The first English Baptist congregation is created (A.D. 1609) out of a Puritan Separatist congregation that is meeting in exile in the Netherlands. This This word comes from a Latin term meaning “to hand down,” that originally referred to the teaching of the apostles as handed down in the churches ... more grew out of the English Puritan Separatist movement in the 17th century and later spread to America where it found strong support. due to its strong emphasize on independent congregational self-governance and a commitment to adult From a Greek word meaning “to immerse;” and is an initiatory ritual washing whereby one becomes a member of the Christian community. It involves v... more to mark a regenerate church membership. Not to be confused with (A.D. 1525) Derived from a Greek word meaning “rebaptizers,” due to adherents’ insistence that infant baptism was not valid and that one must ma... more.