Cooperative Program gifts received through the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee for the 2020–21 fiscal year totaled $192,271,436.28, according to an Oct. 6 report released by Baptist Press.
It came in $629,414.90, or 0.33%, less than the 2019–20 budget contribution of $192,900,851.18 and ahead of the $186,875,000.04 budgeted projection by $5,396,436.24 or 2.89%.
“[We] can testify that God is using [our churches] to keep on sending new missionaries to the field, keep our present missionary force on the field, launch new church planters across our nation, keep those on the field who are planting new churches, and at the same time, preparing the called through our seminaries,” said Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Executive Committee. “This work is being accomplished because of your church’s giving through the Cooperative Program.”
The total amount given in September 2021 was $13,355,428.46, which was $1,467,881.53 (9.90%) less than the $14,823,309.99 received in September 2020 and $2,217,488.21 (14.24%) less than the monthly budgeted amount of $15,572,916.67, according to BP.