About 1,700 people participate in Sunday worship services at Broadmoor Baptist here. Together they gave more than $1.1 million to missions in 2006.
SHREVEPORT – About 1,700 people participate in Sunday worship services at Broadmoor Baptist here.
Together they gave more than $1.1 million to missions in 2006.
“We’ve just always been mission-minded and supported missionaries and missions efforts,” said Donny Durr, minister of business administration. “We know that’s why God continues to bless us.”
Broadmoor’s giving starts with 10 percent of undesignated offerings – $510,250.12 – to missions through the Cooperative Program, Southern Baptist’s acclaimed way of financing global missions.
Receipts for the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions totalled $202,067.09.
Hands-on missions is a passion of Pastor Chuck Pourciau, Durr said, so 2 percent of the budget is designated for ‘Missions Participation.’ This totalled $98,000 in 2006, parceled out for individuals involved in mission endeavors locally, statewide, throughout North America and across the world.
“The task before us is to use the abundant resources He has provided to accomplish the mission He has given us, the Great Commission,” Durr said. “We do have a huge responsibility for good stewardship.”
An eight-page special section report of the 2006 giving and baptism records of Louisiana churches starts on page 5 of the issue of the Message. It was produced by the Louisiana Baptist Convention communications team.
“As you can see by the report, Louisiana Baptists through their churches faithfully gave valuable resources to Cooperative Program supported ministries. Printing the report, allows our state mission staff to give a careful account of the actual dollars received and distributed,” said John L. Yeats, LBC director of communications. “We also included in the report the record of baptisms the churches reported. We give this information not so we can compare ourselves with one another, but so we can collectively pray for these new followers of Christ. After all, each number represents a new person who has made public their desire to become a devoted follower of Christ..”
First Baptist West Monroe led the state in baptisms: 334 for the year.
First Baptist West Monroe also gave more than any other church through the Cooperative Program: $600,336.62.
Other churches on the ‘top ten’ list both for baptisms and CP giving:
–First Bossier City, with 126 baptisms and $238,149.26.
–Trinity Lake Charles, with 99 baptisms and $214,116.67.
–Istrouma Baton Rouge, with 91 baptisms and 380,480.05.
The special report also breaks out the top five mission congregations in baptisms and CP giving.
Fellowship Prairieville is on both lists, with 16 baptisms and $18,296.48.