Worship resource for Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Day 2018 is now available in English on the BWA website. This can be downloaded at www.bwanet.org. Other languages will be subsequently available for download.
The observance will be on February 3 and 4, 2018, depending on whether Baptists worship on Saturday or Sunday.
The liturgy was prepared by Lina Toth (Andronoviene) of Lithuania, assistant principal and lecturer in Practical Theology at the Scottish Baptist College of the University of the West of Scotland. A musician, artist and theologian, she has special interest in exploring various aspects of ethics, spirituality and theology of culture.
The BWA Day celebration is aimed at affirming Baptist identity within the worldwide Christian family. Baptists are encouraged to pray for each other and to renew their commitment to cooperate with Baptists globally through the BWA.
BWA Day has been celebrated since 1927 when the BWA Executive Committee, meeting in London, England, asked BWA President Edgar Mullins and General Secretary John Rushbrooke to prepare a “Special Statement” to express clearly the purpose of the BWA. The Statement emphasized that the BWA “seeks to express and promote unity and fellowship among the Baptists of the world.”
BWA Day is normally observed on the first weekend in February.
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