Baptist and Reflector
BRENTWOOD — In January, Cooperative Program giving from Tennessee Baptist Convention churches was nearly 16 percent below what was given in 2013 at the same time.
After September receipts were counted, however, giving has rebounded.
Tennessee churches gave $2,934,212 through the Cooperative Program in September.
For the year-to-date, churches have given $30,827,608. The amount is only $90,989 or 0.3 percent behind giving at the same time last year with one month remaining in the budget year which ends Oct. 31. Gifts are, however, $2,630,726 or 7.86 percent below budget needs for the year.
“In January we were almost 16 percent behind in giving through the Cooperative Program when compared to the same time period from the previous year,” observed Randy C. Davis, TBC executive director/treasurer.
“Because of their sacrificial, systematic, and generous giving, Tennessee Baptists have cut the comparative deficit to less than one-third of 1 percent by the end of September. That is miraculous!
“For the sake of Great Commission work in Tennessee and around the world, we are praying for a very strong October in Cooperative Program giving,” Davis said.