Lausanne 4 Frequently Asked Questions

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Below you can find answers to frequently asked questions about the Lausanne 4 gatherings. Should you have questions that are not answered here, please send an email to [email protected].

Can you attend a Lausanne 4 gathering without being nominated?

Nomination is the first step to being considered for participation in the Lausanne 4 gatherings. You cannot begin the application process without first being nominated.

Can you nominate yourself?

No, a nomination must come from a Christian leader or influencer other than yourself. Nominators must read the selection criteria before nominating a prospective candidate.

Who is allowed to make a nomination?

Any Christian leader is allowed to nominate a prospective participant, provided that the candidate meets the selection criteria.

How many people can I nominate?

There is no limit on how many nominations one person can make. You may nominate as many people as you would like. Please ensure that every person you nominate is prayerfully considered and meets the selection criteria.

Why this process?

An important aspect of the Lausanne 4 gatherings is the prayerful, open, and rigorous participant nomination and selection process. This process exists to ensure that the right people come together for each gathering and appropriately reflect the rich diversity of the global church – across the regions of the world, across generations, and across spheres of influence.

When do nominations open and close?

Nominations open on 01 February 2023 and close on 15 April 2023.

How are participants selected?

For regional gatherings in 2023, regional leaders will use the information provided to them to perform their selections of participants for the 2023 regional gatherings.

For the Seoul 2024 Congress, the Global Selection Committee will receive all relevant information of screened applicants. The committee will make the final selection decisions for the Seoul 2024 Congress, taking the demographic and global geographic selection goals into account.

Must you meet all the selection criteria in order to be considered?

Participants must meet the selection criteria in order to be considered for selection to attend the Congress. Seoul 2024 is looking for participants who represent the diversity of the global church, including age and gender. With this in mind, nomination and application to the Congress does not guarantee attendance.

How long do you have to fill in the application form if you are selected to apply after being nominated?

After being nominated, you will receive an application form. This must be completed and submitted before 08 May when applications close.

When is the deadline for registration if your application is selected?

If your application is selected for the Congress, you will receive an invitation to register. You must register and pay the registration fee before the given date.

What are the costs involved?

Participants will need to cover their registration fee, as well as their travel and accommodation expenses. The registration fee will be communicated ahead of the registration phase.

Fundraising resources will be made available to invited participants to equip them with ideas and tools to assist in the raising of the finances needed to participate in Lausanne 4 gatherings.

Is sponsorship available and how can I apply?

Sponsorship will be made available on a case by case basis, particularly for participants from the Majority World. More information about sponsorship opportunities will be available during registration.


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