Your car, your very own car, perhaps you own a car or dream of owning one.
We associate a car with freedom, movement – places to go, people to see. But there’s a lot responsibility connected with owning a car –insurance, payments, upkeep, and gas. Perhaps gas is the least of our worries, but without it the car won’t “go.”
Think with me briefly about something else that needs GO power. Remember Jesus’ command “Therefore GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.” (Matt. 28:19-20)
One way we fulfill this command is to join with other believers in sharing the gospel and ministering to people around the world. The best way Southern Baptist have found to cooperate and do this is through a plan called the Cooperative Program. This is a voluntary means of bringing our resources together to affect a world-wide witness for Christ.
And…You Help Make It GO
You help make it GO by giving through your church.
Unless we give, there is nothing to share with anyone. Remember that the Bible teaches us to tithe which means to give 10 percent of what we earn to God through our church. The Bible say that “A tithe… belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.” (Lev. 27:30).
Your church helps makes it GO by giving through the Cooperative Program.
Each church decides what amount they will send to missions through the Cooperative Program. Do you know how much your church gives?
Your Baptist convention make it GO by using money for state missions and sending money on to the Southern Baptist Convention.
The Southern Baptist Convention make it GO by distributing money to North American and International missions.
Your gift and all the gifts from others who have given through their churches are distributed. When we join our gifts together we can make it GO.
We GO to the world through the Cooperative Program.
Through the Cooperative Program Southern Baptist missionaries receive financial support. This the way we cooperate together to support missions.
The Cooperative Program
YOUR GIFT to God going through your church…
TO YOUR STATE BAPTIST CONVENTION…
TO YOUR SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION…
TO YOUR MISSIONARIES around the world.
Through the Cooperative Program your giving really goes … and really helps share Christ with our world.
Remember Jesus’ command? “Therefore GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt. 28:19-20)