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How Does Collaboration Accelerate the Great Commission?

Adeoluwa Olanrewaju, Mike Adegbile & Mike Latsko | 28 Feb 2024

It’s been said that the 20th century was the century for great organizations and that the 21st is the century for great movements and networks. In the complicated world of 20th century missions, great women, men, churches, and organizations, in the power of the Spirit, pushed back the darkness, pioneered new fields, made disciples, learned…

God’s Mission Needs to Go to the Whole World

Chris Maynard | 26 Feb 2024

Polycentric Sending in a Polycentric World In the first article in this series, I argued that we still need intentional sending for the sake of the kingdom during the twenty-first century. In the second article, we explored the significance and power of a sending message. In this third and final article, we will see that…

Discovering God’s Missional Purpose for Work

Joseph Vijayam | 21 Feb 2024

Before we comprehend the role of the workplace within God’s overarching mission, it is essential to recognize the purpose of work, joyfully embrace work as a calling, and consciously worship God through our work. Work as God’s Purpose for Us Some Christians mistakenly associate work with a burden stemming from the Fall. Conversely, others draw…

Let the Church Declare and Display Christ Together

Patrick Fung | 19 Feb 2024

The Lausanne Movement endeavours to see a global mission movement by the global church which is intercultural, intergenerational, with different professional backgrounds without the sacred and secular divide, polycentric and polyphonic with men and women serving together for Christ in unity. We want Christ to be known far and near, uplifted in honour and glory.That…

The Fourth Lausanne Congress—From Switzerland to Satellite Sites

Justin Schell | 15 Feb 2024

Reaching the World in 1974—Poland and Switzerland In 1974, two relatively small bands of people put into action a plan to reach the world.   The first was based in Poland. It resulted in the construction of the Warsaw Radio Mast, the tallest structure ever built until the Burj Khalifa surpassed it in 2008. The 2,120-foot…

Impact Report 2023 

Lausanne Movement | 09 Feb 2024

2023, A Year of Growth As we step into 2024, an eagerly anticipated year for the Lausanne Movement, my heart overflows with gratitude as I present to you our 2023 Impact Report. This is a testament to our leaders, staff, volunteers and partners, and above all, to the active and powerful work of the Spirit,…

Book Review: The Church Between Temple and Mosque

Seth Porch | 01 Feb 2024

The Other Bavinck When you search the name ‘Bavinck’, the results send you to Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921), perhaps best recognized in the English-speaking world for his four volume Reformed Dogmatics[1]. It comes as a surprise to discover that there is another Bavinck—less prolific, certainly less well-known, but perhaps just as helpful in his…

How Can Spiritual Leprosy Be Healed?

Gavin Wood | 29 Jan 2024

The terrible disease of leprosy might seem ancient and irrelevant to us today but it still causes untold misery to many people in our day and age. What I’ve learned about leprosy is that it is actually a disease that damages the body’s nervous system. The result of this is the fact that the body…

Understanding God’s Heart for Collaboration

Daniel Dow | 26 Jan 2024

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series that will be looking at collaboration and what it takes to collaborate effectively. Before we dig into the practical aspects of collaboration, let’s take a few moments to understand collaboration from God’s perspective in scripture. God’s Collaborative Nature The root meaning of the word collaboration…

Help! I’m Scared of Younger Leaders

Justin Schell | 23 Jan 2024

Conflict between generations is as old as the Bible. In it, we see a grasping father-in-law take advantage of his son-in-law (Gen 29-31). We see older generations completely failing to invest in younger ones (Judges 2:10-15). We see a young king listen to the folly of his friends over the wise counsel of the elders…

God’s Mission Needs the Right Message

Chris Maynard | 22 Jan 2024

The Sending Message is Key We Still Need to Send In the first article in this series, I argued that we still need intentional sending for the sake of the kingdom during the twenty-first century. In this article I expand on the importance of the sending message. We still need international sending, we still need…

Learning from Leaders from Africa and the Middle East at L4AM

Micaela Braithwaite | 15 Jan 2024

Africa became the continent with the most Christians in 2018, surpassing Latin America (which surpassed Europe in 2014). It is tremendously encouraging to see that those who were previously the object of the majority of mission endeavours, have now become the major force behind present-day mission endeavours around the world.  With Christianity’s shift to the…

Pragmatism or Promise—Which Way for Young Africans in Mission?

Huguette Cyubahiro | 26 Dec 2023

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to announce that this article is one of two winning submissions of the 2023 Younger Leaders Writing Contest. Congratulations to the author! ‘Who of you is left who saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Does it not seem to you like nothing?’ (Haggai…

God’s Mission Still Needs Missionaries

Chris Maynard | 22 Dec 2023

In this first article of this series, I will argue that intentional, international sending is still needed for the sake of the kingdom in the 21st century. In the second, we will explore the significance and power of a ‘sending message’. And in the third and final article, I will argue that, in a polycentric…

Bridging Differences: A Guide to Cultivating Diverse Communities

Micaela Braithwaite | 20 Dec 2023

Navigating the Complexity of Diversity In a world teeming with diversity, the imperative of building bridges across generations, cultures, and divides becomes increasingly important for the global church. The Lausanne Generations Conversation 2023 (LGC23) acknowledged the complexity of this challenge, seeking to draw on the invaluable insights gained from bringing together Christian leaders spanning five…

Missional People: A Sabbatical, Sent-out, and Sustained Community

Rei Lemuel Crizaldo | 19 Dec 2023

‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind,to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor’ (Luke 4:18-19, NIV).  When Jesus read…

From Retreat to Engagement

Phil Hilditch | 14 Dec 2023

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to announce that this article is one of two winning submissions of the 2023 Younger Leaders Writing Contest. Congratulations to the author! How do we stay grounded in the gospel as a global church, even as we seek the transformation of our societies? This may seem to you, as it…

Go, but Go as One

Jurie Kriel | 06 Dec 2023

As the Lausanne Movement, the following question burns in our hearts : What will the year 2050 look like in advancing and fulfilling the Great Commission? In asking this we are drawn back to the final evening Jesus had with his disciples (Mark 16:14-19). We are invited into this room where Jesus gave to his…

Book Review: Why Evangelical Theology Needs the Global Church

Phil Tinker | 05 Dec 2023

The story goes that just after the new US Constitution had been drawn up, Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, ‘Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?’ ‘A republic’ replied Franklin, ‘if you can keep it.’[1] A republic of united states was a bold idea, but keeping it was another…

Children Praying for the Nations

Marleen Mortin | 01 Dec 2023

A few boys ran into teacher Lorrin’s house. ‘What is the country for this week?’ they asked in a chorus. Lorrin smiled at their enthusiasm. It had only been a few years since she started to pray for the nations with the children, but they enjoyed it so much and had started to take ownership…