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.
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!