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  • National CP gifts: 4.01% ahead of projected budget

    by BP Staff , posted Friday, February 02, 2018 (19 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC 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 SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. Read More

  • Church's unity includes Cooperative Program giving

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, February 02, 2018 (19 days ago)

    Photo by Tammi Ledbetter
    KILGORE, Texas (BP) -- Forest Home Baptist Church, with up to 800 worshippers on Sundays, reaches another 1,200 viewers worldwide from its 60-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 Cooperative Program missions and ministry in the U.S. and abroad.

    "We've been doing that for years," Duggins said of Forest Home's allocation of sending 15 percent of its undesignated offerings to Cooperative Program outreach, "and it's been a blessing for the church." Read More

  • Nat'l CP 0.98% above last year's 1st quarter

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018 (one month ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention's 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 from SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page.

    The $46,229,225.46 received by the Executive Committee from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 for distribution through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget represents 96.31 percent of the $48,000,000.00 year-to-date budgeted amount to support ... Read More

  • Innovation, CP giving spur Oregon church's vitality

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018 (one month ago)

    Photo courtesy of Grant Avenue Baptist Church.
    CORVALLIS, Ore. (BP) -- Because Grant Avenue Baptist Church trusts its long-tenured pastor Don Reeves, it was willing to embrace change, Reeves told Baptist Press upon his 23rd year at the church's helm.

    The church of 190 Sunday morning worshipers in residential Corvallis, Ore., just added a second weekly service, is contemplating a third, and this school year welcomed about 80 college students, primarily Asian Americans.

    "We changed the complexion of the church overnight. It's a phenomenal change," ... Read More

  • Nat'l CP 5.67% under projection

    by Staff, posted Monday, December 04, 2017 (2 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention 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, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank Page.

    As of November 30, gifts received by the Executive Committee for distribution through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget totaled $30,185,535.65, or ... Read More

  • Sierra Baptist splits firewood to build God's kingdom

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Monday, December 04, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo submitted by church.
    PIONEER, Calif. (BP) -- 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. After the infested trees were professionally felled, Sierra Baptist's men cut the timber into 16-inch sections, split the sections into stove-sized firewood, and loaded it on pickup trucks to give to the needy. Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Why we're a cooperating church

    by Curtis Cook, posted Monday, December 04, 2017 (2 months ago)

    When pastor Curtis Cook is asked, "Why do we choose to cooperate as a part of the Southern Baptist Convention?" the SBC's shared theological commitment and its missionary vision are among the reasons he gives. Read More

  • Ohio Baptists hold to 50-50 SBC distribution

    by SCBO & BP Staff, posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (BP) -- With the sound of the "Ray Roberts Gavel" -- honoring a former State Convention of Baptists in Ohio executive director for whom the state missions offering is named -- SBCO President David Starry called the convention's 64th annual meeting to order Nov. 8.

    The meeting was hosted by Chillicothe Baptist Church whose pastor Timothy Cline welcomed the 260-plus participants.

    Starry, pastor of Vandalia First Baptist Church, chose the theme "Mission Ohio: Moving Forward with Your Head Up" to guide the one-day meeting in historic Chillicothe, the first capital of Ohio. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Campuses as mission fields

    by Brian Hobbs, posted Friday, November 10, 2017 (3 months ago)

    Today's college students need "droves of Christians who hold the truth and light of the Gospel in their hands," Brian Hobbs writes of America's greatest unreached mission field. Read More

  • Nat'l CP 5.53% under first month projection

    by Staff, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (3 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee 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 SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page. Read More