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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

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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!

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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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The impact of the Baptist World Alliance is immeasurable. Not only does the money help those in greatest need around the world, but the people who comprise the membership are completely devoted to the Savior whose Kingdom they serve. The staff is likewise committed to do Kingdom work to bring relief and justice to those in greatest need throughout the world.

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kathe 05/07/2014

Thanks so much for your partnership and dedication!

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Board Member

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The Baptist World Alliance is an organization that has a global network to assist Christians in the expansion of God's Kingdom. The network has been very effective in providing assistance during a time of disaster. The recovery and relief efforts give the people hope as a face the future. Meeting physical needs and building relationships have been helpful in the evangelistic efforts of the organization. The staff members are friendly, caring, and professional individuals with a sincere interest in helping others.

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kathe 05/07/2014

We are so grateful for your support!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance is a wonderful organization doing the incredibly important work of building bridges and networks among the global body of Baptist believers. The resources they provide and relationships they foster strengthens the work of so many other groups.

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kathe 05/07/2014

Thanks for your partnership with us in the work!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Baptist World Alliance is an excellent organization and the key way I feel my gifts reach the two-thirds world. When I give to the BWA, I know the money is being well spent, and carefully accounted for. Plus, I know that they have so many Baptist groups around the world, they can get local help to people right away, without having to create a new infrastructure to help. For example, in Haiti, I know they provided aid though Baptists groups, including Haitian Baptists, so the aid helped in two ways - those affected by disaster, and those who were working to help others.

I especially appreciate that the BWA is involved in freedom and justice issues. There is no other world voice for Baptists to use to speak out against injustice - there are national groups, but only the BWA has the world stage at the United Nations, where real differences can be made at the international level. I am sure they have helped win the release of persecuted Christians by the attention they can bring to situations. For me, this is a key reason to support their work.

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kathe 05/07/2014

Your support is critical to our work. Thanks for all you do for the global Baptist family!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

The Baptist World Alliance is a friendly, open organization dedicated to helping connect Baptists and work for freedom and justice issues around the world. I've enjoyed membership through our church and am always impressed with BWA personnel and other members with whom I've been able to connect.

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kathe 05/07/2014

Thanks so much for your support!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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kathe 05/07/2014

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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kathe 05/07/2014

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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kathe 05/07/2014

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

When I give to BWA, I know I am making a difference to Baptists all over the world, through ensuring freedom to worship, supporting missionaries in the field and aiding Baptists affected by natural disasters, just to name a few. BWA communications keep me informed about relevant news affecting Baptists worldwide through print and online sources. My home church supports BWA and that is how I first learned of this important organization. I've been involved with BWA my whole life.

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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Effectively and passionately connects people to the global nature of Church.

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kathe 05/07/2014

Thanks for your review, April!