BWA General Council Resolution 2008.3
The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, July 20-25, 2008;
Resolves to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the first Baptist congregation, formed in Amsterdam in 1609, by meeting for its next Annual Gathering in the Netherlands in 2009;
Encourages Baptists in Europe to participate in the “Amsterdam 400” Celebration organized by the European Baptist Federation;
Expresses gratitude for the goodness and guidance of God through which Baptists have grown to be a world-wide communion of faith;
Recognizes both the prophetic dissent of Baptists from established forms of the Church, and the place of Baptists within the one, holy, apostolic and universal Church of Jesus Christ;
Calls for a new exploration of a Baptist understanding of discipleship and the nature of the church in our age.
Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008.
Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008), pp. 131- 132.
Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2008.3 400th Anniversary of the Formation of the First Baptist Congregation; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.
In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2008.3).