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The increase in the national portion of Cooperative Program Allocation gifts is largely attributable to CP gifts forwarded by cooperating state Baptist conventions.
Information on the Cooperative Program income and distribution for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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...

Cooperative Program giving has a direct impact on our ability as Southern Baptists to reach our states and the nations for Christ.
How relevant is the CP funding model in fueling Southern Baptist missions and ministries? I believe it is not only relevant; I believe CP is essential and irreplaceable.
CP is the conduit for the most sustainable, multi-generational, multi-faceted mission funding method in Christian history.
Why am I so thankful for the Cooperative Program? Four reasons rise to the top among many.