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Resolution Embracing The Cooperative Program
October 19, 2010
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Resolution Embracing The Cooperative Program

Resolution Embracing The Cooperative Program
October 19, 2010

WHEREAS, these are

unprecedented times of globalization, communication, declining Western

Civilization, and a great opportunity for sharing the saving grace of our Lord

Jesus Christ and shining the light of the Gospel; and

WHEREAS, these times call

for an unprecedented level of cooperation to accomplish the goal of bringing

the Great Commission message to every people group in North Carolina, North

America and the world; and

WHEREAS, the Southern

Baptist Convention meeting in Orlando, June 15, 2010 voted to adopt the Great

Commission Resurgence Task Force Report that refined the strategies of the

convention but only after the report was amended by a nearly unanimous vote to

state unequivocally that Cooperative Program giving is the preferred method for

funding the Southern Baptist Convention’s ministries and that designated giving

is not a substitute for Cooperative Program giving,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,

the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina meeting in annual session

in Greensboro, NC, November 8-10, 2010 acknowledges the value of

concerted, cooperative ministries of our churches to reach the peoples of our

state, the nation and the world; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that

we are concerned that the strength and vitality of our coordinated strategies,

ministries and institutions would be diminished by an independent/societal

model; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that

we encourage the Baptist State Convention of NC to select leaders who have demonstrated strong support for

our cooperative missions model; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that

we are grateful to Rev. Milton Hollifield and his staff for their public and

private advocacy toward simultaneously reaching the lost in our local areas,

the state, the nation and the world through the Cooperative Program; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that

we embrace the Cooperative Program model as the most accountable, effective,

efficient and compelling method for fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord

Jesus Christ.