Decoding the Congress VX

Ten Reasons You Should Join the Congress Virtual Experience (VX)

Micaela Braithwaite 03 Apr 2024

In just a few short months, the world will come alive with the energy and excitement of the Fourth Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. The aim of this momentous occasion, alongside the multi-year Lausanne 4 (L4) journey, is to accelerate collaborative action with the goal of fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. While historically Lausanne Congresses have been synonymous with in-person connection and a vibrant onsite experience, this time, we’re thrilled to be hosting a groundbreaking addition to the Fourth Lausanne Congress—the Congress Virtual Experience (VX).

With the Congress VX, the best of a global mission congress comes alive in the convenience of wherever you are. Forget the stress and hassle of packing bags, navigating travel logistics, and braving queues or crowded venues, not to mention the cost of a ticket halfway round the world! Instead, you have the freedom to participate from anywhere in the world, with all the excitement and energy of an onsite gathering brought directly to your fingertips.

Decoding the ‘V’ and ‘X’ of ‘VX’

The Congress VX embodies a digital, future-oriented approach to engagement, marked by flexibility and accessibility. The ‘V’ represents the virtual landscape, where digital realms merge with real-world impact. No longer are we bound by physical boundaries, allowing us to create connections that resonate across continents and cultures. Meanwhile, the ‘X’ symbolises the exponential reach and limitless potential of this innovative platform—a space where digital meets mission and together the global church is invited to explore the limitless possibilities that the digital world has to offer.

Ten Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss Out

Imagine engaging in an event where the pulse of global mission beats right at your doorstep. Picture yourself immersed in a vibrant digital landscape, where the spirit of collaboration and opportunity for impact transcends physical boundaries and the way we engage with global mission is redefined. Welcome to the Congress VX!

Participating online offers several added values that enhance the overall congress experience:

Access Anywhere, Anytime: With VX, the Congress comes to you—whether you’re at home, in the office, or halfway around the world. Simply log in from any device with an internet connection and immerse yourself in a world of transformative content and collaboration. 

Save Costs and Hassle: No need to book flights, arrange accommodation, or juggle busy schedules. With VX, you have the flexibility to join sessions, workshops, and networking events at your convenience, eliminating the inconvenience of travel and allowing you to focus on what truly matters—engaging with global mission leaders and influencers.

Enhanced Flexibility and Convenience: Craft an experience that works for you. Attend live plenaries, participate in breakout sessions, explore curated content tailored to your interests and schedule, or catch up later on sessions you were unable to attend. With VX, flexibility is paramount, ensuring you never miss a moment of inspiration or insight.

Global Networking Without Boundaries: Break down barriers and connect with a diverse community of mission-minded individuals from every corner of the globe. Engage in lively discussions, exchange ideas, and forge lasting connections that transcend geographical limitations. VX transforms networking into a truly global experience, uniting hearts and minds in pursuit of a shared mission and vision for collaborative action.

Reduced Language Barriers: The Congress VX strives to accommodate language preferences and minimise language barriers by offering translation services. While we cannot guarantee immediate availability of all materials in the languages we currently support (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean, Russian, and Chinese), we are committed to reducing language barriers and providing participants with tools to engage the congress.

Wider Accessibility: Virtual participation removes barriers to entry, making the congress accessible to a wider audience. People from diverse backgrounds and locations can join without concerns about travel costs, visa requirements, or physical limitations, fostering inclusivity and diversity in participation.

Environmental Responsibility: Join the movement towards sustainability and stewardship by participating in a greener, more eco-friendly congress experience. By choosing VX, you’re reducing your carbon footprint, minimising waste, and embracing a more environmentally-conscious approach to global mission engagement.

Access Exclusive Resources: Gain access to a wealth of exclusive resources tailor-made for virtual participants, enriching your congress experience in unique ways. As a VX attendee you will benefit from specialised content curated specifically for you, providing insights and perspectives that cater to your needs and interests and offer practical tools for mission engagement.

In-context Engagement: Immerse yourself in the congress experience right from your own surroundings. Pray, learn, and engage with content that is directly relevant to your community, allowing you to apply valuable insights and strategies in real-time.

Digital Giveaways: Enjoy a range of digital resources and perks that are specially curated for VX participants. Unlock exclusive content, downloadable materials, and other digital resources that will enhance your congress experience and equip you for impactful mission engagement.

Overall, participating online offers added value in terms of convenience, flexibility, accessibility, global networking, and environmental sustainability, making it an attractive option for engaging in the congress experience.

VX transforms networking into a truly global experience, uniting hearts and minds in pursuit of a shared mission and vision for collaborative action.

Your Chance at Dynamic and Engaging Participation

The Congress VX goes beyond a passive live stream by offering an interactive and engaging platform that encourages active participation and collaboration. Here’s why it’s more than just a regular live stream:

Interactive Features: The virtual platform incorporates interactive features such as live chat, interactive sessions, polls, and breakout rooms, allowing participants to engage, contribute, and collaborate with curated leaders in mission all over the world in real-time. This interactivity fosters dynamic discussions, idea exchange, and active involvement in sessions.

Networking Opportunities: The virtual platform facilitates networking opportunities through virtual meet-ups, networking lounges, and participant directories. Attendees can connect with peers, speakers, and exhibitors from around the world, fostering professional relationships, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing beyond the confines of a physical venue.

Collaborative Workshops: Interactive workshops and group activities enable participants to collaborate on projects, discuss case studies, and solve challenges presented by the 25 missional ‘gaps’ collectively. These collaborative sessions promote resource-sharing, creativity, and shared learning experiences, adding depth and richness to the congress content.

Engagement Tools: Engagement tools such as gamification, quizzes, and digital giveaways incentivise participation and reward active engagement. Participants are encouraged to actively participate and engage instead of passively receiving more information and content.

Overall, the Congress VX transcends the limitations of a passive live stream by offering interactivity, flexibility, networking opportunities, collaborative workshops, and engagement tools that empower participants to actively participate, connect, and contribute to the global mission conversation.

Step into the Future of Global Mission

Embrace the future of global Christian mission with the Congress Virtual Experience. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or a budding visionary, VX offers a unique opportunity to engage with the best of a global mission congress, right from the comfort of your own environment. Register now to secure your spot and embark on a transformative journey of collaboration, connection, and impact. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history—join us online and let’s shape the future of global mission together.