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CP giving steady in March, above budget after six months

NASHVILLE (BP) – Halfway through the fiscal year, giving through the Cooperative Program by Southern Baptist churches remains above budget as churches continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ainsworth Baptist reaches out to Flint community and the world

FLINT, Mich. (BP) – Because the Cooperative Program came to Flint 55 years ago, GM employee Jeff King became a Christian and a Southern Baptist.

February giving report reflects continued challenges of COVID-19, weather

NASHVILLE (BP) – Church closures related to COVID-19 and winter weather in the Deep South slowed giving through the Cooperative Program in early 2021, but Southern Baptists remained faithful in their commitment to fueling global missions and ministry. Through the first five months of the budget year, giving is still above the national CP budget by more than 3 percent.

Largest CP contributor in Arizona does ministry ‘outside the walls’

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Havasu City and its new campus in Parker baptized 236 people in 2020, more than any other church in the state. It does so by making the Gospel relatable and relevant, Pastor Chad Garrison said.

Arkansas Baptists surpass 2020 budget, send extra $1 million to IMB

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) – Arkansas Baptists gave a record amount through the Cooperative Program in 2020, exceeding the convention's $21 million budget as well as its Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal. Altogether, Arkansas Baptists gave more than $10 million for international missions.

Highland expands its ministry online and through CP

REDMOND, Ore. – Highland Baptist Church pivoted easily last March to an online worship service because a year earlier, church leaders included $30,000 in the church’s capital fundraising campaign for technology upgrades.

CP giving rebounds in January, above budget for fiscal year

NASHVILLE (BP) – After a slow start to the budget year, giving through the Cooperative Program rebounded in January with more than $19.3 million being given to support national and international missions and ministries.

Digital Kit provides tools for Cooperative Program promotion

NASHVILLE (BP) — A new resource for churches is offering a set of tools for greater financial stewardship and support of missions and ministry through the Cooperative Program.

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.