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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.

Now debt free, church doubles CP giving to 10 percent

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.

Korean Council shows strength in cooperation

James Kang doesn’t want Korean Southern Baptists to be “one small ethnic group in the SBC.”

Cooperative Program giving in 2019-20 testament to Southern Baptists’ faithfulness

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.

Florida State Board celebrates continued Kingdom ministry

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.

Cooperative Program giving tops $16M for second consecutive month

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.

Cooperative Program giving rebounds in July for highest monthly total since February

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.

CP helps Washington church deal with its reality

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.

FIRST-PERSON: A climate of change

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.