Standing for the Word

When Free Will Baptists are compared and contrasted with other denominations, attention usually is given to questions of general atonement, man’s responsibility in the salvation experience…

Free Will Baptists and Education

Free Will Baptists have a rather splendid and extended heritage in education. Hillsdale College in Michigan, Rio Grande in Ohio, and Bates College in Maine were,…

Expectations for Revival

Between the First (1726-1742) and Second (1795-1805) Great Awakenings in America, revivalism experienced a radical restructuring. The first national revival in the colonies had been characterized…

Pastor? Deacon?

Do you ever wonder why Free Will Baptists only have two major offices in the church, pastor and deacon? Is that right? Other denominations have bishops,…

The Free Will Baptist University

February 3, 1908, at 3:00 p.m., a document was filed with the register of Davidson County, state of Tennessee. The document was a charter for the…

And Then There Were Four

The North Carolina General Baptists of the 18th century would eventually evolve into the Free Will Baptists of the 19th century, but the earlier group almost…

Early Creeds: Setting the Boundaries

The General Baptist Confession of 1660 On July 26,1660, the General Baptists in England presented their “Standard or Brief Confession of Faith” to King Charles II.…

Environment for Change

The First Great Awakening in America, 1726-1742, opened up most of the new colonies to a new level of spiritual awareness and revival spirit. It was…