Myanmar Baptist Convention

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Myanmar Baptist Convention
AbbreviationMBC
ClassificationEvangelicalism
TheologyBaptism
AssociationsBaptist World Alliance
HeadquartersYangon, Myanmar
Origin1865
Congregations5,126
Members999,316
Official websitembc-1813.org

The Myanmar Baptist Convention is a Baptist Christian denomination in Myanmar. It is affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance and the World Council of Churches. The headquarters is in Yangon.

History[edit]

The Convention has its origins in an American mission of the American Baptist Mission (American Baptist Churches USA) in 1813 from Adoniram Judson and Ann Judson to Yangon. [1] It was officially founded in 1865 as the Burma Baptist Missionary Convention.[2]. In 2006, it had 4,522 churches and 1,142,655 members.[3]. In 2017, it has 5,126 churches and 999,316 members. [4]

Member Associations[edit]

Departments of Myanmar Baptist Convention[edit]

  • Finance & Property
  • Evangelism & Mission
  • Christian Education
  • Christian Communication
  • Theological Education
  • Christian Social and Service & Development
  • Literature & Publication
  • Leadership Development
  • Ministers
  • Men
  • Women
  • Youth

Education[edit]

The Convention operates the Myanmar Institute of Theology, the leading Christian seminary in Myanmar, founded in 1927 and located in Insein. The Convention is also planning to operate a Christian University in the near future.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert E. Johnson, A Global Introduction to Baptist Churches, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2010, p. 206
  2. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 110-111
  3. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 110-111
  4. ^ Baptist World Alliance, Statistics, bwanet.org, USA, retrieved November 26, 2018

External links[edit]