Rise in Strength – Global Consultation for Women in International Christian Leadership

02 Jun 2019 · 05 Jun 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sixty women from 19 nations gathered for ‘Rise in Strength’, a global consultation held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 2-5 June 2019. The event provided a unique space to:

  • tap into the wisdom and experience of the diverse participants to gauge what women around the globe face in their lives and how they contribute to the church
  • provide data and stories about the roles and work of Christian women across the world
  • call on the church to respond so that women and men can lead together more effectively

The consultation had no plenary speakers and instead focused on listening to the voices of as many women as possible through short presentations, small groups, and regional and issue-specific meetings. The resulting consultation statement, ‘Call to All Christians‘, builds on the Lausanne statement on women and men and will be made available in several languages. There will be several Video statements published like: ‘Rise in Strength – The Call’.

‘Rise in Strength’ came from a partnership between the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Women’s Commission and the Lausanne Movement’s Women in Evangelism network.

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