Worship attendance rises while baptisms decline in SBC congregations

    May 31, 2018

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    NASHVILLE Tenn. (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) expanded by more than 270 churches in 2017. More people showed up for weekly worship services and congregations gave more generously in a strengthening economy.

    However reported baptisms and membership declined as fewer churches participated in the SBC’s Annual Church Profile (ACP).

    Long-standing patterns continued to dominate the ACP which is compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions.

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