B21 loves the CP because it allows the churches of the SBC to pool their money and send almost 5000 missionaries to the most unreached peoples of the world, plant thousands of churches in the strategic cities of North America, scholarship nearly 17,000 seminary students being trained for ministry by world-class faculties, and much more. Because of this, we are really encouraged by reports of increased CP giving.
Specefically, we see a growth of CP giving in states that have moved to a 50/50 distribution of CP funds. Those states that are adopting a vision of getting more resources beyond their own borders are seeing churches give more aggressively to that vision.
Two states in particular are worth mentioning as both Iowa and Nevada that went to a 50/50 split saw massive increases in giving. Iowa saw a 200% increase, while Nevada saw an 80% increase. These are just two states of note, you can check out the rest here.
This trend is very encouraging, and we think that these states’ example can be a model paving the way for future growth in other states when it comes to CP giving. It seems as states provide an aggressive vision – for more to go on to the nations – more money is given so that Christ is made famous where He is not currently named. Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come.