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'That His glory may be known' is Va. church's goalHAMILTON, Va. (BP) -- "When I came here we had a lot of money in the bank, and we needed to fix that," said Steven Carne, pastor of Hamilton Baptist Church for five years.
He challenged the congregation regarding financial stewardship.
"God entrusts us with His resources; not to save them for a rainy day, nor to bury them in the ground, but to utilize them to make disciples," Carne told Hamilton Baptist. "I don't want Jesus to return and say to us, 'What have you done with what I have entrusted to you?' Read More
COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Sandlots, whirlpools & CP
Travis Southern connects his recollections as a youth at the baseball sandlot and neighborhood pool with the impact Southern Baptists have had on him and countless others through Cooperative Program missions and ministries. Read More
Quadrupling CP giving, church plant casts visionDENVER (BP) -- A Denver-area church plant, in only its third year, voted to quadruple its giving through the Cooperative Program, realizing the value of the missions-support system that has aided them -- and through which they can help reach the world for Christ.
"It's one thing to plant a multiplying church in Denver. It's another thing to be a part of planting multiplying churches all over the country and world," Ben Mandrell, pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, told Baptist Press.
"Through the Cooperative Program, we can be in a thousand places. Without it, we can only be in one place." Read More
National CP 4.90% ahead of mid-year projectionNASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 4.90 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and 2.40 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, executive vice president of the SBC Executive Committee. Read More
Nat'l CP 6.59% ahead of projectionNASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 6.59 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and are 3.27 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page. The total includes receipts from state conventions and fellowships, churches and individuals for distribution according to the 2017-18 SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget. Read More
Boom-or-bust oilfields don't impair church's CPELK CITY, Okla. (BP) -- First Baptist Church in Elk City sets its sights on its Oklahoma oil field community and beyond.
First Baptist is heavily invested in missions and ministries locally, nationally and internationally. The congregation started a Hispanic church 10 years ago, its third church plant in Elk City; connected in Ovid, Colo., with a church they could come alongside seven years ago; and has had international missions commitments for several years in Canada with the North American Mission Board, Eastern Europe and South Asia with the International Mission Board, and Cambodia with a faith missionary from the church family. Read More
National CP gifts: 4.01% ahead of projected budgetNASHVILLE (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 givingKILGORE, 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 quarterNASHVILLE (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 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