What is the Cooperative Program?
The Cooperative Program (CP) is the funding process Southern Baptists have used since 1925 to support missions and evangelism at the state, national, and international levels. Through CP the mission of one church is extended to ministries that reach the lost, hungry, and hurting.
How does CP work?
The Cooperative Program begins with you – your tithes and offerings to your local church. Your church gives a percentage of its annual budget to the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC).
The MBC invests 60 percent in Missouri missions and related causes, such as the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home and Christian higher education, and sends the rest to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
The SBC uses CP funds from Missouri and 40 other state conventions – more than 47,000 churches combined – to support 9,000 full-time missionaries, six seminaries, ethics and religious liberty, and many other national and international causes.
Why give through the Cooperative Program?
Your CP giving comes back to you – in training, events, resources, church-staff retirement and insurance benefits, and other ministries for the local church.
CP supports evangelism, church multiplication, children’s homes, Christian education, rescue from human trafficking, student and collegiate ministries, church revitalization, disaster relief and other ministries in Missouri.
CP enables every giver and every local church to make an impact for Christ in Missouri, throughout North America, and around the world.
By pooling our resources through the Cooperative Program, we do more … together.
Times of Emphasis
Twice each year, the Cooperative Program is highlighted: In the spring, Cooperative Program Day is held in April; in the fall, October is designated Cooperative Program Month. Our office provides CP Materials to help in the promotion for these two events.
CP Informational Resources
Get involved in the Cooperative Program by discovering more through these informational resources:
- Missouri Baptist CP Materials
- CP Allocations Budget 2018 (.pdf)
- 2018 Mid-Year Giving Report (.pdf)
- Remittance Form (.pdf)
- CP Calculator
- Where Your CP Dollars Go (.pdf)
For more information on the Cooperative Program visit www.cpmissions.net