How IMB missions is funded

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Cooperative Program

Twenty-nine percent of IMB’s income is received from the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program. Each state convention gives between 14 percent and 55 percent of its CP collection to the SBC. Slightly more than half of these Cooperative Program funds go to IMB and the remainder to other SBC entities.

Review the Missionary Moments Prayer Guide for short, weekly testimonies from IMB and NAMB missionaries. Join these workers through your prayers and your sacrificial gifts to the Cooperative Program.


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Every penny given to Lottie Moon is used to support Southern Baptist missionaries as they share the Gospel overseas. The offering represents 54 percent of the International Mission Board’s total income.

Find dollar examples of how your gifts are used, including stories, photos and videos at Lottie Moon @ Work.

What is the average cost to support an individual missionary?

• $52,000 a year (average)
• $4,250 a month
• $981 a week
• $140 a day

Reported May 2013. Support includes housing, salary, children’s education, medical expenses, retirement and more.

Other income

Southern Baptists’ gifts to the IMB’s World Hunger and General Relief ministries comprise 2 percent of the IMB’s income. Development, field-generated funds, investment returns and other income constitute the remaining 15 percent.