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  • Nat'l CP 5.67% under projection

    by Staff, posted Monday, December 04, 2017 (10 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in November were 0.05 percent below the first two months of last year's SBC fiscal year, and 5.67 percent below the projected budget for the first two months of the current fiscal year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank Page.

    As of November 30, gifts received by the Executive Committee for distribution through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget totaled $30,185,535.65, or ... Read More

  • Sierra Baptist splits firewood to build God's kingdom

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Monday, December 04, 2017 (10 days ago)

    Photo submitted by church.
    PIONEER, Calif. (BP) -- Beetles attacking 150-foot ponderosa pines in the heavily-forested Sierra Nevada mountains provide a ministry opportunity for Sierra Baptist Church, where Eugene "Gene" Overstreet has been pastor for 22 years.

    Downed trees that had died in a matter of weeks from a drought-induced bark beetle infestation caught the eyes of Sierra Baptist men, who saw the potential for ministry. After the infested trees were professionally felled, Sierra Baptist's men cut the timber into 16-inch sections, split the sections into stove-sized firewood, and loaded it on pickup trucks to give to the needy. Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Why we're a cooperating church

    by Curtis Cook, posted Monday, December 04, 2017 (10 days ago)

    When pastor Curtis Cook is asked, "Why do we choose to cooperate as a part of the Southern Baptist Convention?" the SBC's shared theological commitment and its missionary vision are among the reasons he gives. Read More

  • Ohio Baptists hold to 50-50 SBC distribution

    by SCBO & BP Staff, posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 (14 days ago)

    Photo courtesy of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (BP) -- With the sound of the "Ray Roberts Gavel" -- honoring a former State Convention of Baptists in Ohio executive director for whom the state missions offering is named -- SBCO President David Starry called the convention's 64th annual meeting to order Nov. 8.

    The meeting was hosted by Chillicothe Baptist Church whose pastor Timothy Cline welcomed the 260-plus participants.

    Starry, pastor of Vandalia First Baptist Church, chose the theme "Mission Ohio: Moving Forward with Your Head Up" to guide the one-day meeting in historic Chillicothe, the first capital of Ohio. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Campuses as mission fields

    by Brian Hobbs, posted Friday, November 10, 2017 (one month ago)

    Today's college students need "droves of Christians who hold the truth and light of the Gospel in their hands," Brian Hobbs writes of America's greatest unreached mission field. Read More

  • Nat'l CP 5.53% under first month projection

    by Staff, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (one month ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in October were 1.34 percent below last year's opening month of the convention's fiscal year and 5.53 percent below the projected budget for the first month, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page. Read More

  • CP helps small Idaho church reap global harvest

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo courtesy of Emmanuel Baptist Church
    COTTONWOOD, Idaho (BP) -- Emmanuel Baptist Church seeks to scatter its seeds as lavishly as does the cottonwood tree that is the namesake of the church's hometown of about 1,000 residents.

    With an average Sunday attendance of 50 people, Emmanuel reaps an international harvest by giving 11 percent of its undesignated through the Cooperative Program, the Southern Baptist Convention's giving channel for missions and ministry.

    Longtime pastor Dan Coburn said the success of the Cooperative Program, is indicative of the Lord at work. Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Working together in the name of Jesus

    by David Hutchison, posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 (one month ago)

    Whether in disaster relief or global missions, David Hutchison notes that the Southern Baptist Convention "has long understood the power of cooperation. What would be impossible for one church becomes possible when churches work together." Read More

  • CP unites beyond finances, church planter says

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, October 13, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Peter Yanes
    PHILADELPHIA (BP) -- Though the Cooperative Program unites Southern Baptist churches in giving money for missions, it also helps believers acknowledge they need each other in the daunting task of reaching the nations for Christ, a church planter with an international background said.

    "We learn to cooperate more in missions giving, sending and partnering because of the Cooperative Program's unifying spirit, realizing that we need to be together because of the enormous demands of the mission field," Peter Yanes, a North American Mission Board church planting catalyst in Philadelphia, told Baptist Press. Read More