#LausanneEurope: The battle for the soul of Europe
The Lausanne Europe Online Gathering was the first major Lausanne conference in Europe since the original congress called by Billy Graham in Lausanne Switzerland in 1974.
SOUTHAMPTON · 22 NOVEMBER 2021 · 15:14 CET
European evangelical leaders have participated in the Lausanne Europe Online Gathering from 17th-20th November. Warmth and fellowship characterized the concluding commissioning service.
Earlier, Kate Coleman challenged the delegates to leave their “upper room” and engage people where they are. Most Europeans are not members of a church.
In a sweeping speech, Lindsay Brown, who has written extensively on European church history, reminded the delegates of how Christianity transformed pagan Europe into a Christian civilization, which shaped much of the world for a millennium, and how destructive secular philosophies and worldviews have replaced European culture with empty consumerism, shallow self-centeredness, and a devaluation of human life.
#LausanneEurope: 4th and last day starts with arts, music, and lessons from history of the church, and Lausanne Movement since 1974. With Lindsay Brown, Samuel Escobar, Os Guiness. @lcwe @LausanneEurope pic.twitter.com/94iorKQhwN
— Evangelical Focus (@Evan_Focus) November 20, 2021
The Lausanne Europe Online Gathering is the first major Lausanne conference in Europe since the original congress called by Billy Graham in Lausanne Switzerland in 1974. It became a watershed event in the history of Christian mission.
The Lausanne Covenant is recognized as one of the most important Church documents in the 20th century.
Since then, the Lausanne Movement has functioned as a relational network and a theological platform. From now on it will also function as a digital platform for ideas and initiatives on strategic mission.
— Jim Memory (@jimmemory) November 19, 2021
More than 1.000 evangelical influencers listened to plenary speakers and discussed issues like “Christian identity in the era of identity politics,” “Reaching university students,” and “The Gospel and the City.”
The challenge is to let the dynamic Gospel restore the Christian Europe one soul at the time. In the concluding session, Luke Greenwood, who leads an innovative youth ministry across Europe, said: “Young people are ready to go.”
Thanks to our Coordination Team, who managed this historic online meeting and did such an extraordinary job for the last few months!
Lars Dahle (chair)
Ole-Magnus Olafsrud (vice-chair)
Bodil Skjøtt#LausanneEurope #LE2021 #TEAM pic.twitter.com/gVyo6STnvc
— LausanneEurope (@LausanneEurope) November 20, 2021