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CP Allocation Budget total to decrease, auditors say EC financial practices remain viable

NASHVILLE (BP) — Executive Committee members voted Feb. 20 to recommend a 2024-25 Cooperative Program Allocation Budget of $190,250,000 based on current CP receipts and detailed predictive analysis of state convention projected budgets. 

States celebrate Cooperative Program gains

NASHVILLE (BP) – A record contribution through the Cooperative Program from one state convention reflects gains others have experienced in gifts received through Southern Baptists’ primary missions-supporting mechanism.

Cooperative Program reporting moved to cash flow budgeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – A different method of reporting gifts through the Cooperative Program has provided a clearer picture as to the state of giving, SBC Executive Committee staff say.

January CP giving 4.39% below budget goal

NASHVILLE (BP) – National Cooperative Program giving for January missed the budgeted goal by more than 4 percent, bringing year-to-date totals to 3.6 percent below budget.  

Wyoming church attacks strongholds and broken pipes

GILLETTE, Wyo. (BP) – A Florida transplant with a rodeo background two years ago relaunched what was started in 1963 as Gillette’s First Southern Baptist Church and in 1971 renamed Westside Baptist Church.

FIRST-PERSON: The year before

At the start of this new year, I’d like to invite all of us as Southern Baptists to think of 2024 as the year before a big birthday. I’d like us to think in terms of anticipation, excited expectancy, and yes, year-long preparation for 2025, when together we will celebrate the 100th birthday of the Cooperative Program.

December CP giving slightly ahead of monthly budget, year-to-date 3% below goal

NASHVILLE (BP) – National Cooperative Program giving for December was slightly above the budget goal, while year-to-date totals remain just over 3 percent below budget three months into the fiscal year.

Riverside Philly planted churches ‘as God opened doors’

HORSHAM, Pa. – Riverside Community Church, planted in 2000, has started four other churches, all with men from the church.  

SNAPSHOT: A state-by-state look at CP giving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – An in-depth look at state and regional conventions across the Southern Baptist Convention shows a deliberate intent by state/regional leaders to work together and promote unity of purpose.

Christmas is family celebration for Washington State church

SPOKANE, Wash. (BP) – For many people, Christmas means family – even family that may not be kin.