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Seventeen conventions heighten SBC missions support

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Over the course of a three-month period, the state conventions affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention have held their annual meetings. Seventeen of the 41 state conventions increased the portion of Cooperative Program funds forwarded to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries, while 27 reported increases in their budgets ranging from less than 1 percent to 14 percent.

 

ALABAMA – Messengers approved a $46 million budget for 2009 which represents an increase of 3.17 percent from the current year, while also increasing the portion sent to SBC causes by two-tenths of a percent to 42.5 percent.

ALASKA – A $2 million budget was approved for 2009, up 2 percent over the current budget, while maintaining an allocation of 33 percent to SBC causes from Cooperative Program gifts by Alaska’s churches.

ARIZONA – A 2009 budget of nearly $5.5 million represents a 3.2 percent increase over the current year, while increasing the portion of CP gifts sent to SBC causes by .38 percent to 25.88 percent.

ARKANSAS – Messengers approved a $21 million budget for 2009, a 2.5 percent increase over the current year, with a 0.2 percent increase for SBC causes to 42.17 percent.

CALIFORNIA – A $12.2 million 2009 budget was approved, representing an increase of 4.73 percent over the current year, with the portion sent to SBC causes increased by 1 percent to 30 percent.

COLORADO – A budget of more than $4 million was approved for 2009, representing a 1.5 percent increase from 2008, while continuing to send 29.5 percent of CP receipts to SBC causes.

DAKOTAS – A budget of over $1.3 million was approved for 2009, representing an increase of just over 1 percent from the current year, with the portion of CP gifts sent to SBC causes increasing half a percent to 15 percent.

D.C. – A $1,167,484 budget for 2009 was approved, representing a slight decrease from the current year, with 35 percent of undesignated cooperative budget receipts allocated for Southern Baptist and American Baptist causes.

FLORIDA – A 2009 budget of more than $39.1 million, representing less than a 1 percent decrease from last year’s revised budget, continues to send 40 percent to SBC causes.

GEORGIA – A budget of $49.6 million was approved for 2009, down from the current year’s $52 million budget, with the portion sent to SBC causes remaining at 41.36 percent.

HAWAII – A $3.6 million budget for 2009 was approved, representing a 1 percent increase over the current year, with the portion of CP gifts sent to SBC causes remaining at 31.5 percent.

ILLINOIS – Messengers approved a $9.1 million budget for 2009, up 2.2 percent over the current? year, with the portion of Cooperative Program gifts sent to SBC causes increasing a quarter of a percent to 43.25 percent.

INDIANA – The $4.79 million budget represents a 2.1 percent increase over 2008, with the portion sent to SBC causes increasing by 1 percent to 35.5 percent.

IOWA – Messengers approved a budget of more than $1.7 million, up 2 percent from the current year, with 20 percent of CP gifts continuing to be sent to SBC causes.

KANSAS-NEBRASKA – A budget of more than $5.6 million represents a 1 percent increase from the current year, while the portion of CP gifts from the churches allocated for SBC causes remains at 32 percent.

KENTUCKY – A budget of nearly $24.5 million was approved for the 2009-10 fiscal year, representing an increase of 2 percent over the current goal, with the SBC allocation increasing by .28 percent to 37.32 percent.

LOUISIANA – A 2009 budget of over $22.5 million was approved, up $1.3 million over the current year, with the portion sent to SBC causes increasing by .45 percent to 35.95 percent.

MARYLAND-DELAWARE – Messengers approved the 2009 budget of $6.4 million, down from $7.1 million in 2008. The convention will continue to send 41 percent of CP gifts to SBC causes.

MICHIGAN – The 2009 budget of nearly $3.4 million was a slight decrease from the current year, continuing to allocate 30.5 percent of CP gifts from Michigan churches to SBC causes.

MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN – Messengers approved a 2009 budget of over $2.1 million, slightly lower than the current year, while maintaining the portion of CP gifts sent to SBC causes at 13 percent.

MISSISSIPPI – A budget of more than $34.9 million was approved, an increase of nearly 2 percent, with the portion sent to SBC causes continuing at 35 percent.

MISSOURI – A $16.3 million budget was approved for 2009, down from $16.5 million in the current year. The portion sent to SBC causes increases by .25 percent to 36.5 percent.

MONTANA – A budget of over $1.5 million is $33,000 more than the current budget and continues to forward 22 percent of CP receipts to SBC causes.

NEVADA – A $2.8 million budget was approved, up 3 percent from the current year. The 29.5 percent of CP receipts sent to SBC causes represents an increase of .25 percent.

NEW ENGLAND – A 2009 budget of nearly $3 million represents a slight decrease over the current year, with 21.5 percent of CP gifts from New England churches continuing to be forwarded to SBC causes.

NEW MEXICO – A budget of just over $5 million was approved, up from the current year’s budget of nearly $4.4 million, with the portion of CP gifts sent to SBC causes remaining at 30.5 percent.

NEW YORK – A budget of over $3.4 million was approved, down 1.02 percent from 2008, though the portion of CP gifts sent to SBC causes increases by .25 percent.

NORTH CAROLINA – The 2009 budget of approximately $39 million was approved in 2007. However, income projections prompted the BSCNC to operate at 90 percent of budget this year, a practice that will continue in 2009, resulting in a $3.9 million reduction.

NORTHWEST – A $5.8 million budget was approved for 2009, representing a 1.75 percent increase over 2008, with a .25 percent increase in the portion of CP gifts forwarded to SBC causes raising the allocation to 25.5 percent.

OHIO – The $8.3 million budget was approved for 2009, a 1.86 percent increase over the current year, continuing to send 40.25 percent of CP gifts to SBC causes.

OKLAHOMA – A 2009 budget of $25.2 million represents a $600,000 increase over the current year, while continuing to allocate 40 percent for SBC causes.

PENNSYLVANIA/SOUTH JERSEY – A $3.46 million budget for 2009 represents a slight decrease of about $23,000. The budget, however, increases the portion of CP gifts to SBC causes from 25 to 25.1 percent next year.

SOUTH CAROLINA – A $34 million budget for 2009 was approved, representing an increase of nearly 1 percent over the current year. While the portion allocated for SBC causes remains at 40 percent, 50 percent of any monies collected beyond the budget goal will be allocated to SBC missions and ministries.

TENNESSEE – Messengers approved a $39 million budget for 2008-09, an increase of 1.3 percent over the 2007-08 budget, continuing to send 40 percent of receipts to SBC causes.

TEXAS (BGCT) – A $45.7 million 2009 budget represents a decrease of about 8 percent from the original 2008 budget with no change in the 21 percent forwarded to SBC causes in the preferred adopted budget.

TEXAS (SBTC) – A $24.5 million budget was approved for 2009, an increase of nearly 14 percent over the current year, with the portion sent to SBC causes increasing by 1 percent to 55 percent.

UTAH-IDAHO – A budget of over $2.5 million in 2009 is up 3.09 percent over the current year and continues to forward 21.5 percent of CP gifts to SBC causes.

VIRGINIA (BGAV) – Messengers approved a 2009 budget of $13.8 million, $560,000 less than the current year with no change to the four funding tracks, one of which is pre-set to contribute 34 percent to SBC causes.

VIRGINIA (SBCV) – Messengers approved a $9.5 million budget for 2009, up 2.1 percent over the current year while continuing a 50/50 split of CP funds between the SBCV and SBC.

WEST VIRGINIA – A budget of over $2.8 million for 2009 represents an increase of $108,775 over the current year while maintaining the portion of CP gifts sent to SBC causes at 38 percent.

WYOMING – A 2009 budget of more than $1.4 million, slightly down from the current year, was approved, with 32.5 percent of CP gifts continuing to be sent to SBC causes.