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).

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!

Actual 2020 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 2019 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

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