There are an estimated 46,000 churches that cooperate with the Southern Baptist Convention to support the work of the North American Mission Board. NAMB reported that Southern Baptist Churches baptized 314,956 individuals in 2012 and that 929 churches were organized. NAMB will increase the number of missionaries in the future as it works toward the church planting goal of 15,000 new Southern Baptist churches by 2022.
An annual event hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention titled "A National Call for Prayer to All Southern Baptists for the Next Great Awakening and to Reach the World for Christ."
International Mission Board (IMB) continues that original purpose of being part of 46,000 Southern Baptist churches focused together to fulfill the Great Commission among all peoples. One - acting as a single Unit. Sacred - dedicated and devoted to God. Effort - and earnest and strenuous attempt. Their one mission is evangelizing, discipling, and planting churches among all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission, and bringing everyone to Jesus Christ. NAMB and IMB are global connections that allow Southern Baptists to interact and spread the faith across the world.
Woman being baptized at a Southern Baptist Church
Things that set Baptists apart from other Christian denominations: They celebrate baptism differently; while most Christians are baptized as infants, Baptists celebrate it when they are older and can profess that Jesus is their Lord and Savior. Baptists try to lead the way in the promotion of the separation of church and state. Conservative Baptists are sometimes against dancing and watching movies. They don't believe in sacred tradition.