Baptist World Alliance
Eron Henry, Associate Director of Communications
Neville Callam, General Secretary
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June 14, 2011

For Immediate Release

Baptist World Congress report book published

Washington (BWA)--The report of the 20th Baptist World Congress in Honolulu, Hawai'i, has been published.


More than 5,300 persons from 105 countries registered for the congress, which was held at the Hawai'i Convention Center from July 28 to August 1, 2010. Titled, Hear the Spirit: The Official Report of the Twentieth Baptist World Congress, the book-length report offers details of the events and includes Bible studies and full texts of the sermons that were delivered by the main plenary speakers.


An overview section observes that a number of persons described the congress as an "empowering experience," as a "wonderful fellowship," as "refreshing," and as providing "great memories." The overview highlights the preaching and the International Music Fest as particularly inspirational and memorable for many of those who attended.


Other activities emphasized are the Focus Group meetings on theological, ethical and social issues that affect Baptist believers or to which Baptists are called to commit to prayer and action; the children's and youth programs; the Mission in Action projects; the men's and women's rallies; and the Living Water celebration, which culminated a five-year program of training in leadership and evangelism.


Edited by Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam, the book is available for purchase at