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Discussion in 'Baptist History' started by Salty, Feb 1, 2015.
This chart shows how different groups came about.
I would say my church falls between the Free Will Baptists and the Missionary Baptists, though we are not directly associated with any group. My Pastor often calls himself a Missionary Baptist preacher, though the church claims no affiliation beyond placing the word "Baptist" on our church sign.
It's an interesting chart, but I fear it's like looking out of an airplane window at 30,000 feet. You can see the big roads, but you can't really make out detail of what's truly going on.
Missionary Baptists is a general term for the Baptists who accepted the "new methods" that came out of the missionary movement, as opposed to the Primitives and related groups that rejected them. Thus, the Southern Baptist Convention is a Missionary Baptist group, as are churches that are part of other organizations or are unaffiliated. The National Missionary Baptist Convention of America is an organization of black churches that arose from a split in the National Baptist Convention of America.
Good stuff, rsr. My church would likely fall into the Missionary definition. My girlfriend's church is much closer to the Primitive Baptist side, though they are more free will/free grace than Calvinist, as many Primitive Baptists seem to be.
Interesting chart, but it does not cover all the groups with the name Baptist. I am not sure the list below is complete for the USA. It surely is not for the world.
Alliance of Baptists
American Baptist Association
American Baptist Churches
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America
Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
Baptist Bible Fellowship International
Baptist General Conference
Baptist Missionary Association of America
Central Baptist Association
Christian Unity Baptist Association
Conservative Baptist Association of America
Continental Baptist Churches
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Enterprise Association of Regular Baptists
Free Will Baptist
Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association
Fundamental Baptist Fellowship of America
General Association of Baptists
General Association of General Baptists
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
General Conference of the Evangelical Baptist Church, Inc.
General Six-Principle Baptists
Independent Baptist Church of America
Independent Baptist Fellowship International
Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America
Institutional Missionary Baptist Conference of America
Interstate & Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist Association
Liberty Baptist Fellowship
Macedonia Baptist World Missions
Mainstream Baptist Network
National Association of Free Will Baptists
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
National Baptist Evangelical Life and Soul Saving Assembly of the U.S.A.
National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
National Primitive Baptist Convention of the U.S.A.
North American Baptist Conference
Old Regular Baptist
Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptists
Old Time Missionary Baptist
Original Free Will Baptist Convention
Primitive Baptist Universalists
Progressive National Baptist Convention
Roger Williams Fellowship
Separate Baptists in Christ
Seventh Day Baptist General Conference
Southern Baptist Convention
Southwide Baptist Fellowship
Sovereign Grace Baptists
Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists
United American Free Will Baptist Church
United American Free Will Baptist Conference
Unregistered Baptist Fellowship
World Baptist Fellowship
Worldwide Baptist New Testament Missions
State and interstate bodies
Association of Fundamental Baptist Churches of Northern California
Association of Independent Baptist Churches of Illinois
Baptist General Association of Virginia
Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma
Baptist General Convention of Texas
Dakota Baptist Association
District of Columbia Baptist Convention
Empire State Fellowship of Regular Baptist Churches
General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
Inter-Mountain Baptist Fellowship
Minnesota Baptist Association
Minnesota Baptist Conference
Mountain States Baptist Fellowship
New England Evangelical Baptist Fellowship
Ohio Valley Association of Christian Baptist Churches of God
Southern Baptists of Texas Convention
Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches
Well, yes. However, I would guess that 90 percent of Baptists would fall somewhere in the chart.
As PreachTony said, it's like looking from 30,000 feet and the smaller groups and independents don't show up like the big rivers of conventions and associations. To be fair, to present a full picture of Baptists (given their proclivity for splitting at the drop of a hymnal) would require something akin to the exertions of astronomers in adding numerous doo-dads and gee-haws to planetary motion equations in the days before Kepler.