Category Archives: Cooperative Program

Question

I was asked this question the other day and not for the first time since the discussion surrounding GCR began. If the SBC entities were to disappear, would the local Southern Baptist church notice?

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Of Small Churches and Rabbits

The Rabbit and The Elephant: Why Small is the New Big for Today’s Church shares an interesting analogy about church planting. This analogy points out that if one were to put two elephants in a room, it would take up … Continue reading

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Externalizing the Problem

There is a technique in marital and family counseling for the members to identify the problem and separate the problem from the individuals. This is a technique known as “externalization” and is popular with narrative therapy. In the case with … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Cooperation

Robert Reeves, director of communications for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, has written a wonderful post entitled, “The Meaning of Cooperation.” I recommend it to you. Here’s an excerpt: I think one of the discussion points at the forefront today does … Continue reading

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We Endorse the CP Resolution From the Louisiana Baptist Convention

The Steering Committee of the SBC Majority Initiative announces that we unanimously endorse the Cooperative Program Resolution as written by the Executive Board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Here is the complete text of that resolution: On Cooperative Giving, Our … Continue reading

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B-52’s and the Cooperative Program

The B-52 Stratofortress is an amazing aircraft. It has been in active service with the United States Air Force since 1955. In spite of technological advances since its introduction, it has been found to be a durable workhorse with a … Continue reading

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How To Get $43.8M More to IMB in the Cooperative Program Allocations

There has been much discussion in the past year about the place of the Cooperative Program in the life of the local church and the recipient SBC institutions. Some want to do away with the CP and go to designated … Continue reading

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