Presentation on theme: "Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Since 1845, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has had one mission— the Great Commission."— Presentation transcript:
Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
Since 1845, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has had one mission— the Great Commission.
“Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations.” (Matthew 28:19, NKJ)
Prior to 1925, SBC entities competed with one another for the churches’ missions gifts.
In 1919, the leaders of the SBC proposed the 75 Million Campaign.
In 1925, the Cooperative Program was launched.
The process begins when you give yourself to God. (2 Corinthians 5:8)
Out of gratitude and obedience to God, you give back to the Lord through your church.
Your church prayerfully decides how much of its undesignated gifts will be committed to CP Missions.
Messengers, elected by local churches, decide what percentage of CP Missions gifts stays in our state to empower missions and ministries in Oklahoma.
Messengers from across the country gather during the SBC to decide how its CP Missions gifts will be used to train, send, and reach people.
People around the world hear the gospel and receive Christ.
A closer look
Through CP Missions, churches across Oklahoma support numerous local missions and ministries including:
Evangelism efforts Leadership development Volunteer missions Missions education & participation New churches are planted Oklahoma Baptist University Falls Creek Conference Center And much more.
The International Mission Board sent approximately 5,100 missionaries to over 1,190 people groups throughout the world in 2005.
The North American Mission Board supported over 5,100 missionaries last year and assisted in starting over 1,700 new churches.
Over 14,500 future pastors, missionaries and ministry leaders were trained.
CP Missions supports ethics and religious liberty.
You do the math
If “two are better than one” (Ecclesiastes 4:9), how much better are 16 million? This is the current membership in more than 41,000 Southern Baptist Churches across the country.
So What Can You Do… to continue to carry the message of Christ from your neighborhood to the nations?
Go and Share
With a global population exceeding 6 billion, we must multiply our efforts to reach people with the gospel.
Cooperative Program (CP) Missions, simply defined is:
Caring people partnering together to touch the world for Jesus