‘God help us all!’ Southern Baptist membership declines yet again
The Southern Baptist Convention lost more than 200,000 members in 2015 — the ninth straight year of decline for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. [. . .]
After the numbers were announced, some denominational leaders emphasized the positive news that the number of Southern Baptist churches increased last year by 294, mostly due to new churches started by SBC pastors.
But Executive Committee President and CEO Frank Page refused to put a positive spin on the declines, exclaiming in a news release, “God help us all! In a world that is desperate for the message of Christ, we continue to be less diligent in sharing the Good News.”
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