September 16, 2014
Cooperative Program
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Church's diversity grows, nurtured by CP vision
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (BP) -- Inglewood Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas, is enjoying added diversity, with Hispanics, Asians and African Americans joining the traditionally white congregation.
Through CP, Oasis church offers hope in desert
PRICE, Utah (BP) -- When church planter Ryan Booth and his wife Tara showed up in the desert community of Price, Utah, they were told, "You aren't welcome here."
$21.6M tithe propels church to record Cooperative Program gift
OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Quail Springs Baptist Church already had given nearly $1 million through the Cooperative Program for the year. When the Oklahoma City church, which forwards 13.5 percent of its offerings to the Cooperative Program each year, received a historic $21.6 million tithe at year's end, it propelled the church to unprecedented levels of giving.
'Sending capacity' via CP is church's priority
BENTON, Ark. (BP) -- First Baptist Church in Benton, Ark., recognizes the importance of emphasizing missions over building programs.
Small, remote church reaches world with CP
CP is 'core piece' of church's identity
Even if this church had a $10M budget ...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (BP) -- Dave Miller realizes that, in Iowa, not every member of Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City is clued in to the scope of the Southern Baptist Convention, yet "they're very committed to missions."
CP fuels church's Great Commission outreach
MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (BP) -- The enormity of the gospel task requires a massive effort, much more than First Baptist Church of Morristown, Tenn., can do on its own, says pastor Dean Haun.
Church plant calls CP one of its partners
SPEARFISH, S.D. (BP) -- Its many partners help Connection Church in Spearfish, S.D., showcase the benefit of Jesus' assurance, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name...."
With CP, 'We have a part' in missions
BONIFAY, Fla. (BP) -- It was while he was repotting root-bound plants that pastor Shelly Chandler realized what needed to happen at First Baptist Church in Bonifay, Fla., a church that was "at best, plateaued."
Alejandro's faith reflects CP synergy
BALL, La. (BP) -- Alejandro, a tribal leader in one of seven related villages in Ecuador, is a Christian today stemming from the synergy of the Cooperative Program and the missions involvement of Kingsville Baptist Church.
'Multiplication of strength' is reason for CP gifts
GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (BP) -- So-called snowbirds from the northern United States who seek the sun in winter months help Green Valley Baptist Church minister year-round in this bedroom community 20 miles south of Tucson, Ariz., and 45 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.
CP reaches 'more souls,' young pastor says
FARMERVILLE, La. (BP)--When Cross Roads Baptist Church realized they had more income than budgetary needs last fall, it didn't take long to decide how to spend it. They upped their giving to missions through the Cooperative Program from 10 percent to 12 percent.
CP .63 percent behind 2009 pace
Missions 'prime time' for revitalized church

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