The vision for Lausanne III was re-stimulate the spirit of Lausanne represented in the Lausanne Covenant: to promote unity, humility in our service to and for the Lord, and a call to action for global evangelization
Where Lausanne I established focus on distinct people groups and Lausanne II focused attention on the 10/40 window, Lausanne III focuses attention on a new move of God – the Global Diaspora. The Diaspora is the movement of many different peoples all across the globe to destinations not within their national or cultural boundaries. The great majority of this movement is into cities.
Diaspora ppt for balikatan 2013 (july 2013)
WE …as God’s people...
…..and the Diasporas in Vancouver (or
in the place that God has placed you
*This BC2013 workshop presentation is based on material originally developed by Brian Considine of Mission America Coalition for City and Community Ministries.
Rev. Jojo Remigio, Ph.D
Global Diaspora Network
Who are in the Diasporas?
• Peoples who have been historically and
geographically dispersed and scattered
• Peoples “on the move” or who migrate across
national boundaries due to various factors
• Currently estimated at more than two
hundred million people by the International
Organization on Migration
Lausanne I: The International
Congress on World Evangelization
Lausanne, Switzerland (July 1974)
Lausanne Covenant becomes the global rallying
point for evangelical missions and evangelism
Lausanne II: International Congress
on World Evangelization
Manila, Philippines (July 1989)
A review of how the Lausanne Covenant has been
implemented since 1974 and a ringing affirmation
of how it should be carried out in the future
Lausanne III Congress on World
Cape Town, South Africa (October 2010)
“the most representative gathering of Christian
leaders in the 2000 year history of the Christian
movement” (Christianity Today)
Lausanne I: Ralph Winter shifted global mission strategy
from a focus on political boundaries to a focus on distinct
people groups. Winter argued that in addition to targeting
countries, mission agencies needed to target the
thousands of people groups worldwide, over half of which
have not been reached with the gospel message.
Lausanne II: Luis Bush first highlighted the need for a
major focus of evangelism in the "Resistant Belt," covering
the middle of the eastern hemisphere. Further research in
mid-1990 led to the 10/40 Window concept, which
contrasts the major needs and few resources devoted to
this part of the world.
Lausanne III : A groundbreaking evangelical declaration for
world evangelization was crafted and finalized for Cape
Town 2010. The “Seoul Declaration on Diaspora
Missiology” summons the Whole Church of Jesus Christ,
including its missions agencies and its academies…to
mobilize, train, deploy, support, and empower Kingdom
Workers for the various diasporas around the world.
Diasporas into Global Cities
• Biblically, the gospel spread via the cities of the Roman world. A
study of the book of Acts shows the early church’s priority given to
reaching out to cities.
• Strategically, we know that commerce and culture flow through the
cities. The flattening of the world has given large cities…. national
influence and global linkages.
• Globalization has caused large cities to be more similar rather than
different around the world. Cities have become the destination of
the Diasporas as peoples cross boundaries from the rural to the
urban areas even as people move relentlessly to global cities.
• The potential for the global Kingdom harvest represented by 21st
Century cities is unparalleled due to the diversity of peoples coming
to cities. But are we winning our cities for the Lord Jesus?
The World has come to, is
coming to, and will come to
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in
the whole world as a testimony to all peoples, and
then the end will come. “ Matthew 24:14
“Therefore go and make disciples of all peoples,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit, “ Matthew 28:19
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit
comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in
Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the
“So pray to the Lord who is in charge
of the harvest; ask him to send more
workers into his fields.“ Matthew 9:38
• Connections with others engaging this people somewhere else
•Awakened hearts, willingness to prepare for outreach and love for your particular
•A Godly outreach and church-planting team with a synergistic blend of gifts,
abilities and talents
•Open hearts among your people group, that they would be drawn to Christ and an
indigenous church planted among them
•Guidance in discovering the peoples of our city
•Insight into which people group He would have you to reach out
"And the King will say, 'I tell you
the truth, when you did it to one
of the least of these my brothers
and sisters, you were doing it to
…of our Ethnic
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Work ethic training
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…of our Church
Research & Study
Biblical grounded training
“And then he told them, "Go into
all the world and preach the Good
News to everyone.” Mark 16:15
With local churches who
can provide missionally
With local Christian
agencies that can
help with missional
…in a manner that
will bring national &
• Initiate the steps to blessing the diasporas in your
community – prayer, study, research
• Partner with others of like mind and vision
• Convene gatherings of Christians to pray, network and
strategize for reaching out to the diasporas
• Mobilize diaspora workers for the Kingdom harvest
• Host diaspora outreach meetings
Every People Group in Vancouver is Prayed for!
Every People Group in Vancouver is Cared for!
Every People Group in Vancouver has been Shared
a culturally relevant message of the salvation
available in the Lord Jesus Christ !
“Cities are incredible portals to get the
Can you imagine if …
Rev. Jojo Remigio, Ph.D
Demographics consultant, senior researcher and
editor for the Global Diaspora Network
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