400th Anniversary of the Formation of the First Baptist Congregation

400th Anniversary of the Formation of the First Baptist Congregation

BWA General Council Resolution 2008.3

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, July 20-25, 2008;

Resolves to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the first Baptist congregation, formed in Amsterdam in 1609, by meeting for its next Annual Gathering in the Netherlands in 2009;

Encourages Baptists in Europe to participate in the “Amsterdam 400” Celebration organized by the European Baptist Federation;

Expresses gratitude for the goodness and guidance of God through which Baptists have grown to be a world-wide communion of faith;

Recognizes both the prophetic dissent of Baptists from established forms of the Church, and the place of Baptists within the one, holy, apostolic and universal Church of Jesus Christ;

Calls for a new exploration of a Baptist understanding of discipleship and the nature of the church in our age.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008), pp. 131- 132.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2008.3 400th Anniversary of the Formation of the First Baptist Congregation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2008.3).

400th Anniversary of the Formation of the First Baptist Congregation

Appreciation

BWA General Council Resolution 2008.

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, July 20- 25, 2008;

Offers sincere thanks to the Baptist Union of Czech Republic for the invitation to hold this Annual Gathering in Prague;

Expresses thanks to Jan Titera, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of the Czech Republic; Keith Jones, Rector of International Baptist Theological Seminary, and Tony Peck, General Secretary of European Baptist Federation, for their leadership and diligent efforts in making arrangements for this meeting;

Appreciates all the Baptists of the Czech Republic and members of the International Baptist Theological Seminary community for their gracious hospitality to Baptist representatives from around the world;

Notes that this Annual Gathering is the first such meeting directed by Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam and congratulates him and the BWA staff for their contributions in making this a successful meeting;

Thanks all who led in worship and the many other Baptists who provided leadership in various ways during the week;

Prays God’s continued blessings on the Baptist World Alliance as we strive to serve our Lord by serving His people around the world known as Baptists.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008), pp. 130- 131.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2008.1 Appreciation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2008.1).

400th Anniversary of the Formation of the First Baptist Congregation

Appreciation

BWA General Council Resolution 1976.1

MOTION was made and seconded, and carried

32GC76 that the following resolution be adopted:

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Melbourne, Australia, resolves

a. To express deep appreciation to the Baptist Union of Australia, the Baptist Union of Victoria, Whitley College, and the Blackburn North Baptist Church, together with their officers, faculty and staffs, for all their actions in making the meeting possible and eminently successful.

b. To thank the Baptists of Australia, wherever they have been served or encountered by Council members, for the warmth of their Australian hospitality.

c. To pay tribute to the President, the General Secretary, the Associate Secretaries, and the Baptist World Alliance staff for all their leadership and service before and during the meeting.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Denny, Robert S., editor. Baptist World Alliance 1976 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1976.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Robert S. Denny, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1976 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1976), pp. 40- 41.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1976.1 Appreciation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1976.1).