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

Will You Journey with Us?

I have never felt more excited and confident about the strategic nature and global momentum of Lausanne. The Lord has been gracious as we’ve built strategic connections and collaborations between influential global mission leaders for gospel impact. May I invite

New Book: Prosperity Theology and the Gospel

You couldn’t miss Brazil’s preparations for the FIFA World Cup in 2014. They were a constant feature of the landscape as we drove from the airport in Sao Paulo to the town of Atibaia. Scaffolding was being erected, much painting

500 Years and Beyond: Reformation and Mission

On 21 August, a total solar eclipse travelled across the US for the first time in 99 years. I was a little embarrassingly uninterested, and the moment passed by without much more than a resolve to not look outside and

Curating and Sharing Missional Ideas

‘Connecting influencers and ideas for global mission’—that is the mission of the Lausanne Movement. Some powerful ideas have been introduced, promoted, and made actionable through the Lausanne Movement over the past four decades, including unreached (and unengaged) people groups, the

Ed Stetzer and Stephen Mbogo Appointed Regional Directors

One of the strategic visions that gave rise to the Lausanne Movement nearly five decades ago was a clearly recognized need for global leaders to be connected with one another across regions for greater impact in global missions. The growth

Commited to Connecting Generations: One Year After YLG2016

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! I have been amazed and humbled to connect with Christ-centered younger leaders through my travels these past few months. 150 high school students of Muslim background coming to

Better Together in Wittenberg

‘What can we do better together than if we just continued to work independently?’ Phill Butler, Lausanne Catalyst for Ministry Partnerships and Networks, shared this challenge on the first day of Wittenberg 2017, speaking to a beautifully unique gathering of

The Reformation in Your Pocket

‘I don’t know of a better brief introduction to the Reformation and its continuing importance today,’ says Vaughan Roberts, Lausanne plenary speaker and Rector of St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford.  He is referring to Lausanne’s new book, The Reformation: What You

Call to Prayer for Missional Leaders in Wittenberg

Five hundred years ago, in a day when the gospel was little understood within the church, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, and thus began the Reformation—a movement that worked toward a rediscovery

Preaching the Wounded Jesus to a Wounded People

Given the situation in his home country, South Sudan, it seemed completely impossible for Peter Aloro to make it to the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering (YLG2016). Locked in his office in war-torn Juba, with bullets flying all around him, he

Calling the Church to Affirm Wealth Creators

‘What is the role of wealth creation in holistic transformation?’ Have you ever heard a sermon or participated in a small group Bible study that answered this question? If your answer is ‘No’, you are not alone. Although I have

Children at Risk: Vulnerable Agents of God’s Work

The Lausanne Occasional Paper (LOP) on Mission with Children at Risk has been a large undertaking, and is now available in the Lausanne content library. Promoting a high view of Scripture and a high view of children, the LOP envisions