ACRONYMS and ABBREVIATIONS

 

The LINKS to these ACRONYMS by NO WAY SHOW AN ENDORSEMENT. These links are provided for you who ARE NOT FAMILIAR with the ORGANIZATION(S), so you can BETTER ASCERTAIN the DOCTRINAL POSITION of a church.

If you know of any that are not listed here, please feel free to bring it to our attention.

ABA: American Baptist Association (No local church over this organization)

http://www.abaptist.org

ABBCIS: Antioch Baptist Bible College Institute & Seminary (local church over this organization)

http://www.abbcis.com

ABC: American Baptist Convention (No local church over this organization)

http://www.abc-usa.org

ABWE: Association of Baptist for World Evangelism (No local church over this organization)

http://www.abwe.org/

AFBM: Armed Forces Baptist Missions,

http://www.afbmissions.com

AIBCI: Association of Independent Baptist Churches of Illinois

http://www.aibci.org

AIBF: Atlantic Independent Baptist Fellowship

http://aibf.net

AIMF: Appalachian Independent Ministers Fellowship

http://aimfellowship.org

AMBASSADOR-BC: Ambassador Baptist College: Lattimore, NC

http://www.ambassadors.edu

APPALACHIAN-BC: Appalachian Bible College: Bradley, WV

http://www.abc.edu/index.html

ARLINGTON-BC: Arlington Baptist College: Arlington, TX

http://www.abconline.edu

ASV: American Standard Version

http://www.biblebelievers.com/BibleVersions.html

BATA: Baptist Ambassadors to America

http://www.batamissions.org

BBA: Brevard Baptist Association, Brevard County, FL

http://www.brevardbaptistassociation.com

BBC-EAST: Bible Baptist College East in Boston, MA (No local church over this organization)

BBC-MA: Bible Baptist College East in Boston, MA (No local church over this organization)

http://www.boston.edu

BBC-MO: Bible Baptist College, Springfield, MO (No local church over this organization)

http://www.bbcnet.edu

http://www.tribune.org

BBC-PA: Bible Baptist College & Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA (No local church over this organization)

http://www.bbc.edu

BBF: Baptist Bible Fellowship (No local church over this organization)

http://www.bbcnet.edu

http://www.tribune.org

BBFI: Bible Baptist Fellowship International (No local church over this organization)

http://www.bbfi.org

BGC: Baptist General Conference (No local church over this organization)

http://www.bgcworld.org

BIMI: Baptist International Missions Incorporated (No local church over this organization)

http://www.bimi.org

BIO: Baptist International Outreach (No local church over this organization)

http://www.biomissions.org

BJU: Bob Jones University (No local church over this organization)

http://www.bju.edu

BMA: Baptist Missionary Association (No local church over this organization)

http://bmaweb.net

BMM: Baptist Mid-Missions (No local church over this organization)

http://www.bmm.org

BPS: Bearing Precious Seed (KJV Bible publishing & distribution) First Baptist Church, Milford, OH

http://www.bpsmilford.org

CARBC: California Association of Regular Baptist Churches (see GARBC) (No local church over this organization)

CBA: Conservative Baptist Association (No local church over this organization)

http://www.cbamerica.org/

CBTS: Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary: Lansdale, PA

http://www.cbs.edu

CCC: Clearwater Christian College: Clearwater, FL

http://www.clearwater.edu

CCM: Contemporary Christian Music (Includes “Christian” Rock)

CEDARVILLE: Cedarville College: Cedarville, OH (No local church over this organization)

http://www.cedarville.edu/home

CLEARWATER-CC: Clearwater Christian College: Clearwater, FL

http://www.clearwater.edu

CROWN-BC: Crown College: Powell, TN

http://go4thecrown.com

DBF: Delmarva Baptist Fellowship

http://www.delmarvabaptist.org

EBM: Evangelical Baptist Missions

http://www.ebm.org

FAITH-BBC: Faith Baptist Bible College: Aneky, IA

http://www.faith.edu

FALWELL: Thomas Rd Baptist Church: Lynchberg, VA

http://www.liberty.edu

FBBC: Faith Baptist Bible College: Aneky, IA

http://www.faith.edu

FBF: Fundamental Baptist Fellowship (No local church over this organization)

http://www.f-b-f.org

FPF: Free Preachers Fellowship (Founder Chuck Baldwin)

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com

GARBC: General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (No local church over this organization)

http://www.garbc.org

GBA: Georgia Baptist Seminary

http://www.georgiabaptistseminary.com

GIBF: Global Independent Baptist Fellowship

http://www.gibf.org

GOLDEN STATE-BC: Golden State Baptist College: Santa Clara, CA

http://www.gsbc.edu/Home.htm

GRACE-TULIP: Churches that hold a Calvanistic Doctrine of Sovereign Grace

Some Born to Hell, others born to heaven, no choice in the matter.

http://www.gospeloutreach.net/tulip.html

HBBC: Heartland Bible Baptist College, Oklahoma City, OK

http://www.heartlandbaptist.edu

HBU: Heritage Baptist University

http://www.hbuonline.edu

HPBF: High Plains Baptist Fellowship

http://www.baptisttabernacleonline.com/highplains/High%20Plains.htm

HYLES: Like Doctrine of Hyles Anderson College, Hammond, IN

http://www.hylesanderson.com

IBFA: Independent Baptist Foundation of America

http://www.ibfofa.org

IBFI: Independent Baptist Fellowship International

http://www.ibfi-nbbi.org

IBFNA: Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America (No local church over this organization)

http://www.ibfna.org

IFCA: Independent Fundamental Churches of America (No local church over this organization)

http://ifca.org

IFFB: International Fellowship of Fundamental Baptists

http://www.revivalministries.net

IMBF: Intermountain Baptist Fellowship

http://www.imbfellowship.org

KJV: I know the church preaches from the KJV, but I do not know their stand on it.

KJB: The church uses end endorses only the King James Version for English speaking believers.

LANDMARK-BC: Landmark Baptist College: Haines City, FL

http://www.landmarkbaptistchurch.org/college

LANSDALE: Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Lansdale, PA

http://www.cbs.edu

LBF: Liberty Baptist Fellowship

http://www.libertybaptistfellowship.com

LIBERTY-U: Liberty University: Lynchberg, VA (Jerry Falwell)

http://www.liberty.edu

MARANTHA-BBC: Maranatha Bible Baptist College, Watertown, WI (No local church over this organization)

http://www.mbbc.edu

MBA: Missionary Baptist Association (No local church over this organization)

http://www.mbaoftexas.org

MBBC: Maranatha Bible Baptist College, Watertown, WI (No local church over this organization)

http://www.mbbc.edu

MIDWESTERN-BC: Midwestern Baptist College: Pontiac, MI

http://www.midwesternbaptist.edu

NABC: North American Baptist Conference (No local church over this organization)

http://www.nabconference.org

NBC: National Baptist Convention (No local church over this organization)

http://www.nationalbaptist.com

NBBS: Norris Bible Baptist Seminary

http://www.ibfi-nbbi.org

NEBF: New England Baptist Fellowship

NFSG: North Georgia, South Florida Preachers Fellowship

http://www.nfsgfellowship.com

NTM: New Tribe Missions (No local church over this organization)

http://www.ntm.org

NIBF: Nationwide Independent Baptist Fellowship

http://www.nationwidefellowship.com

NIV: New International Version (Non Inspired version)

http://www.biblebelievers.com/BibleVersions.html

NKJV: New King James Version (Not a King James Version)

http://www.biblebelievers.com/BibleVersions.html

NORTHLAND-BBC: Northland Baptist Bible College: Dunbar, WI

http://www.nbbc.edu

NRBF: ? I forgot, maybe it was supposed to be NRBFC

NRBFC: Northeast Regular Baptist Fellowship of Churches

http://www.new-boston.nh.us/orgs/NBBC/nrbhist.htm

OARBC: Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches (See GARBC) (No local church over this organization)

OBC: Oklahoma Baptist College, Oklahoma City, OK

Ministry of Windsor Hills Baptist Church, Pastor Vineyard

http://www.oklahomabaptistcollege.com

OBF: Ohio Bible Fellowship (This collection of Pastors and their churches left the IFCA

because of their drift into new evangelicalism.)

http://www.obf.net

PARBC: Pennsylvania Association of Regular Baptist Churches (see GARBC) (No local church over this organization)

PBBC: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

http://www.pillsbury.edu

PBBF: Pennsylvania Bible Baptist Fellowship (See BBC) (No local church over this organization)

PBC: Practical Bible College in Johnson City, NY (No local church over this organization)

http://www.practical.edu

PBI-RUCKMAN: Like Doctrine of Pastor Peter Ruckman, Pensacola Baptist Institute

PCC: Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL (No local church over this organization)

http://www.pcci.edu

PENSACOLA-CC: Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL (No local church over this organization)

http://www.pcci.edu

PIEDMONT-BC: Piedmont Baptist College: Winston-Salem, NC

http://www.pbc.edu/index.shtml

PILLSBURY-BBC: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

http://www.pillsbury.edu

PRACTICAL-BC: Practical Bible College in Johnson City, NY (No local church over this organization)

http://www.practical.edu

PROMISE KEEPERS (PK): An ecumenical men’s organization (No local church over this organization)

http://www.promisekeepers.org

PURPOSE DRIVEN: Ecumenical organization founded by Rick Warren who pastors a SBC church.

http://www.purposedriven.com

RUCKMAN-PBI: Pastor Peter Ruckman, Pensacola Baptist Institute

SBC: Southern Baptist Convention (No local church over this organization)

http://www.sbc.net

SOUTHWIDE: Southwide Baptist Fellowship (No local church over this organization)

http://www.tntemple.edu

http://www.hpbc.net

SWORD: Sword of the Lord Baptist Newspaper & Publishers

http://www.swordofthelord.com

T.R. (Textus Receptus): The inerrant word for word perfect original language copy of the Greek New Testament from which the KJV is translated from.

TRINITY-BC: Trinity Baptist College, Jacksonville, FL; No longer Independent, SBC fellowship

http://www.tbc.edu

TTU: Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN; No longer Independent, SBC member.

http://www.tntemple.edu

http://www.hpbc.net

TVIBF: Tennessee Valley Independent Baptist Fellowship; Fort Payne, Alabama

http://www.ourchurch.com/view/?pageID=194520

VAIB: Virginia Association of Independent Baptist

http://vaib.org

WCA-HYBELS: Willow Creek Association, founder Bill Hybels

http://www.willowcreek.com

WEST COAST-BC: West Coast Baptist College

http://www.westcoastbaptist.edu

WFBC: Wisconsin Fellowship of Baptist Churches

http://www.wisconsinfellowship.org

WOL: Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, NY

http://www.gospelcom.net/wol/biblei

WTNMFor WTNMBBF: West Texas New Mexico Baptist Bible Fellowship

http://www.midtech.net/wtnmf