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.
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.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Pastor Scott Linginfelter had just preached the opening night of a tent revival on a farm field in rural Greenback, Tenn., when he told Baptist Press of his commitment to the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program.
James Kang doesn’t want Korean Southern Baptists to be “one small ethnic group in the SBC.”
NASHVILLE (BP) – The 2020 fiscal year for the Southern Baptist Convention ended September 30, 2020, and despite challenges related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, giving by Southern Baptist churches through the Cooperative Program for national and international missions and ministries totaled more than $192.9 million. After gifts of more than $14.8 million were received in September, giving for the year ended less than 2 percent below the national CP allocation budget.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) – Rather than a message of retreat, the State Board of Missions heard how the Florida Baptist Convention and its churches are moving forward, celebrating new opportunities to seize God’s blessings in the midst of a pandemic.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- With only one month remaining in the 2020 fiscal year, giving through the Cooperative Program remains steady despite challenges faced by churches and members through the COVID-19 global pandemic. Gifts in August totaled more than $16 million, marking the first time that threshold has been reached in consecutive months since the pandemic began.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Continued financial faithfulness of Southern Baptists has pushed monthly giving through the Cooperative Program to levels not seen since before the COVID-19 global pandemic. July's total giving through the national CP allocation budget totaled nearly $17 million -- the highest monthly total since February.
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Pastor Dan Panter's awareness of the effectiveness of the Cooperative Program dates to his 24 years in the U.S. Navy. An active Southern Baptist who rose from being an enlisted man to Lieutenant Commander, Panter would look up which missionaries were near where his deployments would be taking him.
Kie Bowman recounts how despite cultural upheaval, Southern Baptists came together to reach the world for Christ. "Southern Baptists have a history of choosing action," he says.