Global Impact Month
Celebrating the Lord’s Work through the Baptist World Alliance
2021 Global Impact Month
What a joy it is to serve alongside faithful Baptist brothers and sisters around the world! We greatly value your prayers and faithful partnership with us, and we invite you to join us in celebrating BWA Global Impact Month this May. Formerly known as BWA Day, this strategic time of prayer, celebration, and action gives us the opportunity to focus our hearts and minds on how the Lord is working through our global Baptist family.
Each week throughout the month of May, we will share a brief email update centered on one of our five core ministry areas with resources you can share within your home, churches, ministries, unions, and conventions. In remembrance of how the Spirit moved at Pentecost, we invite you to set aside a time this month to focus on the mission and vision of the BWA. Whether during a worship service, Bible study, mission meeting, or other setting, we are inviting God to powerfully pour out his Spirit among us at this critical time in our world.
Would you stand together with your global Baptist family for this intentional time together? We invite you to complete the form linked below so we can be praying specifically with and for you this month. If you are unable to participate this Pentecost, we invite you to do so at another time this year that aligns with your schedule.
To help you engage your church or community in this initiative, we have created a variety of resources including worship guide inserts, prayer guides, sermon starters, videos, presentation slides, and a variety of additional resources centered around our core ministry areas. Click to view all resources.
We’d also love to share your Global Impact Day experiences with the global Baptist family. Email us pictures from your day or post on social media with the tag #BWAGlobalImpact. Thank you again for being a vital part of the Lord’s global impact through the BWA!
BWA Prayer Guide
A one-page guide to pray specifically for the ministry of the Baptist World Alliance
BWA Ministry Slides
A Powerpoint slide presentation outlining the mission of the Baptist World Alliance
Core Ministry Area Resources
In collaboration with Baptist leaders around the world, we have created a variety of resources related to our five core ministry areas. You may choose to focus on one of the areas for your designated Global Impact Day or choose to focus on each of the five areas at varying times during the year.
Worship, Fellowship, and Unity
Centered in Jesus Christ and rooted in deep spiritual life, we strengthen our worldwide family through ongoing gatherings; pastoral presence; mutual friendships; and the cultivation of worship, fellowship, and unity.
Rev. Dr. Lina Toth, Chair of the BWA Commission on Baptist Worship and Spirituality, worked with a team to prepare a liturgical resource with prayer options, song recommendations, and a sermon starter.
Baptist World Congress
Make plans to be part of this historic gathering as Baptists worldwide join together July 7-10, 2021, for prayer, worship, and fellowship. No passport needed for this fully virtual event! Find out more at BWA2021.org.
VIDEO: A Prayer for Unity
BWA President Tomás Mackey
Mission and Evangelism
Compelled by the Great Commission, we lead with a passionate commitment to Gospel witness in every context and people group, foster multidirectional partnerships that connect individuals and churches, and encourage global mission and evangelism.
Prepared by members of the BWA Commission on Mission, this liturgical resource includes prayers, song recommendations, and a sermon starter.
Aid, Relief, and Community Development
Challenged to generously love our neighbor, we respond to people in need; collaborate in times of crisis; network agencies; support sustainability and creation care; build capacity; empower local church engagement; and resource aid, relief, and community development.
BWAid Impact Report
In response to the global pandemic, BWAid distributed more aid grants in 2020 than any other year in our history. Learn more about how God is at work through this 100-year ministry. Click to Download >
Creation Care Liturgy
Members of the BWA Commission on Creation Care developed a liturgical resource with prayers, song recommendations, and a sermon starter.
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The BWA Baptist Vulnerability Index brings attention to those within our global family living in the most vulnerable and challenging countries in the world.
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Religious Freedom, Human Rights, and Justice
Committed to a biblical understanding of the image of God in every person, we defend an ethic of life; support religious freedom for all; stand in solidarity with the marginalized; advocate at every level; train and network proactively; and mobilize for religious freedom, human rights, and justice.
Human Rights Liturgy
Dr. Randel Everett, President of 21Wilberforce curated a series of sermon starters and human rights-focused stories.
Human Rights Prayer
A guided prayer seeking the Lord’s provision, protection, and peace for those who are suffering around the world.
The BWA is standing with the people of Myanmar in the aftermath of the military coup. Utilize our prayer and advocacy resources to take action.
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Theological Reflection and Transformational Leadership
Called to discipleship, we advance multicultural and multilingual training, empower next generation leaders, encourage meaningful dialogue and praxis, and engage in relevant theological reflection and transformational leadership.
Find out more about BWA Horizons, an online training program for children and youth ministry leaders.
Next generation leaders are invited to host a gathering utilizing this liturgy created for youth and young adults.