Since its organization in 1845 in Augusta, Georgia, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has grown to over 16 million members who worship in more than 42,000 churches in the United States. Southern Baptists sponsor about 5,000 home missionaries serving the United States, Canada, Guam and the Caribbean, as well as sponsoring more than 5,000 foreign missionaries in 153 nations of the world.The term “Southern Baptist Convention” refers to both the denomination and its annual meeting. Working through 1,200 local associations and 41 state conventions and fellowships, Southern Baptists share a common bond of basic Biblical beliefs and a commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.The Gospel
The fact that Jesus died for our sin, was buried, and then rose from the grave is foundational for Southern Baptists. He lives today and stands ready to give abundant and eternal life to all those who repent of sin and place their faith in Him. Southern Baptists invite everyone to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Learn more about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!
As with every institution, changes are inevitable. Some of those changes are good and some are not as good. The SBC has faced a number of challenges in its storied history and today is no exception. This site will seek to identify some of the challenges that the SBC is facing in an attempt to educate Southern Baptists before those issues are able to become major problems.
The purpose of this site is not one to create division. However, as issues are raised and individuals are invited and encouraged to make comments, there will inevitably be some disagreement and discourd. The SBC is without question a diverse “People of the Book” who care very deeply about the overall ministry opportunities the SBC has been and is now actively involved in seeking to share the Glory of God with people at home and abroad. The SBC is no doubt best served as it seeks to work through its diversity as long as long as it can do so with a common Biblical basis.
Bob Hadley, Pastor Westside Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Fl Our church’s web site can be accessed by clicking here.