NASHVILLE (BP) – Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee are $30,050,253.40 or 94.15 percent of the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget goal, and are 1.75 percent below contributions received during the same time frame last year.
The year-to-date total represents money received by the Executive Committee by the close of the last business day of November and includes receipts from state conventions, churches and individuals for distribution, according to the 2013-14 SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget.
The $30,050,253.40 received by the Executive Committee from the start of the fiscal year, Oct. 1, through Nov. 30 for distribution through the Cooperative Program Allocation Budget represents 94.15 percent of the $31,916,666.67 year-to-date budgeted amount to support Southern Baptist ministries globally and across North America. The total is $535,768.28, or 1.75 percent less than the $30,586,021.68 received through the end of November 2013.
Designated giving of $36,957,899.34 for the same year-to-date period is 1.05 percent, or $393,455.27, below the $37,351,354.61 received at this point last year. This total includes only those gifts received and distributed by the Executive Committee and does not reflect designated gifts contributed directly to SBC entities. Designated contributions include the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions, Southern Baptist Global Hunger Relief (formerly the World Hunger Fund) and other special gifts.
November’s CP allocation receipts for SBC work totaled $16,438,819.26. Designated gifts received last month amounted to $3,703,412.70.