Walk the World 2023: Thank You!

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What people said about Walk the World 2023:
“We really enjoyed this opportunity to do Walk the World. We prayed for God’s love to be made known locally and around our world. We’d be keen to do this again in 2024.” - Belinda, ACT

“A small group from Ballarat North Baptist walked around Lake Wendouree. There was plenty of praise and thanksgiving to God also. Thank you for a great initiative.” - Ange, VIC

“Thanks for organising this! We used the Scavenger Hunt and Litter Collection prayer activities. Our kids loved it (and so did the big ‘kids’!) It was a helpful tool to help us to pray.” - Dan, WA

“My daughter and I and our 2 dogs walked around some of the streets in our community. We have never done anything like it before and it was so much fun. We can’t wait to do it again and hope to have a bigger group next year.” - Lorraine, NSW
 

Thank you for Walking the World!
We'd love to hear how you got involved and how we can improve the event for next year.

Click here to complete the short response form. 

 

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Registration

You can register as an individual, church, small group or family. Registering will mean you stay up to date with the resources and be in the running to win one of the church or individual prizes. (Find out more in the 'How to Win a Prize' section on this page.)

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Resources for all ages

There are resources available for all ages to get involved. Use them to pray for your local communities, communities around the world and our intercultural teams.

1. 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.

Contact our team if you would like printed copies of the guide to be mailed to your church or small group.  

2. Family Dinner Guide

Throughout the Walk the World weekend, families or small groups are invited to set aside one dinner as a special Walk the World meal where you immerse yourselves in another culture. As you eat, use this guide to learn, discuss, listen and pray together.   

3. Creative Prayer Ideas

The Scavenger Hunt and Prayerful Clean Up activities are opportunities for small groups, families or whole congregations to engage with your local area and pray for your community and the world. They are perfect for youth and adults, but can be adapted for children as well.  

   

4. Intercultural Teams Prayer guide

The Intercultural Team Prayer Guide outlines prayer and praise points for our Baptist Mission Australia teams and the communities they serve among. 

5. 24 Ways to Walk the World

Walk the World is for everyone and there are so many ways to get involved! Be inspired by these 24 ideas and get creative. Whatever you do, Walk the World is a opportunity to engage with your local neighbourhood, and to pray for the world and your community.

Promo pack

Invitation Video
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"Something about Walk the World really struck a chord with our church. It awakened the imagination and the prayer muscles across the generations." - Nicholas Alexander, Senior Pastor of Lifeway Baptist Church in Tasmania

Posters
Promotional posters can be printed A3 or A4. Please contact our team if you would like printed posters mailed to you. 
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 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 10-12 Nov 2023, 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 10-12 Nov 2023, 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 10-12 Nov 2023, 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      
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FAQs

What is Walk the World all about?

Walk the World is about facilitating an 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 and your whole church are equipped to pray. 

 

Do I have to do it on 10-12 Nov?

If 10-12 Novemeber doesn't work for you or your church's calendar, that is ok! You can hold Walk the World whenever it works with you. The resources will remain available online and ready for you when you want them.

However, if you can Walk the World over 10-12 November, we encourage to get involved then. Knowing others around the country and world are praying for the world, and engaging with their community at the same time will spur us all on!  


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!
 

 

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 prizes for two churches and one individual.

Head to the 'How to Win a Prize' 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. 
 

How to win a prize

Walk the World is not a competition, 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 prizes for two churches and one individual.


The Prizes

For Churches:
  • 1st Prize: A full after service morning tea for your whole congregation to invest in your community building time. Plus, we can also provide a speaker to do the sermon or share an ministry story or update (depending on what the winning church wants).
  • 2nd Prize: Media support from our Communications Team on one project to invest in your church's media and communication. This support could take the form of editing a video, recording a podcast episode, designing a brochure or banner, providing a personalised story / reflection / thank you video from our team or another media project. The exact project will be decided in conversation with the winning church and be dependent on their media needs and our team's particular skills. 
For Individuals:
  • 1st Prize: $100 Koorong voucher to invest in your spiritual formation and growth.
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 active gesture of our appreciation for you and your church's partnership in mission. 

 

How to Enter

  1. Register: You can register for Walk the World here >>
  2. Get Involved: Use our resources and your own creativity to get involved in Walk the World. Make it a community event by encouraging your small group, family and church to get involved to. Take photos of your church community getting involved over the Walk the World weekend.
  3. Report Back: Let us know how you and your church got involved by filling out either the church or individual form. Share your experiences and photos to encourage us all! You can find the forms in the 'How did you go?' dropdown. Complete the form by November 30, 2023 to be in the running.  
Our team will carefully read all the entries and choose the winning churches and individual.

Please get in touch if you have any questions. 
 

How did you go? (response form)

Thanks so much for getting involved in Walk the World 2023! 

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 the '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 'How to Win a Prize' 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.
 
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Questions? Get in touch with our team via info@baptistmissionaustralia.org or 1800 329 165