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 >>
The head of Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism, one of the world’s most distinguished mission organizations, announced that he will step down from his position as president of another mission organization to concentrate more on the former.
The Rev. S. Douglas Birdsall, who has led the mission organization Asian Access for 16 years, said Monday that he will officially stop serving as the group’s president on Sept. 30 to devote more time to his position as LCWE’s executive international chair.
“After much thought and prayer, I realized that I could no longer effectively lead both organizations,” Birdsall said in a statement. “I am grateful for the evidence of God’s providence in using everything I’ve experienced up to this point to prepare me for this new role with Lausanne. I want to give it my all. more >>
One of the most respected and significant world mission conferences in history recently announced that it will hold its third international gathering in 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE) announced plans for the Third International Congress on World Evangelization to be held Oct. 16-25, 2010, according to an announcement Friday. “Lausanne III: Cape Town 2010” will convene mission and church leaders worldwide to discuss challenges and opportunities for the church in terms of world evangelism.
“There is no doubt we have entered a new era in global Christianity,” said the Rev. S. Douglas Birdsall, LCWE executive chairman, in a statement. “We need to strategize about how we can advance the spread of the Gospel around the world. more >>
Unity within the body of Christ and the common mission of evangelism were emphasized Thursday at a six-day Lausanne gathering in Malaysia.
Phil Butler, senior associate with the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and international director of visionSynergy, stressed the importance of collaboration in missions to the young Christian leaders at the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering.
“We are in the middle of a revolution,” said Butler as he highlighted partnerships that are taking place around the world, according to Lausanne. As an example, Butler shared about a gathering of believers in Hong Kong who met to pray for Christianity to take root in the country of Mongolia. more >>
Young Christian leaders from around the world listened to a mission expert present about the rapid growth of evangelicalism, especially in the global South, at a Lausanne gathering in Malaysia this week.
Jason Mandryk – co-author of the mission prayer guide Operation World – presented on the status of the Christian faith around the world Tuesday during the plenary session “State of the Gospel” at the Younger Leaders Gathering.
Nearly 500 young leaders from over 110 countries have gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for six days, Sept. 24-30, for Christ-centered leadership development. The Younger Leaders Gathering is a ministry of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization where emerging leaders in churches, ministries and the marketplace ages 25-35 convene to learn new leadership skills, strengthen their spiritual life, and form networks with other young Christian leaders around the world. more >>