Many Ministries, One Program
The Cooperative Program (CP) is Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptist churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of the missions and ministries of both the Alabama Baptist State Convention (SBOM) and the Southern Baptist Convention. This includes support of the International Mission Board (IMB) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB).
The Cooperative Program presents a unified and comprehensive budget, throwing a funding blanket over statewide, national, and international missions and ministries as well as provides long-term sustainability for our entities. CP mitigates competition between entities and therefore promotes greater partnership. It also levels the playing field, and makes a place at the table for all churches.
How Alabama Baptists Designate Their Gifts
From there, your church and other churches across the state decide what percentage of Cooperative Program gifts contributed by local congregations stay in Alabama to support local missions and ministries and what percentage goes to Souther Baptist Convention entities and ministries. This is decided at the Alabama Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting.
In 2019 Alabama Baptists gave 50% to the Southern Baptist Convention, including the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board. 50% of your gifts stay right here in Alabama to spread the gospel, plant churches, disciple students, serve those in need and more!