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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Economic Development, International, International Development, Religion

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 235 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: 122 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.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance has been instrumental in bridging the divide that often happens between people who share the same faith. It is a unifier that focuses on what is essential and should be most important to Christians everywhere - "Jesus, the door." In my experience with the BWA, I have seen them consistently exhibit mercy, grace, and determination to show God's love to the world. This nonprofit is truly critical to unite Baptists everywhere and be the hands and feet of Jesus.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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kathe 09/14/2016

This is so uplifting! Thank you for sharing your family's decades-long association with the Baptist World Alliance. We are grateful you are part of this dynamic movement of Baptists!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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kathe 09/14/2016

Thanks for being a Baptist youth leader and for supporting the BWA and its ministries!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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".

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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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kathe 05/13/2014

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BWA's youth programs have influenced young people in my church for years. We also give to them for emergency relief, because we know the money will get to people who need it. I like that they work through local churches in every country.

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kathe 05/07/2014

We are grateful for your support!

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