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Innovation, CP giving spur Oregon church's vitalityCORVALLIS, 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 projectionNASHVILLE (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 kingdomPIONEER, 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
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 distributionCHILLICOTHE, 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
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 projectionNASHVILLE (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
CP helps small Idaho church reap global harvestCOTTONWOOD, Idaho (BP) -- 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, the Southern Baptist Convention's giving channel for missions and ministry.
Longtime pastor Dan Coburn said the success of the Cooperative Program, is indicative of the Lord at work. Read More
COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Working together in the name of Jesus
Whether in disaster relief or global missions, David Hutchison notes that the Southern Baptist Convention "has long understood the power of cooperation. What would be impossible for one church becomes possible when churches work together." Read More