Louisville—Messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Louisville set a Cooperative Program budget goal of $21.5 million for 2018-2019.
Meeting at Highview Baptist Church East Campus Nov. 14, messengers approved a $500,000 decrease to the convention’s CP budget based upon receipts from Kentucky Baptist churches for the previous fiscal year.
For 2016-2017, Kentucky Baptists gave $21,678,271 though the Cooperative Program and an additional $8,766,984 through special offerings for state, national and international missions work, according to KBC Finance and Business Services Team Leader Lowell Ashby.
The 2018-19 budget will equally divide CP receipts from churches between KBC missions and ministries and Southern Baptist Convention causes, allotting $10.75 million for each. The KBC and SBC share a 10 percent designation for Cooperative Program Resourcing, setting aside a combined $2.15 million. (WR)