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The Tennessee Baptist Convention is the Tennessee statewide organization of churches associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. It maintains offices in Brentwood, Tennessee.


The Tennessee Baptist Convention participates in the Cooperative Program, a financial lifeline developed by Southern Baptists, which was born out of financial crisis and confusion. It is described as a tool used by God to empower the witness of Baptists in Tennessee and around the world. The Cooperative Program provides the opportunity for even the smallest church to be a part of fulfilling the great commission.

The convention also operates two camp/conference centers. The Linden Valley Conference Center, commonly called Camp Linden, is located in Linden, Tennessee. The Carson Springs Conference Center, commonly called Camp Carson, is located in Newport, Tennessee.

The Tennessee Baptist Convention also publishes a weekly bulletin called The Baptist and Reflector. It features editorials by Baptist leaders, as well as features about baptist work around the world. It also features stories about the work of local Tennessee churches.

As with all Southern Baptist state conventions, the Woman's Missionary Union, or WMU, is a part of churches all across the state as well as the convention.

The Royal Ambassadors, or RAs, are also a part of Southern Baptist churches across Tennessee.

The Tennessee Baptist Convention also coordinates eventsacross the state, such as the National Day of Prayer, the Legacy Builders mens events, marriage summits, women's ministry events, the annual Youth Evangelism Conference, the Tennessee Men's and Women's Chorales, sunday school events, Bible Drill competitions, coaches training, numerous missions ministies, disaster relief, chaplains, as well as numerous childrens ministry opportunities.

Affiliated educational institutions include Carson-Newman College, Union University, and Harrison-Chilhowee Baptist Academy. The Tennessee Baptist Convention also supports health systems in the Knoxville and Memphis areas.

Belmont University was affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention until 2007, when they severed ties with the convention.

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