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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

New Regional Directors in Eurasia, MENA, and Latin America

It is my joy to share about encouraging developments in several Lausanne regions. As the Lausanne Movement seeks to fulfill its mission of ‘connecting influencers and ideas for global mission’, it is structured in 12 global regions, each encompassing a

Wealth Creation for Holistic Transformation

“Remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives  you the ability to produce wealth.” (Deut 8:18) The Bible talks about wealth in three ways; one is bad and two are good. Hoarding of wealth is condemned. Sharing

Generous and Sacrificial Giving

Thank you Lausanne family for the tremendous blessing of your prayers and partnership. The Lord has provided! As you may know we were surprised by a critical financial challenge in the last months of 2016 because one our most faithful

The Lausanne Legacy: Landmarks in Global Mission

For seminary libraries and personal bookshelves If you want to track the story of the evangelical church over the past 50 years, this book will help you as no other. And if you want to grasp the state of the

Connector 2.0—The Missional Connection App

The Connector was born on a napkin en route from Paris to Jakarta. Little did I know what would follow that in-flight brainstorming. The Connector grew into a website and mobile app that allowed more than 1,000 younger leaders and

Celebrating New Lausanne Catalysts

When a catalyst is present, chemical reactions proceed more rapidly. Assisted by a catalyst, substances combine to form something new. Our 64 Lausanne Catalysts, who head our 34 Issue Networks, sometimes co-leading as teams of two or three, connect people

The Gospel for Every Person Painting

This commissioned painting by Bryn Gillette beautifully shows the first part of Lausanne’s four-fold vision for global mission, which is ‘The Gospel for Every Person’. Below is Bryn’s Artist Statement about the painting. You can also see a short video

Mentored and Now Mentoring—A YLG Story

‘Talking to this woman of God was the highlight of the whole gathering for me’, says Lilian Gitonga, one of the participants of the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering. She left Jakarta with the conviction that mentoring for the next

Giving to a Movement of Volunteers

In my last blog, I wrote about being blindsided by a major financial hardship. Two-thirds of Lausanne’s budget has been affected by the unexpected loss of a significant gift that was committed for 2016. Two-thirds of our budget means that

Blindsided by a Major Obstacle

The Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering this past August has surged the Movement ahead with tremendous momentum, but we’ve been blindsided by a major obstacle. I recently found out that our largest financial partner is unable to make a significant gift

God at Work in YLG2016

‘Life changing.’ These are the words some participants used to describe the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in a meeting just a few days ago with their Regional Director. Over 1,000 younger leaders and mentors from more than 140 countries