BWA Congress exits to new doors

BWA Congress exits to new doors

The 2015 Baptist World Congress came to a rollicking conclusion in Durban Sunday morning as participants gathered for prayer, praise, a call to unity from General Secretary Neville Callam, and a rousing sermon from Joel Gregory. Citing 1 Corinthians 15:9, Gregory...
BWA celebrates new president

BWA celebrates new president

South African pastor Ngwedla Paul Msiza was officially installed as president of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) in ceremonies at the Durban International Convention Center Saturday morning. Msiza is the second person from Africa to serve as president. His term will...
The door to liberty

The door to liberty

Jesus Christ is the door to liberty, said Dimitrina Oprenova, who preached the Thursday evening sermon for the BWA Congress in Durban, South Africa. The theme for the Congress is “Jesus Christ: the Door.” Wednesday night’s program focused on Jesus as the door to...
Reaching the “nones” – can it be done?

Reaching the “nones” – can it be done?

The challenge of evangelizing the rapidly growing segment of the population who choose “none” as a religious preference was one choice among many focus groups featured July 23 during the 2015 Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa. “Nones” are not typically...
Rousing celebration opens BWA Congress 2015

Rousing celebration opens BWA Congress 2015

The 21st Baptist World Congress took flight Wednesday night with a colorful troupe of singers from Africa, happy hymn singing, scripture readings, lots of music, and a message from Peter Chin, pastor of the Global Mission Church in the Bunding-Suji district of South...