Cooperative Program—The financial plan of the Southern Baptist Convention through which churches of the Convention support the missions, educational, and benevolent work of the state conventions and the SBC.
The Cooperative Program is a financial channel of cooperation between the state Baptist conventions and the Southern Baptist Convention that includes support for missionaries and missions work of Southern Baptists in North America and around the world. This united approach to mission support began in 1925.
State Baptist conventions keep a percentage of the Cooperative Program funds channeled through their offices to support the missions work they conduct. More than 70 percent of the funds received by the Southern Baptist Convention are used to support the work of the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board.
Ideas you can build on:
• Share information about the Cooperative Program in missions through bulletin boards or church newsletters.
• Insert a brochure on the Cooperative Program in a weekly worship guide and in new member packets.
• Feature international missions, North American missions, and state missions in a variety of media.
National WMU® is not a part of the Cooperative Program allocation budget and receives no funds from the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®, or Lottie Moon Christmas Offering®. National WMU is supported through the sale of magazines and products, and from investments and charitable contributions.ShareThis