Many churches have chosen to reduce or forego traditional missions giving in order to do missions themselves or to work with other organizations that they see as more effective in the current climate. This has drastically affected the Cooperative Program (CP). While recent years may have seen a small uptick in CP giving across the board, there has been much talk over the last decade about the decline of the CP, and there have been some who argue that we are seeing its slow death.
With these realities, it is interesting to be asked the question, “How relevant is the CP?” My answer to that question is very relevant, and I think that for at least three reasons. [Read more…] about How Relevant is the Cooperative Program?