One Sacred Effort: The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptists

One Sacred Effort: The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptists, written by collaborative authors David Hankins and Chad Owen Brand, was a book I reread recently. This is the best description of the Cooperative Program in Southern Baptist life today. It brings a fresh understanding to this time-tested and preferred plan of giving developed by Southern Baptists. A reading and studying of this work by Southern Baptists of all generations would go a long way in helping our convention sustain a cooperative missions focus in the 21st Century.

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, [email protected]

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