Southern Baptists are a fellowship of over 16 million members in approximately 45,010 churches in all 50 states and Canada. These churches work together through approximately 1,182 associations, 42 state conventions, and the Southern Baptist Convention to accomplish through voluntary cooperation far more than they could ever do alone.
The Southern Baptist worldwide missions enterprise is funded in large part through the unique, efficient, and equitable Cooperative Program. A portion of the undesignated tithes and offerings of individuals received by SBC churches becomes Cooperative Program dollars. In 2009, these churches sent over $520 million through the Cooperative Program to their state conventions to support work within the state and the Southern Baptist Convention. As determined by messengers to the annual session of each state convention, a percentage of these Cooperative Program receipts is sent to the SBC Executive Committee for distribution to SBC entities. In 2009, an average of 63 percent of total Cooperative Program receipts was used for state convention ministries, and roughly 37 percent was forwarded to the SBC for national and worldwide ministries. Messengers to the 2010 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention held in Orlando, FL approved the SBC CP Allocation Budget for 2010-2011 of $199,822,090.
In addition to the Cooperative Program giving we support back yard missions in two public schools. AFTER SCHOOL GOOD NEWS CLUBS at Red Bank Elementary and Rivermont Elementary.
A Good News Club is a one hour, one day a week, Bible club for children ages 5-12. Local Christians who are concerned for boys and girls work together volunteering their time and energy to teach at these clubs. These volunteers undergo background checks and are trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship to conduct a Good News Club that is exciting and informative for each child. Good News Clubs are held after school in our public schools. Churches “adopt” a school and volunteers from the church take the Word of God to the children.
One Accord, as part of the Cooperative Program, is supporting, equipping and sending to the mission field.
Resident Missionaries include: Kayla Margolis, Kristina Margolis, Pattie, Lillie and Angela Taylor and Hunter Williams. We expect to support many more with a heart for missions.
International Missions outside of the Cooperative Program include Issac Obure from Kenya, Africa. We are proud to support the work of this man who is making a kingdom impact across the globe.