When representatives of Baptist organizations associated with the BWA convene their Annual Gathering, they are keenly aware that they assemble as God's people on mission. Because of this, corporate worship occupies a special place in their meeting. As the Covenant on Intra-Baptist Relations (CIBR) states, "All BWA meetings take place within a context of worship, acknowledging God's presence and leadership." The worship time that takes place at the start of each day precedes worship in other forms -- through meetings, discussions and exchanges of one sort or another.