By David Dawson
Baptist and Reflector
KNOXVILLE — John Green, pastor of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, is proud of his church’s missions-giving legacy. But he has no intention of parking beside it.
Green believes his church should always be moving forward, and should constantly be seeking ways to make an even bigger impact in the future — and he believes giving through the Cooperative Program is the most effective and efficient way to reach those goals.
“As Southern Baptists, there’s no greater thing we can give to than the Cooperative Program,” he said. “If we say we’re really serious about taking the gospel to the ends of the earth, if we say we’re really about training our pastors in theological education, if we say we’re really about starting churches all across our country, if we’re really about ministering to the needy, and the helpless, and the poor, and the disadvantaged. If we say these things are who we are and what we’re about, then the Cooperative Program is the best way for us to put our money where our mouth is. [Read more…]