Baptist and Reflector
For the year-to-date, Tennessee Baptists have given $9,029,537. The amount is $69,675 or 0.8 percent over the amount given during the same time frame last year.
After the first quarter of the fiscal year, Cooperative Program gifts are $279,537 or 3.19 percent over current budget needs.
“The Tennessee Baptist Convention has finished the first quarter of its fiscal year on budget and above where we were at this point last year. As a matter of fact, it is one of the healthiest first quarters we have had in a decade,” observed Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
“Thank you Tennessee Baptists for your faithful and sacrificial Great Commission giving through the Cooperative Program. You are making a world of difference at home and around the globe,” Davis said.
In addition, the 2016-17 Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions set a record for the first five months of giving by surpassing the $1.5 million mark on the last day of January, according to William Maxwell, administrative coordinator for the TBMB.
The total of $1,503,760 is 6.4 percent more than the same point in 2016. Driving some of this increase is the 145 churches that have participated in GOTM this year that did not participate last year, Maxwell noted.
“We are grateful that the Lord is leading more of our missions-minded TBC churches to utilize the GOTM as a means to help reach our home state for Christ,” Maxwell said.