Northern Baptist Convention
A body delegated from the Baptist churches of the North and West and organized at Washington, DC, 1907.
The three great Baptist missionary societies, including separate societies of women, have placed themselves under its direction.
As a result of this change greater unity, economy, and efficiency were obtained.
Feeling the influence of the trend towards denominational union and fellowship, there has been a movement towards achieving affiliation with the Disciples and Free Baptists.
Almost complete union has resulted with the Free Baptists.
The Northern churches are not as strongly Calvinistic as the Southern, however they interchange membership and ministry on terms of equality.
The dividing line between the white and black churches in the Northern Convention was not as stringent as in the Southern.
They published two official periodicals, and 15 others.
Foreign missionary work was carried on in India (including Burma and Assam), China, Japan, Africa, and the Philippine Islands; in Europe, in Sweden, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Russia.
In 1936 the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, North split off from the Convention.
In 1946 the Conservative Baptist Association of America split off from the Convention.
in 1950 the Convention became the American Baptist Convention, and then in 1972 the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
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