2nd VP nominee

    Indiana pastor Randall Forsythe will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, fellow Indiana pastor Reginald Fletcher announced today (June 6). A former president of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, Forsythe has pastored Grace Baptist Church in Portage, Ind., for the past 15 years. He is the Indiana convention’s …

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  • National Cooperative Program 3.59% ahead of projection

    June 5 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    National Cooperative Program 3.59% ahead of projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 3.59 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection and 1.54 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, SBC Executive Committee interim president …

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  • National CP 4.45 percent ahead of projection

    May 3 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    National CP 4.45 percent ahead of projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the Executive Committee are 4.45 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection. And they are 1.85 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto.

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  • National CP 4.90% ahead of mid-year projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee are 4.90 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and 2.40 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year.

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  • Quadrupling CP giving, church plant casts vision

    April 3 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Quadrupling CP giving, church plant casts vision

    A Denver-area church plant, in only its third year, voted to quadruple its giving through the Cooperative Program, realizing the value of the missions-support system that has aided them – and through which they can help reach the world for Christ.

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  • National CP 6.59% ahead of projection

    March 5 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    National CP 6.59% ahead of projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 6.59 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and are 3.27 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year.

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  • N.C. giving to CP, other offerings up in 2017

    February 5 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. giving to CP, other offerings up in 2017

    North Carolina Baptist churches increased their support to missions and ministries through the Cooperative Program and other special offerings in 2017, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) officials reported to the BSC Board of Directors at a meeting held Jan. 29-30 at Caraway Conference Center and Camp near Asheboro.

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  • National CP gifts: 4.01% ahead of projected budget

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the Executive Committee are 4.01 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection through the first four months of the convention’s fiscal year, according to a news release from Frank S. Page.

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  • Church’s unity includes Cooperative Program giving

    February 5 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Church’s unity includes Cooperative Program giving

    Forest Home Baptist Church, with some 800 worshippers on Sundays, reaches another 1,200 viewers worldwide from its 600-acre campus in East Texas. The church has a unity “that comes from loving each other,” pastor Earl “Buddy” Duggins said. It’s a unity that encompasses Forest Home’s media outreach – and its commitment to the Cooperative Program.

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  • National CP 0.98% above last year’s 1st quarter

    January 4 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    National CP 0.98% above last year’s 1st quarter

    Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) portion of the Cooperative Program are 0.98 percent ahead of the same time frame at the end of 2016 and 3.69 percent under the SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection for the year according to a news release.

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  • CP speeds Central Asian outreach for Movement Church

    January 2 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP speeds Central Asian outreach for Movement Church

    A young Richmond, Va.-area church saw the effectiveness of the Cooperative Program this summer while helping a Central Asian village build water wells. “The work is thrilling,” said Cliff Jordan, a church planter and pastor of the eight-year-old Movement Church, where about 250 people attend Sunday morning worship.

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  • CP unites beyond finances, church planter says

    January 2 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP unites beyond finances, church planter says

    Though the Cooperative Program unites Southern Baptist churches in giving money for missions, it also helps believers acknowledge they need each other in the daunting task of reaching the nations for Christ, a church planter with an international background said.

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  • Sierra Baptist splits firewood to build God’s kingdom

    December 29 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sierra Baptist splits firewood to build God’s kingdom

    Beetles attacking 150-foot ponderosa pines in the heavily-forested Sierra Nevada mountains provide a ministry opportunity for Sierra Baptist Church, where Eugene “Gene” Overstreet has been pastor for 22 years. Downed trees that had died in a matter of weeks from a drought-induced bark beetle infestation caught the eyes of Sierra Baptist men, who saw the potential for ministry.

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  • 20 states boost Cooperative Program sending to SBC causes

    December 21 2017 by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    20 states boost Cooperative Program sending to SBC causes

    Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptists approved the most dramatic increase in the portion of Cooperative Program receipts to be sent beyond the state next year, moving from a 78/22 split to retaining 68 percent for in-state use and sending 32 percent for distribution to Southern Baptist missions and ministries.

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  • National CP 5.67% under projection

    December 5 2017 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    National CP 5.67% under projection

    Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in November were 0.05 percent below the first two months of last year’s SBC fiscal year, and 5.67 percent below the projected budget for the first two months of the current fiscal year.

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