Evangelism

Evangelism

BWA General Council Resolution 1996.3

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Hong Kong, July 3-9, 1966: REAFFIRMS the priority given by the Alliance to evangelism; and

APPRECIATES the leadership already demonstrated by President Nilson Fanini and eagerly anticipates his continuing efforts in this area; and

ACKNOWLEDGES that in view of the approach of a new century and millennium a number of Baptist unions and conventions already are planning to conduct a variety of evangelistic efforts to coincide with the conclusion of the 1990’s and therefore

CALLS upon all BWA member bodies to set aside one month for a special evangelistic effort during 1999, and

ENCOURAGES member bodies to regard such efforts as being done in fellowship and cooperation with the Baptist family and other Christians worldwide; and

SUGGESTS that while every union/convention will be free to define how and when such an evangelistic effort might be undertaken, the month in which Easter falls in 1999 could be an appropriate month for concerted evangelistic effort.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1996 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1996.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1996 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1996), p. 102.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1996.3 Evangelism; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1996.3).

Evangelism

Resolution on Conversations between Christian Communions

BWA General Council Resolution 2001.4

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

RECALLS with appreciation the interchurch conversations between the BWA and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (1969-1973), the Lutheran World Federation 1986-1989), the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity (1984-1988), and the Mennonite World Conference (1989-1992);

NOTES the ongoing conversations with the Anglican World Communion;

BELIEVES that these conversations may provide greater understanding among communions that often have limited understanding of each other and, therefore, may not appreciate the richness of the history, theology and practice of their respective traditions; and

ENCOURAGES the continuation of these interchurch conversations in order to:

  • enhance the understanding by other Christian communions of Baptist distinctives such as the believers’ church, believers’ baptism, religious liberty, mission and evangelism;
  • support Baptists who find themselves oppressed by a dominant Christian communion;
  • strengthen the ministry of participating communions by discovering areas of cooperative Christian work;
  • search for an expression of the apostolic faith which adequately represents the
  • understandings of participating communions; and
  • seek to fulfill the plea for spiritual unity in Christ’s prayer “that all may be one…that the world may believe” (John 17:21).

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), pp. 95-96.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2001.4 Resolution on Conversations between Christian Communions; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2001.4).

Evangelism

Working with Other Religions and Organizations for World Peace

BWA World Congress Resolution 1970.5

The Baptist World Alliance, in its continued and determined efforts for world peace with justice, and in its further endeavors to overcome the poverty and suffering of peoples of every nation, is willing to work with other religious groups and organizations toward these ends, doing so in a manner consistent with our Baptist principles and Baptist beliefs.

Our officers are requested to carry out this policy, and to report on such working together to the Executive Committee and to the next Congress of the Baptist World Alliance.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Bryant, Cyril E., editor. Reconciliation Through Christ: Official Report of the Twelfth Congress, Tokyo, Japan, July 12-18, 1970. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1971.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Cyril E. Bryant, ed., Reconciliation Through Christ: Official Report of the Twelfth Congress, Tokyo, Japan, July 12-18, 1970 (Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1971), p. 254.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1970.5 Working with Other Religions and Organizations for World Peace; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress 1970.5).