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Georgia Baptist Mission Board announces layoffs amid continual CP decrease

DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – Another round of layoffs along with other budget cuts are part of an ongoing effort “to right-size our organization so that we will be able to continue to live within our means,” Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director Thomas Hammond told Baptist Press today.

National Cooperative Program giving 4.44% above budget with one month left in fiscal year

NASHVILLE (BP) – As the fiscal year winds to a close, giving through the SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget remains well above budget after total gifts in August amounted to just under $16.9 million. With one month left in the fiscal year, giving has surpassed the budget projection every month of the year except two – December and February.

Montana church expands reach with CP

HAVRE, Mont. (BP) – Chris Richards’ job for 28 years was keeping America safe. Since his retirement from the U.S. Border Patrol in 2015, he’s turned his focus to shepherding Immanuel Baptist Church in Havre. And in 2018, he added Chief Cornerstone Baptist Church, 30 minutes south on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in north-central Montana.

Mississippi, Texas see budget increases, anticipate strong CP

Southern Baptists in Mississippi and in Texas anticipate increased giving and increased ministry in 2022. At meetings this week, the executive boards of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board (MBCB) and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) approved larger budgets, designated financial gifts for disaster relief and prayer and forged partnership for church planting.

CP increase, restructure approved by North Carolina Baptists’ executive committee

CARY, N.C. (BP) – The executive committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s board of directors unanimously approved a restructuring plan for the state convention Tuesday (Aug. 24), aimed at prioritizing the needs of local churches and associations across the state.

FIRST-PERSON: The Cooperative Program is a steady diet

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) – “The body was made for occasional feasting.”

Cooperative Program giving remains strong through summer months

NASHVILLE (BP) – Summertime often negatively impacts church attendance and giving as families travel for vacations. But even as the country experiences more than usual travel this summer and a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, giving through the SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget remains consistent, meeting the expected budget again in July.

Old church stands strong on CP, gains new life

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (BP) – The Cooperative Program is neither a “sacred cow” nor the only way to support missions. Rather, it’s the best way to financially provide for Kingdom-building missions, say members of Goshen Baptist Church, who will celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary next year.

Cornerstone Mitchell facilitates disciple-makers

MITCHELL, S.D. – What do an electrician, printer and insurance executive have in common, besides all being part of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Mitchell?

CP giving heads into final quarter $6.1M above budget

NASHVILLE (BP) – After nine months of lagging behind the previous year’s totals due to the COVID-19 pnademic, giving through the National Cooperative Program Allocation Budget surpassed year-over-year numbers and climbed to more than $6 million above budget for the current fiscal year.