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FIRST-PERSON: The harmony and humanity in our cooperation

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – As a tuba player, Berlioz was one of my favorite composers. He composed dissonance in the deepest ranges of the orchestral score and extend that tension until resolution was as anxiously welcomed as it was intricately composed.

West Virginia churches increase Gospel-driven ‘intentionality’ alongside CP involvement

SCOTT DEPOT, West Va. (BP) – Only four out of more than 200 churches in the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists average more than 300 in Sunday attendance. That makes cooperation essential, says Executive Director-Treasurer Eric Ramsey.

Megaiglesia lidera la fusión de la diversidad étnica

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (BP) — Brady Cooper, pastor sénior de New Vision Baptist Church en Murfreesboro, Tennessee, recibió un consejo de un mentor que le resultó útil cuando la iglesia buscaba ayudar a revitalizar la First Baptist Church de LaVergne, una iglesia a unos 20 minutos al norte de New Vision.

Megachurch leads the way in ethnically diverse merger

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (BP) -- Brady Cooper, senior pastor of New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn., received advice from a mentor that came in handy as the church sought to help revitalize First Baptist Church of LaVergne, a church about 20 minutes north of New Vision.

Cooperative Program helps fuel Send Relief’s international ministry projects

NASHVILLE (BP) – While the damage caused by natural disasters and the devastation of the war in Ukraine continue to make headlines, giving to the Cooperative Program is continuing to fund the compassion ministry of Send Relief around the world.

Diversity, opportunity to contribute spurred Ohio church to join SBC

MANSFIELD, Ohio (BP) – Mount Calvary Baptist was like a lot of churches that were forced to lean on technology in the spring of 2020.

FIRST-PERSON: Cooperation results from being cooperative

For most Southern Baptists, the phrase Cooperative Program is a denominational code for money.  There is nothing really wrong with that since it does describe the major funding process for our work.  But the Cooperative Program is much more.  It describes people working together, believing they can do much more in partnership than as individuals.

Southern Baptist preachers focus on humility, unity, Great Commission at final T4G

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Several Southern Baptist pastors spoke during the final Together for the Gospel (T4G) conference April 19-21, including H.B. Charles, Greg Gilbert, Juan Sanchez and T4G cofounder Mark Dever.

FROM THE STATES: Braves to help tell story of Georgia Baptists; Tennessee DR helping in wildfire aftermath

Atlanta Braves to help spread the word about Georgia Baptist ministries; Tennessee DR volunteers help neighbors search for memories after wildfires.

Two years in, Cooperative Program strength disproves dire pandemic predictions

NASHVILLE (BP) – Economic predictions were dire when most churches and businesses effectively shut down in-person operations in mid-March 2020. However, the gloomy forecasts about the effects COVID-19 would have on charitable giving as a whole didn’t pan out.