Southern Baptists approve alternate name, but barely

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) In a close vote, members of the Southern Baptist Convention have voted to accept the alternate unofficial name of “Great Commission Baptists.” Their two-day meeting ends Wednesday (June 20). By Adelle M. Banks.

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Southern Baptists won’t vote on name change

(RNS) When Southern Baptists gather for their annual meeting this June, they will not be asked to create a new official name after top leaders decided it was not worth pursuing. By Adelle M. Banks.

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Southern Baptists to stick (mostly) with same name

(RNS) A task force recommended Monday (Feb. 20) that the nation’s largest Protestant denomination maintain its official name but give Southern Baptists the option of calling themselves “Great Commission Baptists.’’ By Adelle M. Banks.

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