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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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  • Nat’l CP 5.53% under first month projection

    November 3 2017 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Nat’l CP 5.53% under first month projection

    Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received in October were 1.34 percent below last year’s opening month of the convention’s fiscal year and 5.53 percent below the projected budget for the first month, according to a news release from Frank S. Page.

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  • CP helps small Idaho church reap global harvest

    November 3 2017 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP helps small Idaho church reap global harvest

    Emmanuel Baptist Church seeks to scatter its seeds as lavishly as does the cottonwood tree that is the namesake of the church’s hometown of about 1,000 residents. With an average Sunday attendance of 50 people, Emmanuel reaps an international harvest by giving 11 percent of its undesignated through the Cooperative Program.

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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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