Walk the World: 11-13 Nov 2022

This November, you can make a Kingdom impact. Join Australian Baptists around the country as we ‘Walk the World’! Walk the World is 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. 

 
Watch or download the video >>
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Across the weekend of 11-13 Nov 2022, commit to praying as you walk, run, wheel, cycle, imagine or drive around your local neighbourhood. Pray for God to be at work in your community and in communities around the world.

As you do, our teams in Africa, Asia and Australia will be praying for you too!

Click here to register for Walk the World >> 
 

 

Three steps to get involved

1. REGISTER
You can register as an individual, family, small group or church. It’s totally free to get involved, but if you want to make a donation to support our teams, then you can do that when you register. 

Click here to register >>

2. WALK THE WORLD
On the weekend of November 11 - 13, get out in your local neighbourhood in whichever way works for you, and pray! Pray for God to be at work in your local community and communities  around the world. Use our resources to equip and inform your prayer time.

3. REPORT BACK
Let us know how you went! As a global community… how many kilometres will we travel!?

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.  
 

Registration

Register to Walk the World here >> 

You can register yourself along with any other family or small group members who are also getting involved. You can also register as a church.

The first 20 churches to register will receive an inflatable globe as seen in the Walk the World promo video. We hope you have fun with the globe! It's great for some family friendly games, as well as prompt to pray for the world.  

While it is completely free to participate in Walk the World, there is 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. 

REGISTER for walk the world       

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.

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 

'Competition' Details and Prizes

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 'invest back' 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, 2022 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?

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!