There is a disconnect between how the founders of the Cooperative Program envisioned the program in 1925 and how it has been embraced by churches. The 50/50 percent funding split between state conventions and the national agencies - as channeled through the SBC Executive Committee - was predicated on churches setting the example by keeping 50% of their offerings and forwarding 50% to their state convention, which would then forward 50% to the SBC Executive Committee.
The attached document includes a historical perspective of the intentions of the founders of the Cooperative Program ... Southern Baptists' unique unified giving plan to fund agencies and institutions of state conventions and the national convention.
I choose to believe that the God of mercy and grace has made allowance so that children who die very early and the severely mentally challenged will die in a state of grace. I must also concede that I know of no Scripture that specifically supports my belief.
R.A.S. Macalister faced a crucial decision in late 1907 when he reached the bottom of the ancient Gezer Water System in Israel – drain and excavate the pool at the bottom step or explore the cavern beyond the pool. He chose to bypass the pool and excavate the cavern.
The first baptism at Hills Park Baptist in downtown Atlanta in eight years was a big event for our church and God's Kingdom. But the exposure to our Christian Index article and pictures made the day even better and is bringing new results and answered prayers!
David Taylor never imagined himself on an overseas mission trip. But when his Bible study leader at North Carolina State University asked him to pray about a summer mission trip in 2002 to Asia, Taylor agreed.
Eastside Baptist Church in Americus is a growing fellowship and made a decision two years ago to construct a new worship center. The new sanctuary is a 4,860 addition. Once the new space is completed and occupied, the old sanctuary will be used for education and fellowship purposes.
Don Hattaway, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville, will be nominated as president of the Georgia Baptist Convention at the annual meeting to be held at Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula Nov. 11-12. The Bartow County pastor is no stranger to Georgia Baptists and is presently serving as a trustee at Shorter University.
The miles quickly click by as Bill Barker travels across the twelve-state Appalachian region. Since May 2001, he has served as a national missionary with the North American Mission Board, working with ministries that serve the poor by mobilizing volunteers and finding resources.
In a bid to simplify the budget showing the distribution of funds between state and national Cooperative Program ministries, Georgia Baptists will operate off of a new budget model effective next year.
Across generations Rome pastor stretches the decades in student ministry By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published September 19, 2013
He can remember leading Bible studies for his current students' parents when they themselves were in the youth group. His grandson is a member of that same ministry now. His own pastor jokingly calls him Methuselah.