The Baptist movement is one of the world‘s largest Protestant denominations. Baptist churches are found on all continents and in great variety of expression. Their common biblical motto is: „One Lord, one faith, one baptism“ (Ephesians 4:5).
The BEFG is a member of the European Baptist Federation (EBF) and the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). Internationally connected as they are, Baptists bear witness to their common faith. They promote religious freedom and human rights, e.g. with the United Nations through the BWA.
More than 200 international congregations and groups in Germany are part of or associated with the Union. The International Mission in Germany (IMD) in the Missions Department supports them as a network and encourages interaction between German and international congregations.
Together with another 28 Baptist Unions the BEFG supports the work of the European Baptist Mission (EBM INTERNATIONAL). Its objective: to stand by people all over the world in their spiritual and material needs through social, missionary and evangelistic projects.
As the largest free church in Germany the BEFG maintains strong ecumenical connections. It is a member of the Association of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany (VEF), the Council of Christian Churches in Germany (ACK) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC). Many BEFG members are active in the German Evangelical Alliance.