Baptist Press reports monthly on CP monies received by the Executive Committee. The report made yesterday for eight months of the EC’s fiscal year was encouraging:
Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in May were 3.47 percent above the projected budget through eight months of the current fiscal year and 0.93 percent above the amount received during the same period last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd.
As of May 31, gifts received by the Executive Committee for distribution through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget totaled $133,825,600.61, or $1,231,336.57 above the $132,594,264.04 received through the first eight months of the 2017–2018 fiscal year. The fiscal year begins on Oct. 1. The May YTD total is $4,492,267.28 above the $129,333,333.33 YTD allocation budget projection to support Southern Baptist ministries globally and across North America.
Four more months to go but let’s be optimistic that our venerable flagship cooperative giving program can show an increase from last year. It would probably help if we could avoid any meltdowns, crashes, or train wrecks at the convention. Let’s do our best.