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  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Why we're a cooperating church

    by Curtis Cook, posted Monday, December 04, 2017 (4 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

  • FIRST-PERSON: Linking arms, marching together

    by Danny Akin, posted Friday, November 04, 2016 (one year ago)

    Seminary president Danny Akin describes the uniqueness of Southern Baptists' local, state and national cooperation. Whether in reaching a community or the world, Baptist churches "join together voluntarily because we believe that we can do more together than we can do apart," Akin writes. Read More

  • FLOYD: State conventions, associations & their future

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, February 08, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Ronnie Floyd calls associations, state conventions and SBC entities to "a future that is robust with Gospel cooperation" to serve churches "in reaching their God-assigned responsibility of going, baptizing and making disciples of all the nations." Read More

  • First generation of the next CP generation

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, April 24, 2009 (9 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When it was explained, it made sense.

    This was the sentiment from Southern Baptist seminary students across the nation who recently chimed in with their observations about the Cooperative Program.

    "I have increased my personal giving to missions since I was introduced to the Cooperative Program," said Issa Haddad, a Jordanian student at Southern California Seminary, which is affiliated with Shadow Mountain Community Church, a San Diego-area Southern Baptist congr... Read More

  • CP resonates for Jordanian seminarian

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, April 24, 2009 (9 years ago)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The Southern Baptist Convention has designated April 26 as Cooperative Program Sunday.

    EL CAJON, Calif. (BP)--At 29, Ibrahim Halabi* is an enthusiastic Southern Baptist who supports the Cooperative Program and hopes to become a missionary after finishing his seminary education.

    Halabi was born in New York but raised in Jordan, where his parents were Christians in an Arab nation. In college, he attended a Christian camp for students and sensed the Holy Spirit working ... Read More

  • SBC Cooperative Program: A sacred effort

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 24, 2009 (9 years ago)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is adapted in part from the introduction of "One Sacred Effort, The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptists" by Chad Owen Brand and David E. Hankins.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--There was a crisis brewing in the 1920s. Resources were needed to get the work done. An inadequate collection and distribution system was impeding progress. Projects that had great potential were started, only to fail because supply could not keep pace with demand. People began to look fo... Read More

  • Voices of cooperation, coast to coast

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 24, 2009 (9 years ago)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following compilation of quotes from pastors and other Baptist leaders across the country describe the Cooperative Program, Southern Baptists' method of supporting missions and ministries of state conventions and the Southern Baptist Convention. CP Sunday is April 26 in churches across the SBC. The quotes are from a monthly series dating back to 2001 on churches that provide significant CP missions support. Some pastors may have moved on to new places of service.

    NASH... Read More

  • Biblical finance study has many benefits

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 24, 2009 (9 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Completing an in-depth study of biblical financial management not only dramatically improves a person's financial position, but it also benefits their walk with Christ, family relationships and contribution to church life, according to research recently conducted by Crown Financial Ministries.

    A survey of 1,429 people who had completed Crown's Biblical Financial Study indicated, on average, the following results within three years:

    -- Personal debt, down 38 perce... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The Cooperative Program: dependent on stewardship

    by Ashley Clayton, posted Friday, April 24, 2009 (9 years ago)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The Southern Baptist Convention has designated April 26 as Cooperative Program Sunday.

    [IMGONLY=25182@left@100]NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Cooperative Program and stewardship are two sides of the same coin in reaching our world for Christ. Southern Baptists are clear about the first component, the Cooperative Program, but we are fuzzy on the second component, stewardship. The Cooperative Program is dependent on vibrant stewardship.

    Every Christian understands the call... Read More