UNDERGIRDING ALL THINGS SOUTHERN BAPTIST
As Southern Baptists, we work together to help people around the world hear and accept the good news that salvation through Jesus Christ is available to them. We work together in a variety of ways: mission trips, associational ministries, etc. One of the most effective ways we work together is through the Cooperative Program.
According to the Southern Baptist Convention’s website, Southern Baptists are a fellowship of almost 16 million members in about 45,000 churches in all 50 states and Canada. These churches work together through about 1,100 associations, 42 state conventions, and the SBC to accomplish through voluntary cooperation far more than they could ever do alone.
During the year, we collect specific offerings, such as the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, and the Global Hunger Relief Offering (formerly the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund). These offerings are designated for specific needs. Undergirding all these is the Cooperative Program.
For example, all the money given to the Global Hunger Relief Offering is used specifically for hunger-related ministry. None of the offering is used for administrative costs. Because those costs are covered through the Cooperative Program, every dollar given to this offering is used exclusively to feed the hungry.
Women On Mission will meet Monday, January 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Sandy Dierlam. All our ladies are invited to join us.