Walk the World: 10-12 Nov 2023

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Walk the World is a community building weekend of prayer and fun.
It's an invitation to get out and about in your local neighbourhood... and pray! Pray for your community and communities around the world. Pray for your church's ministry and the ministry of our Baptist Mission Australia team members.

Across the weekend of 10-12 Nov 2023, commit to praying as you walk, run, wheel, cycle, imagine or drive around your area. As you do, our teams in Africa, Asia and Australia will be praying for you too!

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Recap: 2022 Walk 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 are so excited for Walk the World 2023!

Here's a recap of what happened during the inaugural 2022 Walk the World: 


What did people say about it?

“We 'Walked the World' on Saturday, and on Sunday morning saw an immediate answer to our prayer, in that a new family from that very street turned up at church for the first time! Praise God!” - Roslyn, Epping Baptist Church

“Thanks for the inspiration to get our kids out and praying for our world.” - Carol, Thornleigh Baptist Community Church

“I walked a meal to a neighbour who is doing it tough and prayed for our team members who extend hospitality to neighbours around the world.” - Susan, VIC

“We encouraged people to walk/etc. their neighbourhood or gather as a small group around a meal and to pray for their local area.” - Rob, Woodvale Baptist Church

“Thanks for organising! Great concept! So nice to have the prompt to pray for our community and our global community.” - Naomi, NSW 

Churches who registered in 2022: 

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


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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(No worries if you aren't sure yet!)



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. 


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. 


Resources are currently being developed for all ages to get involved in Walk the World. See what's coming below:

1. Prayer Guide

The Prayer Guide will include 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.


2. 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. The Family Dinner Guide will help you learn, discuss, listen and pray together as you eat.


3. Creative Prayer Ideas

A range of Creative Prayer Ideas are being developed to help children, youth and adults creatively engage in prayer for the world and their local communities.  


4. Intercultural Teams Prayer guide

The Intercultural Team Prayer Guide will outline prayer and praise points for our Baptist Mission Australia teams and the communities they serve among. For up for date prayer points all year, subscribe to News & Prayer

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?

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.
For Churches or Groups 

For Individuals
How did you get around your neighbourhood during Walk the World?:

Did you participate as an individual or as part of a group? :

Questions? Get in touch with our team via info@baptistmissionaustralia.org or 1800 329 165