Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — Though gifts from Tennessee Baptist Convention churches through the Cooperative Program dipped in February, Cooperative Program giving is still both ahead of last year and current budget needs.
Tennessee Baptists gave $2,635,659 in February.
For the year-to-date, Tennessee Baptists have given $11,898,670 in Cooperative Program gifts. The amount is $80,036 or 0.7 percent more than was given at the same time last year.
In addition, CP gifts are $398,670 or 3.47 percent over budget needs after the first quarter of the 2017-18 budget year.
“We are thankful that after four months, Cooperative Program giving is up slightly,” said Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
“For the sake of Great Commission work in Tennessee and around the globe, my prayer is that every TBC church can and will grow their Cooperative Program giving a little each year to the point that everyone of our churches is giving 10 percent through the Cooperative Program to missions and ministries.
“That goal was adopted by the TBC in 2014 as one of our Five Objectives. Let’s plow ahead with great hope.”