World Evangelization

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BWA General Council Resolution 1991.1

REALIZING that over four billion people in our world do not know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and that one-fourth of the world’s population has never heard the Gospel,

ACKNOWLEDGING the commitment that member bodies of the BWA have made through the Seoul Covenant to world evangelization.

THEREFORE the General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Montreal, Canada, July 10- 13, 1991, resolves to give priority to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed to those who have never heard.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT every Baptist be urged to affirm our Biblical and historic belief in the priesthood of all believers through a renewed commitment to witness personally to Jesus in everyday life.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1991 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1991.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1991 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1991), p. 37.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1991.1 World Evangelization;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1991.1).

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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.