What’s “Lausanne”?

“Lausanne” or the Lausanne Movement is a worldwide movement that mobilizes evangelical leaders to collaborate for world evangelization.

Last week, Carl Beech (CVM’s General Director) headed off to Cape Town, South Africa for the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. It started yesterday, (Sunday 17 October 2010) and draws together over 4,000 invited participants from 197 nations, and extends through GlobaLink sites to 90 countries.

Carl is flying the flag for “reaching men” and share his experiences of how CVM connects men to Jesus and the church to men in the UK

The Congress theme is ‘God in Christ, reconciling the world to himself’ (2 Corinthians 5:19) and how to bear witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching in every region of the world and every sphere of society.

The Lausanne Movement was founded by Billy Graham at the “Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization” in 1974. This produced The Lausanne Covenant, widely regarded as one of the most significant documents in recent church history.

There are several ways you can keep in touch with what is happening. Carl is one of many who is tweeting live during the proceedings, follow Carl on twitter. You can also follow the Lausanne Movement on twitter or find it on facebook. You can also get regular podcasts from the Lausanne Movement website.