Giving to the SBC
through the BGCT
following illustrations are to help your church as it decides how
to support the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program in
light of the defunding of SBC ministries in the Baptist General
Convention of Texas adopted budget (Texas Preferred Budget).
Giving through the Traditional Plan
The traditional Cooperative Program plan distributes
67% for Texas ministries and 33% for worldwide ministries. If the
box beside "SBC" is checked, the Southern Baptist Convention
Cooperative Program will receive that percentage of your church's
gift for missions. Most churches have given by this standard method,
which divides each CP dollar as below:
You can see even in this plan, the state convention
ministries receive twice as much of the CP gift as the worldwide
If you want to keep supporting missionaries and
seminary students as you have in the past, this traditional CP plan
is a good choice.
Giving More to the SBC
churches in Texas have inquired as to how they may give more than
33% of their CP gifts to the Southern Baptist Convention because
they desire to give more to worldwide missions causes. To do this,
check "other" on your BGCT remittance card, mark the "SBC"
space, and indicate the amount of your check you want to be forwarded
to the SBC. It can be as large a percent as you want. The BGCT has
promised to forward it to us according to your instructions.
It is important to remember that the Executive
Committee does not stockpile money or retain surpluses. Every dollar
received is distributed to the mission boards, seminaries, and agencies
within five days of its receipt.
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