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  • Minn.-Wis. Baptists continue CP climb

    by David Williams, posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (16 days ago)

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    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BP) –- Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptists are continuing their years-long mission to designate more Cooperative Program dollars for national and international Southern Baptist ministries.

    Messengers to the 2018 annual meeting agreed to give 35 percent of 2019 CP receipts to national and international ministries, a steady rise from the 17 percent that was forwarded in 2015.

    The contribution from the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention (MWBC) is anticipated to be $192,500, based on total CP receipts of $550,000, the MWBC said. Read More

  • Minn.-Wis. Churches elevate CP giving from 22 to 32%

    by David Williams, posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Kelly Jones/MWBC
    GREENFIELD, Wis. (BP) -- Minnesota Wisconsin Baptists took a leap forward in their goal of forwarding 50 percent of Cooperative Program receipts to the Southern Baptist Convention, jumping from 22 percent this year to 32 percent next year.

    With a theme of "Come to Life," 98 messengers from 40 of the 188 churches in the Minnesota Wisconsin Baptist Convention gathered for the MWBC's 34th annual meeting Oct. 27 28 at the new facilities of Layton Avenue Baptist Church in Greenfield, Wis.

    It was in May 2010 that the MWBC Executive Board made the decision to increase the percentage of CP sent to SBC national and international missions and ministry by a half-percent a year until the 50 percent goal is reached. Read More

  • Minn.-Wis. Baptists increase CP

    by David Williams/Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist, posted Friday, November 18, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (BP) -- With a theme of "Thy Kingdom Come," messengers to the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention considered how God can use them and their churches to expand His Kingdom on earth, and they voted to increase Cooperative Program giving.

    The multiethnic convention met in the just completed facilities of the Minneapolis-area Ebenezer Community Church, a Liberian congregation in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

    Frank S. Page, president of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, told them that 23 percent of SBC churches "self-identify" as ethnic congregations. ... Read More

  • Minn.-Wis. Baptists increase CP, reduce budget

    by David Williams/Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist, posted Friday, November 06, 2015 (3 years ago)

    MADISON, Wis. (BP) -- Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptists will increase the percentage of Cooperative Program receipts they forward to Southern Baptist Convention causes despite reducing their overall budget by more than a third due to a shift of North American Mission Board funds.

    "Refresh" was the theme of the 32nd annual meeting of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention, Oct. 23-24, at Midvale .... Read More

  • Church disbanding leads to two thriving churches

    by Tobin Perry, posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo courtesy Park Fellowship
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (BP) -- With just a handful of members after years of struggle, Victory Baptist Church could have continued meeting as usual, barely making use of their building and facilities.

    But the congregation in St. Cloud, Minn., chose to do something a bit more courageous. Read More

  • Minn.-Wisc. Baptists focus on revival

    by David Williams/Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist, posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (4 years ago)

    CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (BP) -- At their annual meeting Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptists gave nearly $4,000 for Ebola relief in Liberia and increased the amount of Cooperative Program funding they forward to Southern Baptist Convention causes by 2 percent.

    With a theme of "O Lord, Revive Your Work," 78 messengers and 43 guests gathered at Cross Pointe Church in Cambridge, Minn., Oct. 31-Nov. 1 for the 31st annual meeting of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention. Read More