DOMs keep CP a high priority
ROCKY MOUNT—The Missouri Baptist Directors of Missions Fellowship on Oct. 11 passed a resolution of support for Cooperative Program and Association missions giving during its Fall Conference at Cross Pointe Retreat Center.
WHEREAS, each year there is a growing number and percent of the population of Missouri, of America and of the world that are unsaved; and
WHEREAS, each year for the last several years the amount of Cooperative Program giving in Missouri has steadily decreased; and
WHEREAS, our Lord Jesus Christ has commissioned all churches and Christians to carry out His Great Commission of world evangelism beginning in our Jerusalem and extending to the ends of the earth; be it now therefore
RESOLVED that we encourage all Missouri Baptists to refocus the attention and resources of our Convention and churches on evangelism and missions; and be it
RESOLVED that we encourage all Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC)-affiliated churches to earnestly pray for successful, world-wide missions and evangelism, and that every church become personally involved in promoting and conducting such efforts; and be it
RESOLVED that we encourage that each church give, or work toward the goal of giving as soon as possible, a minimum of 10 percent of undesignated receipts through the Cooperative Program for missions, and a minimum of five percent for local association missions to financially facilitate our common mission work; and finally
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we encourage the Missouri Baptist Executive Board Staff communicate these percentages to all MBC Churches and to new church plants.