Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pray for Cape Town 2010

If the upcoming Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization isn't on your radar it should be. I'm excited that two members of our little church will be among the 4000 leaders from 200 countries now converging on Cape Town, South Africa. Sadly it looks as if delegates from China will not be allowed to attend as reported in this NPR story. Pray that the Chinese goverment relents.

A great way to get up to speed on Lausanne is to read The Lausanne Covenant drafted by John Stott, Billy Graham and others at the first Congress in 1974. In light of all the debate nowadays over what it means to be "evangelical" and "missional" this splendid document deserves to be read and studied. John Stott was missional before it was cool!

And here's a short video on the history of The Lausanne Movement. . .

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