The Lausanne Movement connects influencers and ideas for global mission, with a vision of the gospel for every person, an evangelical church for every people, Christ-like leaders for every church, and kingdom impact in every sphere of society.
Connecting influencers and ideas for global mission
Ideas from over thirty
Twelve continental and sub-continental regions.
Partnerships between generations catalysed at Younger Leader Gatherings
(’87, ’06, ’16)
Faithfully stewarding regional or global
influence in the church and mission.
Lausanne’s first influences were Billy Graham, who
convened the Lausanne 1974 Congress,
and John Stott, chief architect of the Lausanne Covenant.
Impacting mission thought and practice for over 40 years
and Rene Padilla,
The Cape Town
for every person
for every people
for every church
in every sphere
‘A formidable forum, possibly the widest-ranging meeting of Christians ever held’ – TIME magazine
Notable involvement from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, women, and laity. Over 300 partnerships launched.
4,000 leaders, 198 countries: ‘A younger, more ethnically diverse, and more geographically varied consortium of evangelical leaders than ever before’ – Christianity Today
Africans embracing their role in mission is, in large part, due to Lausanne. It has served as a catalyst for the whole continent to say, ‘We can play a part!’
Lausanne’s paper on Gospel and Culture articulated for us the way forward in reaching our nation. It remains the dominant approach in Sri Lanka.
Two world leaders, one from Wycliffe Bible Translators, the other from United Bible Societies, were spending time together at the second Lausanne Congress. They determined the Lord wanted them to convene the Bible agencies of the world to collaborate more strategically. From that vision the International Forum of Bible Agencies was born.
I would estimate that 85% of mission organizations in Latin America use The Lausanne Covenant as their statement of faith.