The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization met in Cape Town, South Africa from October 16-25. The congress was comprised of 4000 evangelical leaders from 200 countries, all for the purpose of discussing the church’s responsibilities including poverty, persecution, disease, and globalization.
I was disheartened to hear that China denied their delegation the opportunity to attend this conference. We must keep our brothers and sisters in China lifted up in prayer.
Although I did not attend the Lausanne Conference, I relished the opportunity to read the reports from Carolyn Custis James, Judy Douglass, Mary DeMuth, and the Cape Town twitter team @capetown2010. Their shared experiences have been humbling and have continuously called me to prayer.
I look forward to hearing more about their conference experiences and the way that Christ is working all across the world when I attend the Synergy 2011 conference on March 4-6 in Orlando, FL. Keynote speakers for the Synergy conference are: Sheryl WuDunn, author of NYTimes bestseller Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for women Worldwide; Andy Crouch, Senior Editor of Christianity Today, Senior Fellow of International Justice Mission, and author of award winning Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling; Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Program Director, Urbana, InterVarsity’s 20,000-student missions conference and co-editor of More Than Serving Tea; and of course Carolyn Custis James, the President and Founder of Synergy and author of The Gospel of Ruth.
Synergy presented the following three minute video project under the inspiration of the Lausanne theme, “The Whole Church Taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole World.”
The whole church includes me and it includes you. Come to Synergy to discuss how the whole church continues to make an impact on the whole world. You are a part of God’s redemption story.
In what ways have you observe the whole church take the whole gospel to the whole world?
© Natasha L. Robinson 2010