NASHVILLE — Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 6.07 percent above the year-to-date budgeted projection and 1.91 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from Frank S. Page, president and chief executive officer of the SBC Executive Committee.
The total includes receipts from state conventions and fellowships, churches, and individuals for distribution according to the 2015-16 SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget.
As of Jan. 31, gifts received by the Executive Committee for distribution through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget totaled $65,938,701.74, or 106.07 percent of the $62,166,666.67 year-to-date budgeted amount to support Southern Baptist Convention ministries globally and across North America.
The total is $1,236,665.97 more than the $64,702,035.77 received through the end of January 2015.
Meanwhile, designated giving of $42,250,530.91 for the same year-to-date period is 7.10 percent, or $2,801,641.19 above gifts of $39,448,889.72 received at this point last year.
This total includes only those gifts received and distributed by the Executive Committee and does not reflect designated gifts contributed directly to SBC entities.
January’s CP allocation receipts for SBC work totaled $20,176,669.21. Designated gifts received last month, meanwhile, amounted to $31,276,064.73. The Cooperative Program is a method of giving through which a local church is able to contribute to the various ministries of its state convention and to the various missions and ministries of the SBC with a single contribution.