Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Mission opportunities during global Baptist meeting in South Africa

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Baptists attending the 21st Baptist World Congress in South Africa in July 2015 will have the opportunity to participate in mission projects in South Africa and other countries in Southern Africa.

The Baptist World Alliance does not organize or arrange mission projects. These are made between partners. However, the BWA may facilitate such partnerships through the provision of contact information.

There are four broad options available.

The first option is in evangelism and outreach  such as personal evangelism, door to door outreach, literature distribution, open air preaching, evangelistic crusades, prayer walking, showing the Jesus Film, Vacation Bible Schools and sports outreach.

Persons may contact [email protected] or [email protected].

The second option is compassionate ministry that includes visits to orphanages of children affected by HIV and Aids, children’s homes, shelters for battered women, night Shelters, hospitals and schools; talks on substance abuse and counseling in drug and alcohol abuse; as well as involvement in feeding schemes, soup kitchens, etc.

Contact may be made with [email protected].

A third option is in theological education to conduct special lectures or seminars at theological institutions and bible schools. Resumes need to be submitted at least six months before the appointed dates. Lecture time may vary from one day to three days.

Enquiries may be sent to [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected].

The fourth option is in building and artisanal activities such as construction, plumbing, painting and decorating.

Information may be sought from [email protected].

Several projects are listed on the BWA website at www.bwanet.org/congress where contact may be made directly with the project location.

The BWA also lists mission projects that groups plan independently. Mission project information may be sent to, or received, by writing to [email protected].

The BWA encourages groups participating in mission projects to share this information with the BWA.

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© July 3, 2014

The Baptist World Alliance, founded in 1905, is a fellowship of 253 conventions and unions in 130 countries and territories comprising 51 million baptized believers in 176,000 churches. For more than 100 years, the Baptist World Alliance has networked the 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.