In October of 2010, over 4,000 Christian leaders from 198 countries met in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss critical issues of our time as they relate to the Church and evangelization. This was the Third Lausanne Congress, convening nearly 36 years after the original Lausanne Congress in 1974, called by Billy Graham.
Written as a roadmap for the Lausanne Movement going forward, "The Cape Town Commitment" presents a statement of shared Biblical convictions, and calls churches, mission agencies, seminaries and Christians all over the World to action.
This "Study Edition" of "The Cape Town Commitment" includes additional commentary by the drafting committee and carefully composed questions for further reflection. Groups or individuals will be prompted to interact on a deeper level with the text and will have the opportunity to engage in the same discussion questions that prompted those at the Third Lausanne Congress, for which "The Cape Town Commitment" was first created.
Prominent authors involved in The Lausanne Movement include John Stott, John Piper, Ajith Fernando, Vaughan Roberts, Joni Eareckson Tada, Christopher J. H. Wright, and Rebecca Manley Pippert.