An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%

‘I want to repent, on behalf of the 1%, for viewing the 99% of the church not in professional ministry as existing to support our ministry. This couldn’t be more wrong.’ These are the words of apology of Michael Oh,

Gospel Friendship and Faithful Communal Witness in East Asia

Amidst marked regional differences, longstanding historical enmities, and significant missional challenges, 220 younger leaders from China, Mongolia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong gathered from 25-28 March on Jeju Island, South Korea, for the first-ever Lausanne East Asia Younger

Inside a Cabinet Maker’s Ministry

Forty years ago, Steve Bell began building cabinets in his garage. Those humble beginnings have grown over the decades into Bellmont Cabinet Co., an award-winning manufacturing company specializing in the minimalist ‘frameless’ cabinet, of which Steve was one of the

For Such a Time as This

On the morning of 8 November 2013, the newly-elected vice mayor of Tacloban City sat down for breakfast with his wife and kids. Joining them was a journalist friend and his news team, who hoped to shoot a good angle

A Brighter Future

Growing up in China, Peggy was not always a young Christian leader. The daughter of a loyal Communist Party member and a devout Buddhist, she came to know Christ in college through a campus fellowship group. Encountering Jesus and growing

Give Your Church a Vision for the World

Most of us recognise that we live in a very big, very complex world where there’s a lot going on in the global church that we’re not aware of or that we don’t quite understand. Most of us also recognise

Reaching North Korea through Faith and Work

▶ Video: Sarah’s story in her own words In 2010, four thousand delegates from 198 countries gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Lausanne Movement’s Third International Congress on World Evangelization. Called ‘the most representative gathering of Christian leaders

Feel Guilty When You Rest?

Take Care of Yourself: Survive and Thrive in Christian Ministry, the newest book from the Lausanne Library, explores why looking after yourself is so vital to surviving and thriving in Christian ministry. We talked to the author, Pablo Martinez, about

Introducing Lausanne Global Classroom

What would it be like if you could gather leaders, theologians, and experts from around the world to come present about crucial issues in a class you’re teaching, at your ministry team meetings, or in your home? This is now

Praying Together for the Fulfilment of the Great Commission

‘As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world . . . I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent

A Lesson from the Croatian Church Planting Movement

Sometimes it is difficult to see just how impactful our giving can be. As such, I would like to highlight just one example of how yoursupport makes an incredible difference to our Movement and in the world. As one of

A Global Call to Engage Nominal Christians

Resourcing the global church to understand nominal Christianity, that the missing ‘Christians’ might come home The Lausanne Movement organized a Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity in Rome in March 2018. Forty theologians, missiologists, social scientists, and mission practitioners from all

The Gospel Strategy of Christ-Like Leadership

There is perhaps no more important mission ‘strategy’ today than Christ-like leadership. At the same time, there is perhaps no greater threat to our global mission. In fact, John Stott, in his last published sermon, wrote that ‘the greatest hindrance to the

Envisioning a Shared Future for the Two Koreas

North Korea often makes headlines these days for its human rights abuses, nuclear proliferation, and long-range missiles. The news tends to portray the North as an ‘Axis of Evil’, but there is much more to this country and the divided

Remembering Billy Graham’s Lausanne Legacy

A few weeks ago the world said goodbye to Billy Graham. It was an unforgettable experience to be there for his funeral—a moving time of worship, celebration of the gospel, and friendship, all of which truly reflected Billy’s heart and

The Whole of the Whole Gospel

Participant nominations for the Global Workplace Forum are underway. During this exciting time, I am reminded that the Lausanne Movement envisions a world where the gospel has kingdom impact in every sphere of society. But what does this mean, exactly—and

The Gospel for Every Christian

Over two and a half billion people around the world would identify themselves as ‘Christians’—nearly one-third of the world’s population. But does this imply that they have understood or embraced the biblical gospel? Not necessarily. The story may be apocryphal,

Tributes to Billy Graham from Lausanne Leaders Around the World

Lausanne leaders Michael Oh, Doug Birdsall, Michael Cassidy, and Blair Carlson share their unique reflections on being ministered to and working with the late Rev Billy Graham, Founder of the Lausanne Movement, who went to be with the Lord on

Open Call for Nominations for Lausanne Global Workplace Forum

Last month we were thrilled to introduce the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum. This month we are excited to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 500-1000 participants who will gather in Manila in June 2019. I hope that

Announcing the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum

I’m thrilled to share that the next major Lausanne gathering will be the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum (GWF) in June 2019 in Manila, Philippines. The Lausanne Global Workplace Forum will bring together all streams of the Movement in order to