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  • Evangelism, tithing crucial, EC leader Boto tells SBC

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (11 days ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray
    DALLAS (BP) -- Personal evangelism and tithing are imperative for reversing declines in key Southern Baptist Convention metrics, SBC Executive Committee Interim President D. August Boto told messengers June 12.

    Key statistics including top-enrollment seminaries and the largest Protestant membership in the U.S. can camouflage less favorable trends such as declining baptisms and a sharp dip in personal giving, Boto said. Read More

  • Nat'l Cooperative Program 3.59% ahead of projection

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, June 04, 2018 (20 days ago)

    BP file photo.
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 3.59 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection and 1.54 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, SBC Executive Committee interim president and executive vice president for convention policy. The total includes receipts from state conventions and fellowships, churches and individuals for distribution according to the 2017-18 SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget. Read More

  • Pastor: 'Not a big church, but … faithful'

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Monday, June 04, 2018 (20 days ago)

    Photo submitted by James Jones.
    DETROIT (BP) -- First Baptist Church of Trenton prayed for two hours after Sunday morning worship late last year about what to do -- disband, merge or abandon its cavernous building. A day later, church members say God answered with a resounding, "None of the above."

    One of the church's two boilers had breathed its last breath in November 2016. Cost to repair: $35,000. An anonymous giver provided $20,000, but the work hadn't yet been completed, when in November 2017 the water main broke. The subsequent cost to replace 250 feet of rusted-out pipe: $37,500. Read More

  • Nat'l CP 4.45 percent ahead of projection

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (one month ago)

    Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 4.45 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and are 1.85 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, SBC Executive Committee interim president and executive vice president for convention policy. Read More

  • 'That His glory may be known' is Va. church's goal

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (one month ago)

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    HAMILTON, Va. (BP) -- "When I came here we had a lot of money in the bank, and we needed to fix that," said Steven Carne, pastor of Hamilton Baptist Church for five years.

    He challenged the congregation regarding financial stewardship.

    "God entrusts us with His resources; not to save them for a rainy day, nor to bury them in the ground, but to utilize them to make disciples," Carne told Hamilton Baptist. "I don't want Jesus to return and say to us, 'What have you done with what I have entrusted to you?' Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: Sandlots, whirlpools & CP

    by Travis Southern, posted Friday, April 06, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Travis Southern connects his recollections as a youth at the baseball sandlot and neighborhood pool with the impact Southern Baptists have had on him and countless others through Cooperative Program missions and ministries. Read More

  • Quadrupling CP giving, church plant casts vision

    by Erin Roach, posted Friday, April 06, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Storyline Fellowship
    DENVER (BP) -- A Denver-area church plant, in only its third year, voted to quadruple its giving through the Cooperative Program, realizing the value of the missions-support system that has aided them -- and through which they can help reach the world for Christ.

    "It's one thing to plant a multiplying church in Denver. It's another thing to be a part of planting multiplying churches all over the country and world," Ben Mandrell, pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, told Baptist Press.

    "Through the Cooperative Program, we can be in a thousand places. Without it, we can only be in one place." Read More

  • National CP 4.90% ahead of mid-year projection

    by BP Staff, posted Tuesday, April 03, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 4.90 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and 2.40 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from D. August Boto, executive vice president of the SBC Executive Committee. Read More

  • Nat'l CP 6.59% ahead of projection

    by Staff, posted Friday, March 02, 2018 (3 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 6.59 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection, and are 3.27 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page. The total includes receipts from state conventions and fellowships, churches and individuals for distribution according to the 2017-18 SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget. Read More

  • Boom-or-bust oilfields don't impair church's CP

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, March 02, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    ELK CITY, Okla. (BP) -- First Baptist Church in Elk City sets its sights on its Oklahoma oil field community and beyond.

    First Baptist is heavily invested in missions and ministries locally, nationally and internationally. The congregation started a Hispanic church 10 years ago, its third church plant in Elk City; connected in Ovid, Colo., with a church they could come alongside seven years ago; and has had international missions commitments for several years in Canada with the North American Mission Board, Eastern Europe and South Asia with the International Mission Board, and Cambodia with a faith missionary from the church family. Read More