Global Hunger Sunday Provides Opportunity to Learn and Give

Croutons and crackers isn’t much of a supper. But near the end of last year’s fall festival at First Baptist Church, Woodstock, in Bibb Baptist Association, that’s all that was left. And it was what a man and his grandson ate instead of leaving hungry. The incident pricked the hearts of church members who witnessed [...]

2019 CP budget proposal up $500,000 from current year

A $37.5 million Cooperative Program (CP) budget recommendation for 2019 has been approved by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM) trustees. The proposed budget recommendation was approved during the State Board’s Aug. 17 meeting in Prattville. The amount is a $500,000 increase over the 2018 CP budget of $37 million and a step [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

The mission of the Southern Baptist Convention is to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). The Cooperative Program unified plan of giving has proven to be an excellent way of funding our missions and ministry on a state, national and international level for nearly 100 years. Our International Mission Board and North American Mission Board [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

I believe in the Cooperative Program because I believe the Bible teaches us that the Christian life is intended to be lived in a community. Jesus instituted the church for the purpose of corporate worship (John 4:23-24), continuous fellowship (Acts 2:42) and cooperative missions (Acts 1:8). Jesus has not only given us a mission, He [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

When I think of the Cooperative Program, I think of the Great Commission because I see how they work in tandem. There are so many ways the Kingdom of God has been furthered through the generous gifts of Southern Baptists through the Cooperative Program. I’ve seen the CP at work firsthand in our seminaries and [...]

Why I Believe in the Cooperative Program

When I was a young pastor, I came under the influence of men and women who taught me the importance of the Cooperative Program. I remain to this day thankful for their contribution to my life and ministry. It is my responsibility to share with younger pastors the importance of the Cooperative Program. The Cooperative [...]

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 [...]