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CP giving allows seminary student to pursue God’s calling

March 16th, 2017 / By: JC Davies / comments

CP giving allows seminary student to pursue God’s calling

Tim Chatman with students at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth.

The son of Southern Baptist international missionaries, Tim Chatman saw firsthand the impact of Cooperative Program giving as he was growing up.

“CP money has helped me my entire life,” he said.

While he never expected to follow his parents’ footsteps into full-time ministry, Chatman began to sense God leading him in that direction in recent years, and again, he found support from the Southern Baptist community. 

 “I knew God was calling me to seminary, and so my wife and I moved, and it would not have been possible for us to do that without Cooperative Program money.”

Through scholarships provided through CP giving, about half of Chatman’s seminary costs are covered, allowing him to obediently pursue his theological education. 

“Sometimes it feels like I’m all on my own, but I have to remember that I have thousands of Southern Baptists thinking and praying for me, and not just praying for me, but they’re actually sending supportive money to help me out in my degree and to fulfill my calling
that God has placed on my life.”