Baptist in a church name

Dear Friends,

I would like to share with you a recent action of our Board of Directors reaffirming our historic position on the use of the word “Baptist” in a church name.

On Tuesday, January 23, in its regular winter meeting, the Faith Board of Directors passed the following action:

“The Board of Directors of FBBC&TS affirms its longstanding position that churches which employees and students attend must have ‘Baptist’ in their name and comply with its implementation by June 30, 2013.” 

Some will question whether the matter of the word “Baptist” in a church name is of such significance. While we readily acknowledge that fundamental doctrines are of far greater importance, this particular matter is important to Faith to the degree that it faithfully represents our name, our documents, and our practice.

In light of the developments and actions of the past months, it is clear that the recent Board action is not a change or a new direction in Faith’s policy on church attendance. Our stated policy with clear intention has been and continues to be that employees and students are to attend fundamental churches that have the word “Baptist” in their names. The Board action is a reaffirmation of that policy.

For more information about this matter, please read our Statement Concerning the Baptist Name and Identity.

In Christ,

Dr. James D. Maxwell III

President

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