A Holistic Mission Guide

The Church's Response in Times of Crisis

A Resource in Response to a Changing World

With contributions from every region of the Baptist family, the Baptist World Alliance Holistic Mission Guide shares how churches across the globe are adapting and transforming ministry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises. We believe the content will both encourage and equip you at this critical time.

Each article features a series of questions you can use for personal reflection or group discussion, enabling the guide to be a launching point for meaningful dialogue and transformational growth. Browse the site below to access more than 50 articles, videos, and resources curated by Baptist leaders around the world or request your free digital copy of the guide now.

The Holistic Mission Guide is a powerful reminder of God’s unchanging mission. It is a collective testimony that holistic witness requires verbal proclamation, relational connectivity, justice, and transformational empowerment. It is our prayer that as we listen to one another as a global community shaped by particular experiences, locations and cultures, we will draw closer to one another and hear more clearly the voice of God calling us to a world which he so loves. May the Lord bring his renewal and revival.

Rev. Elijah M. Brown

General Secretary & CEO, Baptist World Alliance

Timely Resources for This Critical Time

Global Baptist leaders from more than 20 countries contributed articles and videos that share insights gained in the crucible of crisis. Use the search bar below to search by author or topic or click the icons to search by article type.

Theological Reflection

Rooted in God’s Word, each article calls us to contemplate truth and its application to our current context.

Grassroots Stories

Leaders from around the world share real life examples outlining how they have pivoted to reach their communities.

Practical Guidelines

Born out of personal experiences, these relevant tips and ideas will help you live out the Great Commission.

As the world has plunged into suffering of unimaginable proportion and the churched and unchurched has groped in the dark for answers, the Church has had to rise to the occasion in fulfilling its prophetic, priestly, and compassionate functions. Together we have found a new way of being church. Therefore, the BWA Holistic Mission Guide is a compilation of case studies, stories, videos, and theological reflections from Baptists around the world outlining how they have interpreted and responded to the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus.

Rev. Everton Jackson

Director of Integral Mission, Baptist World Alliance

Search Content by Region

The Baptist World Alliance is comprised of six regional fellowships and has 241 member bodies in 126 countries and territories. The planning committee for the BWA Holistic Mission Guide initiative sought contributions from each of the regions to ensure the diversity of the global Baptist family was faithfully represented. Click on the map below (if viewing on desktop) to search for content based on the contributor’s region or click on one of the following options if viewing on mobile: All Africa Baptist Fellowship, Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, Caribbean Baptist Fellowship, European Baptist Federation, North American Baptist Fellowship, and Union of Baptists in Latin America.

Video Resources

Global Baptist leaders share ministry insights learned in the last year and how they can be integrated within your context.

Meet Our Contributors

More than 50 global ministry leaders contributed content to the Holistic Mission Guide with representation from all six of the BWA’s regional fellowships. Click on an image below to learn more about and from our authors. 

Moses Adebayo

(Nigeria)

Oledaji Adebayo

(Nigeria)

Samson Adedokun

(Nigeria)

Ai Akers

(Japan)

Daniel Bullock
(Australia)
Darrell Bustin
(Rwanda)
Paul Campion
(United Kingdom)
Deiser Campos
(Peru)
Manual Castillo Purizaca
(Peru)
Lília Dias Marianno
(Brazil)
Angela French
(Hong Kong)
Seketuno chase Punyü
(India)
Lecio Dornas
(Brazil)
Winston Garner, Jr.
(Guyana)
Robert Cochran
(USA)
Jamie
Eaddy
 (USA)
Jonathan Ingleby
(United Kingdom)
Matt Cook
(USA)
Liz Emrey 
(Canada)
Xavier Johnson
(USA)
Mark Craig
(United Kingdom)
Paul Fiddes (United Kingdom)
J. Merritt Johnston
(USA)
Polisi Kivava
(DR Congo)
Greg Moyer
(USA)
Gabriel Ndikumana
(Rwanda)
Wati Longchar
(India)
Villo Naleo
(India)
Nathan Nettleton
(Australia)
Rory Mackenzie
(Scotland)
Jerson Narciso 
(Philippines)
Nirie-e Nisa
(India)
Roshan Mendis
(Sri Lanka)
Sophie Nasrallah
(Lebanon)
Sasagu Okumara
(Japan)
Trisha Miller Manarin
(USA)
Emmanuel Ndagijimana (Rwanda)
Israel Oluwole Olofinjana
(Nigeria)
Alex Pugh
(United Kingdom)
Kezhanlelhou Shuya
(India)
Jonathan Wilson
(Canada)
Asha Sanchu
(India)
Devora Stefanny Barreto Hurtado
(Peru)
Kieryn Wurts
(Austria)
Job & Phoebe Santiago
(Philippines)
Lisa Weaver
(USA)
Michel Sawan
(Lebanon)
Sophia Williams
(Jamaica)
Luiz Sayão
(Brazil)
Bill Wilson
(USA)