Theological Education

Theological Education

BWA General Council Resolution 2000.

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Havana July 5-8, 2000

AFFIRMS the role of theological education as essential for the development of pastors and church leaders who will bring servant leadership to the task of developing growing and vital churches to carry out the mission of the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit;

COMMENDS the diligent work of our Baptist-related theological institutions equipping leaders in our rapidly changing world;

LAMENTS the reality that the cost of theological education is becoming prohibitive for many leaders, especially those in the two thirds world; and,

NOTES with interest the positive potential of advanced technology such as mass media information systems, long distance learning, internet access to vast resources, which has opened new models for sharing knowledge.

RECOGNISES the need to develop a system of

• listing theological resources to be loaned or given as well as volunteers for teaching and other tasks, from constituent BWA bodies and their educational institutions to other member bodies;

• publishing the theological resources and needs of constituent bodies as a means for the Holy Spirit to connect needs with resources within the BWA family; and,

• developing such systems to the end that God’s mission can more effectively and efficiently be advanced, resulting in heightened education of pastors,’ stronger local churches, and deepened partnership among our constituent bodies.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2000 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2000.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2000 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2000), p. 84.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2000.2 Theological Education; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2000.2).

Theological Education

Resolution on Theological Education and Leadership Formation

BWA General Council Resolution 2011.5

There is an urgent need:

  • to proclaim the gospel to vast numbers of persons in all areas of the world;
  • for vast numbers of new congregations to be established around the world; and
  • for pastors and leaders to serve both new and existing congregations worldwide. God continues to call believers to serve as pastors and in other forms of ministry and every believer is commissioned by Christ to share in the gospel ministry; Therefore, the General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 4- 9, 2011: AFFIRMS
  • the importance of training ministers, especially in strategic ministries of church planting and equipping the whole people of God for ministry;
  • the need for in-service training for the continuing development for pastors; seminarians and others in ministry;
  • the need to equip all believers in the church for ministry in the Church, society and the market place; and
  • the need to mobilize pastors and faculty to be involved in short-term teaching and training in countries that lack educational resources as an expression of global partnership and mutual learning.

Citations

BWA General Council Resolution 2011.5 Resolution on Theological Education and Leadership Formation

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2011 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2011.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2011 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2011), pp. 135- 136.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2011.5 Resolution on Theological Education and Leadership Formation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2011.5).