One Sacred Effort: The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptists

One Sacred Effort: The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptists

by Chad Brand, David Hankins

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ISBN-13: 9781433670060
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 728 KB

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

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Introduction1
1The Baptist Vision5
2The New Testament Church: Charismatic, Congregational, Centrifugal28
3Toward a Theology of Cooperation53
4Churches on Mission: Following and Funding the Great Commission78
5The Southern Baptist Convention: Stewards of a Larger Work90
6Getting Down to Business: The Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting100
7The Distribution System: Allocating the Cooperative Program110
8Network to the World: Southern Baptist Organization118
9The Entities That Serve Southern Baptists126
10Inspiring Confidence in Cooperation: The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention145
11Tensions, Trends, and Troubles160
12Future Challenges: The Cooperative Program in the Twenty-first Century178
Conclusion: From Good to Great: The Cooperative Program and the Kingdom of God205
Endnotes215
Index237

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