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Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:42 AM

Southern Baptist Convention membership drops for 14th year in a row

Amid the pandemic, the Southern Baptist Convention lost members for the 14th year in a row.

From 2019 to 2020, the number of Southern Baptists dropped 3% to 14,089,947, the latest Annual Church Profile compiled by Lifeway Christian Resources shows. The convention had more than 16 million members in 2006.

Membership isn't the only statistic that saw a decrease in the first year of the coronavirus outbreak. Average weekly worship attendance, baptisms, congregations and giving also dropped in 2020.

In addition to COVID-19 deaths, some of these metrics likely contributed to the overall drop in the number of Southern Baptists, Scott McConnell, the executive director of Lifeway Research, said in a news release.

Read more: https://www.swtimes.com/story/news/religion/2021/05/28/southern-baptist-convention-membership-drops-14th-year-row/7419455002/
(Fort Smith Times Record)

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Reply Southern Baptist Convention membership drops for 14th year in a row (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jun 2 OP
hatrack Jun 2 #1
bearsfootball516 Jun 2 #2
Sherman A1 Jun 2 #3
TexasTowelie Jun 2 #4
Sherman A1 Jun 2 #5
Probatim Jun 2 #6
TexasTowelie Jun 2 #7
Probatim Jun 2 #10
TexasTowelie Jun 2 #11
TlalocW Jun 2 #8
sinkingfeeling Jun 2 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:54 AM

1. Gosh, that's too bad . . . .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 07:56 AM

2. Ya just hate to see it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:15 AM

3. Tots and Pears

Maybe next year they can turn this around....

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:17 AM

4. Only if they hold them underwater long enough. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 08:19 AM

5. That would be okay

With me although the tater tots might get soggy. The pears should be okay.......

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:29 AM

6. Is that attributed to Elmore Leonard?

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Response to Probatim (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:37 AM

7. No, to a bumper sticker.

Do you know the problem with Baptists? They don't hold them under long enough.

Note: My father was a part-time Southern Baptist minister.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:43 AM

10. As a long-term survivor of Catholic schools, I've always laughed at that joke.

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Response to Probatim (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:54 AM

11. As with almost everything in life,

I roll with the punches. I had to deal with an Aggie as my preacher when I was in high school so I can understand why the joke was created.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:41 AM

8. I kind of feel bad

For the sex workers as their business goes up whenever there's a religious convention like this in town, but then maybe it's worth the loss of income for them to not have old Ronald Reagan speeches memorized for use in foreplay.

TlalocW

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jun 2, 2021, 10:41 AM

9. Is it rude to applaud?


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