NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - What if Southern Baptists were no longer
called Southern Baptists? Would more people walk through church
A task force asked to study that question made its
recommendation to Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant
Wright on Wednesday, but it won't be public until an executive
committee meeting in February.
Wright would not say whether new names have been proposed for
the nation's largest Protestant denomination, but he has said the
word "Baptist" will remain.
Although it is unknown what the task force recommended, the
panel is weighted toward people involved in planting new churches
and others who have something to gain from a change.
Any change would have to pass a vote of the delegates to the
denomination's general convention over two consecutive years.
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