Dialogue is important at BWNA, but putting faith into action is vital
BWNA is a women's network
...that encourages and engages Baptist women from 17 member organizations across Canada and the US. BWNA is an an acronym for Baptist Women of North America.
We are the North American branch of the Baptist World Alliance Women's Department.
Our mission is to encourage women to live out Kingdom life, especially in the area of helping the vulnerable. We can help you in your work with the vulnerable in 4 ways: Networking, Leadership Development, Resources and Grants.
Corinne R. Skerritt
BWNA is a collaboration of the Women's Departments of the following 17 member organizations.
This collaboration includes well over 4 million Baptist women across North America.
American Baptist Women's Ministries, American Baptist Churches in USA
Atlantic Baptist Women
Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec
General Baptist Women's Ministries, Inc.
Senior Woman's Missionary Union, Auxiliary to National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
Senior Women's Auxiliary, National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
Woman's Convention, (The) Auxiliary to National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Woman's Missionary Union, Auxiliary to Southern Baptist Convention
Women in Focus, Canadian Baptists of Western Canada
Women's Auxiliary, Lott Carey Convention, Inc.
Women's Department, Progressive National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Women's Division, Russian-Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Union (RUBU)
Women's Ministries, Converge Worldwide (Baptist General Conference)
Women's Ministries, Union of Latvian Baptists in America
Women's Ministry, North American Baptist Conference
Women's Society, Seventh Day Baptist General Conference
Baptist World Alliance is a fellowship of 228 conventions and unions in 122 countries comprising 42 million members in 177,000 churches. The BWNA President, along with the other members of the BWA Women's Department Executive Board, is a member of the BWA General Council which meets annually in various areas of the world to determine resolutions and to advance the cause of the Baptist World Alliance.
The Baptist World Alliance Women's Department connects Baptist women from around the world. It is made up of seven continental groupings. North American Baptist Women's Union is the North American branch of the BWA Women's Department and the BWNA President is one of the Vice Presidents that make up the Women's Department Executive Board. This board meets annually just before the BWA General Council meets, in the same location.
While BWNA is the North American branch of the BWA Women's Department, North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF) is the North American branch of the Baptist World Alliance. The BWNA President represents you and your voice on the NABF Executive Committee.
The Baptist World Alliance puts on a Congress every five years. In 2020, it will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.