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Lausanne Movement Online Primer

A Short Primer on the History of Lausanne and the Lausanne Covenant

Welcome to the Lausanne Movement Online Primer!

This free online primier can be used to obtain a general understanding of the Lausanne Movement and The Lausanne Covenant.

Included in these lessons are three types of materials that you may use:

  1. Interactive Multimedia Lessons - These short courses can be completed at your own pace (generally taking under 10 minutes per lesson) and include audio, video and interactive components. In order to view these lessons you will need to have Adobe Flash Player loaded on your computer. (Download Adobe Flash)
  2. Supplemental Study Materials - These PDF downloadable documents provide more information about Lausanne and The Lausanne Covenant. 
  3. Teaching Tools - We have provided PowerPoint presentations for each of the lessons included in the Lausanne Movement Online Primer. In addition to personal use, these presentations may also be used as teaching materials on Lausanne. These materials are copyrighted, so we would ask that you acknowledge this in your presentation. The illustrations and photos included in these presentation are licensed and CANNOT be used separately for other presentations. 

Interactive Multimedia Lessons

Section A: History and Background of Lausanne

Lesson 1 Lesson 1 - The Lausanne Context: Precursors to the Lausanne Congress

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Lesson 2 Lesson 2 - Lausanne 1974: The First International Congress on World Evangelization

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Lesson 3 Lesson 3 - The Legacy of Lausanne:The Ongoing Impact of the Lausanne Movement

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Section B: Lessons on the Lausanne Covenant

Lausanne Covenant - Lesson 1 Lesson 1 - The Background, Content, and Implications of the Covenant 
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Lausanne Covenant - Lesson 2 Lesson 2 - Theological Foundations of World Evangelization

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Lausanne Covenant - Lesson 3 Lesson 3 - The Elements of World Evangelization

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Lausanne Covenant - Lesson 4 Lesson 4 - The Church’s Role in World Evangelization

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Lausanne Covenant - Lesson 5 Lesson 5 - The Barriers to World Evangelization

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Lausanne Covenant - Lesson 6 Lesson 6 - The Implications of the Covenant

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A special thanks goes to Denver Theological Seminary, Denver, Colorado USA ( and South African Theological Seminary, Johannesburg, South Africa ( for their work preparing the content for the lessons.

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