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1 Baptist History Lesson 25 “Go ye into all the world” American Baptist obey the great commission

2 Background for missions To be an evangelical you must believe in missions; Baptists were evangelical; therefore, Baptists believed in missions Missionary fervor changed the course of American Baptist history becoming its’ dominating theme Trevor & Theresa Johnson

3 Three Mission Pioneers Luther Rice ( ) Adoniram Judson ( ) Ann Hasseltine Judson ( )

4 The Baptist Triennial Convention Institutional precursors to the Triennial Convention Associations themselves Boston Female Missionary Society (1800) & Massachusetts Baptist Missionary Society (1802) American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (1812) Formation of the Triennial Convention General Missionary Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States for Foreign Missions (1814) Luther Rice becomes the full-time agent

5 Early leaders of the Triennial Convention Thomas Baldwin ( ) Richard Furman ( ) William B Johnson ( )

6 The Work of the Triennial Convention Foreign Missions Home Missions John Mason Peck Isaac McCoy 1832 The American Baptist Home Missions Society

7 Education Columbian College (1821) William Staughton ( ) Newton Seminary (1825) Publishing The Latter-Day Luminary (1822) American Baptist Missionary Magazine 1825 General Baptist Tract Society The Baptist Tract American Baptist Publication and Sunday School Society (1840) Colporters

8 Competing Methodologies The Convention Method The Societal Method Convention provides funding Convention actually a denominationEach ministry represented by different board Triennial should have remained a foreign missions board Triennial Convention of 1826 Francis Wayland ( ) The most important act of the late Convention was the revision of its constitution, by which its exertions were limited exclusively to missionary operations. It is now a simply (sp) body, with one undivided object, and that object, is the promulgation of the gospel amongst the heathen. Proceeding of the Baptist Convention for Missionary Purposes (1826), p. 7

9 Baptist Denominational Expansion in the South, They supported Triennial but began to focus on their regional needs 1830 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Thomas Meredith ( ) Wake Forest College, 1834 The Biblical Interpreter (1830) The Biblical Recorder (1833)

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