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  • CP unites beyond finances, church planter says

    October 16 2017 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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  • National CP ends fiscal year 4.31% over goal

    October 4 2017 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    National CP ends fiscal year 4.31% over goal

    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) ended its fiscal year $8.14 million over its budgeted goal and $1.41 million over the previous year’s Cooperative Program Allocation Budget gifts, according to Frank S. Page, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee. “We are grateful to God for His provision,” Page said.

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  • Board recommends $31M budget to messengers

    October 3 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Board recommends $31M budget to messengers

    The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Board of Directors approved a proposed 2018 Cooperative Program budget totaling $31 million on Tuesday, Sept. 26 during the board’s regularly scheduled fall meeting. The proposed budget will now be presented to messengers attending the 2017 BSC annual meeting for consideration.

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  • CP withholding found to be ‘lower than anticipated’

    September 21 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP withholding found to be ‘lower than anticipated’

    A committee established in February to study “churches either escrowing or discontinuing Cooperative Program funds” concluded that fewer than two of every 1,000 Southern Baptist churches diverted Cooperative Program funds during the past year. “This percentage was lower than anticipated,” according to the final report.

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  • National CP 4.2% over YTD projection

    September 6 2017 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    National CP 4.2% over YTD projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the Executive Committee are 4.20 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 0.77 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year.

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  • National CP 5.08% above projection

    August 3 2017 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    National CP 5.08% above projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 5.08 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 1.15 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year.

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  • Executive Committee enlists Cooperative Program catalysts

    July 31 2017 by Mark Kelly, SBC LIFE | with 0 comments
    Executive Committee enlists Cooperative Program catalysts

    Four Southern Baptist pastors will be casting vision for the Cooperative Program in different regions of the country as part of the “young leaders” initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. Much of their effort in the West, Midwest, Northeast and South will focus on online engagement through social media and other channels.

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  • Survey of young leaders shows CP in positive light

    July 25 2017 by Roger S. Oldham, SBC Life | with 0 comments
    Survey of young leaders shows CP in positive light

    Many younger pastors have a positive view both of the name “Cooperative Program” (CP) and the ministries funded through CP, according to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Young Leaders Advisory Council Survey. The 22-member council is chaired by Jordan Easley, senior pastor of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tenn.

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  • CP connects pastor, church to ‘True Grit Americans’

    July 21 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP connects pastor, church to ‘True Grit Americans’

    Only Way Baptist Church has been rotating its “3 R’s 4 Him” outreach emphasis for the last 18 months. It’s a concept developed by Tim Morlan, pastor since 2010 of the rural, historically Native American church that is more than an hour’s drive outside the Oklahoma City area.

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  • Exec. Committee recommends $31M budget for 2018

    July 18 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Exec. Committee recommends $31M budget for 2018

    The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina unanimously approved a motion to recommend to the Board of Directors a $31 million Cooperative Program budget for 2018. The proposal, which came from the convention’s Budget Committee, reflects an increase of $625,000, or about two percent, over the 2017 budget.

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  • Samford to withdraw from state convention funding channel

    July 11 2017 by Jennifer Davis Rash, The Alabama Baptist | with 0 comments
    Samford to withdraw from state convention funding channel

    Samford University in Birmingham – described by many as Alabama Baptists’ “crown jewel” – will no longer receive annual budget allocations from the Alabama Baptist State Convention. As of 2018, the $3-plus million allotment for Samford will be reduced from Alabama’s budget. This was a voluntary action taken by the school.

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  • National CP 5.96% above projection

    July 6 2017 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    National CP 5.96% above projection

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee are 5.96 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection and are 2.05 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year.

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  • Heart for orphans stirs panel conversation

    June 27 2017 by Michael Smith, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Heart for orphans stirs panel conversation

    Four Southern Baptist national entity leaders shared their insights on adoption and foster care during a panel discussion at the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth. After opening the discussion by asking the panelists to share about their personal involvement, Chad Keck asked what Southern Baptists can do to better engage on this issue.

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  • CP panels celebrate Baptist ministries, missions

    June 21 2017 by David Roach & Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP panels celebrate Baptist ministries, missions

    Countering declining baptism numbers, improving preaching, combatting pornography and increasing women’s involvement in the Southern Baptist Convention were among topics discussed by panelists at the Cooperative Program booth during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. In response to news baptisms among Southern Baptist churches have decreased eight of the past 10 years …

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  • Personal finances to gain SBC spiritual boost

    June 16 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Personal finances to gain SBC spiritual boost

    For people struggling financially – and others doing well – stewardship will become more urgent among Southern Baptists in the days ahead. “We’ve not talked about it enough,” Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, said in the EC’s report to the SBC.

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