There are 62 State Baptist Conventions that have registered voluntarily with the Convention. The State Conventions are autonomous organizations, separately incorporated that voluntarily join the Convention. Each of the State Conventions is supported by the voluntary membership of churches, district associations, and individuals in the state that may or may not also hold membership in the national Convention. There may be multiple State Conventions in a single state, and the members of those Conventions are free to choose the national Convention with which they will affiliate (if any). The Presidents of the member State Conventions automatically hold a seat on the Board of Directors of the Convention. The State Conventions have similar missions to the Convention, and as such, hold their own educational and business meetings. In addition, the State Conventions may serve a role in organizing the District Associations in the state.
There are 341 District Associations that have registered with the Convention. These Districts may or may not hold membership in a member State Convention. Like the State Conventions, they are autonomous organizations, supported by the voluntary membership of churches and individuals, usually from a defined geographic region. Each District is headed by a Moderator, and sponsors local educational conferences, community projects and other events on behalf of its members.
Auxiliaries/Subsidiary Bodies of the Convention
There are ten (10) recognized Auxiliaries/Subsidiary Bodies (Auxiliaries) that work in harmony with the Convention to contribute to the accomplishment of its mission, fulfillment of its needs, and attainment of its corporate purposes. These Auxiliaries may or may not be separately incorporated, and are governed by their own officers and in some cases, Boards of Directors. The Presidents/Executive Directors of the Auxiliaries are appointed by the President of the national Convention. The Auxiliaries, where feasible, have adopted the five (5) region organizational structure of the Convention, each headed by an Auxiliary Regional Vice President. The Auxiliaries of the Convention hold meetings & events, and conduct activities to support its mission.
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Field Organization Structure
The Convention coordinates the work done in the field using a regional system. Each of the five (5) regions is headed by a Regional Vice President who serves on the Board of Directors. These regions are organized this way:
presently constituted by the following states and territories: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
presently constituted by the following states and territories: Florida,Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
presently constituted by the following states and territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.
presently constituted by the following states and territories: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, W. Virginia, and Minnesota.
Western Region presently constituted by the following states and territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington.