Cooperative Program exceeds budget for 5th year in a row

For the fifth consecutive fiscal year, contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries through the Cooperative Program met and exceeded budgetary expectations.

As of Sept. 30, gifts received by the Executive Committee for distribution through the CP allocation budget totaled $196,731,703. This exceeded the $194 million annual projection to support Southern Baptist ministries globally and across North America by $2,731,703, or 1.41 percent.

“Southern Baptist churches continue to do more together than we could ever do on our own,” said SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd in a statement to Baptist Press. “Cooperating together to reach every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, and every nation is exactly what the Cooperative Program is all about. This is why I want to say thank you to every church giving through the Cooperative Program, as well as thank each pastor and church leader for leading your church to join us in this grand worldwide task.”

Oct. 1, 2019, marked the beginning of a new SBC fiscal year. The convention-adopted budget for 2019-2020 is set at $196.5 million.