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Should evangelism be the highest priority of Christians at work?

What does it mean to walk faithfully as a Christian in the place where most of us spend our days—the workplace? Christianity Today has just published an article where key leaders and speakers for the Global Workplace Forum answer the question, ‘Should evangelism be the highest priority of Christians at work?’ Read the article on…

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, the Global Executive Director and CEO of Lausanne, published by Christianity Today. He continues, ‘You…

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 Leaders Gathering (EA YLG). During the four days at Seong Ahn Church, younger leaders from…

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 first pioneers. But Steve has pioneered more than just cabinetry – he is redefining 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 of the expected typhoon from the Yaokasin family’s home facing the bay. The day before…

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 in discipleship began to shape her own vision and calling as she graduated and moved…

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 that God desires his people to pray for his will to be done, and his…

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 in the 2000-year history of the Christian movement’ by Christianity Today, Cape Town 2010 was…

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 why he felt this book was so necessary and about what he means when he…

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 possible through a new stream of content launched by the Lausanne Movement. Lausanne Global Classroom…

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 me and loved them even as you loved me.‘ John 17:18, 23 When God’s people…

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 the 35 Lausanne issue networks, the Church Planting Network has existed for only four short…

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 regions of the world came together for a renewed focus on Christian witness among nominal…

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 advance of the gospel worldwide is the failure of God’s people to live like God’s…

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 Korean peninsula. Not mentioned in the news is the many foreign engagement activities occurring in…

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 lifelong ministry. As the world continues to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of…

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 why does it matter? As a young Christian, I was taught in church to use…

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, but it has been told many times by preachers in various forms. A young soldier,…

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 21 February 2018 at the age of 99. (Read Lausanne’s full news release here, including…

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 you are as excited as I am for what God will do through and for…