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CP feature: Iowa church blessed by being ‘a giving church’

CRESTON, Iowa (BP) – “I’m just excited about some trends we are seeing in our church now,” Pastor Charles “Chuck” Spindler told Baptist Press recently. “Post-pandemic I’m seeing people with a desire to get reconnected, especially young families."

CP giving above budget by $10.4 million through July

NASHVILLE (BP) – Giving through the National Cooperative Program Allocation Budget remains far ahead of its annual goal with the fiscal year total growing to nearly $169 million—more than $10.4 million over the projected giving.

FIRST-PERSON: We need each other

NASHVILLE (BP) – A few years ago, our family vacationed in California – the land of the great redwood forest. The author John Steinbeck wrote of them: “The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always.” 

National CP giving reflects slowing economy

NASHVILLE (BP) – Giving through the National Cooperative Program Allocation Budget is beginning to show increased outside economic pressure as consumer prices continue to rise.

Alabama church adds Kenya to missions focus

LINEVILLE, Ala. – Lineville Baptist Church recently added another international ministry to its growing list of missions endeavors.

Focus on gospel vital in reaching the next generation

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Shane Pruitt and several other SBC leaders discussed the challenges and opportunities of ministering to Generation Z during a CP Stage panel at the SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

FIRST-PERSON: Cooperation results from being cooperative

For most Southern Baptists, the phrase Cooperative Program is a denominational code for money.  There is nothing really wrong with that since it does describe the major funding process for our work.  But the Cooperative Program is much more.  It describes people working together, believing they can do much more in partnership than as individuals.

CP giving above budget by $11.2 million through May

NASHVILLE (BP) – Giving through the National Cooperative Program Allocation Budget was once again above budget in May bringing the fiscal year total to nearly $139 million – more than $11.2 million over year-to-date projected giving.

South Tulsa church thinks globally at home

TULSA, Okla. (BP) – South Tulsa Baptist Church paid off its $2.2 million dollar debt in 18 months so it could focus on missions.

LMCO, AAEO, CP up a combined $22.5 million through April

NASHVILLE (BP) – All three major giving streams in Southern Baptist life remain ahead of the previous year’s totals through seven months of the fiscal year.