Tennessee Baptist Convention
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The Tennessee Baptist Convention is the Tennessee statewide organization of churches associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. It maintains offices in Brentwood, Tennessee. Members include 66 Baptist associations and about 3,200 churches.
The convention also operates two camp/conference centers. The Linden Valley Conference Center, commonly called Camp Linden, is located in Linden, Tennessee. The Carson Springs Conference Center, commonly called Camp Carson, is located in Newport, Tennessee.
The Tennessee Baptist Convention also publishes a bi-weekly state newspaper called The Baptist & Reflector. It features editorials by Baptist leaders, as well as features about baptist work around the world. It also features stories about the work of local Tennessee churches.
As with all Southern Baptist state conventions, the Woman's Missionary Union, or WMU, is a part of churches all across the state as well as the convention.
The Royal Ambassadors, or RAs, are also a part of Southern Baptist churches across Tennessee.
The Tennessee Baptist Convention also coordinates events across the state, such as the annual Youth Evangelism Conference, the annual Missions Get-Together, women's ministry events, the National Day of Prayer, the Tennessee Men's Chorale & Ladies Chorus, Sunday school training events, Bible Drill competitions, numerous missions & ministries, disaster relief, chaplains, as well as numerous children's ministry opportunities.
Affiliated educational institutions include Carson-Newman University, Union University, and Harrison-Chilhowee Baptist Academy. The Tennessee Baptist Convention also supports health systems in the Knoxville and Memphis areas.
- Baptist Memorial Health Care System, Inc
- Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes
- Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes
- The Tennessee Baptist Foundation offers investment management services to the Tennessee Baptist Convention, associations, and member churches.
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