World Federation

2023

Seventh Day Baptist World Federation 2023 Sessions Held in Malawi

The World Federation sessions Started on 17 September, 2023 and were concluded on 23 September, 2023. They were held at Victoria Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi. You can read about it below.

About The World Conference

History

Unity in Christ and a vigorous witness throughout the world - That was the broad goal stated by the founders of the SDB World Federation in 1964. Representatives from seven countries responded to the invitation from the United States conference to meet with them in 1964 to discuss missionary effort and cooperation on a global scale. They drafted a constitution to be submitted to the national conferences and groups who might be interested in joining. By the end of the following year (1965) eleven groups had become charter members of the new federation.

Purpose

Since the beginning the purposes of the international body remain essentially the same: 1. To provide increased communication among Seventh Day Baptist groups around the world. 2. To promote projects for mutual interest which will benefit from international cooperation. 3. To stimulate fellowship among Seventh Day Baptist Christians.

Publications

An annual Week of Prayer sponsored by the Federation promotes unity of Christian spirit among all Seventh Day Baptists each January. The published prayer booklet, written by someone from a different country each year, is translated into several languages. The Federation newsletter, Seventh Day Baptist World, highlights Federation activities and news from member groups.

Projects

Projects supported by the Federation have included leadership education programs or publishing in specific countries, travel funding for evangelistic missions within or between countries, disaster relief through member groups, and sending of officers or ambassadors to encourage the growth of work in new and existing locations. Money for projects comes through voluntary contributions from member conferences and individuals as they respond to a need that is communicated.