The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee announced Wednesday (Oct. 5) that Southern Baptists had given more than $200 million through the 2021–22 national Cooperative Program Allocation Budget to fund national and international ministry. It’s the largest amount since 2008, Baptist Press reported.
The EC noted that for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, giving totaled $200,452,607.68. This amount is $8,181,171.40 (4.26 percent) over last year’s gifts totaling $192,271,436.28, the report said. The last time Southern Baptists hit the $200 million mark 14 years ago, gifts totaled $204,385,592.63.
“The local and global reach of every gift is a testimony to the strong cooperative spirit of every church in the SBC,” said Willie McLaurin, interim president of the Executive Committee, in a statement. “I want to express a personal word of gratitude to pastors, associational missionaries and state conventions for their partnership in advancing the Gospel to the nations and the neighborhoods.”
This latest announcement follows recent news from the International Mission Board that the 2021-22 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering has also surpassed the $200 million mark, making it the highest total ever for the offering by more than $20 million. The North American Mission Board also announced on Monday (Oct. 3) that Southern Baptists gave a record $68.9 million to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering in 2022, breaking the giving record for a second year in a row.
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