Ashley Clayton

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The New Margin for Boomers

What does margin look like and what is your next move to get it?

Cooperative Program Stage

The Cooperative Program Stage provides an opportunity for messengers to the SBC annual meeting to hear firsthand reports about a variety of SBC missions and ministries, and “listen in” on panel discussions on important issues for Southern Baptists.

FIRST-PERSON: Good news! 2 years of Cooperative Program gains

After a 30-year decline, average Cooperative Program gifts per Southern Baptist church have risen two years in a row, now at 5.50 percent of churches' reported undesignated receipts. This good news, Ashley Clayton of the SBC Executive Committee writes, is "certainly worthy of our attention and our celebration."

Matters of the Heart

As the graphic below shows, the Cooperative Program is the heart of Southern Baptist missions and ministry; it is what "pumps" the resources to each area, making these possible on a national and international scale. How the CP Heart Works Churches in your state work together through your state convention to support a wide array […]

FIRST-PERSON: GCR: Compelling Southern Baptists to settle the Lordship issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--As I understand it, the Great Commission Resurgence task force was elected by Southern Baptists and charged with evaluating how Southern Baptists can work more faithfully and effectively together in serving Christ through the Great Commission.

FIRST-PERSON: The Cooperative Program: dependent on stewardship

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Southern Baptist Convention has designated April 26 as Cooperative Program Sunday. 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 […]