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CP panels celebrate Bapt. ministries, missionsPHOENIX (BP) -- Countering declining baptism numbers, improving preaching, combatting pornography and increasing women's involvement in the Southern Baptist Convention were among topics discussed by panelists at the Cooperative Program booth during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.
A series of panel discussions hosted in the SBC exhibit hall June 12-14 celebrated Gospel advancement through the efforts of Southern Baptists, including ministries fueled by CP, Southern Baptists' unified method of funding missions and ministries in North America and internationally. Read More
$3.1M Cooperative Program gift featured in EC reportPHOENIX (BP) -- Flanked by more than two dozen Florida pastors, Tommy Green of the Florida Baptist Convention presented a gift of $3,136,500 to the Southern Baptist Convention during the Executive Committee report June 13 in Phoenix.
The CP gift, from the sale of the Florida convention's former building, was among numerous facets of the Executive Committee's report to messengers during the convention's 160th session since the SBC's founding in 1845. Read More
EC receives CP report, frames building sale processPHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee heard a report today (June 12) that "escrowing, withholding [and] reducing" gifts through the Cooperative Program is "not as widespread" as thought in February when the EC's CP Committee created a special committee to study the issue.
The EC also voted to ask the SBC for authorization to sell the SBC Building in Nashville if a favorable offer is made. The committee additionally adopted a resolution of appreciation for SBC registration secretary Jim Wells, who has completed 15 years of service and will not attend this year's SBC annual meeting due to an ongoing battle with cancer. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Contagious missions
Chad Keck, recalling the serious illness his father battled after a mission trip to Guatemala, marvels that his father never complained -- and “it never slowed him down from taking more trips. He is now 71 and still actively engaged in international mission trips every year.” Read More
Nat'l CP 3.64% ahead of budget projection
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 3.64 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and are 1.04 percent below contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank S. Page. ... Read More
'Leverage' of CP fosters church's ethnic initiatives
The "leverage" of the Cooperative Program helps First Southern Baptist Church of Phoenix plant churches among immigrant populations, pastor Stephen Hayes told Baptist Press. Read More
2017 SBC exhibits highlight cooperative success
Preaching, missions and church planting are on queue for the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth in conjunction with the SBC 2017 Annual Meeting June 13-14 in Phoenix. Read More
La. Executive Board concludes study of ERLC
The Louisiana Baptist Convention's Executive Board has concluded a study of "issues of concern" related to the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More
COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Every church can impact the nations
Lyle Larson underscores "the collective power" of Southern Baptists' Cooperative Program to impact the world. "Every member of a church that gives to CP is participating in the fulfillment of the Great Commission," he notes. Read More