A vision of generosity and evangelistic commitment

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A vision of generosity and evangelistic commitment

International Director Preamble As members of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ, we joyfully affirm our commitment to the living God and his saving purposes through the Lord Jesus Christ.

For his sake we renew our commitment to the vision and goals of The Lausanne Movement. This means two things: First, we remain committed to the task of bearing worldwide witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching.

The First Lausanne Congress was convened for the task of world evangelization.

A Confession of Faith and a Call to Action

Among its major gifts to the world Church were: The Second Lausanne Congressin Manilagave birth to more than strategic partnerships in world evangelization, including many that involved co-operation between nations in all parts of the globe.

These documents clearly express core truths of the biblical gospel and apply them to our practical mission in ways that are still relevant and challenging. We confess that we have not been faithful to commitments made in those documents.

But we commend them and stand by them, as we seek to discern how we must express and apply the eternal truth of the gospel in the ever-changing world of our own generation.

The realities of change Almost everything about the way we live, think and relate to one another is changing at an accelerating pace. For good or ill, we feel the impact of globalization, of the digital revolution, and of the changing balance of economic and political power in the world.

Some things we face cause us grief and anxiety — global poverty, war, ethnic conflict, disease, the ecological crisis and climate change.

But one great change in our world is a cause for rejoicing — and that is the growth of the global Church of Christ.


The fact that the Third Lausanne Congress has taken place in Africa is proof of this. The composition of our Cape Town Congress reflected this enormous shift in world Christianity in the century since the Edinburgh Missionary Conference in We rejoice in the amazing growth of the Church in Africa, and we rejoice that our African sisters and brothers in Christ hosted this Congress.

At the same time, we could not meet in South Africa without being mindful of the past years of suffering under apartheid. So we give thanks for the progress of the gospel and the sovereign righteousness of God at work in recent history, while wrestling still with the ongoing legacy of evil and injustice.

Such is the double witness and role of the Church in every place. We must respond in Christian mission to the realities of our own generation. We must also learn from that mixture of wisdom and error, of achievement and failure, that we inherit from previous generations.

We honour and lament the past, and we engage with the future, in the name of the God who holds all history in his hand. Unchanged realities In a world which works to re-invent itself at an ever-accelerated pace, some things remain the same.

These great truths provide the biblical rationale for our missional engagement. Human beings are lost.

A vision of generosity and evangelistic commitment

The underlying human predicament remains as the Bible describes it: The gospel is good news. The gospel is not a concept that needs fresh ideas, but a story that needs fresh telling.

It is the unchanged story of what God has done to save the world, supremely in the historical events of the life, death, resurrection, and reign of Jesus Christ.

In Christ there is hope. The mission of God continues to the ends of the earth and to the end of the world.Your gift helps equip the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association with the resources to fulfill our mission of reaching the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Billy Graham was perhaps the most significant religious figure of the 20th century, and the organizations and the movement he helped spawn continue to shape the 21st. It’s probably safe to say that most every church—especially Southern Baptists—has a vision statement that includes or emphasizes heartoftexashop.comes decorate with crosses, talk about reaching the world for Christ, and adopt various statements and slogans (e.g., vision, mission, and purpose statements) that give the impression that the church leaders are evangelistic.

The Remarkable Dorothy L. Sayers by Lindsey Scholl, Ph.D. Dorothy L. Sayers, author of sixteen novels, ten plays, six translations, and twenty-four works of non-fiction, was . Generous Stewardship: Recapturing the Vision of the Early Church, Kenneth Hemphill - Christian finances, money management and financial help from a Biblical perspective.

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