About Lausanne

The Lausanne Movement connects influencers and ideas for global mission, with a vision of the gospel for every person, an evangelical church for every people, Christ-like leaders for every church, and kingdom impact in every sphere of society.

Connecting influencers and ideas for global mission


Ideas from over thirty
global networks.

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Twelve continental and sub-continental regions.

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Partnerships between generations catalysed at Younger Leader Gatherings
(’87, ’06, ’16)

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Faithfully stewarding regional or global
influence in the church and mission.

Lausanne’s first influences were Billy Graham, who
convened the Lausanne 1974 Congress,
and John Stott, chief architect of the Lausanne Covenant.

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Impacting mission thought and practice for over 40 years

people groups

Ralph Winter,
Lausanne 1974


Luis Bush,
Manila 1989

Holistic mission
Samuel Escobar
and Rene Padilla,
Lausanne 1974

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Global Mission

for every person

evangelical church
for every people


for every church


in every sphere
of society

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Lausanne 1974

‘A formidable forum, possibly the widest-ranging meeting of Christians ever held’ – TIME magazine

Manila 1989

Notable involvement from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, women, and laity. Over 300 partnerships launched.

Cape Town 2010

4,000 leaders, 198 countries: ‘A younger, more ethnically diverse, and more geographically varied consortium of evangelical leaders than ever before’ – Christianity Today

Africans embracing their role in mission is, in large part, due to Lausanne. It has served as a catalyst for the whole continent to say, ‘We can play a part!’

Lausanne’s paper on Gospel and Culture articulated for us the way forward in reaching our nation. It remains the dominant approach in Sri Lanka.

Two world leaders, one from Wycliffe Bible Translators, the other from United Bible Societies, were spending time together at the second Lausanne Congress. They determined the Lord wanted them to convene the Bible agencies of the world to collaborate more strategically. From that vision the International Forum of Bible Agencies was born.

I would estimate that 85% of mission organizations in Latin America use The Lausanne Covenant as their statement of faith.

Lausanne in 100 seconds

The Lausanne Movement’s distinct calling is to connect influencers and ideas for global mission.