Baptist World Alliance
Eron Henry, Associate Director of Communications
Neville Callam, General Secretary
August 1, 2010
For Immediate Release
of the 20th Baptist World Congress
|Honolulu (BWA) --
The Baptist World Alliance released a message at the
conclusion of the 20th Baptist World Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii. |
The congress, which ran from July 28 to August 1 at the
Hawaii Convention Center, saw more than 4,000 registered delegates from 105
countries participating in worship, study, mission, and fellowship.
The message sought to capture themes and concerns arising out of the five
days of gathering and drew heavily on the theme of the congress, "Hear the
Spirit." It recognized, among other things, the "vital importance of living and
leading" a life "in the anointing of the Holy Spirit," and the need "to share
the power of the gospel of Christ to rescue those living without the hope of
Baptists at the congress committed themselves to spread "the truth of
God in Jesus Christ as the hope of the world, develop greater familiarity with
the teachings of Christ, cultivate a rich prayer life, bear witness to the
Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ," and "provide examples of godly
living reflecting the values taught by the Lord of the church."
leaving the congress agreed to support "the values reflected in the UN Millennium
Development Goals," including helping to remove "the scourge of poverty," supporting "efforts
to provide universal education," and to "work for environmental sustainability."
The full text of the congress
message can be downloaded at http://bwanet.org/docs/100801H6D.pdf
and read at http://www.bwanet.org/bwa.php?m=news&p=news_item&id=433.