Appreciation to the Hosts and Officers

Appreciation to the Hosts and Officers

BWA General Council Resolution 1991.5

The Baptist World Alliance holding its annual meeting of the General Council and related groups in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 7-14, 1991, has brought together Baptists from around the world for worship, fellowship, mutual encouragement, study, and planning.

Feelings of joy and expectancy have permeated the meetings as we have launched the new quinquennium and have begun implementation of the Seoul Covenant on world evangelization.

The warm welcome and generous hospitality of the Baptists of Canada and the gracious welcome of the Lord Mayor, have made these days in Montreal enjoyable and fulfilling;

The excellent preparation by our officers, committees, commissions, and staff have enabled our deliberations to proceed smoothly and effectively.

The record attendance of Baptists from around the world has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the mission and ministry of the Baptist World Alliance.

We, therefore, RESOLVE to express grateful appreciation to the Baptists of Canada and to the leaders of departments, divisions and committees who have worked diligently for our comfort, inspiration, and enlightenment; and we also acknowledge with grateful appreciation the personal sacrifice that many persons have made to journey to Montreal for these meetings.

We further RESOLVE to express heartfelt gratitude to president Knud Wümpelmann and General Secretary Denton Lotz for their inspiring leadership and skillful guidance during these days of deliberation.

Finally, we RESOLVE to express our gratitude to God for his unfailing love and guidance as we have sought to express the essential unity of the Baptists of the world in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Citations

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. 38.

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Appreciation to the Hosts and Officers

Appreciation

BWA General Council Resolution 1997.4

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance in Vancouver, Canada, July 3-9, 1997,

OFFERS sincere gratitude to the Local Arrangements Committee, representing the five Baptist groups in Canada, for their warm welcome and generous hospitality:

ACKNOWLEDGES the gracious efforts of Bruce Milne, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Vancouver, who chaired the Local Arrangements Committee, and Bob Pearmain, assistant chair;

  • Frank and Bobby McLeod for managing airport transportation,
  • Lydele Taylor, for assembling registration packets and for her commendable organization of the opening dinner,
  • Linda Zlotnik, for coordinating meeting space and related facilities,
  • Ray Woodard, for rally arrangements, Edna Grenz and the musicians of the First Baptist Church,
  • the members of First Baptist Church for their untiring efforts in providing refreshments and a friendly atmosphere; and EXPRESSES profound gratitude to our president, general secretary, staff members, leaders of divisions, departments, committees, commissions and others whose labor behind the scenes has contributed to the successful conduct of this council.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1997 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1997.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1997 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1997), p. 129.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1997.4 Appreciation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1997.4).

Appreciation to the Hosts and Officers

Resolution on Appreciation

BWA General Council Resolution 2001.1

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, July 2-7, 2001

OFFERS sincere thanks to the Baptists of Canada and the local congregations on Prince Edward Island for their warm welcome and generous hospitality;

ACKNOWLEDGES the gracious welcome to the Province of Prince Edward Island by the Honorable Pat Binns, premier, and His Worship, George McDonald, mayor of Charlottetown;

COMMENDS local arrangements committee chairman, Richard Coffin, the local arrangements committee and all those from First United Baptist Church of Charlottetown who have worked hard in preparing for the 2001 sessions of the General Council;

THANKS the churches of PEI for hosting pastors on July 1 and July 8; APPRECIATES the leadership of President Billy Kim and the vice presidents;

EXPRESSES gratitude to General Secretary Denton Lotz, staff members and all those who contributed to the successful nature of this General Council meeting; and

THANKS the management and staff of the Delta Prince Edward hotel for all their assistance.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2001 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2001.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2001 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2001), p. 94.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2001.1 Resolution on Appreciation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2001.1).

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Appreciation

BWA World Congress Resolution 1980.8

Appreciation

Realizing that the 75th Anniversary is a peak experience for our growing and dynamic Baptist World Alliance, we offer our sincere appreciation

To the Baptist Federation of Canada and its leaders for their outstanding preparation and the care given us.

To the city of Toronto, the Provincial Government, and the Government of Canada for their warm welcome.

To Warren Magnuson and the Program Committee and David Simmonds and the Committee on Local Arrangements for their excellent plan-ning.

To the staff and officers of the Alliance for their labors and sincere com-mitment which combined to make this Congress an outstanding success.

To our General Secretary, Robert S. Denny, and our President, David Y. K. Wong, for their endless service to us and to Christian unity, with our love and best wishes as they graduate into another dimension of Christian living.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Bryant, Cyril E. and Burke, Ruby J., editors. Celebrating Christ’s Presence Through the Spirit: Official Report of the Fourteenth Congress, Toronto, Canada, July 8-13, 1980. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1981.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Cyril E. Bryant and Ruby J. Burke, eds., Celebrating Christ’s Presence Through the Spirit: Official Report of the Fourteenth Congress, Toronto, Canada, July 8-13, 1980 (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1981), p. 245.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1980.8 Appreciation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1980.8).

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Appreciation

BWA World Congress Resolution 1995.5

The General Council and 17th World Congress of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 31-August 6, 1995, with the theme Come Celebrate Christ: The Hope of the World,

THANKS President Carlos Menem of the Republic of Argentina for his warm greeting, and Minister of Religion, Angel M. Centeno, for his excellent support and facilitation of the Congress;

EXPRESSES our profound appreciation to Argentine Baptist leaders, especially President Juan Calcagni, Local Arrangements Chairman Raul Scialabba and those serving with them, for the superb preparations which have made this Congress a challenging and spiritually uplifting experience;

COMMENDS President Knud Wümpelmann, General Secretary Denton Lotz and the staff and other officers of the Baptist World Alliance for their patient guidance and outstanding leadership during this quinquennium;

VOICES our profound appreciation to the people of Argentina and especially to our Baptist brothers and sisters of the Evangelical Baptist Convention of Argentina for their warm reception and gracious hospitality;

CELEBRATES with our Baptist brothers and sisters of Latin America economic progress and democratic reforms being made within the region;

AGONIZES with our Latin American brothers and sisters in their struggle to find solutions to the economic inequalities, political corruption, and ecological crisis occurring within the region even as we battle with the same sinful conditions throughout the world;

CALLS upon or Baptist to be salt and light to a world that desperately needs to know the hope that comes only through Christ.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Ryan, Wendy E., editor. Celebrate Christ: The Hope of the World; Official Report of the Seventeenth Baptist World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 1-16, 1995. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1995.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Wendy E. Ryan, ed., Celebrate Christ: The Hope of the World; Official Report of the Seventeenth Baptist World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 1-16, 1995 (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1995), p. 207.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1995.5 Appreciation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1995.5).