MISSION SUMMIT | 5 July - 9 July 2023
with the BWA ANNUAL
GATHERING | 2 July - 5 July 2023
Come join us to reimagine the future of the global Baptist mission.
Engage with some of the most challenging questions around the mission today. Learn about innovative approaches to church planting on the globe. Discuss face to face, with a new generation of young missional leaders, how you approach the challenge of mission. Share your story of mission over coffee with the world's finest Baptist mission specialists. Join other climate and human rights campaigners, and peacemakers to explore how we can serve together in mission as a global community. Worship the God who sends us out. Discover the richness of a multicultural family sharing love of Jesus; Make lasting friendships that will encourage you to fulfill God’s mission plans for the rest of your life.
SENT 2023 — Mission Summit, a partnership between the European Baptist Federation (EBF) and the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), and hosted by the Baptist Union of Norway, is an opportunity for Baptists of all ages to gather together with a strategic focus on both the privilege and responsibility we share in God’s global mission. This is a mission summit where you can make a difference.
The Mission Summit will be preceded by the BWA’s Annual Gathering (2-5 July) and we encourage everyone to come to both elements of the week. These events are not just for denominational leaders but for people from across our Baptist family – people of all ages and traditions, in order for us to hear and learn from each other.
The BWA’s Annual Gathering (2-5 July) will also include global updates on Mission activity around the world, and sessions led by the 14 BWA Commissions that explore from a Baptist viewpoint various issues from creation care to Baptist doctrine, from evangelism and mission through to religious freedom and human rights as well as the BWA General Council meeting where our member bodies gather to discern God’s direction for the future.
We encourage everyone coming to Stavanger to attend the whole week and experience the full breadth of fellowship, input, and blessing.
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In our time together in Norway, at both events, we will share inspiring testimonies of what God is already doing through Baptist churches and unions to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and how it is changing lives and transforming communities. We will hear from gifted keynote speakers as well as insightful Bible study and seminar leaders, collectively listening for God’s voice in directing us in our mission for the future. We especially look forward to the contribution from younger people making or seeking to make a difference in the world today, as they help us explore the context and needs that we are facing.
Through inspiring worship, prayer times, and sharing meals together, we want to encourage and support one another, building our friendships across nations, cultures, and languages – expressing our solidarity in Jesus Christ who unites us all together.
There will also be special programs for children and teenagers during SENT 2023 Mission Summit.
The BWA Annual Gathering commences at 8:15 am on Monday 3 July and finishes just before dinner on Wednesday 5 July.
SENT 2023 commences with dinner on Wednesday 5 July and finishes with lunch on Sunday 9 July.
Those who are members of the BWA Executive Committee (2 July) or the EBF Council (morning of 5 July), will receive separate communications about these meetings.
To get an overview of the draft schedule please click here.
More detailed programme for SENT2023 Mission Summit is here.
SENT 2023 and the BWA 2023 Annual Gathering will be held at the Stavanger Forum. It is one of the largest conference and exhibition centres in Norway. It is co-owned by a large church congregation with room for more than 1,700 participants. It is an ideal location for us to seek God together, celebrate His goodness and have a time of meaningful fellowship as we meet, eat and share together.
The Stavanger Forum is about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the centre of Stavanger, although most of the accommodation is within walking distance of the venue. Airport Bus no FB40 passes by the Stavanger Forum. Buses 2,3, 6 & 7 also pass the Stavanger Forum from the City Centre. The stop needed is Tjensvollkrysset.
Gunnar Warebergs gate 15,
4021 Stavanger, Norway
Registration fees will be charged in Norwegian Krone (NOK) and must be paid by credit card at the time of registering.
The approximate exchange rates:
100 NOK = ~10 Euro and ~10 USD
1 Euro € or 1 USD $ = ~10 NOK
The registration fees until 30 April 2023 are:
2,300 NOK - BWA Annual Gathering ONLY (3-5 July)
2,700 NOK - SENT 2023 ONLY (5-9 July)
1,900 NOK - children under 13, SENT 2023 ONLY
4,300 NOK - 2-in-1 COMBO, BWA Annual Gathering and SENT 2023 (3-9 July)
When you register, you will be given the opportunity to make a donation to reduce your travel-related carbon footprint as part of the payment process. We recommend a minimum of 100 NOK (10 € = 10 USD$) donation. Your donation will contribute to 2 projects, check them out here.
You will also be given the opportunity to donate to a scholarship fund to enable some folks from the majority world to attend and contribute to this special week.
Registration will close on 20 June 2023.
The fee will rise by 15% for registrations made after 30 April 2023.
If you are unable to pay by credit card, please email at email@example.com giving your name, country, BWA/EBF member body and the reason for not being able to pay online. Only exceptional circumstances will be considered for payment on arrival.
To register and pay for your registration, click here.
What is included in the registration fee?
If you are attending the BWA Annual Gathering, your registration fee includes attendance from the morning of Monday 3 July through to the afternoon of Wednesday 5 July. It will include lunch, dinner, and refreshment breaks from Monday lunch to Wednesday lunch.
If you are attending SENT 2023, your registration fee includes attendance with lunch, dinner, and refreshment breaks from dinner on Wednesday 5 July through to lunch on Sunday 9 July.
What is not included in the registration fee?
The registration fee DOES NOT cover your accommodation. Please book this separately and pay the hotel directly. To do this, please click Where to stay.
Conference fees will be refunded only when a written request is sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 31 May 2023. An administration fee of 500 NOK will apply to all cancellations. We regret that cancellations made after 31 May 2023 will result in the loss of the entire registration fee.