Baptist Beliefs

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American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members across the United States and Puerto Rico.

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American Baptist Beliefs

  • Belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God
  • Belief that the local church is the fundamental unit of mission
  • Belief that the committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and that individual gifts of ministry should be shared
  • Belief that the call to evangelism and missionary world should be taken seriously
  • Partake of two ordinances: believers’ baptism and The Lord’s Supper
  • Support religious freedom and respect the expressions of faith of others
  • Acknowledge that God’s family extends beyond our local churches, and that God calls us to cooperative ministries
  • Serve as Christ’s witnesses for justice and wholeness
  • Celebrate the racial, cultural, and theological diversity witnessed within ins membership
  • Heed the biblical call to renewal and witness