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1 Reaching the World in California Bang for Your Buck: Benefits of Being CSBC Reaching the World in California Through the Cooperative Program

2 What is Cooperative Program Ministries? CP is Southern Baptists’ plan for all churches to voluntarily pool our world mission dollars and efforts so we can take Christ to our state, our nation and to all people in our world Matthew 28:19-20 CP Ministries is Southern Baptists’ plan for all churches to voluntarily pool our world mission dollars and efforts so we can take Christ to our state, our nation and to all people in our world Matthew 28:19-20

3 What is Cooperative Program Ministries? CP Ministries allows your congregation to fulfill the Great Commission in partnership with 45,764 other SBC churches in ways your church could never do on your own

4 What is Cooperative Program Ministries? 16 million Southern Baptists16 million Southern Baptists 45,764 congregations45,764 congregations 41 state conventions41 state conventions Agencies of the Southern Baptist ConventionAgencies of the Southern Baptist Convention All working voluntarily together to fulfill the Great Commission so that all may know Him

5 Cooperative Program Ministries How does the Cooperative Program work?

6 The CP missions endeavor begins with the local congregation $ $ % % Decide to Give

7 Each church forwards their CP gifts to the CSBC Ministry Resource Center in Fresno for distribution $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

8 CSBC Ministry Resource Center Fresno, California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee $ $ CSBC forwards 30% of all CP Ministry gifts for world mission causes $ $ $ $

9 CSBC keeps 70% of CP Ministry gifts to reach California’s millions for Christ 10.0% $ $ 1.0% $ $ CSBC Executive Board Ministries 59.0% $ $

10 Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee 30% CSBC Ministry Resource Center Fresno, California California both gives and receives Cooperative Program dollars $ $ In 2011 NAMB received $442,500 from CSBC CP giving CSBC Received back $3,348,000

11 What Does CP Do That We Couldn’t Do? It lets you be on mission beyond your own church fieldIt lets you be on mission beyond your own church field Increases the outreach of the gospel to the whole worldIncreases the outreach of the gospel to the whole world Helps turn our focus outwardHelps turn our focus outward Helps reach people groups who have never heard the name of JesusHelps reach people groups who have never heard the name of Jesus

12 What Does CP Do That We Couldn’t Do? Helps your church fulfill the Great Commission worldwide by: Supporting 5,304+ North American missionaries in the U.S. and Canada Supporting 4,849+ International missionaries international missionaries taking Christ to 787+ people groups Sending 16,000 future missionaries and church staff to a SBC seminary Supporting 5,304+ North American missionaries in the U.S. and Canada Supporting 4,849+ International missionaries international missionaries taking Christ to 787+ people groups Sending 16,000 future missionaries and church staff to a SBC seminary Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

13 What Does CP Do That We Couldn’t Do? Helps your church fulfill the Great Commission in California by: Supporting missionaries and state staff across California ministering to 2,100+ churches and missions

14 What Does CP Do That We Couldn’t Do? Helps your church fulfill the Great Commission in California by: Supporting mission efforts: Evangelism Communications New Church Starting Missions Education and Participation Healthy Church Development

15 What Does CP Do That We Couldn’t Do? Helps your church fulfill the Great Commission in California by: Supplements Missions Funding in 30 California AssociationsSupplements Missions Funding in 30 California Associations Disaster Relief TrainingDisaster Relief Training Budget Training for local CongregationsBudget Training for local Congregations Retirement Planning for Ministers and Church Paid StaffRetirement Planning for Ministers and Church Paid Staff Associations receive most of their resources from their member churches – not through CP

16 What Does CP Do That We Couldn’t Do? Helps your church fulfill the Great Commission in California by: Providing conceptualized resources and materials in the languages spoken by CSBC churches Provide life-changing Christian camping experiences at Jenness Park Camp: 307campers received Christ as LORD in 2011

17 What Does CP Do That We Couldn’t Do? Helps your church fulfill the Great Commission in California by: Providing quality Christian higher education and church staff leadership preparation at California Baptist University in Riverside Providing professional financial services to CSBC churches and their members by California Baptist Foundation Providing retirement benefits for church staff members Providing quality Christian higher education and church staff leadership preparation at California Baptist University in Riverside Providing professional financial services to CSBC churches and their members by California Baptist Foundation Providing retirement benefits for church staff members

18 Couldn’t We Do Something Else? Great Commission Independent Missions Great Commission Cooperative Program Missions

19 What Can I Do? Pray Pray regularly for your Southern Baptist missionaries in your state and around the globe. “Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers.” Matthew 9:38 (HCSB)Pray regularly for your Southern Baptist missionaries in your state and around the globe. “Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers.” Matthew 9:38 (HCSB)

20 What Can I Do? Go Be involved in some sort of missions endeavor. Talk with your pastor about the available opportunities. You are God’s missionary right where you live. “Go...and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19 (HCSB)Be involved in some sort of missions endeavor. Talk with your pastor about the available opportunities. You are God’s missionary right where you live. “Go...and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19 (HCSB)

21 What Can I Do? Give Out of love for the Lord, give regularly to Him through your church. If you are not tithing, begin to do so and also discover the blessings of giving beyond the tithe. Encourage your church to increase its participation in Cooperative Program.Out of love for the Lord, give regularly to Him through your church. If you are not tithing, begin to do so and also discover the blessings of giving beyond the tithe. Encourage your church to increase its participation in Cooperative Program.

22 Links to Help You Connect with Southern Baptist Missions and Ministries California Southern Baptist ConventionCalifornia Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission BoardNorth American Mission Board International Mission BoardInternational Mission Board

23 Links to Help You Connect with Southern Baptist Missions and Ministries Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Moon Christmas Offering Annie Armstrong Easter OfferingAnnie Armstrong Easter Offering California Mission OfferingCalifornia Mission Offering World HungerWorld Hunger

24 Cooperative Program Cooperative Program Ministries “The most expansive, efficient and effective way of reaching people and supporting ministry and missions” Rod Wiltrout Church Finance Specialist (559) Direct line (559) cell


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