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 mobilize the whole church—in every corner of the workplace—as bearers of the gospel. GWF represents…

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 you to journey with us in the next exciting season? I ask, with humility and…

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 was in process, and a clear sense of purpose filled the air. We, too, a…

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 damage my eyes. I only recount this moment in hopes that a much more significant…

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 10/40 window, children at risk, city movements, creation care as a gospel issue, business as…

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 in the global community at the end of the twentieth century was not just in…

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 Christ in northern Ghana; a 30-year-old younger leader being appointed executive secretary of a network…

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 influential men and women in global mission today. Butler’s question deserved a long pause for…

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 Need to Know and Why. There are many books on the Reformation. Why add to…

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 of the gospel for the people of God and for the world. On this 500th…

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 had little hope of even staying alive. But our God is a miracle worker, and…

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 been preaching and teaching the Bible for over four decades, I had never addressed that…

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 Children at Risk (CAR) as whole and complex human beings and vulnerable agents of God’s…

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 huge area of geography with tremendous diversity and complexity. Each of the 12 global regions…

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 of wealth is encouraged. But there is no wealth to be shared unless it has…

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 donors was unable to fulfill a significant pledge. This put our volunteer-driven Movement under considerable…

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 church across the continents now, the Cape Town Call to Action will give unparalleled perspective.…

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 mentors participating in the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering to truly connect for global mission…

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 and ideas to generate new ideas and initiatives. These networks address many of the greatest…

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 of the unveiling of this painting at the Younger Leaders Gathering in Indonesia. Christmas is…