Planting Multiplying Churches among the Unreached

In this interview, Bill Jones, João Mordomo, and Ken Katayama share their experiences leading Crossover Global, an organization that has planted well over 2,000 churches among unreached people groups and hopes to plant 4,000 more by 2024. Bill and João were 32 and 19 years old when they co-founded Crossover Global in 1987, and Ken…

One Year after the Global Workplace Forum

For too long, Christians in the workplace have seen themselves as playing the role of the supporting character, rather than the lead, in the great drama of world evangelization. The question of what role ‘lay’ Christians should play in ministry and missions has been with the Lausanne Movement from the very start. In 1974 at…

Resources for Racial Justice and Reconciliation

At the Lausanne Movement, our hearts have been breaking as we’re witnessing the events leading up to and following the tragic death of George Floyd. At this time the world has again been forced to consider the difficult and important topics of racial justice and reconciliation. As a global movement we have spent time considering how…

Systemic Injustice and the Gospel of Hope

It is with deep concern that Christians globally witness the events leading up to and following the tragic death of George Floyd in May 2020 in police custody. Spontaneous protests that have erupted throughout the United States, alongside the large-scale demonstrations in numerous cities around the world, bear evidence to humanity’s deep longing for love,…

Christ’s Peace in Ethnic Conflict

Systemic racial injustice and oppression is a virus which impacts not our bodies but our souls. In this video, Michael Oh, Global Executive Director / CEO of the Lausanne Movement, reflects on the words of the Cape Town Commitment which reminds the Church of our need to embrace fulness of the reconciling power of the…

In the Face of Racism, an Expression of Sorrow, Repentance, and Hope

As leaders in the Lausanne Movement, our hearts have been breaking. We have been listening to stories of personal and public injustice and racial discrimination. We have heard the weeping of those who have lost loved ones to violence and brutality. We have been grieved by the hardness of heart displayed by leaders who cannot…

3 Needs for Global Mission in the Post-COVID-19 Era

These pandemic days are not lost days. Even with global lockdowns and slowdowns, the opportunity for the gospel has accelerated. Michael Oh, Global Executive Director / CEO of the Lausanne Movement, looks toward a post-COVID-19 era of mission, one in which creative, bold leaders envision new mission strategies and collaboratively build the community that we…

Global Mission Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

We remain committed to our mission of connecting influencers and ideas for global mission. The mission of the church continues even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is that the resources made available on this page would provide leaders with missional thinking that helps make sense of this situation as well as to plan ahead…

COVID-19 Grace

The world has been fighting the coronavirus pandemic for many weeks. How is God present in all of this, and what impact has such a global event had on global mission? Michael Oh, Global Executive Director / CEO of the Lausanne Movement, shares an important message to address these questions. Watch, listen, or read, and…

Leading with Hope during the Coronavirus Pandemic

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. Since its outbreak in January in Wuhan, China, the world has increasingly been gripped by fear as the virus spreads. Normal life and societies in many places have been disrupted. Businesses, schools, and industries have been affected. Countries are on…

Easter Hope

This Easter is unlike any many of us have experienced before. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we rejoice that our hope is not in circumstances, but in a person: Jesus Christ, our risen Lord! We pray that this video message will encourage and strengthen you in hope—something that we, and the world, desperately need…

The Friendship that Changed the World of Bible Distribution and Translation

Perhaps when Jesus gave his Great Commission, he knew that many centuries later, a single friendship between two men would give rise to an era of unprecedented partnership amongst the world’s Bible translation and distribution agencies, and through that partnership, the hopeful evangelization of all nations. The year was 1989, and Christian leaders from around…

Theology Talks from GWF2019

What is the place of our everyday work and business in Christian theology? Can working in the marketplace be a spiritual calling, equally significant as a calling to ministry? How can we reframe our thinking with the help of theology so that we’re not holding back the transformation God would like to bring about through…

Who’s Next After Billy Graham?

Times have changed since the mid-twentieth century, when evangelist, media darling, and founder of the Lausanne Movement Billy Graham reached more than 214 million people through his crusades around the world. Today some Christians have become confused or even cynical about the concept of evangelism, and especially in the West, the word ‘evangelical’ is sometimes…

Panels from GWF2019

How are Christians to live out their faith in the workplace through different levels of responsibility? How can faith be helpful in navigating workplace complexities? Can Christians working in different companies and sectors coordinate to form a layer of influence for greater impact? We are happy to share the lively panel discussions from this year’s…

Four Paintings, Four Years, and Lausanne’s Fourfold Vision

Editor’s Note: The artist Bryn Gillette was commissioned by the Lausanne Movement to paint a series of four paintings corresponding to the Movement’s four-part vision statement, ‘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’. The paintings were unveiled over…

Devotions from GWF2019

This year’s major Lausanne event, the 2019 Global Workplace Forum, called Christians around the world to move away from a mindset that puts faith and work in separate boxes. But how are we to live out our Christian faith in our workplaces, especially if it happens to be a challenging context? During the morning sessions…

How Two Breakfasts in Cape Town Led to a Movement for the World’s Cities

One morning in 2010, Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, sat down for breakfast with Bob Doll, a highly respected investment manager. They had first met a year before at a fundraising event in New York, and on that October morning in Cape Town, they were both participants in…

2019 Global Workplace Forum Preliminary Impact Report

Executive Summary ‘I realized that I’ve been thinking too small. Thank you for blowing my mind in good ways! You deepened my theology of work and broadened my thinking as to service, change, and expanding the kingdom. I came back prayerful and ready to expand my outreach and service worldwide.’ This participant speaks on behalf…

Disability in Mission: The Church’s Hidden Treasure

Imagine you are at the dawn of creation when the angels sang God’s praises. Would it shock you to hear lyrics about God’s plan to bring glory to himself by enabling persons with disabilities to lead the powerful across the stage of redemption history? Now fast forward to the end of times, history’s culmination when…