Cooperative Program

The Cooperative Program

Of the Southern Baptist Convention


The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptist churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of their respective state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries.

How Does The Cooperative Program Work?


Each individual church decides how much of its undesignated gifts will be committed to the work of the Cooperative Program. This amount is then forwarded to your State Baptist Convention.


At the annual meetings of the State Conventions the messengers from individual churches decide what percentage of Cooperative Program gifts contributed by local congregations stay in your state to support local missions and ministries. They also decide the percentage to be forwarded to the SBC for North American and international missions.


At the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention messengers from across the country decide how Cooperative funds will be distributed among SBC entities. These funds are used by the SBC entities to support their work and missions.


The ultimate goal is the Gospel is preached to the uttermost parts of the world and people God so loves are saved.


Why Southern Baptists Embrace The Cooperative Program

  •  The Cooperative Program funds statewide, national and international missions and ministries.
  •  The Cooperative Program also funds SBC entities.
  •  The Cooperative Program is founded on the principle that "we can do more together than alone."
  •  The Cooperative Program enables our churches of all sizes and makeups to work together to fund our mission efforts.