In July, churches contributed $2,575,006 through the Cooperative Program. For the year-to-date Tennessee Baptists have given $26,434,569 to meet missions and ministry needs in the state, nation and around the world.
The amount is $96,665 or 0.4 percent above the amount given after nine months in the 2020-21 budget year. Cooperative Program gifts also are $184,560 or 0.7 percent over budget needs after nine months.
“We are encouraged that Tennessee Baptists have continued to give to support Great Commission causes during a time when our people are paying more for food, gas and other essentials” observed Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
“With three months to go in the fiscal year, we are optimistic that Tennessee Baptists will continue to make missions and ministry a priority as we seek to share the good news of Jesus Christ in our state and throughout the world,” he said.
The current fiscal year for the Tennessee Baptist Convention ends on Oct. 31. B&R