Baptist World Alliance

Rating: 4.68 stars   22 reviews

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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.
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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.

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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

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Quite well

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2013

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I strongly admire the involvement of the Baptist World Alliance in issues of freedom and justice around the world. There are many Christians in remote areas of the world who need support and solidarity for their causes, and BWA makes sure to provide that with love and through the empowerment of the local population. The leadership of the BWA has a vision for constantly improving the service to God through the improvement of the service to people in need. Also all the BWA staff works in unison to that purpose, creating and implementing innovative ways of reaching members and supporters globally, so that they can be informed and able to help in a timely manner. I volunteer as an advisor to the freedom and justice committee and know first hand that the mission and goals of BWA are practiced also through the policy and structure of its main office.

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Definitely

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

Some

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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We are so grateful for your support. Thanks for all you do!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

There's no other international organization designed to draw all Baptists together for sorely-needed encouragement, fellowship, training, theological reflection, and mercy ministries. The Baptist World Alliance presents a most impressive united force of millions of baptized members who influence national leaders and open key doors for evangelism and religious freedom dialogue. The BWA is all of us--in harmony, joy, and mission.

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

Simply figure a way to channel more contributions to assist the BWA in its ambitious, worthy efforts all around the world.

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Definitely

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A lot

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Very Well

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2013

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Don, you're the best BWA Ambassador, ever. Thanks for all you do, for all of our ministries, and for the global Baptist family.

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2 people found this review helpful

From when I was a young man growing up in Sydney, Australia, I remember reading about the BWA and being excited to know there was a world-wide body of Baptist people engaged in serving persecuted and needy people all around the world.
When I became a pastor in Australia and later worked in Papua New Guinea\a I became more aware of the worth and value to indigenous people of the BWA.
Later on I had the rare privilege as a more senior church leader of working on the staff of the BWA where I was responsible for the human rights portfolio and was able to sense first hand the powerful influence the BWA was able to exert advocating and assisting dispossessed and marginalised people all around the globe. Being now retired I have utmost respect for and confidence in the great work done by the BWA.

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Encourage it to continue its excellent work and pray that more resources were available to it to enable this to happen.

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Definitely

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2010

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Thanks, Tony, for continuing to do all you can to support the mission of the BWA!

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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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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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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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