Nagaland Baptist Church Council

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Nagaland Baptist Church Council
AbbreviationNBCC
ClassificationEvangelicalism
TheologyBaptism
AssociationsCouncil of Baptist Churches in Northeast India, Baptist World Alliance
HeadquartersKohima, India
Origin1937
Congregations1,615
Members610,825
Official websitenbcc-nagaland.org

The Nagaland Baptist Church Council is a Baptist Christian denomination in India. It is affiliated with the Council of Baptist Churches in Northeast India and the Baptist World Alliance. The headquarters is in Kohima, in Nagaland.

History[edit]

The Nagaland Baptist Church Council has its origins in an American mission of the American Baptist Mission (American Baptist Churches USA) in 1839.[1][2] It is officially founded in 1937 as the Naga Hills Baptist Church Council.[3] In 1953, it takes the name of Nagaland Baptist Church Council. [4] In 2007, there were 1,347 churches and 454,349 members.[5]. In 2016, it has 1,615 churches and 610,825 members. [6]

Statistics[edit]

The statistics for the NBCC is given below with the number of churches and number of Baptized Church members only as on 2011[7].

Communicant members including children and non-baptized family members are not included in the statistics.

Associations[edit]

Sl. No. Association Churches Members
1. Ao Baptist Arogo Mungdang (ABAM) 149 93,678
2. Angami Baptist Church Council (ABCC) 105 31,032
3. Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC) 98 43,180
4. Chang Baptist Lashong Thangyen (CBLT) 52 23,150
5. Council of Rengma Baptist Churches (CRBC) 40 12,507
6. Kuki Baptist Association Nagaland (KBAN) 15 3,191
7. Konyak Baptist Bumeinok Bangjum (KBBB) 113 58,102
8. Khiamnuingan Baptist Churches Association (KBCA) 45 15,743
9. Lotha Baptist Ekhunkho Sanrhyutsu (LBES) 144 64,356
10. Liangmei Baptist Association (LBA) 18 4,368
11. Nagaland Police Baptist Churches Association (NPBCA) 30 13,800
12. Phom Baptist Churches Association (PBCA) 41 22,696
13. Pochury Baptist Church Council (PBCC) 29 5,156
14. Sumi Aphuyemi Baptist Akukuhou Kuqhakulu (SABAK) 27 6,302
15. Sumi Baptist Akukuhou Kuqhakulu (SBAK Nito Mount) 143 30,417
16. United Sangtam Baptist Lithroti Ashiműkhong (USBLA) 76 25,619
17. Western Sumi Baptist Akukuhou Kuqhakulu (WSBAK) 167 27,857
18. Yimchungru Baptist Boru Amukhungto (YBBA) 86 19,037
19. Zeme Baptist Association (ZBA) 23 2,207
20. Zeme Baptist Church Council (ZBCC) 62 13,248
Total 1,454 5,15,384

Associate Members[edit]

Sl. No. Associate Member Churches Members
1. Association Gorkha Baptist Churches Nagaland (AGBCN) 61 3,000
2. Nagamese Baptist Churches Association (NBCA) 36 1,500
3. City Church, Kohima 1 80
4. Naga Christian Fellowship (NCF), Delhi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 558
  2. ^ Sujata Miri, Religion and society of north-east India, Vivek Publishing House, India, 1980, p.
  3. ^ Telegraph india, Church platinum jubilee begins, telegraphindia.com, India, 19 April 2012
  4. ^ NBCC, History Of NBCC, nbcc-nagaland.org, India, retrieved 26 November 2018
  5. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 299
  6. ^ Baptist World Alliance, Statistics, bwanet.org, USA, retrieved 26 November 2018
  7. ^ web.archive.org/web/20140707230840/http://www.nbcc.in/statistics.html

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