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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

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance is a strong voice for the love of Jesus Christ around the world, and I know of no other organization that does what it does. In times of crisis, it helps the local church reach out to its neighbors. In times of oppression, it speaks out strongly for those who are persecuted. Its worldwide meetings are evidence that we can all get along in our diversity because we belong to God before we belong to tribe or country. They have made me aware that we are one family - Baptists in the larger Christian church - all around the world. Baptists in Israel, in Ghana, in Argentina and in Vietnam - we are all God's. I gladly send my support to an organization so trustworthy. Thank you BWA!

1

Board Member

Rating: 4

I have not seen a religious body like the Baptist World Alliance who so much believes in transparency and accountability. The emphasis on stewardship accounting is second to none. Since I became a regular attendee at meetings, seven years ago, reporting channels on all facets of responsibilities have been model for others to emulate. Every year, financials are reported and presented to all members of the Executives and the General councils. Approvals are given for budgets as prepared by the management team for the smooth running of operations . In my own opinion, the Baptist World body has kept to the Traditions of their fore fathers who believed so much in congregational polity and accountability. Everyone is involved in the management of financial resources and church affairs. I commend the Baptist World body for purposeful leadership. Thanks. Moses Babatunde ADEBAYO. Immediate Past, Vice President- Finance and Investment, Nigerian Baptist Convention

1 Kwame A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance is an organisation that depicts excellence and integrity with doses of compassion towards every one they serve around the world irrespective of faith or creed. Recently through Baptist World Aid they served 240 families in the Prey Veng and Kompot provinces in Cambodia. They distributed bags of rice to families at a time when the community was threatened with acute food shortage. They often serve in places forgotten by the global media, but always keen to send a message of hope and love to people in desperate need. I salute the staff, leadership team and donors of BWA for making the world a better place for millions of people over the years through their diligence, generosity and care for vulnerable people around the world.

1 Vonnie J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance® (BWA) is observing October as World Hunger Emphasis Month.
It is one of the few organizations that do not spiritualize issues. Where there is the issue of injustice, it addresses it. Where there is the issue of poverty, it addresses it. Where there is the issue of hunger, it never said, "Go, may the Lord bless you." Instead, it gets involved and engages tangibly, affecting the lives of its members and non-members around the world.

Therefore, once again, I am supporting this organization wholeheartedly.
Rev.Dr.Neville Callam, former General Secretary did an excellent job in these areas mentioned. And Rev. Dr.Elijah Brown is doing an excellent job.

I say, support the Baptist World Alliance in prayer and financial gifts.

Rev.Vonnie James
President
Grenada Baptist Association on the Caribbean island of Grenada.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

BWA is an organization that connects people from all walks of lives. It is a body that recognizes young talents and potentials and help pursue their goals. It is through the BWA platform that my leadership skills were develop and my network with the global Baptist arena grew. I have seen the BWA invest in the lives of many young and old lives in different capacities for which with no doubt and hesitation, I can proudly say the BWA therefore has produced some of the finest global leaders and continues to do so. An organization with such a clear commitment to invest in creating some of the finest global leaders sure deserve recognition and applaud.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Baptist and have been participating in BWA activities since 2006.

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) gathers Baptist churches from all over the world to pursue its mission of “networking the Baptist family to impact the world for Christ” with uncommon zeal and dedication. Through its work with Baptist men, women and youth, it provides a platform to strengthen the bonds of fellowship in Jesus Christ across gender, racial, ethnic and social lines.
Through its “Baptist Aid” program, it has been a consistent source of succor and relief to disaster victims in different parts of the world irrespective of their ethnicity, nationality or religion. The work of The Division on Mission, Evangelism and Justice is invaluable, as it continues to serve as faithful beacons of Christ’s light and love to a lost and hurting world. Every year, the Baptist World Alliance recognizes, through an award, exceptional individual contribution to global social justice. The presentation is made during its annual gathering programme.
BWA depends mainly on resources that God provides through donations and contributions from churches and well-meaning individuals to run its activities.
I am confident that in the years to come, BWA will continue to serve as a unifying force not only for the Baptist churches, but also for the body of Christ in general and all those who seek inner peace with God and justice

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have known and been associated one way or the other way with BWA for the past 20 years. Through the years I have witnessed how BWA has been instrumental in bringing people from all corners of the world, different ethnicities, culture or background to a common platform extending its ministries through its work of justice, mission, evangelism, leadership; able to meet the vast areas of people in need through aid and development. I have been blessed by its advocacy to justice and human rights. Aside the notable work of BWA as an organization, most remarkable are its leaders whose compassion encompass the very heart of BWA. With the spirit of humbleness BWA's leaders remain committed to serve God to fulfill the mission of God. Through the years I have observed BWA has served its constituencies with the highest degree of transparency, both in leadership and financial accountability.

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is an organization like none other. It does a great job in providing opportunities for partnerships, networking and empowerment of people across the world. Its reach has no boundaries.
I am particularly grateful to the BWA for identifying and harnessing my leadership potential. BWA recognizes the need to invest in youth and young adults and there is space around the table for all regardless of age, social location, gender or race.
I have been particularly impressed with the BWA'S commitment to issues of justice and human rights. I attend the gatherings every year as I look forward to the empowering experiences as well as hearing the stories of how the work and donations of BWA are transforming the lives of many who would otherwise go unnoticed.

2 Solomon John B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We provide clean drinking water to villages in India thru grants and funds received from BWA.
As an Organisation, BWA Financially is Transperent, Accountable and very Prompt in disbursing the funds on time and seeking reports of the project, I feel very honored and happy to work with BWA

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BWA is an organization with a high degree of commitment and integrity supporting social and community projects around the world.

Undoubtedly, without the support of BWA, the CDC Community Development Center in Guayaquil - Ecuador South America, would not have been able to achieve its mission, which is to help the senior citizens in our community.

When we all work together we can achieve so much more. THANK YOU!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is a body seeking to support the global Baptist movement in all our areas of ministry and mission. This covers more than 230 national and regional conventions and unions across the world, and represents upwards of 50 million Baptist church participants. My particular field of focus is international relief and development and social and economic justice. BWA has a rich history, particularly through BWAid and the development and relief arms across many member bodies globally, reaching people in the most vulnerable regions and communities of the world, to help them transform sustainably out of poverty and recover from disasters. Across members bodies more than US$20 million has been expended in these efforts in the past year. BWA has transformed its leadership, with a highly-skilled General Secretary and representative Executive body, seeking to be attuned and take action on many areas - equipping churches and communities, theological education, peace-building, cross-denominational dialogue and collaboration, advocacy on religious freedom and social justice. The BWA draws on talented people across its network globally, working together to serve our global community, but also to offer hope and value as Baptists to people of all faiths and backgrounds across the world.

2 Judy B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit works diligently to help change lives around the world. They have top-quality, caring, professional, knowledgeable leaders, a strong mission oriented passion to respond to needs, a solid financial base, and a well-organized transparent system with geographical diversity and volunteer constituency. Should be a model for non-profits!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved in and supported the Baptist World Alliance and it ministries for more than 30 years. The BWA is an incredible organization with a global reach serving as an advocate for justice and assisting the most vulnerable in our world. The response of this international group of Baptists to global crisis situations and disasters is one led by indigenous leaders and is a wonderful combination of immediate compassion and long-term results. The leaders of the Baptist World Alliance demonstrate skill, integrity, compassion, and careful stewardship of the resources they receive. I give to support their work with great confidence that my gift makes a difference in the lives of people around the world.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My involvement with Baptist World Alliance goes back almost thirty years, in which time I have never been disappointed with its mission, its administration, its integrity, or its financial responsibility. The ethos of the BWA is warm, fellowship-oriented, honorable, with transparency in finances and decision-making, principled accountability, careful planning, thoughtful collaboration, and a sincere and conscientious inclusion of all voices at the table. There is respect here.
Across the years, I have seen its administration change with new leadership, its goals refined to meet new challenges, and its organizational patterns become more efficient. Through it all, the BWA has remained constantly committed to self-disclosure, to accountability both to and for its constituencies, and to engage and serve others in the various ministries associated with this fine organization.
This is one place where I feel I am a part of something much grander than myself and my circles, and it is a privilege to be associated, and to walk life's journey, with these people. The BWA is not just an organization. It is a collection of wonderful, caring volunteers, working like a loving and honest family, who join together with one purpose - to bring the Peace of Christ to the world.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization of Baptist leaders from literally around the world who plan and share together out of mutual trust and respect. This shared learning and collaboration enables all of us to become more Christ-like in our attitudes and global in our perspectives. It is a joy to serve alongside each of these leaders and to experiecne first-hand what can be accomplished when we embrace and celebrate the strength of our diversity.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure to be associated with the Baptist World Alliance in various capacities in recent years including my service as a Vice President. The organization operates with the highest degree of transparency in terms of its financial accountability and reporting to its various constituencies. I am impressed with its Senior Staff and the governing council always seeking to act as fiduciaries of the trust given to them. It is a pleasure to serve with such committed people in this global operation.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." —Ephesians 6:12

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance has connected me to a global network of Jesus followers dedicated to serving God and humanity. Because of BWA, I now have friends and professional contacts around the world. More importantly, BWA is making a difference in countless lives, especially among those with physical and spiritual needs. By connecting Baptists in highly resourced areas with those in areas of need, BWA is bringing the world together to move toward a better day for all.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There are many posts highlighting the work of the BWA in the world. I had the opportunity to work for this amazing organization a few years ago. I want to emphasize how very few people are paid to administer the work and how dedicated, committed, and focused they are. These folks assist local churches and community based ministries in many countries to improve the lives of people all over the world. When you donate to the BWA your money is not used to provide the perks so common in some large faith based organizations. The lions share goes to support the important work the BWA is facilitating all over the world.

2 CUPN

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John 3:16

BWA has been a beacon of light for people around the world, as well as people in our local communities. They have been a great source of encouragement for me and the people I have been privileged to serve, by God's amazing grace, around the world for more than 40 years.

May the work of BWA and all of God's faithful people be blessed, until His second return.

Blessings in Jesus Name!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I continue to support BWA because they are dedicated to assist those in need around the world.