Today I visited with a young pastor. Every time I have talked with him my heart is refreshed. His new church plant is prospering. His passion for souls oozes through his every sentence.
Today he asked, “How does my new church become a Louisiana Southern Baptist church? What steps do we take to participate in the Cooperative Program?”
This is that perfect moment when you sense he is at a special time in his faith journey. Either he gains the right information or his honest request shrinks and is never visited again.
At that moment, I took him through the process of participating in the Cooperative Program. I took him to the state convention accounting office. They explained the protocols.
So many voices in SBC life seem to articulate that the CP is a dinosaur, a relic of a by-gone day. But not this young man. He sees its value in helping his church reach this state, nation and the world with the gospel.
May his tribe of collaborating young pastors increase.