BRENTWOOD — Gifts from Tennessee Baptist Convention churches through the Cooperative Program exceed $3 million for the second straight month in January.
TBC churches gave a total of $3,057,818 last month.
The amount is $378,495 or 4.2 percent below what was given at the same time last year.
After three months of the current fiscal year, however, CP gifts are $85,163 or 0.99 percent above budgeted needs.
LifeWay research has recently indicated that Southern Baptist pastors have great confidence in the Cooperative Program, observed Randy C. Davis, TBC executive director/treasurer. “The report also indicated that confidence is growing,” he added.
“The financial giving enterprise that has fueled an aggressive Great Commission strategy of reaching the lost in North America and around the globe started 90 years ago right here in the state of Tennessee.
“And as indicated by their faithful and generous giving, Tennesseans are confident in the fact that we do more together as a network of churches than any single local church could do alone,” he said.
“I would like to once again express deep gratitude to all of our churches for their generous giving through the Cooperative Program to missions and ministries at home and abroad.”