You Make the Call – Episode 4

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You make the call … on Cooperative Program support by denominational employees …

Here is our imaginary scenario:

A prominent, tenured, full professor at a Southern Baptist seminary, generously salaried through Cooperative Program dollars, also serves as a full-time pastor of a large church near the seminary.

The yearly Cooperative Program report of his state convention reveals that his church gave only $100 through the cooperative program during the past year. A study of the reports from previous years shows a similar pattern of CP giving.

How would you respond? How should Southern Baptists respond, especially in light of the plethora of calls from almost every Southern Baptist entity for local churches to increase Southern Baptist Cooperative Program giving?