PATTAYA, Thailand – The end task of evangelists and mission leaders is not just winning people to Christ, contends the co-founder of a ministry that trains church leaders.
Too often Christians think that evangelism is simply going into all the world and proclaiming the Gospel and then baptizing new believers, said Bob Moffitt, co-founder and chairman of Disciple Nations Alliance (DNA), at the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) General Assembly on Monday.
But true evangelism goes beyond just teaching Scripture knowledge but combines knowledge with obedience leading to transformed lives. 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 >>
PATTAYA, Thailand – In a world where secularism and mysticism are the new religion, the Christian faith must always challenge rather than be challenged by other faiths, world views and ideologies, says the head of the Asia Evangelical Alliance.
Addressing the World Evangelical Alliance General Assembly in Pattaya, Thailand, on Monday, the Rev. Dr. Richard Howell said that belief in the supreme, universal and trans-cultural Triune God and an identity rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ were evangelical non-negotiables in an age of pluralism.
“We have but one agenda – obedience to the Triune God revealed in Jesus Christ,” said Howell. more >>
PATTAYA, Thailand – Leaders at the World Evangelical Alliance General Assembly have commissioned Joel Edwards as the new international director of the faith-based Micah Challenge.
Evangelical leaders laid hands on Edwards, former head of the Evangelical Alliance in the UK, during his commissioning on the first full day of the General Assembly in Pattaya, Thailand, on Sunday.
Edwards said the new appointment was a “big shift” from his role as General Director of the EA, which he stepped down from in September after 11 years in office. more >>
PATTAYA, Thailand – Hundreds of evangelical leaders from dozens of countries spent Sunday in a half-day fast and full-day prayer for the challenges facing the Church in different regions of the world.
Under the theme of “One Lord, One Body, One Voice,” participants of the 2008 World Evangelical Alliance General Assembly devoted their first full day of the conference to prayer with the focus of “One Lord.”
Delegates were asked to pray for the financial crisis, which exposed the “moral bankruptcy of godless systems” and for the effects it will have on churches and ministries worldwide. more >>
PATTAYA, Thailand – More than 500 evangelical Christians from over 100 nations took part in a colorful and ethnically festive opening ceremony for the World Evangelical Alliance General Assembly in Thailand Saturday night.
National flags of delegates were paraded into the main conference hall and Thai dance and music were featured at the event that kicked off the weeklong gathering being held at the beach resort city of Pattaya.
The Rev. Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, WEA international director, set the tone of the Assembly – the first in seven years – by telling delegates that the gathering will be a time to refresh their vision for integral mission. more >>