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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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  • Nat’l CP 2.59% ahead of projection

    September 6 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Nat’l CP 2.59% 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 2.59 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and 0.01 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 and executive vice president for convention policy.

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  • Former missionary, longtime Cooperative Program leader retires

    August 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Former missionary, longtime Cooperative Program leader retires

    From his experience on the international mission field, Mike Creswell knows the value of cooperating. Creswell, who retired Aug. 20 from his role as senior consultant with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), has served the BSC since 2004.

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  • Route 66 festival helps spark church’s ‘immediate impact’

    August 10 2018 by Andrew Woodrow, Illinois Baptist | with 0 comments
    Route 66 festival helps spark church’s ‘immediate impact’

    In an Illinois town proud of its Route 66 heritage, thousands gather every year to celebrate what John Steinbeck called “the Mother Road.” For more than 20 years, Edwardsville’s annual Route 66 festival at City Park has offered visitors fun, food, and classic cars. What was missing, realized church planter Rayden Hollis, was a gospel opportunity.

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  • Budget proposal includes increase to SBC

    July 16 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC & K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Budget proposal includes increase to SBC

    The Executive Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina approved a proposed budget for 2019 totaling $31 million that includes an increase in support of missions and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention through the Cooperative Program. To offset rising expenses and accommodate the increased allocation to the SBC …

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  • ‘Thankful to be part of what God is doing’ with CP

    July 5 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Thankful to be part of what God is doing’ with CP

    Central Baptist Church’s mission, rather than location, is reflected in it name. The church of about 900 Sunday worshipers spreads out from its 150-acre campus southwest of Warner Robins, Ga., to the ends of the earth through gifts to the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program (CP). Stephen Byrd pastors the church that includes Robins Air Force …

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  • Year-to-date national CP 3.74% ahead of projection

    July 5 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Year-to-date national CP 3.74% 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 3.74 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and are 0.53 percent below 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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  • 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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