Lausanne Global Workplace Forum

Lausanne Global Workplace Forum

The 2019 Global Workplace Forum (GWF2019) brought together 848 highly qualified participants from 110 countries in Manila, Philippines. This gathering was the first of its kind in Lausanne’s history, where the majority of the participants, 65 percent of the near 900 participants from 110 countries were Christians whose primary place of work is outside of churches or ministry organizations.

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“The next great work of God is through the believers in the workplace”

Billy Graham, founder of the Lausanne Movement

Billy Graham - Why Lausanne

Action Focus of the Global Workplace Forum

Energize the global workplace movement

Equip participants with the right tools and resources

Engage the global church in workplace ministry

Truth and the Workplace

The Bible shows us God’s truth about human work as part of God’s good purpose in creation. The Bible brings the whole of our working lives within the sphere of ministry, as we serve God in different callings. By contrast, the falsehood of a ‘sacred-secular divide’ has permeated the Church’s thinking and action. This divide tells us that religious activity belongs to God, whereas other activity does not. Most Christians spend most of their time in work which they may think has little spiritual value (so-called secular work). But God is Lord of all of life. ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men’, said Paul, to slaves in the pagan workplace. . . (CTC II-A-3C)

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A Lasting and Global Impact

Nearly five years later, the catalytic impact of GWF can be felt around the globe. Leaders have taken their experiences, the relational connections they made, and the content they absorbed to influence their local, national, and global communities. GWF participants are:

Bringing the gospel to places and spaces where it has not taken root before.

Creating and revitalising disciple-making churches amongst unreached peoples and places.

Influencing other leaders to be more like Christ in the church and marketplace.

Impacting every sphere of society from government to healthcare, higher education to technology and media, and all points in between.

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