Through the Cooperative Program, Northwest Baptist Convention churches share the good news of Jesus here in the Northwest, across the nation and around the world. Cooperative Program gifts help start churches and revitalize more established churches, foster stronger leadership development efforts to help equip and extend the ministries of local churches, support evangelism efforts to reach people of all ages and backgrounds and mobilize disaster relief teams to help families in crisis when far-reaching disasters strike or when emergencies impact their communities.
It starts with you – giving back to the Lord through your tithes and offerings. Your church sends a portion of those tithes and offerings to the Northwest Baptist Convention, which sends 20 percent of its annual Cooperative Program budget to the Southern Baptist Convention. The rest goes into starting churches across Oregon, Washington and north Idaho, helping churches renew and grow again, evangelism efforts for children and teenagers, community outreach to those in need, preparing leaders and missionaries through the Pacific Northwest Campus of Gateway Seminary and related ministries.
Finally, the Cooperative Program supports missions and ministries in North America and around the world – from seminaries to disaster and hunger relief to advocacy on moral issues, to keeping more than 3,600 international representatives on the field. Because you give, and because your local church gives, and because we cooperate, we accomplish more in fulfilling the Great Commission.
The Cooperative Program begins with you, but it reaches into eternity.