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About

The Southern Baptist church or Southern Baptist Convention is a religion within the Baptist group of Protestant Christianity. Southern Baptists are primarily based in the United States and are the largest of the Baptist denominations with around 15 million members.

The Southern Baptist church is commonly associated with the Southern U.S. where it continues to thrive as a major religion for most residents there. The faith has been and continues to be an active part of communities throughout the U.S., especially in the political landscape in the human civil rights disputes in the 1950s and 60s.

Members of the faith often play active roles in communities, working in charity, volunteering at shelters, and assisting in humanitarian aid. They are often known to see the local community as a family and friends instead of strangers.

Beliefs

Southern Baptist beliefs tend to center around baptizing professing believers by complete immersion; this conversion process is special and unique to each believer and stands as a guidance for the rest of his or her life. Infant baptism is not a Baptist practice.

They believe in the Bible as the perfected word of God, to belong to an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, to receive salvation through God’s grace and faith alone, and have a strong focus in God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Adoption background

The Southern Baptist Convention does not directly offer adoption or foster care services; instead the faith works with a handful of privately operated agencies found online and throughout the U.S. For more information, contact the Southern Baptist Convention directly.


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