Valley Baptist is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

What is the Southern Baptist Convention?

It is the largest association of Christian churches in America. One out of every ten churches in America is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

It is the most diverse association of churches. Southern Baptist Convention churches include every race, nationality and ethnic group. Each Sunday, services are held in over 80 languages in the United States.

It is one of the fastest growing groups. The Southern Baptist Convention baptizes over 1000 new Christians in the United States and starts nearly five new churches every day.

 

Why not just be an independent church?

We are an independent church! Every Southern Baptist Convention church is completely independent. There is no denominational control, or hierarchy, like there is in other denominations. Each church is self-governed and determines its own affairs. For example:

Every Southern Baptist Convention church chooses its own pastor.

Every Southern Baptist Convention church owns its own building and assets.

Every Southern Baptist Convention church determines its own programs.

 

What are the advantages of affiliating with the Southern Baptist Convention?

Affiliating allows us to identify with other Christians around the world who are known for their commitment to the Bible. Unlike other groups, the Southern Baptist Convention has no man-made “creed.” The Bible is our authority.

Being affiliated allows our church to participate in the largest missionary organization in the world. Through the Southern Baptist Convention “Cooperative Program” we help support over 7500 missionaries in 104 countries around the world.

Contact

Subscribe

Calendar