The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE) will gather hundreds of young leaders worldwide for a conference in Malaysia next year.
The Younger Leaders Gathering, which brings together about 500 young leaders between the ages of 25-35 from over 100 countries, aims to serve as a platform for emerging global Christian leaders of the 21st century to connect and develop. The gathering is scheduled for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Among the qualities the Committee seeks in participants are leaders who actively and personally engage in reaching people with the Gospel, demonstrate a Kingdom mindset through collaborative/cooperative ministry, influence others to reach their potential, have a current and potential ministry impact, and are respected by their peers. more >>
Lausanne will host the North American Consultation on the role of the church in solving the HIV/AIDS pandemic for the first time this month.
On Nov. 10, one day prior to the world’s largest medical missions conference, the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization will host the North American Consultation at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky. The topic of discussion this year is the role of the church in the HIV/AIDS crisis, which some are calling a “global emergency.”
Among the prominent guest speakers at the consultation is Edward C. Green, who is the senior research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. Green, whose session is titled “Uganda’s ABC Model: An African Response to AIDS,” will be discussing his findings that the ABC (Abstinence, Be Faithful, Use Condoms) model in Uganda lowered the HIV/AIDS rate from 18 percent in 1992 to below seven percent presently, according to a statement released by the Southeast Christian Church, Missions Ministry. more >>
The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization's International Leadership Team met in Hong Kong last week, marking the first time nearly all of the new Lausanne team had the opportunity to meet face to face since the leadership transition at the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization last fall in Pattaya, Thailand.
Participating in the June 20-22 meetings were Lausanne's International Deputy Directors (representing the 11 regions of the world), Senior Associates, Senior Advisors, 2004 Forum Issue Group leaders, National and Regional Committee representatives, organizers of the 2006 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, the Lausanne Administrative Committee and Lausanne Staff. The meeting was hosted by Dr. Leung Wing Tai, chair of the Lausanne Communication Working Group, and CEO of Breakthrough Ministries.
In speaking of the Lausanne Leadership Team, Rev. Doug Birdsall, Lausanne Executive Chair, said it is the strongest it has been in fifteen years, adding that "A new generation of leaders brings with them a high level of energy and a fresh commitment to advance the ideals of 'the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world.'" more >>
The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization has named the Rev. Dr. John R. W. Stott as Honorary Chair, according to an announcement made Wednesday.
In announcing Stott’s new connection with Lausanne, the Rev. S. Douglas Birdsall, Executive Chair of Lausanne, said Stott’s name is synonymous with Lausanne in many ways because of the key role he has played in the development of the movement.
As an exemplary churchman, scholar and preacher committed to the full counsel of God, Stott has “a heart and a vision for the world,” Birdsall said in the June 28 announcement released by Lausanne. “Thus, he models the catchwords of Lausanne – the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world.” more >>
The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization has just released 31 documents that address many of the major issues facing the church in the 21st Century.
The documents, known as the 2004 Forum Lausanne Occasional Papers (LOPs), are the result of work done by hundreds of Christian leaders leading up to and including the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization last fall in Pattaya, Thailand. The 2004 Forum LOPS provide information, analysis and theological perspective on each of 31 issues identified as barriers to world evangelism and include ministry case studies and strategic recommendations to the church for addressing each issue.
Rev. Dr. David Claydon, former Lausanne International Director, served as LOP editor. Claydon says the papers are enriched by the contribution of Christian leaders from every corner of the earth who offer, “an amazing level of fresh thinking, case studies and practical suggestions as to how the church can move forward in this post-modern world.” more >>
The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism is the premier global network of evangelical leaders.” The movement grew out of a 1974 International Congress in Lausanne Switzerland, which produced the Lausanne Covenant that called on the world “to be more intentional about world evangelization.” The Covenant, agreed upon by 2,300 people from 150 nations from all branches of the Christian church in the space of ten days, is considered by many Christian leaders to be one of the most important missions document in Protestant history.
Lausanne has begun to plan the Second Younger Leader’s Gathering in Malaysia in 2006. Some 500 people between the ages of 25-35, all leaders of their ministry, will be invited to attend an international forum along with older generations to celebrate God’s work and plan strategies for the future.
The Executive Chairman of Lausanne, The Rev. S. Douglas Birdsall explained the motive for the Younger Leader’s Gathering, the preparation for the June 2005 meeting in Hong Kong, and some of the core issues in the Church today in an interview with The Christian Post. more >>