The preamble of the original constitution of the Southern Baptist Convention describes the purpose of the SBC as “eliciting, combining, and directing the energies of the whole denomination in one sacred effort, for the propagation of the Gospel.” These words are not only historically significant; they convey the mission and purpose and distill the distinct facets of the SBC Cooperative Program. One Sacred Effort looks close at this unique and enduring ministry operation.
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About the Author
Chad Brand is associate professor of Christian Theology at Boyce College of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
David E. Hankins is executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. He has served as vice president for the Cooperative Program of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. In this position, he gave direction to the development and promotion of Cooperative Program ministries and giving for Southern Baptist churches, state conventions, and the SBC.
Table of Contents
|1||The Baptist Vision||5|
|2||The New Testament Church: Charismatic, Congregational, Centrifugal||28|
|3||Toward a Theology of Cooperation||53|
|4||Churches on Mission: Following and Funding the Great Commission||78|
|5||The Southern Baptist Convention: Stewards of a Larger Work||90|
|6||Getting Down to Business: The Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting||100|
|7||The Distribution System: Allocating the Cooperative Program||110|
|8||Network to the World: Southern Baptist Organization||118|
|9||The Entities That Serve Southern Baptists||126|
|10||Inspiring Confidence in Cooperation: The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention||145|
|11||Tensions, Trends, and Troubles||160|
|12||Future Challenges: The Cooperative Program in the Twenty-first Century||178|
|Conclusion: From Good to Great: The Cooperative Program and the Kingdom of God||205|