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    More than a New Website

    You’ve probably noticed that we’ve launched a new website! It’s a big step forward for us, as a clear, easily accessible online presence is an important part of our work in connecting influencers and ideas for global mission. I’m particularly grateful to the team of volunteers and staff from six continents who put in hundreds […] More
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    Global Mission Sunday

    Connect Your Local Church with God’s Global Mission We invite you and your congregation to join with churches around the world to participate in Global Mission Sunday on 16 November 2014. Global Mission Sunday is a way to connect your local church with God’s mission and introduce missional challenges and opportunities facing the global church […] More
  • EPSA REPORT—May 2014

    This report gives a brief overview and update on three priority mission focus areas in our five-year strategy framework. More
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    40 Years Later: Back in Lausanne

    Ten days ago we concluded our international leadership meeting, a European leaders meeting, and 40th anniversary celebration near Lausanne, Switzerland, where the first International Congress on World Evangelization was held in 1974. More
  • Japan Lausanne Meeting

    Japanese Leaders Embrace The Lausanne Movement

    It was during a committee meeting in August 2013, held at the conclusion of the annual Japan Lausanne retreat, when we deliberated how best to present Michael Oh, the new global leader, to Christian leaders in Japan. A plan quickly emerged to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Lausanne Movement by hosting a reception with […] More
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    How to Pray for Ukraine Today

    Winter 2014 has become the most tragic period in Ukraine’s history of national development. For more than three months, there has been a very aggressive confrontation between the people of Ukraine and government special police forces. Demonstration lost its peaceful character after people were killed, and the 19th of February was a horrible day, marked by close to 900 injured people and 77 dead due to gunshot wounds. Prayer is much needed for families of those who lost their loved ones. May the Lord protect their hearts, minds, and souls from hatred and aggressive decisions. More
  • Celebrate God’s Provision

    Celebrate God’s Provision!

    Praise God for his provision! In late December the $500,000 match offer was 100% completed by God’s grace because of gifts and commitments from people like you.   More
  • Oh Family Christmas

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    From my family to the Lausanne family all around the world, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your love, prayers, support, and for being a part of The Lausanne Movement. God is using you to bless the whole world!Michael Oh Executive Director/CEO More
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    A Mandela Tribute and Perspective from Isaiah

    As one of the Lausanne Co-Chairs, it is my privilege to greet you all at this Christmas/New Year season and wish upon you all the Lord’s most choicest blessings at this very special time of year when we remember our Saviour’s incarnation and the hope, light and love he brought, and continues to bring, to the world. More
  • Christmas Gift to Lausanne

    Merry Christmas and heavenly blessings in Christ as we enter the month of December! We have a lot to celebrate and praise God for, with the amazing growth of the gospel and the church in Africa in this generation!!! It was a great privilege for Africa to host the historic Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town 2010 under the great leadership of Doug Birdsall, Lindsay Brown, Archbishop Henry Orombi, Gideon Para-Mallam, and the exemplary team of global Christian leaders who led the Congress—eternal blessings on everyone! More
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    Why Christians Should Care: Reflections from Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

    Spontaneous shouts of “Tata Madiba!” in chorus of voice and body spread like waves throughout the stadium long before Nelson Mandela’s memorial service even began.  I turned to the Archbishop of Johannesburg to ask what they were saying.  “They’re chanting his name, ‘Father Madiba,’” he said with a smile.  “They’re chanting his name.” More
  • Michael Oh

    21 Days Left for Gift Matching Opportunity

    I want the world to look different in 10 years. These are the words I used in June at my installation in Bangalore. It’s why I said yes to the incredibly challenging calling to lead The Lausanne Movement. It’s also why I’m writing this. More
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    Traveling to Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

    6:36 p.m. – On a plane from Nagoya to Taiwan, then Hong Kong, then Johannesburg. It was a frantic morning after getting an email from South Africa about the possibility of an invitation to attend Nelson Mandela’s memorial and funeral services. Was a jolting shock to even hear of the possibility. An unbelievable honor. Never for a moment did I imagine that something like this would be possible; hence absolutely no prior preparation had been made on my part! More
  • Doug Birdsall

    Strengthen and Extend the Impact of Lausanne

    It is a pleasure to write on behalf of my friend Michael Oh and all of our friends from the Lausanne global family as they give leadership to the Movement.  These are exciting and challenging days for Lausanne.  We are profoundly grateful to God for the way in which he has blessed Lausanne through an infusion of energy and talent represented by younger leaders with a fresh commitment to the vision of “the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world.” More
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    Nigeria Lausanne Congress on Evangelization

    To the glory of God, the Nigeria Lausanne Congress 2013 has ended with a fresh emphasis and unified resolve by key church, mission, political, educational and other marketplace leaders to diligently pray and work in unity and in the power of the Holy Spirit toward national transformation and fulfilling the missional mandate of the Nigerian Church in world evangelization.   More
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    Gift-Doubling Opportunity for Global and Eternal Impact

    “I want the world to look different in ten years.” At my installation service in Bangalore in June, these are the words I used to explain why I said yes to this incredibly challenging calling to lead The Lausanne Movement.    More
  • Studying Ephesians with the Global Church

    Studying Ephesians with the Global Church

    We’re pleased to announce the availability this month of Ephesians: Studying with the Global Church, a study guide and DVD curriculum ideal for home groups or adult Sunday school classes based on the study of Ephesians at Cape Town 2010. The Holy Spirit seems to be highlighting the book of Ephesians for The Lausanne Movement […] More
  • Ramez Atallah on the Situation in Egypt

    In this video Ramez Atallah, General Director of The Bible Society of Egypt and Vice Chair of The Lausanne Movement, shares an update on the tense situation in Egypt as a basis for how Christians around the world can be in prayer. Watch the video below and read more about why “Egypt has an encouraging […] More
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    Asian Church Leaders Forum Report

    Christian leaders from the house church networks in mainland China overcame tremendous hurdles in their attempt to attend the Asian Church Leaders Forum (ACLF) in Seoul More
  • A Call to Seasoned Ministry Leaders

    In July 2012, 120 select younger leaders from the U.S. and Canada gathered in Madison, Wisconsin, for the North American Younger Leaders Consultation (NAYLG) to strategize on fresh approaches to sharing the Christian message. The 120 leaders spent much of their time in working groups and focusing on issues such as: Ministry in the Workplace, […] More
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    The End is the Beginning

    In this video, Michael Oh shares five ways that your interaction with Lausanne can continue as the Global Prayer Focus draws to a close. More
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    The Next Season of Lausanne

    This is an exciting season for Lausanne, a season of new possibilities and opportunities. Watch these videos from Lausanne Honorary Chairman Doug Birdsall and Sarah Plummer, chair of the Lausanne Intercessory Working Group. More
  • Week 4, Day 28: Media and the Gospel

    Media – Traditional and New – has been a friend of the Gospel and the word of Christ, when it has been used strategically and creatively. More
  • Week 4, Day 27: The Marketplace and World Evangelization

    Also available in: Español | français The Lord uses marketplace sectors (Medical, Education, Science, Government, Media, etc.) to allow his people opportunities to serve and share with those living outside the reach of the Gospel; however in some Creative Access Nations (CANs) many traditional tentmaking roles are increasingly suspected of being connected to evangelistic endeavors.  More
  • Week 4, Day 26: Social Concerns and World Evangelization

    Also available in: Español | français Where does the Kingdom of God need to "come in power" in your region? In what ways is God being dishonored by the mistreatment and abuse of men, women, and children? As we reflect on the injustice and sadness of the world, we join together in prayer, asking for God's mercy. More
  • Week 4, Day 25: All Denominations – All Organizations

    Also available in: Español | français Is there ever room for rivalry in the house of God? Is it ever acceptable for God's people to seek to advance their own ministry or agenda over another one? The Apostle Paul reminds us that if we have to ask these things, then we have missed the point of the Gospel; the Gospel that unites all of God's people into one body. More
  • Week 4, Day 24: Men and Women, Young and Old in Partnership

    Also available in: Español | français It's been said by numerous authors, ethnographers, and sociologists that teens in the world's urban centers have more in common with each other than with older generations in their own cultures. Whether we call it globalization or "McDonaldization", inexpensive, accessible media has helped advance an emerging youth worldview which is very different from previous generations. More
  • Week 4, Day 23: The Global Body of Christ

    Also available in: Español | français If anything should encourage us to continue in the work of World Evangelization, it should be the historic growth of the Church, particularly in the last few decades. Around the world brothers and sisters are daily being added to the number of those who are being saved, to the number of those who are worshipping and heralding the name of Jesus! Praise the Lord who is building his Church! More