SBTC No. 2 in CP allocation budget for first time ever

The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention made history recently, and kingdom causes will be the beneficiaries of it.

For the first time in its 23-year history, SBTC rose to No. 2 in total Cooperative Program allocation budget with receipts totaling $15,620,847.92 (October 2020-September 2021). That represents a nearly 8 percent increase from the previous year’s giving of roughly $14.5 million.

As they did in 2019-2020, Alabama Baptists again led the way in CP allocation budget this past year with $19,115,014.76 in receipts. Georgia ($15,430,284.18), Florida ($15,184,241.21) and Tennessee ($14,190,756.48) round out the top five giving states, respectively.

SBTC Associate Executive Director Tony Wolfe pointed to the biblical examples highlighted by the Apostle Paul of joyful, sacrificial investments on the part of churches in Macedonia and Philippi as templates for the faithful giving of Southern Baptists in Texas today.

“Like the apostle, we stand with great pride in the churches of the SBTC to pass along their kingdom investments into national and international mission work, seminary education, advocacy for religious liberty in the public square, and so much more,” Wolfe said.

SBTC’s giving is significant because of what the dollars represent—increased support for cooperative gospel efforts. Of the $15,620,847 given through CP, nearly $11.5 million will go to the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board to extend the gospel reach and to plant churches across the continent and around the world.

When adding the $8.7 million given through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the $3 million given through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering over the same time period over the past year, SBTC churches contributed more than $23 million to missions outside Texas.

“It is no small thing that SBTC churches gave so extravagantly in 2021,” Wolfe said.

Digital Editor
Jayson Larson
Southern Baptist Texan

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