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Minn.-Wis. Baptists increase CP

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (BP) -- With a theme of "Thy Kingdom Come," messengers to the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention considered how God can use them and their churches to expand His Kingdom on earth, and they voted to increase Cooperative Program giving. The multiethnic convention met in the just completed facilities of the Minneapolis-area Ebenezer Community Church, a Liberian congregation in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Frank S. Page, president of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, told them that 23 percent of SBC churches "self-identify" as ethnic congregations. ...

Minn.-Wis. Baptists increase CP, reduce budget

MADISON, Wis. (BP) -- Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptists will increase the percentage of Cooperative Program receipts they forward to Southern Baptist Convention causes despite reducing their overall budget by more than a third due to a shift of North American Mission Board funds. "Refresh" was the theme of the 32nd annual meeting of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention, Oct. 23-24, at Midvale ....

Minn.-Wisc. Baptists focus on revival

CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (BP) -- At their annual meeting Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptists gave nearly $4,000 for Ebola relief in Liberia and increased the amount of Cooperative Program funding they forward to Southern Baptist Convention causes by 2 percent. With a theme of "O Lord, Revive Your Work," 78 messengers and 43 guests gathered at Cross Pointe Church in Cambridge, Minn., Oct. 31-Nov. 1 for the 31st annual meeting of the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention.