The Extraordinary Re-Evangelization of Europe

Will European churches wake up to what God is doing across the continent? The future of Europe depends on it. In many ways, Christianity is what made Europe Europe. No other continent has been exposed to Christianity for such a prolonged period and in such an extensive way. Yet just as Europe was the first…

‘Code Red for Humanity’

As Christians, we have a vision of God’s kingdom on earth as in heaven. That vision is not only for eternity. It is to guide us into hope-fuelled action now. In August 2021 the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest assessment report (AR6, WG1), an agreed synthesis from hundreds of scientists and…

How COVID Has Impacted the Future of Human Migration

Over the last few months several colleagues in mission organizations and seminaries around the world have asked me, ‘How has the pandemic impacted the future of human migration and mission?’ Here are three initial reflections, from the macro level down to the micro. First, from a macro-level and long-term perspective, the pandemic has caused a…

Befriending Our Generational Neighbours

Generational differences are a great challenge—but also a hopeful opportunity for unlikely gospel friendships to bloom. Recently a younger leader was invited to join a Lausanne regional team. After her first meeting, she texted a group on WhatsApp that she needed encouragement because ‘those guys are old.’ The challenge of generational integration in leadership is…

Letting Local Believers Shine

For missions work today, people are still needed ‘from everywhere’, as long as they come with a deep desire to make our local brothers and sisters shine. When I think of the kind of people who are most suitable for serving in overseas missions in this day and age, I am not thinking of mission workers…

Five Reasons You Don’t Want to Evangelize to Jews—and Why You Should

When Jesus walked among us, he did so as a Jewish man—a descendant of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and King David. Most of the first disciples and authors of the New Testament were Jewish. In Acts chapter 2, when the church is birthed on the day of Pentecost, it is predominantly Jewish. The gospel message is…

A Tribute to John Stott 100 Years After His Birth

Lausanne’s global executive director and CEO Michael Oh shares a tribute to John Stott, the co-founder of the Lausanne Movement, marking the centenary of his birth on 27 April 1921. ‘Uncle John’ (as he is affectionately known in the Movement) played an instrumental role in bringing the global church together for the First Congress on…

The Legacy of John Stott through the Lausanne Movement

Editor’s Note: One hundred years ago in London, John Stott was born. In honour of the centenary of his birth, this piece aims to give an overview of his global impact especially through the Lausanne Movement, which he co-founded. John Stott was a colossus. As Jim Packer said on hearing news of his death in…

The Head and Heart of the Lausanne Movement

Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published on JohnStott100.org, a campaign website commemorating the centenary of John Stott’s birth. It is republished here with permission. The two leaders with whom the Lausanne Movement is most closely associated are Billy Graham and John Stott. Billy was the face and voice of the movement. That voice echoed…

From Grief to Easter Joy

As God’s family we enter into this Easter season aware of the immense turmoil in every corner the world today, and in our very hearts. For many of us the last year has been one of the most challenging years in our memory and in some way each of us have experienced the reality of…

Cape Town 2010 Impact Report

I. Cape Town 2010 — An Enduring Impact The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in 2010, which gathered over 4,200 people in Cape Town, South Africa, and an estimated 100,000 additional viewers at over 650 Global Link sites, cost about 20 million USD. Was it worth it? According to David Wills, former president of…

A Letter to Our Younger Leaders about the Ravi Zacharias Report

I’m sure your heart sank like mine when you read the allegations of Ravi Zacharias’ sexual misconduct. And our hearts sank even deeper after reading the final report of the findings of the four-month investigation that confirms the pattern of abuse, deception, and manipulation. No doubt we all have experienced a web of emotions through…

Where the 10/40 Window Meets the Coffee Bean Belt

Many Christians the world over arguably have one thing in common besides Jesus: coffee. Yet how often do we think about where our coffee comes from? The sad truth about coffee is that it is mired in a long history of injustice, poverty, and exploitation—a history that continues to play out today. But people like…

Planting Multiplying Churches among the Unreached

In this interview, Bill Jones, João Mordomo, and Ken Katayama share their experiences leading Crossover Global, an organization that has planted well over 2,000 churches among unreached people groups and hopes to plant 4,000 more by 2024. Bill and João were 32 and 19 years old when they co-founded Crossover Global in 1987, and Ken…

One Year after the Global Workplace Forum

For too long, Christians in the workplace have seen themselves as playing the role of the supporting character, rather than the lead, in the great drama of world evangelization. The question of what role ‘lay’ Christians should play in ministry and missions has been with the Lausanne Movement from the very start. In 1974 at…

Resources for Racial Justice and Reconciliation

At the Lausanne Movement, our hearts have been breaking as we’re witnessing the events leading up to and following the tragic death of George Floyd. At this time the world has again been forced to consider the difficult and important topics of racial justice and reconciliation. As a global movement we have spent time considering how…

Systemic Injustice and the Gospel of Hope

It is with deep concern that Christians globally witness the events leading up to and following the tragic death of George Floyd in May 2020 in police custody. Spontaneous protests that have erupted throughout the United States, alongside the large-scale demonstrations in numerous cities around the world, bear evidence to humanity’s deep longing for love,…

Christ’s Peace in Ethnic Conflict

Systemic racial injustice and oppression is a virus which impacts not our bodies but our souls. In this video, Michael Oh, Global Executive Director / CEO of the Lausanne Movement, reflects on the words of the Cape Town Commitment which reminds the Church of our need to embrace fulness of the reconciling power of the…

In the Face of Racism, an Expression of Sorrow, Repentance, and Hope

As leaders in the Lausanne Movement, our hearts have been breaking. We have been listening to stories of personal and public injustice and racial discrimination. We have heard the weeping of those who have lost loved ones to violence and brutality. We have been grieved by the hardness of heart displayed by leaders who cannot…

3 Needs for Global Mission in the Post-COVID-19 Era

These pandemic days are not lost days. Even with global lockdowns and slowdowns, the opportunity for the gospel has accelerated. Michael Oh, Global Executive Director / CEO of the Lausanne Movement, looks toward a post-COVID-19 era of mission, one in which creative, bold leaders envision new mission strategies and collaboratively build the community that we…