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It has been said that if you scratch a Southern Baptist, he or she will bleed missions and evangelism. We love to study and apply sound doctrine. We love meaningful, biblical fellowship with other believers.
Mike Carlisle, director of missions for San Diego (California) Southern Baptist Association, noted that “the association is the closest organization to the local church in Southern Baptist life.”
The SBC Executive Committee voted to recommend adding the National Day of Prayer back to the SBC Events Calendar beginning in 2018–2019 and into the future.
This year’s PrayerLink forum sought input from prayer leaders in response to its newly-designed logo and purpose statement. The logo incorporates the group’s global prayer focus, its passion to lift up Jesus’s high priestly prayer...
Members of the Executive Committee CAAC, joined by leaders of more than a dozen ethnic minority fellowships of Southern Baptist churches, presented a preliminary draft of The Many Faces of the Southern Baptist Convention.
The “2017 SBC EC Young Leaders Advisory Council Survey” is one of the tools the Executive Committee Young Leaders Advisory Council is using to find ways to deepen the involvement of millennial pastors and church leaders in the total life of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Calling on the Southern Baptist PrayerLink team to “fan into flame a passionate pursuit of God in prayer,” Chris Schofield opened the winter leadership team meeting as the group’s first executive director.

The Cooperative Program: A Three-Legged Stool

The Cooperative Program was launched in 1925 as a threefold system of support, allowing (1) a local church to contribute to (2) the ministries of its state Baptist convention and (3) the missions and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention through a unified plan of giving. This three-legged stool supported a vast array of ministries and propelled Southern Baptists to unprecedented growth, both nationally and internationally, throughout the twentieth century.

When the Great Commission Task Force (GCTF) Report was adopted by messengers to the 2010 SBC annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, it honored and affirmed the Cooperative Program as “the most effective and efficient means of channeling the sacrificial support of our churches through undesignated giving which funds both the state conventions and the work of the Southern Baptist Convention” and called on Southern Baptist churches “to increase the percentage of their Cooperative Program giving.&rd...

During its third and final meeting, the Women’s Advisory Council received reports from work teams, reviewed research findings from a survey it conducted in 2016, and began formulating specific recommendations to present to Frank S. Page, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee.
The SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget is totally dependent on the support of two sets of Baptist bodies.