October is designated as Cooperative Program Month across the Southern Baptist Convention.
Every Alabama Baptist church should draw attention to the Great Commission and Great Commission ministries supported through the Cooperative Program. Please pray for these ministries and for the hearts of the people who support the Cooperative Program.
There should also be significant prayer that gifts through the Cooperative Program would continue to increase. Without the Cooperative Program, Alabama Baptists and Southern Baptists would be just another group of folks unable to see beyond their own needs.
The Cooperative Program is the lifeline of missions work in Alabama and around the world. In order to raise awareness of the Cooperative Program in your congregation, please consider implementing some of the following suggestions for Cooperative Program Month:
- Have a Sunday School lesson or sermon series focus on stewardship and the Cooperative Program and how it impacts the lives of people in your community, your country, and around the world.
- Show a video clip or use a PowerPoint in your service that highlights the Cooperative Program.
- You can have a state missionary come to your church to speak about the Cooperative Program.
- Give your church members more information about the Cooperative Program.
Free Cooperative Program Resources such as bulletin inserts, informational brochures, video clips, posters, bookmarks, DVDs, children’s resources, missionary moments, and other promotional materials are available at CooperativeProgramResources.org.
For more information, please contact State Missionary Jim Swedenburg direct at 334-613-2283, toll free at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 283, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org