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  • CP panels celebrate Bapt. ministries, missions

    by David Roach & Daniel Woodman, posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (6 days ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    PHOENIX (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 report

    by Barbara Denman, Art Toalston & Erin Roach, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (13 days ago)

    Photo by Marc Ira Hooks
    PHOENIX (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 process

    by David Roach & Art Toalston, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (14 days ago)

    Photo by Matt Miller
    PHOENIX (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

    by Chad Keck, posted Thursday, June 08, 2017 (18 days ago)

    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

    by Staff, posted Friday, June 02, 2017 (24 days ago)

    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

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, June 02, 2017 (24 days ago)

    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

    by BP Staff, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (one month ago)

    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

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (one month ago)

    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

    by Lyle Larson, posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 (one month ago)

    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

  • Nat’l CP 4.18% ahead of projection

    by Staff , posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (one month ago)

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 4.18 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection. Read More