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Baptist World Alliance

Rating: 4.85 stars   47 reviews 1,054

Address:

405 N Washington St Falls Church VA 22046 USA

Mission:

Networking the Baptist family to impact the world for Christ.

Results:

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) mission is expressed in broad ministries and distilled into effective programs. The BWA promotes Baptist unity throughout the world such as at Annual Gatherings, evangelism and training conferences, and in Congresses, held every five years. (BWA's Baptist Family Celebration 2020 will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.) The BWA resources churches in evangelism training around the world through conferences providing resources for each local organization that participates. The BWA remains faithful to Baptist principles regarding human rights and religious freedom by helping people who suffer from injustice. Our consultative status before the United Nations gives us a voice for the oppressed of all races and religions. The BWA responds to people in need through its relief and development arm, working to prevent hunger and sickness through support of ongoing educational, agricultural and medical programs. The BWA has ongoing development programs in dozens of countries. The BWA promotes relevant theological reflection through study groups, exchanges with other expressions of the Christian faith, and meetings of scholars and theologians who collaborate to address the issues of today and express Baptist perspectives on those matters.

Target demographics:

the wider communities where our 232 member conventions, churches and institutions reside, and to equip them in their desire to faithfully participate in God's purpose to reconcile all things to God's self in Christ Jesus.

Geographic areas served:

121 countries and territories in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, North America

Programs:

evangelism, relief and development, human rights and religious freedom, theological reflection and worldwide fellowship.

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6 people found this review helpful

I have been well acquainted with the work of the Baptist World Alliance since my teen years in the 70's when I became fascinated with the report of an older church member who attended a BWA world conference at that time. She returned to our church in the Midwest a changed person, and her enthusiasm made a strong impression on me, decades younger than this traveler.
Since then, I have seen firsthand the impact the BWA has on lives from developing countries. I have witnessed the dedication of its staff and volunteer officers. I have learned that the faith of those different than I can strengthen and expand my faith. Perhaps most importantly, I have seen an organization from the inside that is transparent, effective, and able to reach corners of this globe that no other global organization has managed to do. I commend this nonprofit organization as one that needs to be increasingly noticed, championed, and used by those within and beyond Baptist arenas.
My church in Maryland sends all of its disaster relief support through Baptist World Aid with the confidence that it will be well used by those who need it most in the most desperate areas around the world.

 
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Connie, we are grateful for the joy you bring and our continued partnership with you in doing this amazing work.

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1 person found this review helpful

The BWA is a wonderful place for global Baptists to connect, collaborate and support one another. The unity in our diversity is to honor the triune God.

 
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The Baptist World Alliance is cause for Baptists across the globe to celebrate our unity within our diversity. As a denominational staff-leader, I appreciate how the BWA is able to connect our regional body with others around the world as co-servants with Christ. We are grateful for this network to the world, linking us hand-in-hand for the Good News.

 
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We are blessed to be your network to the world!

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Our family has had contact with the Baptist Word Alliance since the late 1930s when my mother and family members attended the BWA Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. Through the years the family has tried to keep abreast of the work the BWA has done and how it has helped bind like-thinking groups together to promote the Lord's work throughout the world.

In 1943, I heard Dr. Rushbrooke, president of the BWA, who was at a Southern Baptist Student retreat at Ridgecrest, NC. Since then I have cherished the page from my Bible where he gave me his signature.

My husband's parents attended the Congress in Rio in the 1950s, and my husband and I have attended the Congresses in Toronto, Hawaii, and in England, enjoying the fellowship of Baptists from around the world.

It was especially great to be able to speak personally with Dr. Callam and his wife as they attended a Texas Baptist meeting two or three years ago in Waco, and to feel their genuine interest in and concern about people all around the world.

We are grateful for the leadership the BWA has exercised through the years, and pray that it may continue helping Christians share the Gospel with people everywhere who need the Lord so badly.

 
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The BWA does incredible work around the world to advance the cause of Jesus Christ and his Kingdom.

 
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The BWA is well known across the world for its support and the relief it provides for persons who experience crises. Not only that, it also provides a great foundation for youth to join together and support several causes. I know of its personal impact on my life in providing the various opportunities to reach out to other persons when we meet together ever so often at our Youth Conferences across the world and our Congress meetings as well. The BWA is a well grounded organisation who continues to serve the world over these many years.

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The Baptist World Alliance advocates for human rights, especially religious freedom, for all people around the world. This network of Baptists from all nations provides important opportunities for interchange and for idea-sharing as those who follow Christ and seek to live out Baptist principles such as the need for all persons to know Jesus Christ personally and to be born again into a relationship with God, freedom of conscience, the Lordship of Christ, the importance of a believer's church, and the separation of church and state.

 
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A very vibrant nonprofit. I am so proud of their response in time of catastrophic events throughout the world - the BWA does not wait for member churches to send the help; they forge forward to help those in need while asking everyone to join together and assist. They are willing and faithful.

 
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The ministries of the Baptist World Alliance have made and are making a difference in the world. What's cool about that statement is that it's true…not an exaggeration…when it comes to making a world-wide impact in the lives of people from all walks of life and from all areas of the world. That's why they are called the Baptist World Alliance! I have had the opportunity to witness this organization working and serving for the last 25 years of my adult life. I have experienced personal growth and a deeper understanding of the world in which I live while attending their conferences, serving on their committees, reading their publications, talking to people who have been directly impacted by their ministries and praying for the staff and the ministering bodies committed to realizing that "together we can do more!" I thank God daily for the work and ministry of the Baptist World Alliance.

 
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Though I am a journalist but not a Baptist, I have seen, in many counties across the world, the results of courageous and competent outreach of Baptist missionaries as patient and loving teachers of literacy, health care and agriculture amongst primitive peoples, over decades of devotion. The results are increasingly apparent in remote regions of the 'developing world where Baptist missionaries have respected the distinct language and indigenous culture of tribal peoples. They have also been courageous defenders of human rights in defending and protecting such peoples from corporate and/or corrupt exploitation. They deserve our respect, informed admiration and support.
WAYNE KINES

 
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The BWA is the official network of the world's Baptists. It is truly global and spiritually and ethnically diverse.

 
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We are blessed to be able to do this global work with you! You mean the world to us!