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…

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…

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…

Global Mission Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

We remain committed to our mission of connecting influencers and ideas for global mission. The mission of the church continues even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is that the resources made available on this page would provide leaders with missional thinking that helps make sense of this situation as well as to plan ahead…

COVID-19 Grace

The world has been fighting the coronavirus pandemic for many weeks. How is God present in all of this, and what impact has such a global event had on global mission? Michael Oh, Global Executive Director / CEO of the Lausanne Movement, shares an important message to address these questions. Watch, listen, or read, and…

Leading with Hope during the Coronavirus Pandemic

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. Since its outbreak in January in Wuhan, China, the world has increasingly been gripped by fear as the virus spreads. Normal life and societies in many places have been disrupted. Businesses, schools, and industries have been affected. Countries are on…

Easter Hope

This Easter is unlike any many of us have experienced before. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we rejoice that our hope is not in circumstances, but in a person: Jesus Christ, our risen Lord! We pray that this video message will encourage and strengthen you in hope—something that we, and the world, desperately need…

The Friendship that Changed the World of Bible Distribution and Translation

Perhaps when Jesus gave his Great Commission, he knew that many centuries later, a single friendship between two men would give rise to an era of unprecedented partnership amongst the world’s Bible translation and distribution agencies, and through that partnership, the hopeful evangelization of all nations. The year was 1989, and Christian leaders from around…

Theology Talks from GWF2019

What is the place of our everyday work and business in Christian theology? Can working in the marketplace be a spiritual calling, equally significant as a calling to ministry? How can we reframe our thinking with the help of theology so that we’re not holding back the transformation God would like to bring about through…