The SBTC has three core values:
- Biblically Based
- Kingdom Focused
- Missionally Driven
The Cooperative Program is this Missionally Driven core value…
It’s a daunting task to reach the world with the gospel, yet that is what we are called to do (Matt. 28.19-20). Individually, it’s overwhelming; but together, the possibilities are endless. When you give to the Lord, you join millions of other Southern Baptists in fulfilling the Great Commission of taking the good news of Jesus to a world in need of a Savior.
If “two are better than one” (Eccl. 4.9), how much better are more than 40,000 Southern Baptist churches across the United States. With a global population topping 7 billion and a commission to share the gospel everywhere, we must enhance our cooperative efforts if we are going to fulfill Christ’s command.
- By starting new churches – from the beginning, the SBTC made missions and evangelism the priority in every aspect of our work. Churches in the SBTC have started hundreds of congregations since the convention began.
- By strengthening church ministries – through church health, revitalization, and by providing support for the ministry work of the local church the SBTC supports over 100 ministry services.
- By joining with ministry partners to provide resources for local churches – educational institutions, family ministries, and other crucial services provide important ministry resources for SBTC churches.
Touching the World
- By joining the Southern Baptists Convention – ministries supported by over 40,000 SBC churches across the U.S. are also SBTC ministry connections. Together we support over 13,000 men and women in seminary training. Our mission boards support thousands of missionaries across the globe. Our partnership with the SBC allows us to share in a ministry that touches the world.
- By working with SBC agencies to strengthen churches – resources and expertise are available from SBC agencies providing training and support for churches committed to Great Commission ministry.
- By highlighting the priority of worldwide missions – the SBTC sends more through the SBC for worldwide ministries than it keeps for in-state ministries.