Baptist Christians and churches are found in almost every country in the world. As part of the global christian church, baptists form one of the largest families of faith, alongside other trinitarian christian traditions such as pentecostal, methodists, presbyterian, reformed, and other evangelical christian denomination in the world.
For Baptists the conception of a family is important. The church is not so much a particular place or building, but rather a family of christian believers, committed to christ, to one another and to the service of God and fulfilling the great commissions which the lord Jesus has given to us to go in the world and peace the gospel and proclaim christ Jesus as the saviour of the world.
In this baptist family everybody is equal, for everybody has a part to play in the service of God. There is no hierarchy of bishops or priests exercising authority over their members. Equality of status, however, does not mean that all have the same role.
Each local baptist church appoints its own leaders - or ministers - to have particular responsibility for preaching, teaching and pastoral care. Working alongside these ministers are also deacons, who together with the minister(s) form the leadership team of the local baptist church.
Baptist are grass-roots people, with a particular emphasis on the local church. These local churches are self-governing and self-supporting, ranging in size from twenty or so members to many hundreds. Although each baptist church is an independent entity, baptists nonetheless have always believed in associating with one another - and so the baptist churches come together in regional, national and global scopes to promote and support the fellowship of the baptist everywhere.
Baptists also play their part ecumenically through membership with churches together in Nepalese churches together in the nation of Nepal. The baptist way of being the church is living together in community; in a family, if you like. To locate your local baptist church, have a look at our church finder please contact the baptist convention of Nepal national office.