PHOENIX – The Southern Baptist Convention baptized fewer people in
2010 than any time since the 1950s and also saw declines in overall
membership and attendance, according to internal figures released ahead
of the denomination's annual meeting in Phoenix.
At the meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday, delegates
were scheduled to consider a resolution that aims to diversify the
denomination. It comes on the heels of a new focus on evangelism and
mission adopted at last year's meeting.
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