Lausanne Conversation in New York City

This October, The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 16-25 October 2010.  The Congress, which first met in 1973 under the leadership of John Stott and Billy Graham, will bring together 4,000 leaders from more than 200 countries to confront the critical issues of our time - other world faiths, poverty, HIV/AIDS, persecution, among others - as they relate to the future of the Church and world evangelization.  

Leading up to the conference, a series of strategic "Conversations" has been taking place across the US (and around the world) to engage the local church in these issues.  On Thursday, April 15, a Conversation took place at Calvary Baptist Church, New York City, moderated by Jim Belcher, with the following panelists:

+ Tim Keller, Author and Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church
+ Bethany Hoang, Director, IJM Institute
+ Gary L. Frost, President, Concerts of Prayer Greater New York
+ Louie Giglio, Pastor, Passion City Church and Founder, the Passion Movement
+ Gabe Lyons, founder of Q
+ Peter Pretorius, founder of Jesus Alive Ministries in South Africa 

The conversation was focused on the importance of cities in a globalized, urbanized 21st century world.

For more information on these events, visit, or for information on the Global Gathering, visit