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The Cooperative Program

The Cooperative Program is Southern Baptists’ unified plan of giving through which cooperating Southern Baptist churches give a percentage of their undesignated receipts in support of their respective state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention missions and ministries.

How Does The Cooperative Program Work?

It begins with you!

You give yourself first to God (II Cor. 8:5). Next, out of gratitude and obedience to God for what He has done for you, you commit to giving back to Him, through your church, a portion of what He provides. This is commonly called a tithe and represents ten percent of your income (Lev. 27:30, Mal. 3:10).

Your Church… decides the next step. Every year your church prayerfully decides how much of its undesignated gifts will be committed to reaching people in your state and around the world through The Cooperative Program.

Messengers at the State Convention Annual Meetings… from your church and other churches across the state decide what percentage of Cooperative Program gifts contributed by local congregations stay in your state to support local missions and ministries. The percentage to be forwarded to the SBC for North American and international missions and ministries is also determined at this time.

Messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting… from across the country decide how the gifts received from the states will be distributed among SBC entities. These gifts are used by SBC entities to send and support missionaries, train pastors, and other ministry leaders; provide relief for retired ministers and widows; and address social, moral, and ethical concerns relating to our faith and families.

North American Mission Board (NAMB)

North America’s needs are great. Children go hungry. Neighborhoods become disaster zones after storms. Entire communities have no church presence and no one to tell them about the hope found in Christ.

It doesn’t have to be this way; God has a plan to reach North America: the Church. The Church feeds neighbors in need. The Church removes storm debris. The Church establishes new churches in areas with no gospel presence.

The Church is God’s plan—you are God’s plan—to reach North America and the nations with the hope of Christ, and the North American Mission Board is here to help.

We help equip churches to be on mission in their own communities and across the continent. Through mercy ministry, church planting, chaplaincy, and disaster relief, we help congregations go to the lost and hurting. For more information, visit www.namb.net

International Mission Board (IMB)

The IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are evangelizing, discipling, planting, and multiplying healthy churches and training leaders among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. For more information, visit www.imb.org

SC Mission’s Mobilization

The Missions Mobilization Group exists to help churches impact unreached peoples and unreached places by making disciples in South Carolina, North America, and throughout the world. For more information, visit www.scbaptist.org/missions-mobilization

Mission Trips

Multiply Maine, Boothbay Harbor (2019) For more information, visit www.multiplymaine.com

Center for Student Missions, Washington DC (2020) For more information, visit www.csm.org

Local Missions

Our church supports a variety of local missions including the Women’s Enrichment Center, the Adult Enrichment Center, Health Kits for Migrants and Homeless, Prisoner Bags, the Lancaster County Back to School Bash, Operation Christmas Child, Relay for Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Indian Land Middle and High), CRU Military, Good News Club (Indian Land Elementary) Fall Festival, Retail Evangelism and so much more!

York Baptist Association (YBA)

The York Baptist Association is a network of over 80 diverse Southern Baptist churches in the York County area of South Carolina. From small country churches to urban churches, to church plants, to traditional churches, to cutting-edge modern worship churches, the York Baptist Association is a vibrant and diverse community of churches.

We exist to serve our individual churches and to resource them to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. We envision a growing network of healthy, multiplying Great Commission churches effectively transforming individuals, families, and the community by multiplying Christ Followers, Missional leaders, Life Groups, dynamic ministries, and missional congregations. For more information, visit http://www.yorkbaptists.church