Is there such a thing as a “progressive Baptist”? Yes there is. Progressive Baptists are communities of Christians that honor asking questions, serving neighbors, seeking justice, celebrating diversity, and welcoming all of God’s children. Progressive Baptists seek to be places where all people are embraced for their unique gifts and are invited to participate in all areas of ministry. Progressive Baptist honor Baptist traditions, such as the autonomy of the local church, the priesthood of the believer, the separation of Church and State, believer’s Baptist, and congregational leadership.