Baptist World Alliance

Rating: 4.68 stars   22 reviews

Issues: International, Religion, Economic Development

Location: 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 World Congress in 2015 will be in Durban, South Africa.) 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 228 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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+1 703-790-8980
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I became acquainted with the BWA a quarter century ago and was recruited for involvement because I am a professional historian. I got to know the organization well and respect it for its global range of activities, open-minded approach to issues, and the uniqus personalities that comprise its leadership. It does not a lot of money, but it uses its funds wisely and has achieved a great deal with the resources it has. It is an exemplary ecumenical religious group.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find ways to reach out to every self-identified Baptist body in the world; granted an impossibility because of the sectarian nature of some Baptist groups.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Baptist World Alliance has been encouraging people from many different races and cultures for over 100 years and seeking to make a positive difference in their lives ,

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A lot

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2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The Baptist World Alliance helps to keep the public informed of the tremendous needs that exist among people around the world. I've been aware of their work for some 30 plus years and I have found that their efforts to bring about unity among people so that human efforts to assist others can be more effective have been both inspiring and encouraging. I have noticed that Presidents, world leaders and people of all backgrounds have joined them in these efforts to "do good to all people".

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I pray that people at the local level will become more aware and involved in their outreach. I would encourage BWA to do more to initiate local Chapters of their organization!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Baptist World Alliance makes me proud to be Baptist (which doesn't happen all that often). When I see Baptists from around the world getting together, and working together, to provide relief for the hungry, disaster victims, and the poor, I feel my heart swell with pride. God is working through the Baptist World Alliance, and finding millions of willing and able helpers.

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Wow. Thanks so much for being part of this dynamic organization. You make US proud! And we can't do the work without you.

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Baptist World Alliance has always been a great partner in helping spread the mission of God and the church around the world. They have provided a reliable avenue for our church to respond to incidents of crisis. Their approach has been in line with our belief's and they give us the assurance that our mission and dollars will address the need at hand.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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2014

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We're so encouraged by your words of support - thanks for partnering with us; the global Baptist family is enriched by your faithfulness!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Baptist World Alliance has:

Provided introduction to the most dynamic, remarkable, faithful people I've ever known;
Allowed an intimate window on the world of what God can do, even in difficult circumstances; and,
Taught me that the ultimate, essential Gospel of Jesus Christ goes anywhere and everywhere.

In short, they make me happy and proud to be a part of the Baptist Christian family!

Jim Johnson, Senior Pastor, the Church at Clarendon

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Jim, thanks for the privilege of partnering with us to equip the global Baptist family for the work. We are so grateful for Clarendon's leadership.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Baptist World Alliance has been a strong component of my ministry for many years. As Associate Pastor at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, the BWA has helped to shape our understanding of mission and evangelism on the world wide stage. Through the organization I am given opportunity to learn from church leaders throughout the world. Another arm of the BWA is Baptist World Aid where individuals and local congregations can help those throughout the world who are victims of natural disasters and war. I appreciate the hands on approach that BWAid has. Long may the Baptist World Alliance be a voice for Baptists around the world.

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We are so grateful for churches like Calvary Hill! thanks for your partnership and faithfulness!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The BWA is truly a global organization sharing the Good News,not just espousing to to be "global". It provides opportunities to learn, serve, grow and connect cross-culturally under one Triune Lord. It is a place to call home for many Baptists and Baptistic Christians around the world.

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Thanks for making the Baptist World Alliance your "home!"

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The BWA provides opportunities for Christians, mostly Baptists, around the world to unite in ministry of word and deed. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the member bodies work together for the good of God's Kingdom on earth as we serve in unity through Jesus Christ our Lord. Financial accountability and transparency is a strength. Inclusion of people across culture, age, socioeconomics, and gender is keenly observed. This is truly an organization for global Christians and where I have found a Baptist home!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Easier accessibility to annual meetings via technology. It is a huge expense to travel, even for those in the "developed" world.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am the Pastor of a small church in South Arlington, Virginia. Tragedy struck members of our community as fire destroyed a portion of an apartment building in our neighborhood - they sought help from the church. Our resources are very limited and it was simply amazing to experience the manner in which the BWA came alongside us to assist those in need. They did not seek the credit or applause, they worked with this church to help make an impact. The recipients were extremely grateful and we passed the comments on to the BWA. We are truly grateful to have had the privilege to work with members of this organization.

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2014

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We are honored to be your partners in the work of the Kingdom!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Our church receives an annual offering for world hunger which we send to Baptist World Aid, the relief and development agency of the Baptist World Alliance. Our gifts are used to respond to humanitarian crises following natural disasters, civil unrest, and other situations of great need. We have confidence that our donations are used efficiently and conscientiously to alleviate suffering and provide practical help. Because the Baptist World Alliance has trusted member organizations and partners in over 120 countries around the world, there is a minimum of overhead and a maximum of cooperation.

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So honored to work with you to help change the world!