About CP

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).

As a biblical model (Ecclesiates 4:9-12, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15), the Cooperative Program allows Alabama Baptists to multiply our disciple-making efforts locally and globally. Your generous giving through the Cooperative Program is combined with the thousands of others across our state and throughout the Southern Baptist Convention. Your missions giving is literally at work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the entire year.

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How Alabama Baptists Designate Their Gifts

Your church and others across the state decides what percentage of Cooperative Program gifts contributed by local congregations stay in Alabama to support local missions and ministries and what percentage goes to Southern Baptist Convention entities and ministries. This is decided at the Alabama Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting.

In 2023 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!

Actual 2024 Gift Designation

The bottom line – it's possible for people around the world to hear the gospel and receive Christ thanks to your gifts through the Cooperative Program!

Thanks to your gifts through the Cooperative Program, in 2023 you...

Supported over 7,800 missionaries around the world.​

Provided for more than 44,000 college students to hear the Gospel through Alabama Baptist Campus Ministries events and groups.

Gave the largest dollar amount given by any state convention.​

Spreading the Word

What your church can do to help