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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

Does Christ’s love compel you to love the lost? – Stories from YLG

‘For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them

Faithful One, So Unchanging – Stories from YLG

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to

Connecting and Equipping in Jakarta – Stories from YLG

Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous works among all the peoples! Psalm 96:2-3 Looking out on the city below, the roads are busy

YLG2016 Next Week: Moving beyond Talk

How can we make sure that the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering will move beyond theory and talk, to become a gathering that will bring collaborative action and commitment toward the Great Commission? The Planning Team has sincerely struggled with

Grassroots communities form in the countdown to YLG2016

Everyone with a passion for social change knows that real breakthroughs happen when there is opportunity created for and given to grassroots initiatives. This structure might just be true to global mission. Early in the preparations for the Lausanne Younger

New book: Creation Care and the Gospel

The Cape Town Commitment was a historic document in many ways, but no more so than in its affirmation that ‘creation care is a gospel issue within the Lordship of Christ’ (CTC I-7-A). This little phrase has produced over the

Generous Giving and Amazing Provision for YLG2016

Though money is a subject those in ministry don’t like to talk about much, it’s highly relevant in Christian living and global mission on the most practical level. This is probably why both Jesus and the apostle Paul covered the

Connecting for God’s Business

‘“No distance too long”, goes an Indian ad caption. And it’s true, especially when God wants us to go to the ends of the world’, writes Carlos, a participant in the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering from South Asia.