I’m back from almost a month away as head of communications for the Lausanne Movement’s Cape Town 2010 Congress in South Africa. It was the most intense experience of my life.
We had such a talented team who worked so smoothly together, considering we had never worked together before. And what’s even more encouraging is that this wasn’t just a one time event for 4,200 Christian leaders from 198 countries. There is a thoughtful and dynamic plan being launched to make sure the impact of this Congress continues for years to come.
One of the most substantial outcomes of the Congress is the “Cape Town Commitment – A Declaration of Belief and a Call to Action.” This inspiring document could be as powerful a change agent as the original Lausanne Covenant in 1974.
Described as a fresh statement of what world evangelization is all about, the first half of the “Commitment” is already available. Previewers describe it as “a beautifully written work that defines evangelical belief in a language of love – our love for the whole gospel, our love for the whole church, and your love for the whole world.”
Here’s a link to the Lausanne Movement website where you can read part one of the document. I’d also encourage you to share it with friends and associates who need a fresh look at effective ministry with an eye on Kingdom impact. (Lausanne Movement Website)
Part two of the “Cape Town Commitment” will be a call to action based on the listening process at the Congress. That’s expected to be finished by December. I’ll let you know when it’s available.