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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

53 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 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!