2009 CP Sunday: Celebrating Cooperation

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First generation of the next CP generation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–When it was explained, it made sense. This was the sentiment from Southern Baptist seminary students across the nation who recently chimed in with their observations about the Cooperative Program. “I have increased my personal giving to missions since I was introduced to the Cooperative Program,” said Issa Haddad, a Jordanian student at […]

CP resonates for Jordanian seminarian

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Southern Baptist Convention has designated April 26 as Cooperative Program Sunday. EL CAJON, Calif. (BP)–At 29, Ibrahim Halabi* is an enthusiastic Southern Baptist who supports the Cooperative Program and hopes to become a missionary after finishing his seminary education. Halabi was born in New York but raised in Jordan, where his parents […]

SBC Cooperative Program: A sacred effort

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is adapted in part from the introduction of “One Sacred Effort, The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptists” by Chad Owen Brand and David E. Hankins. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–There was a crisis brewing in the 1920s. Resources were needed to get the work done. An inadequate collection and distribution system was impeding […]

Voices of cooperation, coast to coast

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following compilation of quotes from pastors and other Baptist leaders across the country describe the Cooperative Program, Southern Baptists’ method of supporting missions and ministries of state conventions and the Southern Baptist Convention. CP Sunday is April 26 in churches across the SBC. The quotes are from a monthly series dating back […]

Biblical finance study has many benefits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Completing an in-depth study of biblical financial management not only dramatically improves a person’s financial position, but it also benefits their walk with Christ, family relationships and contribution to church life, according to research recently conducted by Crown Financial Ministries. A survey of 1,429 people who had completed Crown’s Biblical Financial Study indicated, […]

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 […]