Walk the World: Thank You!

Thank you for walking the world! 2022 was a great first year of Walk the World - there were churches registered from every state and territory. It was a fun, community-building, Spirit-seeking, prayer-filled event. And we can't wait for next year! 

Mark 10 - 12 November 2023 in your diaries. See you there! 
 

Click to watch the thank you video >>

2022 Registered churches: 
Ashfield Baptist Church / Epping Baptist Church Frenchs Forest Baptist Church / Merrylands Baptist Church / The Refuge - Oran Park / Warners Bay Baptist Church /
Lithgow Baptist Church / Dapto Baptist Church / Belair Baptist Church / Pambula Baptist Church / Shellharbour City Baptist Church / Wellington Baptist Church / Jervis Bay Baptist Church / Green Point Baptist Church / Kiama Baptist Church / Maroubra Baptist Church /
Thornleigh Community Baptist Church / Riverstone Baptist church / Cornerstone Christian Fellowship / Katherine Baptist Church / Casuarina Baptist Church / Beacon Community - A Baptist Church / Taringa Baptist Church / Kingsridge Baptist Church / Nanango Community Baptist Church / Caboolture Baptist church / Deception Bay Baptist Church / Stafford Heights Baptist Church / Narangba Baptist Church / CrossLife - a Baptist Church (Helensvale) / Camden Baptist Church (SA) / Playford Baptist Church /
Springpark Baptist Church / Salisbury Baptist Church / Andrews Farm Community Church / Grange Baptist Church / Hackham Baptist Family Church / Holdfast Baptist Church / Summerhill Baptist Church / Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church / Maldon Baptist Church / Rowville Baptist Church / Buningyong Baptist Fellowship / Colac Baptist Church / Ballarat North Baptist Church / Lakeside Baptist Church / Newman Baptist Church / Riverton Baptist Community Church / Woodvale Baptist Church / Girrawheen Baptist Church / LifeWay Lymington / Reedy Creek Baptist Church / Canberra Baptist Church Gin Gin Baptist Church / Connect Baptist Church
 


 

Prayer Resources

prayer guide
The Prayer Guide includes overall prompts to facilitate prayer for your local neighbourhood and the world. It is the perfect entry point for involvement with Walk the World and can be utilised by individuals, families, small groups or whole churches.
  • Single Page PDF: This version can be viewed online or printed single-sided on one A4 page.
  • Printable Booklet: You can print this version on a double-sided A4 page, then fold it to create a A6 booklet. This version includes a short introduction to Walk the World as well as the Prayer Guide.
 
Family Dinner Guide
Throughout the Walk the World weekend, families are invited to set aside one dinner as a special Walk the World meal where you can immerse yourself in another culture. As you eat, use this guide to learn, discuss, listen and pray together. 
  • Online Booklet: This version of the Family Dinner Guide is best viewed online.
  • Printable Booklet: You can print this version on six double-sided A4 pages, then fold it to create an A5 booklet.
 
Youth Guide
The Youth Guide has been developed for church youth groups to use during one session of their regular gathering. This guide includes discussion questions and activities created with youth aged 12-18 in mind. 
  • Online Booklet: This version of the Youth Guide is best viewed online.
  • Printable Booklet: You can print this version on six double-sided A4 pages, then fold it to create an A5 booklet.
 
Intercultural Teams Prayer guide
Prayer and praise points for our Baptist Mission Australia intercultural teams and the communities they serve among. For up for date prayer points all year, subscribe to News & Prayer
  • Online: This version of the Intercultural Teams Prayer Guide is best viewed online.
  • Printable Booklet: You can print and fold this version on one double-sided A4 page to create an DL booklet.

FAQs

What Is Walk the World all about?
Walk the World is about facilitating opportunity for Australian Baptists to get out in our neighbourhoods and pray! Pray for the local communities God has placed us in, and pray for the communities around the world our intercultural teams are placed in.

Resources developed for Walk the World will offer information and guidance so you are equipped to pray. 
 
What's the 'Walk' Part?
Going for a walk is a great way to experience our local communities. It helps us get to know the area and our neighbours. Plus, it's something that a lot of us already do! Walk the World is an invitation to intentionally pray for the world while you walk in your world. 

But, of course, you don't have to walk to get involved with Walk the World. 

You can choose to get around your neighbourhood however you like. You could run, cycle, wheel, skateboard, push, drive, scoot, rollerblade or skip around your area. You could even virtually walk around via Google maps, video or your imagination!
 
Is this replacing Just Prayer?

Yes. Walk the World is an evolution of Just Prayer, remaining focused on prayer, but broadening the scope of that prayer. Just Prayer's key focus was praying for communities where few have heard the Gospel in relevant ways. Walk the World is about praying for all communities, including your own and others around the world, as well as for our Baptist Mission Australia teams.

For use at any time during the year, you can find the interactive prayer ideas originally developed for Just Prayer here >>

 

Who is Walk the World for?  
Walk the World is for everyone, of all abilities, ages and group size. Some resources will be targeted towards adults and others to children, families or youth. 
 
Is it a competition?
No... but there are some prizes up for grabs!

We are taking Walk the World as an opportunity to say thank you and invest back into church communities through some prizes. There are 'invest back' prizes for two churches and one individual.

Head to the 'Competition Details and Prizes' dropdown for more information.   

Your partnership with our teams is opening doors for the Gospel to be shared. We can truly only to do this together! Please take these prizes as a gesture of our appreciation for you and your church's partnership in mission. 
 
Does it Cost to be involved?
It is completely free to participate in Walk the World. 

There will be opportunity to make a donation when you register. All gifts will support our intercultural teams as they serve God in communities around the world. 

The suggested donation is $20 for individuals and $50 for families. 

As a church community or small group, you may decide to use this as a fundraising opportunity through walk-a-thon sponsorships or a sausage sizzle. You are welcome to designate where the funds should be allocated, or allow Baptist Mission Australia to distribute the funds to the ministry areas that need it most.  
 

Promo Pack

Invitation Video 1
Invitation Video 2

 

Posters
Social Media Tiles
QR Codes
These QR codes can be included in your church's bulletin or other printed material to help people easily access the the Walk the World webpages. Click and download the jpgs below. 
BullEtin / website text
Below is a piece of sample text that can be included in your church's bulletin, website or facebook to promote Walk the World with your congregation. There are three versions of different lengths, depending on how many words you are able to include.
  • 100 words: As a church... let's Walk the World! Walk the World is an new interactive prayer initiative of Baptist Mission Australia. It's an invitation for churches, families and people of all ages to get out in our local area and pray for our neighbourhood and the world. Across the weekend of 11-13 Nov 2022, commit to praying as you walk, run, wheel, cycle, imagine or drive around our local neighbourhood. Pray for God to be at work in our community and in communities around the world. Register and find out more: www.baptistmissionaustralia.org.au/WalktheWorld   
  • 50 words: As a church... let's Walk the World! Across the weekend of 11-13 Nov 2022, commit to praying as you walk, run, wheel, cycle, imagine or drive around our local neighbourhood. Pray for God to be at work in our community and in communities around the world. Register and find out more: www.baptistmissionaustralia.org.au/WalktheWorld   
  • 35 words: Let's Walk the World! Across the weekend of 11-13 Nov 2022, commit to praying as you get out and about in our local neighbourhood. Pray for God to be at work here and around the world. Register and find out more: www.baptistmissionaustralia.org.au/WalktheWorld      
Logos 

How did you go?

Thanks so much for getting involved in the inaugural Walk the World! 

Below are two forms, one for churches or groups to complete and the other for individuals. Fill in one of the forms to share how you and your church got involved. 

This will do three things: 
  1. Inspire and encourage others in our mission community! On Baptist Mission Australia's website and social media, we will share photos and ideas from around the country. 
  2. Enter your church into the running to win one of our 'invest back' prizes! We will carefully read through what you share, and choose two churches and one individual to win a prize. To enter, please complete the form by November 30. Head to the 'Competition Details and Prizes' dropdown for more information.
  3. Help us improve the Walk the World event and resources for next year. It's only the first year of Walk the World, so we know there are ways we can make it better next year! Thanks for helping us improve.
 
For Churches or Groups 

 
For Individuals
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fun facts:

Did You Know..? 

  • It would have taken Ellen Arnold - the first Australia Baptist sent to serve overseas - 1,700 hours, or 71 days, of non-stop walking to get to India from Adelaide! 
  • Aidan de Brune was the first person to walk around the perimeter of Australia, unaccompanied and unassisted. It took him 2.5 years from September 1921 to 4 March 1924.
  • The longest continuous wheelie in a wheelchair covered a distance of 25.8 km and was achieved by Xie Junwu in China, on the rear wheels of his wheelchair in 2012.
  • The widest avenue in the world is Buenos Aires, Argentina. It's 91 metres wide! Which means that at normal walking speed, it takes pedestrians two to three green lights to cross the twelve lanes of traffic!