State CP loses ground in November

Cooperative Program gifts forwarded from churches to the South Carolina Baptist Convention were $1.57 million short of budgeted needs in November, with one month left in the fiscal year.

According to figures released by Pam Carroll, SCBC chief financial officer, CP gifts received through November 2013 were 6.02 percent below budgeted needs for the year. (Giving was at 5.02 percent below needs at the end of October.)

A final report of CP giving for 2013 will be released in January after Carroll’s office tallies December’s receipts.

At the national level, year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee were 5.85 percent below needs for the fiscal year, which began in October 2013.

The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ channel of giving, through which a local church is able to contribute to the ministries of its state convention and to the missions and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention with a single contribution to its state convention.