We couldn’t do what we do without your church’s weekly gifts to the Cooperative Program. Your generous gifts to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program (CP) provide 37 percent of IMB’s annual income. Each state convention gives between 11.25 and 55 percent of its CP collection to the SBC. IMB receives slightly more than half of CP funds from state conventions. Other SBC entities receive the remainder.
Here’s how it works: Southern Baptist churches voluntarily send a percentage or a specified amount of their regular offerings to the state convention. The state convention keeps approximately two-thirds of those funds and sends the balance to the Southern Baptist Executive Committee in Nashville. The Executive Committee distributes those funds to Southern Baptist agencies. The IMB currently receives slightly more than half of all CP funds sent to the Executive Committee.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Every penny you give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® supports Southern Baptist missionary teams as they share the gospel overseas. The offering represents 59 percent of IMB’s total income. You may give through your local church or donate here.
*Reported February 2015. Support includes housing, salary, children’s education, medical expenses, retirement, and more.