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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.

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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The great thing about the Baptist World Alliance is that intentionally it is inclusive: of women and men, people from every part of the world, and continually seeking opportunities for dialogue with people of different faiths. The BWA has a really strong focus on human rights, freedom of conscience and active (that means real dollars, boots on the ground) aid in situations of crisis and need, together with the long-term work of building up local communities and leaders. It's a community that exists for service: not just of its own, but for the world. In short, it really does follow the way of Jesus Christ.

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kathe 05/07/2015

Thank you for your comment! We feel blessed to take part in this global work with our global Baptist family! You mean the world to us:)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Baptist World Alliance is a great organization that puts together people from all over the world to do good in a world that is tending in the other direction!

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kathe 05/07/2015

We are grateful to take part in this work! Thank you for your comments.

4 DrJBJII

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance is the best of the best. Truly a quality staff and army of passionate volunteers making a monumental difference in the world.

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kathe 05/07/2015

We are grateful to be partners in this kingdom work! You mean the world to us!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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kathe 05/13/2014

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.

6 Connie62

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been well acquainted with the work of the Baptist World Alliance since my teen years in the 70's when I became fascinated with the report of an older church member who attended a BWA world conference at that time. She returned to our church in the Midwest a changed person, and her enthusiasm made a strong impression on me, decades younger than this traveler.
Since then, I have seen firsthand the impact the BWA has on lives from developing countries. I have witnessed the dedication of its staff and volunteer officers. I have learned that the faith of those different than I can strengthen and expand my faith. Perhaps most importantly, I have seen an organization from the inside that is transparent, effective, and able to reach corners of this globe that no other global organization has managed to do. I commend this nonprofit organization as one that needs to be increasingly noticed, championed, and used by those within and beyond Baptist arenas.
My church in Maryland sends all of its disaster relief support through Baptist World Aid with the confidence that it will be well used by those who need it most in the most desperate areas around the world.

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kathe 05/07/2015

Connie, we are grateful for the joy you bring and our continued partnership with you in doing this amazing work.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BWA is an organization that makes a tremendous difference in our world. It provides relief in emergency and tragedies. It promotes debate and dialogue among different religious groups. It trains e enables leadership development in developing countries. It challenges Baptist Churches and Christians to live the Christian faith blessing their neighbors.

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kathe 05/07/2015

We are blessed to be a place where these global conversations can happen!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We are pleased to support the Baptist World Alliance and the global mission this organization pursues. Our church budgets annual mission support for the BWA, and we also support BWA as part of our own monthly giving to Christian causes. The BWA is commended for transparency and faithfulness to the mission of Baptists worldwide.

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kathe 05/07/2015

John, thank you so much for your kind words. it is with partnerships with organization like Campbellsville and individuals like you, that we are able to continue to equip the global Baptist family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our church supports the Baptist World Alliance and its humanitarian program, Baptist World Aid, because we trust its leaders and their partners around the world. The BWA is characterized by respect, compassion, effectiveness, accountability, and integrity. Especially for those who feel marginalized or powerless, the BWA offers meaningful connections with a larger family of faith, practical help, and hope.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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kathe 05/07/2014

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance is my favorite charity and I am happy to help others through them. I know they inspire and uplift people at their meetings, especially their Congress, and I have experienced first-hand what it is like to be in a Baptist worship with people from 10, 20, 30 or more countries, and all of us singing the same hymn in our own language! This is the only organization I trust for relief and development work overseas, because they work through Baptist churches whenever they can. I am happy to continue to support the BWA!

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Rating: 5

Has integrity, global understanding of needs, and excellent leadership.

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kathe 05/07/2015

We thank you for your continued support. Thanks to you we are able to continue to equip the global Baptist family to carry out its global mission.

3 Linaldo G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ABM tem sido um lugar de trabalho para o Desenvolvimento da pessoa humana, em suas varias capacidades, que está de acordo com o Comando, a Ordem o Ide e a Missão que todos tem a vida abundante no Senhor Jesus. Que o Senhor, o nosso bondoso Deus, continue abençoando a todos que fazem a ABM.

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kathe 05/07/2015

Tenemos la suerte de ser parte de esta familia Bautista global y por su continuo apoyo !

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BWA is has been working for a Holistic Development which is according to the Lord God's command and mission that everyone will has abundant life even during in this world. May the good Lord continue to bless BWA.

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kathe 05/07/2015

We are blessed to be a part of this global Baptist family and for your continued support!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

BWA is a great nonprofit organization serving the worldwide Baptist family. I am pleased to serve in the Communications Commitee in the last 5 years.

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kathe 05/07/2015

We are grateful for your participation in the Communications committee and for your kind words.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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kathe 05/15/2014

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

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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!

2 Beth96

Donor

Rating: 5

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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kathe 05/07/2014

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

2 Pastor Trisha

Donor

Rating: 5

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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kathe 05/07/2014

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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kathe 05/07/2014

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