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Designated giving remains strong, CP giving takes step backward in December report

NASHVILLE (BP) – Although designated giving by Southern Baptists remains above previous giving totals, Cooperative Program giving is lagging behind current budget projections. Monthly CP giving totaled less than $14 million for the first time since December 2016 but still reached the $45 million mark at the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year.

First Ponca City focuses on its neighbors

PONCA CITY, Okla. (BP) – Being a good neighbor is a Jesus-directed way of life, says Michael Taylor, citing Luke 10.

Despite pandemic challenges, CP giving above budget

NASHVILLE (BP) – While challenges due to the COVID-19 global pandemic continue for churches across the Southern Baptist Convention, giving through the Cooperative Program remains above budget through the first two months of the budget year.

Military church supports Cooperative Program

HONOLULU – Not until 16 years after Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941, did the pleas of an Air Force chaplain’s wife for a church to focus on the needs of military personnel come to fruition.

‘It’s a vital part of who we are’: CP Stories keeps missions up front

NASHVILLE (BP) – When David Sommerville became pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Parkersburg, W. Va., he already knew a practice he wanted to establish.

Large gifts boost giving totals to begin fiscal year

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptists continue to exercise financial faithfulness as the nation recovers from the economic struggles brought on by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Along with the continued faithful giving from churches, two state conventions presented special one-time gifts that boosted giving totals to begin the fiscal year.

Ethnically diverse support shores Cooperative Program

DALLAS (BP) – Convictional support for the Cooperative Program began in the heart of Pastor David Galvan after he attended what was then the Mexican Baptist Convention decades ago.

FIRST-PERSON: Fulfilling the Great Commission through the Cooperative Program

NASHVILLE (BP) – Jesus died for every person in every town, city, state and nation. His call to us is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and to make disciples of all the nations. None of us can do this alone, and no church can do this alone. Jesus’ call to each of us is overwhelming, but it is not impossible. How will we accomplish what Jesus is calling us to do?

CP feeds international students during COVID-19 economic slump

BATON ROUGE (BP) – Longtime Baptist collegiate minister Steve Masters received a call from an international student at the start of the COVID-19 economic shutdown. The Louisiana State University student's job was no longer available.

SBC DIGEST: Arkansas church prioritizes CP; 2021 Blume event canceled

Cross Church in northwest Arkansas has announced a 10-year vision for all four of its campuses as well as an increase in its giving through the Cooperative Program. WMU has announced that Blume, a missions event for girls scheduled for summer 2021, has been canceled.