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BWA General Council Resolution 1996.3

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Hong Kong, July 3-9, 1966: REAFFIRMS the priority given by the Alliance to evangelism; and

APPRECIATES the leadership already demonstrated by President Nilson Fanini and eagerly anticipates his continuing efforts in this area; and

ACKNOWLEDGES that in view of the approach of a new century and millennium a number of Baptist unions and conventions already are planning to conduct a variety of evangelistic efforts to coincide with the conclusion of the 1990’s and therefore

CALLS upon all BWA member bodies to set aside one month for a special evangelistic effort during 1999, and

ENCOURAGES member bodies to regard such efforts as being done in fellowship and cooperation with the Baptist family and other Christians worldwide; and

SUGGESTS that while every union/convention will be free to define how and when such an evangelistic effort might be undertaken, the month in which Easter falls in 1999 could be an appropriate month for concerted evangelistic effort.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1996 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1996.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1996 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1996), p. 102.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1996.3 Evangelism; https://baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1996.3).

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