Global Consultation on Nominalism
14 Mar 2018 · 18 Mar 2018
From 14-18 March 2018 in Rome, Italy, the Lausanne Movement will be hosting the Global Consultation on Christian Witness to Nominal Christians in Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant societies.
This consultation aims to examine the phenomenon of nominalism among Roman Catholics, OrthodoxChristians, and Protestants/Evangelicals from sociological, theological, and missiological perspectives. It will build upon the rich foundation laid by the 1980 Pattaya Consultation on Christian Witness to Nominal Christians, at which several key papers were produced, as well as the 1998 LausanneConsultation on Nominalism. Rather than duplicating what has already been said, the 2018 consultation will encourage further and updated analysis and will seek to discern foreseeable trends for the future of global mission, in hopes of producing a wide range of resources to equip the church to address the challenge of nominalism.
In a world where over 2.5 billion people would define themselves as ‘Christian’, the Global Consultation on Nominalism is strategic and timely. Nominal Christians need to be equipped to embrace a more robust faith so that they can play a greater role in the global witness to Christ. This consultation will explore and collaborate on ways in which the global church can better engage and equip nominal Christians.
Lausanne Global Consultations are small, invitation-only gatherings, centered around a specific missiological issue. The outcome of the consultations is usually curated in various issue-related content streams for the benefit of the wider public. All invitations have been finalized at this time.
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