A Common Call
Baptist Convention will be an expanding, vibrant network of cooperating
congregations that will draw people toward Jesus Christ through
Our mission is to encourage and empower the churches of the Northwest Baptist Convention toward a spiritual vitality that results in a growing Gospel witness and in the continuous planting of healthy, reproducing new churches.
Creativity and Excellence
Inclusion and Cooperation
Urgency and Faith
evangelistic methodologies to penetrate the diverse cultures
of the Northwest.
Increase the utilization
leadership development opportunities.
Cooperative Program is an agreement among Southern Baptists churches,
Baptist state and regional conventions like the Northwest Baptist
Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention to work together
in Great Commission ministries.
It is a financial
channel of cooperation through which mission dollars are combined
into a unified budget supporting the Southern Baptist missionary,
education, and benevolent ministries in each state, the nation,
and throughout the world.
Program makes it possible for individuals and churches to do
something about fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20)
across the street and around the world.
Cooperative Program, the mission of a single church is extended
to ministries for the needy, the sick, the aged, and the lost,
as well as the support of about 12,000 North American and international
church decides what percentage of its undesignated offerings
will be shared through the Cooperative Program. These funds are
then sent weekly or monthly to the Northwest Baptist Convention
offices in Vancouver, WA.
The NWBC then
distributes Cooperative Program dollars received from Northwest
churches according to the budget adopted by messengers at the
NWBC annual meeting. This budget divides Cooperative Program
dollars between Pacific Northwest ministries and Southern Baptist
Convention ministries, including the Pacific Northwest campus
of Golden gate Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Vancouver,
68 percent of Cooperative Program dollars remains in the Northwest
for regional missions and ministries and the remaining 32 percent
is forwarded for world mission causes and the seminarys
The 68 percent
of Cooperative Program funds kept in the Northwest are used to
support the shared ministries of the NWBC and its related associations,
as well as the Northwest Baptist Foundation.
church health, leadership development and missions education
all are Cooperative Program ministries of NWBC.