Registration for In-Person Attendance Closes June 5!

2024 Annual Gathering

July 7-12, 2024 | Lagos, Nigeria

This incredible annual event connects Baptist leaders from across the globe through worship, prayer, learning, relationship building, and shared ministry. We will also grow together as we engage in plenaries, Bible studies, regional ministry updates, and small group reflections developed by
14 BWA Commissions.

Location

The EKO Hotels and Suites (view map) is a secure compound, safely located in the heart of Victoria Island away from the hustle and bustle of the Lagos metropolis. The hotel offers various room categories to cater to different budgets with nine different restaurants serving a range of international cuisines.

Accommodation is bookable at the time of registration. Room rates include Wi-Fi and breakfast.

Please view the Info Packet for additional details.

Schedule

Please click here for a draft schedule overview for the full week, including the Annual Gathering, BICTE,  and the International Humanitarian Action and Development Intensive Course. As in 2023, most Committees will meet virtually ahead of us gathering in Nigeria.

Visas

The Nigerian Baptist Convention is coordinating with the Nigerian Government regarding visas. They will ensure all embassies are aware of our event and will process visa applications favorably. We encourage you to start to research your respective process for applying for a visa. Interviews at Embassies can have long waiting times to get an appointment. However, please note, that some visas are issued for 3 months validity only, and so should not be issued more than 3 months before you intend to travel to Nigeria.

Entry for Africans:

Those from ECOWAS countries do not require a visa to enter Nigeria.  Those from other African Union countries can apply for a Visa on Arrival: https://immigration.gov.ng/visa-on-arrival-process/

Entry for Non-Africans:

Most other attendees will need to obtain a visa.  Participants who do need a visa are advised to apply for the following:

Visa Category: Short Visit Visa

Visa Sub-Category: Exchange, Journalism, Religious, Sports & Entertainment

Class of Visa: Religious Tourism Visa – F7D

Visa Information: https://immigration.gov.ng/visa_class/religious-tourism-visa/.

For additional event information, download our Info Packet.

Registration for International Participants
Registration for Nigerian Participants
Additional Event Options | July 5-7, 2024
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