Christian leaders in South Korea are hosting this week a key gathering of leaders from the Lausanne Movement, which birthed a document more than three decades ago that has served as the basis for hundreds of ministries’ statements of faith throughout the world.
Starting Monday, some 200 Lausanne leaders will gather from 60 countries for the movement’s biennial meeting at the Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary (PCTS) in Seoul.
While leaders hope to maximize the fellowship of the international Lausanne constituency during the June 8-12 meeting, most pressing on the agenda will be the confirming of plans for Cape Town 2010, the third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. more >>
The Lausanne Movement will hold its biennial meeting at the Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary (PCTS) in Seoul June 8-12.
The International Leadership Meeting is the last gathering of international leaders before “Lausanne III: Cape Town 2010,” the third International Congress on World Evangelization, which will be held Oct. 16-25, 2010.
There has been much anticipation building up ahead of next month’s meeting as South Korea is both a country that has witnessed massive growth of Christianity in the past few decades and is also known as the most wired nation in the world. The technological assistance the believers of the country can offer is expected to contribute greatly in facilitating the movement. more >>
PATTAYA, Thailand - The highly-anticipated, upcoming third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization will be addressing emerging threats and concerns to Christian missions, informed the head of the Lausanne Congress on Monday at a major evangelical conference.
With new forms of hostility towards Christianity emerging, S. Douglas Birdsall, the executive chair of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, said the 2010 gathering in Cape Town, South Africa, is needed to bring together the best minds in the evangelical world to develop unified responses to challenges to the faith.
“You might ask is there a need for an international congress that deals with world evangelization,” said Birdsall at the 2008 World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) General Assembly in Thailand. more >>
The year 2007 is a “happy new era for world evangelization,” 400 Christian delegates were told in the closing message at the Lausanne Bi-Annual International Leadership Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, which concluded on Friday.
Lausanne members have been in the Hungarian capital since Monday to pray, plan and work together for Lausanne III, a major world mission congress to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2010.
In his farewell address, the Rev. S. Douglas Birdsall, Executive Chair of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, reminded conference delegates of the great need for the Gospel in light of such problems as an increasingly secularized youth in Europe and the fresh conflict in Gaza. more >>
The executive chair of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and the head of the World Evangelical Alliance have formally launched a new partnership for the next International Congress on World Evangelization - Lausanne III.
WEA International Director Geoff Tunnicliffe, who represents around 420 million Christians worldwide, and LCWE’s S. Douglas Birdsall were officially invited to hold Lausanne III in Cape Town, South Africa, during the Lausanne Bi-Annual International Leadership Meeting currently taking place in Budapest, Hungary.
“Lausanne III has the most enormous salvific potential for the church in South Africa and indeed all of Africa,” African Enterprise founder Michael Cassidy told the leaders on Tuesday before formally inviting Tunnicliffe and Birdsall to Cape Town. “We pray we will bless you and that it will be a mighty reviving, renewing and historic moment for the church around the world, and for mission and evangelism all across our globe.” more >>
The bi-annual Lausanne International Leadership Meeting got underway Monday in Budapest, Hungary, bringing together nearly 400 delegates from across 60 nations to explore new ways of bringing about world evangelization as well as the many challenges for mission.
The new Executive Chair of Lausanne, Douglas Birdsall, set the tone for the week as he outlined the vision of Lausanne for the future in an address on Monday evening.
“We are here to think of ways in which we can … powerfully, compellingly articulate the changeless truth about God in a radically, rapidly changing world,” he said. “Global challenges require global conversations to find global solutions.” more >>