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Does Christ’s love compel you to love the lost? – Stories from YLG

‘For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them…

Faithful One, So Unchanging – Stories from YLG

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to…

Connecting and Equipping in Jakarta – Stories from YLG

Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous works among all the peoples! Psalm 96:2-3 Looking out on the city below, the roads are busy…

YLG2016 Next Week: Moving beyond Talk

How can we make sure that the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering will move beyond theory and talk, to become a gathering that will bring collaborative action and commitment toward the Great Commission? The Planning Team has sincerely struggled with…

Grassroots communities form in the countdown to YLG2016

Everyone with a passion for social change knows that real breakthroughs happen when there is opportunity created for and given to grassroots initiatives. This structure might just be true to global mission. Early in the preparations for the Lausanne Younger…

New book: Creation Care and the Gospel

The Cape Town Commitment was a historic document in many ways, but no more so than in its affirmation that ‘creation care is a gospel issue within the Lordship of Christ’ (CTC I-7-A). This little phrase has produced over the…

Generous Giving and Amazing Provision for YLG2016

Though money is a subject those in ministry don’t like to talk about much, it’s highly relevant in Christian living and global mission on the most practical level. This is probably why both Jesus and the apostle Paul covered the…

Connecting for God’s Business

‘“No distance too long”, goes an Indian ad caption. And it’s true, especially when God wants us to go to the ends of the world’, writes Carl Ebenezer, a participant in the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering from India.

Grace of Giving and Glory of the Cross Published

Lausanne has the privilege of collecting the best-of-the-best, and making it widely available to serve the Church around the world. We are honoured and humbled to publish some of the finest Bible teachers, and to offer their work in a…

Introducing the Larnaca Statement

The roots of the Lausanne Initiative for Reconciliation in Israel-Palestine (LIRIP) go back to the Third Lausanne Congress, Cape Town, 2010. The second day was devoted, through a range of plenary speakers and seminars, to one of the six major…

Results of the Movement Review: Pursuing Faithful Stewardship

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’—Matt 25:21

Gifts from around the World

The last days of the year are always exciting. They’re a time to look back and look ahead; a time to rest from work; and a time to give thanks. I spent the last few days of the year, especially the…

Introducing the Quito Call to Action on Children at Risk

The Lausanne Consultation on Children at Risk was held in Quito, Ecuador, on 17-19 November 2014. We were gathered with more than 60 foremost experts in the area of children-at-risk, including church leaders, theologians, missiologists, and NGO representatives. The two…

Creation Care around the World in 2015: The church is on the move!

2015 has been a rough year for God’s creation, but an amazing year for the evangelical creation care movement.

2015 Matching Gift: Advance Strategic Initiatives

Update: By God’s grace we met and exceeded the $541,620 matching opportunity! (Learn more) 2015 has been a year of many strategic initiatives for the Lausanne Movement. Last month in Hong Kong, we held an historic gathering of 900 Chinese…

Welcoming 17 New Senior Associates: Connectors, Catalysts, Content Creators

I’m so pleased to introduce to you Lausanne’s 17 new Senior Associates. Alongside our current Senior Associates, they will be co-leading the following Issue Networks:

Global Mental Health and the Church

Participants from 17 countries met in Bad Liebenzell, Germany, on 22-25 June 2015 for the Symposium on Global Mental Health and the Church. This was upon invitation of the Liebenzell International University together with the Liebenzell Mission and the Lausanne…

July 2015: Clarity, Unity, and Momentum

Last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Lausanne Movement, full of thanksgiving for God’s tremendous work of grace the past 40 years, and a recognition of 3 very special gifts God gave us moving forward—clarity, unity, and momentum.…

Global Diaspora Forum 2015: Challenges and Celebration

GDF 2015 was held in Manila, Philippines, on 24-27 March 2015.

The Cape Town Commitment on Disordered Sexuality

The past few weeks and months have reminded us of the need for faithful biblical teaching and faithful biblical living. Several nations including Ireland, France, and most recently the United States, have legalized same sex marriage. In light of the…

Disability Ministry Leaders Gather for Lausanne Consultation

Featured image: Hyatt Moore creates a banquet table surrounded by people with disabilities from all nations based on Luke 14:20, at the Joni and Friends Global Access Conference which preceded the Lausanne Consultation on Disability Concerns. © 2015 Joni and Friends,…

Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians Envision Reconciliation

Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians met together in Limassol, Cyprus, 26-30 January 2015 to discuss, pray, and work towards reconciliation. The Lausanne Initiative for Reconciliation in Israel/Palestine (LIRIP), an initiative of the Lausanne Movement, hosted the conference. Its vision is ‘to promote reconciliation…

A Once-in-a-Generation Gathering

Among the 3,000 nominees for the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering (YLG2016) is a young pastor from Sierra Leone named Matthew Brima. I spoke with him several weeks ago to learn more about what is happening on the ground with…

A Gift of Love from Benin: Celebrating 2014 Year-End Giving

‘Where in the world is Cotonou?’ I thought to myself as I read about a USD $40 donation that was made during our recent matching grant opportunity. After searching online, I learned that Cotonou, while not the capital, is the…

Lausanne Consultation on Children at Risk

The Lausanne Consultation on Children at Risk was held in Quito, Ecuador, from 17-20 November 2014. This gathering was convened by Menchit Wong, Lausanne Senior Associate for Children at Risk, along with Anne-Christine Bataillard, Lausanne Senior Associate for Evangelism among…

Extend the Reach of Your Financial Gift and Strengthen Significant Mission Initiatives

Editor’s note: Lausanne received $458,380 in gifts and commitments toward fulfilling the year-end USD $500,000 matching gift. We are so grateful for the the prayerful support from so many around the world! If you missed the 31 December deadline for the match, your…

Missions Africa Trust Fund: Africa poised to bless the world as a mission financing continent

God is at work in a very significant way building his church in Africa to become an example of a mission giving community. This was the shared sense of conviction and commitment that characterized the two-day consultation on the Missions…

Churches Celebrate Global Mission Sunday 2014

This past Sunday, we celebrated Global Mission Sunday with hundreds of churches around the world! Churches in Sri Lanka, Serbia, Japan, and Singapore! We were joined even by churches in Sierra Leone, despite their life and death crisis with the…

An Update on the Ebola Outbreak and Urgent Call to Prayer

Alarming statistics The West African Ebola outbreak that started in December 2013 is so far the largest and deadliest recorded in history. The confirmed and suspected cases as of 20 August 2014 were 2,615 with 844 EVD (Ebola Virus Disease)…

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…

Global Mission Sunday

Connect Your Local Church with God’s Global Mission Hundreds of churches participated in the launch of Global Mission Sunday on 16 November 2014. The toolkit resources will continue to be available for churches and groups to use to celebrate Global Mission…

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the First International Congress on World Evangelization

Forty years ago today, Billy Graham, John Stott, and more than 2,400 other evangelical leaders from 150 countries gathered for the opening ceremony of the first International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland. Billy Graham set the context for…

EPSA REPORT—May 2014

This report gives a brief overview and update on three priority mission focus areas in our five-year strategy framework.

40 Years Later: Back in Lausanne

40th anniversary celebration near Lausanne, Switzerland

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.

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…

How to Pray for Ukraine Today

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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.

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.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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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

A Mandela Tribute and Perspective from Isaiah

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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.

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!

Why Christians Should Care: Reflections from Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

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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.”

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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.

Traveling to Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

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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!

Strengthen and Extend the Impact of Lausanne

Doug Birdsall

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.”

Nigeria Lausanne Congress on Evangelization

Nigeria Lausanne Congress

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.

 

Gift-Doubling Opportunity for Global and Eternal Impact

Michael Oh at Global Leadership Forum

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. 

 

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.…

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…

Asian Church Leaders Forum Report

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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

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…

First Lausanne Global Leadership Forum Held in Bangalore

Global Leadership Forum

The Lausanne Movement’s first Global Leadership Forum was held in Bangalore, drawing 350 participants from over 60 nations.

 

The End is the Beginning

Michael Oh Video

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

The Next Season of Lausanne

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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.

For the Sake of His Name: The Whole Church taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole World

These final three days of prayer, we ask that you would pray for Lausanne.  Would you join us in bringing the needs of this Movement before the Lord?

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.

Week 4, Day 27: The Marketplace and World Evangelization

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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. 

Week 4, Day 26: Social Concerns and World Evangelization

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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.

Week 4, Day 25: All Denominations – All Organizations

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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.

Week 4, Day 24: Men and Women, Young and Old in Partnership

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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.

Week 4, Day 23: The Global Body of Christ

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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!

Week 4, Day 22: Our Partnership in the Gospel

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Dr. Davi Gomes, Chancellor of Mackenzie University in Brazil and Dr. Michael Oh, Executive Director/CEO of The Lausanne Movement introducing this week’s theme “Our Partnership in the Gospel”.

Week 3, Day 21: Not the Way it’s Supposed to Be

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Yesterday, we prayed for those suffering under systems of injustice, and for those who have been scattered from their homelands due to violence and other factors.  Today we conclude our prayer theme on a World without the Gospel.  Reflect on what we’ve seen. 

Week 3, Day 20: A Survey of Fallenness

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When we look at the world, what evidence of the Fall of humanity is visible?  Perhaps you don’t need to read further because that simple question has given you enough about which to pray. For those that read on, let’s look at two pieces of evidence, and allow them to lead us into prayer for our world.

 

Week 3, Day 19: Global Day of Prayer

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Today is the Global Day of Prayer (GDOP, www.globaldayofprayer.com).  We encourage you to join in local expressions of the GDOP, whether in your church, city, or nation.

 

Week 3, Day 18: The Persecuted Church

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What does your faith in Jesus Christ cost you daily?  If it costs a great deal, may the Lord strengthen you and comfort you.  If it costs you very little, may the Lord give you wisdom as you seek to risk more for the sake of the name of Christ.  Watch the below video of a brother who is paying the cost to serve Christ.

 

Week 3, Day 17: Faithfulness to the Task for the Joy of the Nations

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Missionary and founder of the China Inland Mission (now OMF International), Hudson Taylor, was speaking to a large gathering of Christians in his native England, and told the story of a man to whom he had been witnessing who fell out of a boat and into the China Sea while on their way to Sungkiang.  Nearby was a fishing boat with large nets that could be used to save the man who could not swim.  Here is the conversation between Taylor and the fishermen:

 

Week 3, Day 16: Faithfulness to the Task for the Glory of God

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What a great day it will be when people from all the nations join together in praise to our God.  When the nations bring their gifts of praise before King Jesus, worshiping and acknowledging that he is King!  When every knee will bow and every tongue confess that he is Lord!

Week 3, Day 15: A World Apart from the Gospel

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We invite you to watch this video from Michael Oh, The Lausanne Movement Executive Director, as he introduces week 3 of our Global Prayer Focus on the topic “A World Apart from the Gospel”.

Week 2, Day 14: Gospel Simplicity for the Joy of the Nations

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The first aim of simplicity in our lives is the glory of God.  That is the ultimate aim.  Yet, an interesting side effect of simplicity is the unleashing of resources for Gospel purposes.

Week 2, Day 13: Gospel Simplicity for the Glory of God

We have been known to look to money for salvation and satisfaction.  Surely every Christian at some time has thought or said, “If I could just make a little more money, then…”  But money does not meet our needs, God does.  Money is not our good Father who cares for us, God is.  Oh Lord, forgive us.

Week 2, Day 12: Organizations of Integrity

We cannot build the kingdom of God – a kingdom of truth – on the foundation of dishonesty.  Yet in our craving for ‘success’ and ‘results’ we are tempted to sacrifice our integrity, with distorted or exaggerated claims that amount to lies.

Week 2, Day 11: People of Integrity

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Integrity means wholeness, or a state of having all the parts of a thing or person fully and rightly fitted together. The opposite of integrity is brokenness, which we know is caused by sin.  For the Christian, integrity is served and supported by unrelenting truth.

Week 2, Day 10: Power, Humility, and Love

These words are saturated with biblical teaching on love.  Yet, is this robust, life-giving love what we see in the world? The Church?  In place of love, all too often we see a thirst for self.

Week 2, Day 9: Gospel Powered Humility

We exalt ourselves, claiming superiority of gender, race, or social status. Paul counters all these marks of the idolatry of pride and power with his requirement that those who are filled by God’s Spirit should submit to one another for Christ’s sake.

 

Week 2, Day 8: Being a People Shaped by the Gospel

2013-05blog-w2vidToday, Michael Oh, Executive Director of The Lausanne Movement, shares his thoughts on “Being a People Shaped by the Gospel”

Week 1, Day 7: Called in His Body: The Gospel as the Life Blood of God’s People

“What we cannot obtain by solitary prayer we may by corporate…because where our individual strength fails, there union and agreement are powerful.”

Week 1, Day 6: Sealed by the Spirit: The Gospel as a Trinitarian Accomplishment

Recent years has seen great growth in Trinitarian reflection.  We have been reminded that, YES, ministry power is by the Spirit, YES, the Spirit of God is working to sanctify us, and YES, that all of this is a result of the Spirit taking the Gospel and applying it to our hearts like a balm.

Week 1, Day 5: United to Christ: The Gospel as the True Source of All Hope

Do you remember what it felt like to realize that you had been born again through Jesus Christ?  Maybe it took time to understand the transformation that had taken place in your life, or maybe it was an instantaneous feeling of peace.

Week 1, Day 4: Reconciled to God: The Gospel as the true source of all forgiveness

Father, as we continue to pray together, meet us here in fellowship. Give us eyes to see ourselves in light of the reality of the Gospel. Speak today, for your servants are listening. Also available in: Español | français Father,…

Week 1, Day 3: Christ Alone: The Gospel as the True Source of all Humility

What competes with the Gospel as the thing most precious in your life?  Is there anything – an attitude, a ministry accomplishment, a material possession, a person, or a duty – that fights for your affection, trying to sit in the place of God?

Week 1, Day 2: The Gospel of First Importance

“One of the most basic things that the gospel does is change prayer from mere petition to fellowship…without the gospel, there is no possibility of passion and delight to praise and approach God.”

Week 1, Day 1: What is the Gospel?

What is the Gospel

We invite you to watch the video, as Michael Oh, Lausanne Movement Executive Director, shares on the topic of “What is the Gospel?”

Invitation to Prayer

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During May, we invite you to journey with The Lausanne Movement in prayer.  This journey will be a personal one, and a collective one.

A Conversation between Doug Birdsall and Michael Oh

On 4 April, Dr. Doug Birdsall and Dr. Michael Oh, the new Executive Director/CEO of The Lausanne Movement, met together on a telephone call with donors.  Listen in as Doug and Michael share together about the future of Lausanne. The…

Michael Oh Video Blog: April 2013

Michael Oh Video Blog

Michael shares more about his involvement in Lausanne, why he’s encouraged about the Movement and talks about the importance of prayer.

South Asia Regional Consultation: Report and Commitment

15-17 November, 2012 Download PDF Preamble The Lausanne South Asia Consultation 2012 (Sri Lanka, 15-17, November) brought together 32 evangelical leaders from five South Asian nations namely, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and India to joyfully witness to the truth…

Highlights from the Evangelism and Music Ministry Conference

Also available in: Русский язык The participants of the Lausanne Regional Consultation shared an amazing testimonies and ministry experience that they have gained by serving the Lord in their countries. Along with it, they prepared a presentation on the topic…

Report on Evangelism and Music Ministry Conference

Also available in: Русский язык In the month of November, Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary hosted a conference “Evangelism and music ministry.” It was organized by UETS Department of Music Ministry jointly with the Lausanne Movement for Eurasia and ministry of…

Winter Updates from North America

Dear Lausanne friends, Exciting things are happening in North America! Let me share just a few. First, Urbana ’12 was a great success! There’s so much to be thankful for as I reflect on directing the Urbana 12 Student Missions…

A Message from Michael Oh

To all of you around the world who have sent your words of congratulations, shared your joy and excitement, and prayed for The Lausanne Movement and for me this week I say from the bottom of my heart – THANK…

A brief report from The Lausanne Regional Consultation on Media and the Gospel in Kristiansand, Norway

Media and the Gospel Consultation

This brief report from the Consultation outlines key facts, features and recommendations with a concluding section on the way forward.

Second Lausanne Philippine Congress (2012) Report

Lausanne Philippines held its second missions congress last October 16-18, 2012, five years since it held its first in October 25-27, 2007. (View a Summary Video.) This time we aimed to update Filipino Christian leaders on the “Cape Town Commitment,”…

Catalyzing Students at Urbana 12

(Madison, WI) — College-age students seeking meaning and purpose in life will sharpen their focus by attending InterVarsity’s 2012 Urbana Student Missions Conference, held December 27-31, 2012, at the America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri (USA).…

Children and the Gospel: Evangelizing the 4/14 Window

 “All children are at risk. There are about two billion children in our world, and half of them are at risk from poverty. Millions are at risk from prosperity. Children of the wealthy and secure have everything to live with,…

Lausanne Movement Leadership Transition Underway

Dear Friends, I am writing to let you know, as a friend and supporter of The Lausanne Movement, that I will be leaving my position next year as Lausanne CEO and Executive Chair and moving into the role of president…

Mission America Coalition Launches LOVE2020 Initiative

New Evangelism Effort Aims to ‘Love every person in America’ Palm Desert, Calif., November 7 — The Mission America Coalition / U.S. Lausanne Committee has launched a national campaign to draw ministries, churches, whole denominations, and individual Christians to show…

Media and the Gospel: A Call to the Global Lausanne Community

The Lausanne Regional Consultation on Media and the Gospel was held in Kristiansand, Norway earlier this month and resulted in the following Call to the Global Lausanne Community. Further resources on the topic of Media and Communications were also shared…

Christian Faith and 21st Century China Conference

This past August 22-24 a conference on the church in China was convened at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. The main sponsor of this event was the Forum of Chinese Theology (a Chinese organization based in Singapore), with…

Evangelism Leaders Gather in Denver for ‘Make Love Your Aim’

Denver, Colo., November 1 — More than 300 people gathered in Denver, Colo., this week for  “Denver 2012: Make Love Your Aim.” The event opened Monday night with a prayer gathering focused around the “Cape Town Confession” – part of…

Second Anniversary of Cape Town 2010: An Update from Doug Birdsall in Cape Town

Cape Town 2010 Second Anniversary

Greetings from Cape Town! 

It was just two years ago on a Sunday evening, 24 October, that the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization came to a close.  I have been here in Cape Town to celebrate with our friends and to thank those colleagues who helped to make the vision for the Third Lausanne Congress a reality.  Esme Bowers, chair of the Cape Town 2010 Participant Services Committee, hosted two wonderful gatherings to celebrate the two year anniversary.  People like Michael Cassidy, Graham Power, Peter Tarantal, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, Chris Lodewyck, Dick Miles, Tricia Sampson, and many other African leaders played major roles in the success of Cape Town 2010.  Thanks to their partnership and the outstanding leadership of Congress Director, Blair Carlson, and his team, the Congress was an overwhelming success to the glory of God.  

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