I believe that most people on SI are probably Baptist by Belief and would whole heatedly consider themselves Baptists. They attend Baptist churches and they have in their church a constitution framed around the Baptist Distintives. My question is without the purpose of causing a stir, but rather to think of the effectiveness of church names. What would you put on your church sign at the end of the day if you were planting a church? Would you put your church name as _________ Baptist Church or would you put it as something else. Also having the understanding that your doctrinal statement will be focused in a sense of God's Word and of course those Baptist distinctives.
Has the name of Baptist lost its respect? And would it be more effective to call your new ministry something else (ie. _________ Community Church, etc.)
Please if you could include why you would or would not put the title Baptist as your new church name?