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BWA General Council Resolution 2000.1

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Havana July 5-8 2000

REAFFIRMS the priority given by the Baptist World Alliance to mission and evangelism;

RECALLS the special evangelistic programmes developed by many Unions and Conventions organised for the end of the 1990’s, including the BWA programme of a special month of evangelism and its call to renew our evangelistic commitment at the beginning of a new era;

ENCOURAGES all member bodies and mission agencies to support the BWA ‘Global Mission Summit’ planned for 2002 in ‘Carey country’, England;

TRUSTS that under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, this event will be a profound opportunity to learn from the past in mission work and strategise realistically for the future; and

BELIEVES that only by careful reflection on past mission activity and effective theological and strategic work on contextual missiology will Baptist Christians be able to participate effectively in the Great Commission.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2000 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2000.

BWA General Council Resolution 2000.1

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2000 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2000), pp. 83-84.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2000.1 Global Mission;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2000.1).

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Since its formation in 1905, the Baptist World Alliance has networked the global Baptist family to impact the world for Christ with a commitment to strengthen worship, fellowship and unity; lead in mission and evangelism; respond to people in need through aid, relief, and community development; defend religious freedom, human rights, and justice; and advance theological reflection and leadership development.