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THE CONVERSATION

Imagine being part of a conversation with 10,000 Evangelical leaders
thinking together about the crucial issues for mission in Europe today

INTRODUCTION

Lausanne Europe, as part of the Conversation and Gathering initiative happening in October is launching a two-fold conversation. A local conversation happening through Impact Groups of ideally 10-12 people and online reflections.
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WHAT IS AN IMPACT GROUP

These are key people from within your network and who might benefit from being included in the thinking, reflecting and connecting for mission. We recommend that a group meets once a month for 1-2 hours.
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ONLINE REFLECTIONS

As you meet in your Impact Groups, you will formulate thoughts and conclusions that we would love for you to share with other Impact Groups. Each month there will be a comment section where you will be able to share your reflections.
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The November Conversation

CONVERSATION

Articles and Media

Podcast

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Articles
Podcasts
Prayer Meetings
Publications
  • Vista
  • Evangelical Focus
  • Lausanne Europe
Themes
  • 21st Century Discipleship
  • Nominal Christianity and Contemporary Europe
  • Visions of Europe
  • Who Speaks for Europe
  • A Story of Reconciliation
Conversation
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  • Summer Edition
  • September
  • November
3rd November 2020

Reaching Europe – Jesus’ Strategy for Today?

By Mark Greene

Was Jesus right about the way to do mission? That’s the question. Across Europe, across the Western nations, we’ve been looking for ways to reach our nations with the gospel of Jesus. We’ve seen two decades of extraordinary creativ...

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3rd November 2020

Discipleship in a Context of Suffering and Loss

By Israel Olofinjana

This article [1] explores the relationship between mission and suffering with a particular focus on how we disciple people during and post COVID-19. The pandemic has been on a global scale, affecting at the time of writing 213 countries,...

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6th October 2020

The Lausanne Covenant

By Lausanne Movement

The Lausanne Covenant is widely regarded as one of the most significant documents in modern church history. Emerging from the First Lausanne Congress in 1974, with John Stott as its Chief Architect, it served as a great rallying call to ...

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1st July 2020

Jars of Clay

By Pablo Martinez

‘All the unhappiness of men comes from one thing, which is not knowing how to be at rest in a room.’ Pascal

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1st July 2020

Burnout

By Headington Institute

Burnout is something I hear about often in my conversations with people. Our self-test for burnout (Are You Showing Signs of Burnout?) has been a very popular resource over the years. Through my consultations with aid workers and emergen...

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8th June 2020

Reconciliation and Coronavirus

By Johannes Reimer

Kathryn Jean Lopez’s article in the Catholic News magazine “Our Sunday Visitor” on reconciliation in times of Corona has inspired me deeply.(1) “Maybe it is time for reconciliation” states Lopez to her Catholic readers. Locked ...

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8th June 2020

Reconciliation in the Conflicted Continent

By Jim Memory

Europe's history is a story of conflict. For centuries, the nations of Europe have fought bloody wars over territory, power and religion. However, since 1945 Europe has experienced an unprecedented period of peace. Of course, that isn't ...

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16th April 2020

From the Housetop

By Ron Anderson

Workplace ministry has taken on a new meaning for us here in Spain. For most of us our workplace is now located in our homes. This has levelled the playing field in that all of us have a similar workplace and are facing similar challenge...

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7th April 2020

Press Release | Lausanne Europe 2020 Postponed

By Lausanne Europe

Press Release 30 April 2020 Lausanne Europe 2020 Lausanne Europe 2020 Conversation and Gathering Dynamic Gospel – New Europe Postponed until November 2021 The Lausanne Europe 2020 Coordination Team has taken the decision to postpone the ...

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25th March 2020

Lausanne Global Classroom: Nominalism

By Lausanne Movement

This Classroom episode is on Nominalism. Nominalism is a problem that is as old as Christianity itself. It means to be identified with a religion in name only. People may self-identify as a member of a religion or belief system, but not ...

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20th March 2020

Usha Reifsnider: Mission Needs Decolonisation

By Kåre Melhus

Born a Hindu Usha Reifsnider is saying that Western culture is very much a hinderance for reaching non-western people with the gospel. With her Indian background her experience was that you became British in order to be a Christian.

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18th March 2020

No Discrepancy Between Talk and Walk

By Manfred Kohl

The early Church (in the countries around the Mediterranean) experienced violent persecution. Countless sisters and brothers were martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ. It began at the first Church in Jerusalem with a deacon Stephen w...

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18th March 2020

Being a Disciple in Europe in a Media Age

By Margunn S. Dahle

Wherever we live in today’s world, media technologies and messages increasingly influence our everyday lives, our Christian witness, and our Christian ministries. The missional issues related to media engagement are therefore of real s...

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17th March 2020

Creating a Discipleship Culture

By Mike Betts

Creating a discipleship culture is key for mission in Europe today. Creating a discipleship culture is to create a biblical culture that shines a bright light against ungodly aspects of society. I would argue that discipleship is not ful...

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17th March 2020

How Can We Overcome the Gods of Europe

By Olof Edsinger

The topic of this article may seem a bit odd. Not least since, to a large extent, today’s Europe is perceived as a ”godless continent”. As an example, data from the European Social Survey 2014–16 showed that in twelve of the Euro...

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22nd February 2020

Lausanne Europe Launches Major Initiative

By Kåre Melhus

Lausanne Europe 2020 sets out to host 800 invited delegates in a gathering in Wisla, Polen 21-25. October. They will represent every country in Europe, men and women, young and old. They are church leaders and professionals and there wi...

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23rd January 2020

Optimism or Despair?

By Vista Editorial Team

Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the health of Christianity in Europe? And speaking on behalf of your network, agency or church, what makes you optimistic about the church and mission in Europe? All the leaders who responded to ou...

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23rd January 2020

The Headline

By Vista Editorial Team

Speaking on behalf of your network, agency or church, what do you think is the most important message to be communicated about mission in Europe today? This question elicited some very passionate, interesting and profound reflections. Ov...

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23rd January 2020

Vox Pop

By Vista Editorial Team

In what ways do you or your agency/church make a distinct contribution in outlining a vision or addressing a challenge for mission in Europe? In answering this question, respondents demonstrated a wide range of approaches and contributio...

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23rd January 2020

Opening the Floor

By Vista Editorial Team

How can we make sure that these voices are heard? What kinds of platform can we provide for them to speak from? Given our tentative identification in Theme 1 of some of the voices being marginalised or ignored within European mission tod...

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23rd January 2020

Stop Talking and Listen for a Minute

By Vista Editorial Team

Who are the dominant voices speaking for Europe within the churches or mission networks with which you are most familiar? Not surprisingly, our respondents’ answers depended very much on their own context. Some interpreted “dominant...

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17th January 2020

A Woman’s Perspective on Mission in Europe

By Evi Rodemann

Many women across Europe face incredible challenges due to their gender. Sadly, the church often contributes to these as well. Reflecting on some of these here will also highlight some beautiful initiatives where churches and networks ar...

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16th January 2020

Reimagining Europe

By Darrell Jackson

Long after the UK had joined the European Union (on New Year’s Day, 1973) it was not uncommon to hear Brits tell me they were ‘going to Europe for their holiday’. To be fair, when I started visiting the Scandinavian countries, I he...

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