Messengers to the Alabama Baptist State Convention (ABSC) annual meeting Nov. 17–18 approved a 2016 Cooperative Program (CP) budget that brought state and national ministry allocations closer to parity. They also adopted a new offering aimed at helping fund in-state Baptist missions work and expanded the role of the State Board of Missions (SBOM) executive committee.
The $40 million Alabama Baptist CP budget, 53 percent of which is appropriated to state missions and ministries and 47 percent that is committed to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) causes, is a $500,000 reduction from 2015.
The $500,000 reduction for Alabama Baptist ministries in the 2016 budget recommendation will come from an across-the-board cut of SBOM and convention entities’ budgets. (continued…)
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