The Evangelization of the Peoples of Africa

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BWA General Council Resolution 1993.1

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe August 6-9, 1993,

ACKNOWLEDGES with gratitude to Almighty God the movement of the Holy Spirit seen in the dramatic expansion of the churches in the continent of Africa, and in particular the growth of BWA member churches of approximately 50% over the past five years;

CALLS UPON the Executive Committee of the BWA to give special consideration to ways of supporting the All-Africa Baptist Fellowship in the terms laid out by the President of the BWA in the report and in the spirit of partnership spelled out in the 1987 Declaration of Ibadan; and

URGES the worldwide Baptist constituency to continue to support our African brothers and sisters as partners in mission, acknowledging the crucial role of Africans in winning Africans to Christ and doing everything possible to increase resources for their work.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1993-1994 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1993.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1993-1994 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1993), p. 107.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1993.1 The Evangelization of the Peoples of Africa;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1993.1).

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