2016’s Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering held in Jakarta, Indonesia was the third gathering of its kind, with previous meetings held in 1987 (Singapore) and 2006 (Malaysia). All of these events connected emerging evangelicals for global mission, with Jakarta’s event hosting more than 1,000 younger leaders and mentors from over 40 countries coming together to connect, pray, and discern together God’s leading of their generation for global mission.
Mentoring the World’s Young Leaders
I was honored to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve as the Lausanne Movement’s Co-Catalyst, along with Dr. Mac Pier, Founder and CEO of The New York Leadership Center. We also served as mentors, led a small group of six young leaders from six countries and had the opportunity to lead a workshop on bringing to the gospel to the world’s growing cities.
Looking forward, we’re excited about the enthusiasm many of the younger leaders we mentored showed at the prospect of an expression of Movement Day being launched in their region.
Dr. Pier and I plan to walk alongside them as they glean from their city gospel movement experiences and forge new best practices that we can share with our network. We believe these younger leaders will play a vital role in the acceleration of global gospel movements.
Latent Passion and Vision
Movement Day is committed to developing young Christians who will lead urban gospel movements in the coming decades.
There is tremendous passion and vision latent in the hearts of younger leaders. Their call to serve their city, and their integration with existing city movements is paramount to seeing the fullness of God’s vision unfolding globally. It is a great privilege for our team to serve as mentors for this next generation of emerging leaders.
By: Rev. Ebony Small, Director of Movement Day Expressions