Planning Started for ‘Cape Town 2010:

The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization'

Christian leaders from all over the world will be gathering in Cape Town, South Africa in October, 2010 for the Third International Congress on World Evangelism. John Clemens reports.
The meeting is called “Cape Town 2010” as Christian leaders examine both the barriers and the opportunities of global evangelism, as the Church shares the hope of the Gospel to every nation on earth. The first International Congress on World Evangelism was held in 1974 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The gathering was convened under the leadership of Reverend Billy Graham. The Executive Chair of “Cape Town 2010” is the Reverend Doug Birdsall. 

Rev. Doug Birdsall (:21) OC: “…major religious blocks.”

Reverend Birdsall says the vision of the Cape Town World Congress in 2010 will be the whole church taking the whole Gospel to the whole world. 

Rev. Doug Birdsall (:11) OC: “…from around the world.” 

Birdsall acknowledges “Cape Town 2010” is a major undertaking of the Christian church.


Rev. Doug Birdsall (:12) OC: “…and what we do.”

It will also be an opportunity for Christian leaders from around the world to reflect on where the church has been and where it’s going. 

Rev. Doug Birdsall (:18) OC: “…is more prophetic.”

Birdsall believes the message from “Cape Town 2010” should be very clear and very concise. 

Rev. Doug Birdsall (:21) OC: “…revealed from God.”

At a week-long planning session held in Cape Town recently in preparation for the third Lausanne Congress”, Reverend Birdsall declared, “the pressing issues before us today, such as engaging worldviews, increasing hostile to Christianity, the threat of terrorism, HIV/AIDS, all coupled with new opportunities and new technologies, are all different from those issues faced in 1974 at the first Lausanne meeting. 

Rev. Doug Birdsall (:16) OC: “… “huge contribution.”

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