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BWA General Council Resolution 2003.1

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7-12, 2003:

CELEBRATES with the World Methodist Council the 300th anniversary of the birth of John Wesley, founder of Methodism;

THANKS God for God’s blessings upon, and use of, the Methodist Church for God’s Kingdom work during these three centuries;

PROMISES to pray for Methodists everywhere, for their present and future effectiveness in realizing God’s plan for their global mission;

OFFERS to join and cooperate with Methodists for a better understanding of our mutual interests in Kingdom business and particularly in reaching a world of people with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2003 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2003.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2003 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2003), p. 88.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2003.1 World Methodist Council;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2003.1).

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