Global Impact Day
Celebrating the Lord’s Work through the Baptist World Alliance
2023 Global Impact Day
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 Day. 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
Every BWA Baptist church is encouraged to set aside one Sunday a year to focus on the global Baptist family. Whether through a time of dedicated prayer, sharing of a video, sermon emphasis, or special love offering to help Baptists around the world, joining in this initiative serves as a powerful reminder that Baptists from every continent are standing together and living out God’s global mission.
Churches and small groups are free to choose any Sunday; however, many Baptists around the world set aside Pentecost Sunday. For most Baptist churches, this will be on May 28, 2023. We hope you will use Pentecost Sunday as an opportunity to help your church deepen their connection to God’s global movement – which stretches from your neighborhood to the nations. We invite you to complete the form linked below so we can be praying specifically with and for you! 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
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.
Since the war in Ukraine began in 2022, BWAid has been on the frontlines of the response, impacting more than 500,000 lives.
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.