The United Baptist Association: facing a new millennium
LE3 .A278 1997
Doctor of Ministry
Acadia Divinity College
The purpose of this thesis is to show that United Baptist Associations have a meaningful and necessary role to fulfill in the future ministry of United Baptists in Atlantic Canada. Any study of the Church universal, local or associational ought to be grounded in the Biblical record and built on a strong theological foundation. For this reason, the thesis examines these areas before proceeding to their application to a contemporary situation. In addition to this area of examination, a summary of the emergence of Baptist Churches and a study of the history of Baptist Associations, particularly in Atlantic Canada, provides additional information from which to draw conclusions later in the thesis. The concluding section of the thesis presents a role and structure that can be authenticated through the earlier research. It also includes some suggestions regarding the relationship of the United Baptist Association to the United Baptist Convention.
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