Cooperative Program

 

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The Cooperative Program began in 1925. Today it is composed of approximately 45,000 Southern Baptist churches. These churches voluntarily contribute a percentage of their annual receipts to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) to support missions and ministry at a national and global level.
 
These include:
  • The North American Mission Board (NAMB)
  • The International Mission Board (IMB)
  • 6 Southern Baptist Seminaries
  • Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC

 

How are Cooperative Program Funds Administered?

The Cooperative Program funds are sent to the SBC through the two Southern Baptist conventions within Texas. Funding from our church is split equally between these two state conventions: The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT). Both state conventions use a portion of this money to carry out ministry to local churches in Texas.

How much does Inglewood Contribute?

Inglewood gives 11% of our annual receipts (your tithes and undesignated offerings) to the Cooperative Program. We give an additional 1.2% to the Dallas Baptist Association.

Also, each year, during the month of December we collect an additional missions offering. This offering specifically funds missions: 70% is sent to the International Mission Board, 20% goes to the North American Mission Board, and 10% stays here to fund local and national missions priorities determined by our church.