What is the Cooperative Program?
October is Cooperative Program Month
The Cooperative Program started in 1925 as Southern Baptists recognized the need for a system that enabled Southern Baptist churches to combine their resources to provide support for missionaries and ministries. Each church decides what portion (percentage) is sent to the State Baptist Convention, who then sends a portion to the Southern Baptist Convention. This supports work in our state, country, and around the world. This system replaced institutions and agencies continually making their financial needs known and requesting extra offerings.
Today in South Carolina 59% of each CP dollar is used to support missions and ministry in our state, while 41% is sent to the Southern Baptist Convention to be used to support missions and ministries in our country and around the world. Churches are a part of spreading the gospel in ways they could never accomplish on their own with their gifts through the Cooperative Program. Thanks to thousands of Baptist churches who give faithfully through the Cooperative Program. The gospel is spreading from village, to town, to city, to mega city, to country, to countries, to the world.
God is still changing people as His people stay obedient.
Our Cooperative Program Office have available resources for instant access such as: Event Information, Resources, Stewardship Ideas, and other information.
For more information of the Cooperative Program, contact the Cooperative Program Office, of the South Carolina Baptist Convention.
Thank you for being involved in the Cooperative Program ministries and missions.
|Gary Anderson, Director
|Cheryl McCullough, Administrative Assistant