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ANALYSIS: Are we serious about penetrating lostness?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–As part of a recent data call to each entity that receives Cooperative Program distributions, the International Mission Board was asked, “What additional resources does IMB need to reach all of the unreached people groups?” IMB’s response was 3,000 more missionaries and additional resources of approximately $200 million more per year. Wow! How […]

ANALYSIS: What Southern Baptists really think about the Cooperative Program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Sometimes we will fill in our knowledge gaps with anecdotal information and hold it to be true. Resulting opinions are thrown around like they were fact.       But, regarding CP allocation we have empirical data about what Southern Baptists think. Some of the findings are counterintuitive. Some of the findings dispel my own preconceived notions about the level of discontent over the state/SBC split as well as other notions.

CP EMPHASIS (FIRST-PERSON — Bob Rodgers): 1% isn’t much, or is it?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--One percent doesn't seem like very much. Just a few years ago, if our investments were returning only 1 percent, we would be looking for different investment instruments. However, during the past two years, most of us wish that our investments yielded a 1 percent gain.

CP EMPHASIS (FIRST PERSON): Why CP flies

EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of the SBC’s October emphasis on the Cooperative Program, Baptist Press will provide readers with extra news and information detailing the scope and depth of the Cooperative Program and its impact for the Kingdom. Using vignettes and profiles of churches and individuals, as well as historical and ongoing accounts, our intent […]

FIRST-PERSON: Thank you, Southern Baptists for giving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--I commend Ed Litton, pastor, First Baptist Church North Mobile, Ala. and president, SBC Pastors' Conference, for his call to Southern Baptists to be fishers of men.

Meant to Be Cowboys

A scene in the TV miniseries Lonesome Dove showed two cowboys huddled under a tree, wrapped in wet blankets during an early evening rainstorm. Soaked, cold, and tired, they had been herding cattle all day. But they knew a number of strays needed to be rounded up. Shivering, with water dripping from the brim of […]

Meant to be cowboys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A scene in the TV miniseries "Lonesome Dove" showed two cowboys huddled under a tree, wrapped in wet blankets during an early evening rainstorm.

Thank You, Southern Baptists!

Your 2006 gifts forwarded to the Convention for distribution to support the cooperative ministries of the SBC have totaled $200,601,536.29. This is the first time over $200 million has been distributed through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget process and is an increase of $4,653,113.74 over giving in 2005. The ultimate impact of such generous giving […]

FIRST PERSON: Thank you, Southern Baptists!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Thank you, Southern Baptists! Your 2006 gifts forwarded to the Convention for distribution to support the cooperative ministries of the SBC have totaled $200,601,536.29. This is the first time that over $200 million has been distributed through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget process and is an increase of $4,653,113.74 over giving in 2005.