Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

Working together through the Cooperative Program allows us to do and fund so many more ministries together. We usually think first about all the work we do together on a national level such as seminaries, missionaries, church planting and so on. I am proud to be an Alabama Baptist and of our generous contribution to [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

I wholeheartedly support the Cooperative Program, because I believe that we as the church can do more together than we can individually. The Cooperative Program is, by far, the most effective way of sending and supporting missionaries this world has ever seen. One of the most powerful things about the Cooperative Program is that each [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

The following stories are the most recent examples of why I support the Cooperative Program. Recently, a young lady in our church accepted the call to serve in missions. Following her decision, she has enrolled at Boyce College with the intention to pursue missionary training at Southern Seminary. The cost of her education is minimized because [...]

I believe in the Cooperative Program because it works!

Since 1925, Southern Baptists have invested in financial cooperation rather than competition for Great Commission ministries. Countless lives have been touched and millions have come to know the Lord Jesus Christ because of faithful Southern Baptists giving through their local churches through the Cooperative Program. The past 92 years testify to the eternal impact of [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

I am a longtime pastor in the Alabama Baptist State Convention. I am at Sardis Baptist Church in Boaz. I have been serving as a pastor for almost 40 years. I have watched and participated in missions and evangelism all through those years. As our churches give through the Cooperative Program, we help young students go [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

I have personally worked with ministries receiving support through the Cooperative Program in my metropolitan area, my county, my state, my country and seven other countries on continents ranging from South America to Eastern Europe to Africa. No one church is large enough to support all of these ministries, but through the effort of many, [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

As a baby boomer, I had the privilege of experiencing childhood and adolescence in the Bible Belt. Circlewood Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa played a massive role in providing a good foundation in faith and service. My parents, Luther and Mattie, modeled the Christian life for their family, served in the church and gave of their [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

Eastern Shore Baptist Church supports the Cooperative Program because we believe in the Great Commission. The Cooperative Program provides an avenue for an ordinary church member to actively partner with missionaries at home and abroad. Our CP giving unites our church to all other generous churches around the globe as we seek to make disciples [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

On a shelf, right behind my desk, is a Bible given to me by my parents on my seventh birthday. On the front page of the Bible are several names of international missionaries who came through our house when my dad was stationed at Clark Air Force Base. I was just a child, but I [...]

How relevant is the Cooperative Program funding model in fueling SBC missions and ministries?

Guest post by Dr. Paul Chitwood, Executive Director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention   At our dinner table last night, our 13-year-old guest turned to me and asked abruptly, “Do you know why I’m glad my sister is here?” Our guest comes to visit once a week. She is working her way through a residential treatment program, trying [...]