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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.

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

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HistoryEdit

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 AssociationsEdit

Departments of Myanmar Baptist ConventionEdit

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

EducationEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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

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