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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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  • 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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