In general, the baptist or baptist church is a component faction of a protestant Christian who holds the same basic views as most protestants but believes that only believers should be baptized and that baptism should be done by immersion rather than sprinkling or pouring water. Others who are not baptists, on the other hand, share this viewpoint. Although there is no single baptist church or organization, the majority of baptists use a congregational form of church government. Some baptists place a premium on the lack of a human founder, authority or teachings.
Some Baptists member believe that since the days of John the Baptist and the Apostles of Jesus Christ, there has been an uninterrupted succession of Baptist congregations. Others can be traced back to the Anabaptists, a protestant movement on the European continent in the 16th century. Most researchers agree, however, that Baptists, as an English-speaking church emerged as an outgrowth of Congregationalism in 17th century Puritanism. However, church membership is declining in the two largest Christian organizations, the Southern Baptist Convention and the Roman Catholic Church, according to an article in most Christian posts.
Advantages of being a member of a Baptist church:
Intimate Communal Relation
Many of us live in such isolation in our fast-paced culture that we often live in areas where we do not even know the people down the street. Belonging to a church body especially the baptist church allows you to interact with others and form a social group.
We are all on a journey of personal, spiritual and ethical development as Christians. A dynamic church can provide church leadership, discipleship and spiritual development and growth, whether we are new Christians or have been Christians for a long time.
Harmony and Solidarity
The majority of my life-long friendships have evolved as a result of my involvement with a church family. Most of my present relationships are related to that church anchor, whether it was people I knew through the church as a youngster, the parents of children my kids played with or friends I made through various church events. Making and keeping friends with similar ideals and values can help us all navigate this strange world.
Freedom to Serve
One of the most valuable aspects of church membership is the communal resource it provides for helping others and making a difference. Most churches provide volunteer options and these opportunities give the framework and structure for serving or supporting a cause. Baptist church helps individuals in disasters and provides a structure for volunteers to get involved in helping others. These types of encounters reaffirm the Christian call to love and serve others. We have hope for a better world when we know we are making a difference for a good cause.
The availability of social events and connections with others is one of the numerous benefits of being a part of a religious body. There are many possibilities to engage in church events with friends and other church members, such as bible study, public service and other communal services that are beneficial to the entire baptist community.