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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 238 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: 124 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

55 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

Great things happening. I love Jesus and they are representing Jesus the right way

1 vonniejames

Client Served

Rating: 4

I write from the beautiful island of Grenada, under the Grenada Baptist Association.
I believe the Baptist World Alliance has been kind to the Grenada Baptist years before we became a member of this body.
The General Secretary, Rev'd Dr. Neville Callam together with Eron Henry (BWA Communications) took the time to work with us, showing a love that few organizations have showed to our small body.
Since we (the Grenada Baptist Association) have become members in 2016, we continue to be treated with respect, all our questions have been answered with efficiency and effectiveness, and our body feels that we are truly part of this family of churches.
We love the Baptist World Alliance.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved in the Baptist World Alliance for more than a decade. I have personally given and found them to be trustworthy and strong stewards who engage in impactful programs. They have a global mission and the power of their good work is felt from the United States to Brazil, Kenya, Thailand and beyond. They really are an excellent nonprofit that positively impacts the lives of many.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The strength of the Baptist World Alliance is in the membership that is spread throughout all the continents of the world. This is evident in how the BWA repond and reach out to those in need. Recently when Ebola virus was spreading in West African countries the BWA was able to send out the message to its constituency and help was immediately send to those who were affected. Our story is that there is no beaurocracy or redtape it is a ministry to the world. Baptist World Alliance always seek to work with people on the ground.

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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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Donor

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is a global organization that connects more than 160 Baptist denominations and national organizations around the world and coordinates education, ministry and missions activities. The BWA also provides disaster relief through its national member organizations in response to crises around the world and it organizes a regular series of conferences and forums that encourage interaction and unity between member organizations.

I have interacted with the BWA staff at its world headquarters in Falls Church, VA and found them to be extraordinary in their professionalism and dedication to their organizational mission and administrative responsibilities. The BWA is an extremely efficient and effective organization that helps greatly to connect, coordinate and support national Baptist groups around the world.

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kathe 09/14/2016

Thanks so much for your kind words about the staff and our ministries! We are so grateful to be part of this ministry and to have a small part in the work of Christ's Kingdom around the world. Your support is what makes this possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We received from Alliance Baptist word a support to train gild and women in Central African Republic. BWA grant helped many girls and women to build lives. We thanks bwaid.

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kathe 09/14/2016

We are grateful to be part of Baptist work in C.A.R.!

1 Wendell J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BWA has helped me a lot to know who i am as a christian and my purpose in God's Kingdom. Going to the difference BWA conferences, I understand that BWA don't just preach the gospel but also implement it in difference love, caring and evangelism outreach. It's encourage me to be a better christian .

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kathe 09/14/2016

Thanks for being part of the Baptist World Alliance's work around the world! Your support is making a difference!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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kathe 09/14/2016

Grateful for your support!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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kathe 05/07/2015

We are blessed to be your network to the world!

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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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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kathe 09/14/2016

Thanks so much for your prayers and support!

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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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kathe 09/14/2016

Thanks for these kind comments, Bob! We appreciate your support and collaboration.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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kathe 09/14/2016

Thanks so much for your support! We are grateful you are part of this dynamic movement of Baptists!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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kathe 05/07/2015

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

3 John332

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A genuine international organization - all member bodies are involved at all levels.

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kathe 05/07/2015

We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this kingdom work with you!

3 Morten K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fast in assisting member entities financially when disasters strikes!

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kathe 05/07/2015

It is a blessing to be able to work with people in times of their greatest need!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

BWA acts immediately when it comes to giving aid for eg Nepal, Haiti etc, I am from South Africa and part of committee for the BWA local arrangements for upcoming congress in just over 2 months and will be meeting all you loving wonderful people and feel good to be associated with an organisation such as this.
Ronnie Reddy
GS Baptist Association of SA

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kathe 05/07/2015

We're so grateful for your support! Thanks for uplifting the global Baptist family. We can't wait to worship with you in Durban.