Archives for tag: Cooperative Program

The Future of the Cooperative Program

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I love the Cooperative Program because I have seen it at work. My first paycheck as a Southern Baptist pastor consisted of combined funds from my church, the local Baptist association, the state convention, and the Home Mission Board (now NAMB). Cooperative Program funds made it financially possible for me … Read More »

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What to Expect at the Houston Convention

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Next week, the Southern Baptist Convention will gather for its annual meeting in Houston. We will conduct business, hear reports from our various ministries, adopt resolutions about various topics, and listen to sermons and “preachy addresses” from some of the better-known preachers among us. I’m particularly excited about that last … Read More »

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The Cooperative Program, Seminaries, and the Future of Their Financial Success

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This is a guest post by Ryan Hutchinson. Mr. Hutchinson serves as the Executive Vice President for Operations at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves as an elder at First Baptist Church of Durham, NC. We believe his article is deserving of a very close reading by all those … Read More »

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Is the Cooperative Program Worthy of Sacrifice?

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Is the Cooperative Program Worthy of Sacrifice? by Nathan Finn and Micah Fries We are concerned. As we look across our beloved Southern Baptist Convention, we see a problem that is significant, and is growing. Sadly, statistics inform us that this is an issue across the entire spectrum of SBC … Read More »

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On the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention: A Graduation Meditation

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This morning, we’ll celebrate our December graduation at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is our smaller of two annual commencements, but we’ll still graduate around 130 students today. The vast majority of them are Southern Baptists who are currently serving in paid vocational ministry, are presently looking for paid church … Read More »

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Thank You State Conventions!

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At the recent Executive Committee meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in February in Nashville, Dr. Frank Page shared that the leaders of our State Conventions recently voted unanimously to move as quickly as possible to a 50/50 split in Cooperative Program allocation between the State and National Convention in … Read More »

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Way To Go KBC! A BOLD GCR Vision!

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You can go to http://t.co/t7bd94H and see the report that has been issued by the GCRTF of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. All I can say is wow and way to go KBC! This state convention has aggressively committed itself to a GCR for the churches of Kentucky. This is a … Read More »

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Post-SBC Reflections

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The SBC is over. It really is. The “convention” is a meeting that meets once a year and that meeting has closed. Now, we will all go back to our locally autonomous churches and work to fulfill the mission of God. Hopefully what was accomplished at this year’s annual meeting … Read More »

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GCRTF Report Challenges to all Southern Baptists (7): Challenges for all Southern Baptist Leaders

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GCRTF Report Challenges to all Southern Baptists (7): Challenges for all Southern Baptist Leaders By Danny Akin and Nathan Akin Southern Baptists exist as a convention of free churches voluntarily cooperating together to combine efforts for the “propagation of the gospel.” The original goal of our founding Southern Baptists forefathers … Read More »

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Johnny Hunt and Ronnie Floyd on the CP

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Editor Jim Smith of the Florida Baptist Witness recently interviewed pastors Johnny Hunt and Ronnie Floyd about their increased commitment to the Cooperative Program. You should read it, especially if you are worried that the GCR is a Trojan Horse meant to undermine the CP.

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