— Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international
missions and ministries received by the SBC
Executive Committee are 1.92 percent below the same time frame last year,
according to a news release from SBC
Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Page.
The total includes receipts from state conventions and
fellowships, churches and individuals for distribution according to the 2010-11
SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget.
As of May 31, gifts received by the Executive Committee for
distribution through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget totaled
$130,314,404.44, or $2,545,288.04 behind the $132,859,692.48 received at the
end of May 2010.
Designated giving of $147,289,329.48 for the same
year-to-date period is 6.78 percent, or $10,719,812.29, below gifts of
$158,009,141.77 received at this point last year.
Monthly CP allocation receipts for SBC
work totaled $15,936,344.95 while designated gifts received last month amounted
Month-to-month swings reflect a number of factors, including
the timing of receipts from state conventions. The end-of-month total
represents money received by close of business on the last business day of each
For the SBC Cooperative
Program Allocation Budget, the year-to-date total of $130,314,404.44 is 97.82
percent of the $133,214,726.79 budgeted to support Southern Baptist ministries
globally and across North America. The SBC
operates on an Oct. 1-Sept. 30 fiscal year.
The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ method of
supporting missions and ministry efforts of state conventions and the Southern
Designated contributions include the Lottie Moon Christmas
Offering for International Missions, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for
North American Missions, Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund and other special
State and regional conventions retain a portion of church
contributions to the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program to support
work in their respective areas and forward a percentage to Southern Baptist
national and international causes. The percentage of distribution is at the
discretion of each state or regional convention.