Giving is a central part of the Christian walk and lifestyle. Whether it be giving our time and talents or our financial and material resources, giving encompasses our entire Christian life.
The Apostle Paul said "God loves a cheerful giver." and "each one should determine in his heart what he should give." Therefore, ask the Lord how you should give to His Kingdom work and be willing to listen and obey when His Holy Spirit prompts you to do something.
We've had the privilege of giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering this month and those funds go directly to our missionaries on the field in the US and Canada.
However, we also give regularly to our Cooperative Program (CP) through our regular tithes and offerings. A percentage of our budget is designated to give to CP. CP funds many programs and ministries of our Southern Baptist work both in North America and around the world. From supporting missions work, our seminaries, to our Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (addressing Biblical and Christian public policy issues), and general operating costs the CP is a huge funding channel where we really impact the world. Every dollar counts because every dollar makes a difference in the lives of those who need the Lord.
To learn more about CP please visit: www.sbc.net/cp.