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7 A autonomous B baptism mode C congregational congregational “Pertaining or adhering to a form of church government in which each local church acts as an independent, self-governing body, while maintaining fellowship with like congregations.”

8 What are the Predominate Faith Groups in U.S. Counties? 1. Baptist – 1, Catholic – 1, Lutheran – United Methodist – Latter-day Saints – 107 Source: 2010 U.S. Religion Census, Association of Statisticians Source: 2010 U.S. Religion Census, Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies of American Religious Bodies

9 Baptist Statistics √ Almost 1 American in 5 claims to be Baptist

10 Some of the 50+ Baptist Bodies American Baptist Association ▲ American Baptist Churches in the USA ▲ Baptist Bible Fellowship International Baptist General Conference ▲ Baptist Missionary Association of America Conservative Baptist Association of America Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Duck River & Kindred Baptists Associations

11 Enterprise Baptists Associations Free Will Baptists Fundamental Baptist Associations Fellowships General Association of General Baptists ▲ General Association of Regular Baptists General Six Principle Baptists Independent Baptist Churches Independent Free Will Baptist Associations Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptists Assn.

12 Jasper Baptist & Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Landmark Missionary Baptists National Association of Free Will Baptists ▲ National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. ▲ National Missionary Baptist Convention of America ▲ National Primitive Baptist Convention USA

13 New Hope Baptist Association New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches North American Baptist Conference “Old” Missionary Baptists Associations Original Free Will Baptists of North Carolina ▲ Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. Primitive Baptist Churches

14 Primitive Baptists, Eastern District Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. ▲ Progressive Primitive Baptists Reformed Baptist Churches Separate Baptists in Christ Seventh Day Baptist General Conference Southern Baptist Convention ▲ Southwest Baptist Fellowship Strict Baptists

15 Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association

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18 Baptist Statistics √ The largest of the Baptist denominations: ► Southern Baptist Convention (80%): (“Great Com- mission Baptists”) 19,896,975 / 50,816 churches ► Southern Baptist Convention (80%): (“Great Com- mission Baptists”) 19,896,975 / 50,816 churches

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20 Baptist Statistics ► Southern Baptist Convention (80%): (“Great Com- mission Baptists”) 19,896,975 / 50,816 churches ► National Baptist Convention USA: 1,881,341 / ► National Baptist Convention USA: 1,881,341 / 3,536 churches ► American Baptist Churches USA: 1,560,572 / ► American Baptist Churches USA: 1,560,572 / 5243 churches 5243 churches

21 Baptist Statistics, continued ► National Baptist Convention of America: 304,414 / ► National Baptist Convention of America: 304,414 / 3,536 churches 3,536 churches ► National Missionary Baptist Convention: 261,873 / ► National Missionary Baptist Convention: 261,873 / 1,283 churches ► Baptist General Conference: 260,100 / 1,092 ch. ► Baptist General Conference: 260,100 / 1,092 ch. ► Free Will Baptists: 217,560 / 2,285 churches ► Free Will Baptists: 217,560 / 2,285 churches ► Progressive National Baptist Convention: 203,732 / ► Progressive National Baptist Convention: 203,732 / 390 churches

22 Baptist Statistics, continued ► American Baptist Association: 203,374 / 1,368 ch. ► American Baptist Association: 203,374 / 1,368 ch. * 2010 U.S. Religion Census +22 Baptist bodies reported in this study +22 Baptist bodies reported in this study +24,895,197 adherents +24,895,197 adherents +71,827 churches +71,827 churches

23 Local Baptist Church Association State Convention Southern Baptist Convention

24 SBC Executive Committee 6 Seminaries ERLC LifeWay Christian Resources North American Mission Board International Mission Board Guidestone Financial Services (Annuity) Woman’s Missionary Union (Aux)

25 Useful Terms Pastor (Reverend, Doctor, Brother, Pastor) Associate Pastor for _____________ Minister of Education Minister of Discipleship Youth and/or Children’s Minister DeaconElder ___________ Committee

26 Resources for Use in Baptist Scouting Ministries 1.Religious Emblems Program

27 Resources for Use in Baptist Scouting Ministries 1.Religious Emblems Program 2.Testimonies of Pastors and Denominational Leaders

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