What is Lausanne 4

‘Lausanne 4 is a multi-year, global, polycentric process facilitated by the platform of Lausanne, towards catalytic collaboration of the global church, for the discipling of all nations and the shaping of the world in 2050.’

— Michael Oh, Global Executive Director / CEO

We want to see an acceleration of collaborative initiatives that can function to address missional gaps and opportunities with the goal of fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission to make disciples of all the nations. Fueled with this motivation, the Lausanne Movement embarked on the Lausanne 4 journey in 2019, culminating in The Fourth Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in 2024 in Seoul, South Korea.

However, the Seoul 2024 Congress is only one part of the larger Lausanne 4 journey. We invite the global church to join us on this journey which includes ongoing cycles of listening, gathering, and collaborative action towards the discipling of the nations and the shaping of the church in 2050.


We believe it is intrinsic to God’s mission that the global church declare and display Christ together to a watching world. However, the global church has lacked a truly comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative global mission.

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More than ever before, our mission remains sharply focused on a vision we have held to since 1974:

The Gospel for Every Person

Disciple-Making Churches for Every People and Place

Christ-Like Leaders for Every Church and Sector

Kingdom Impact in Every Sphere of Society


Our process of listening includes a number of intentional activities that engage us in listening to God, through Scripture and prayer, as well as to one another.

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Gathering together has been a core activity of the Lausanne Movement since its very beginning. Together we are better—harnessing our different strengths and perspectives to achieve missional advancement for the sake of God’s kingdom.

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Our response to God’s mission requires action. Our ultimate objective is to catalyse collaboration within the global church, spark the accelerated discipleship of all nations and next generations, and shape the world of 2050 and beyond.


Listening to God through prayer is an integral activity that covers every aspect of the Lausanne 4 journey. Guided by the Lausanne Intercession Working Group, various prayer initiatives are currently underway ahead of our regional gatherings.

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