Goodbye for Now… But Stay Tuned

Dear Readers,

I am somewhat saddened to inform you that this will be the last official issue of Lausanne World Pulse (LWP). This summer, the international Lausanne Movement leadership and our team from the Billy Graham Center (BGC) at Wheaton College realized we have different goals for ongoing communications. Thus, we mutually and amiably agreed to conclude LWP at the end of 2011. But, please keep reading!

The Lausanne Movement has some good plans for online content heading into the future that all LWP readers should consider. Please continue to visit their website.

We at the BGC continue to consider our next steps. Having been very pleased with LWP over the past six years, we hope to continue offering a similar format in the future. With this as our goal, we are currently in dialog with other Christian organizations about the possibility of publishing something similar to LWP.

We give thanks to God that for the last six years we’ve been able to offer you inspiration, information, and instruction in global evangelism and missions. Each issue has been received by more than six thousand readers from over one hundred nations. More than one-third of our authors have been from the Majority World. I’ve learned a lot from these contributors and hope you have as well. I’m also very grateful to the Lausanne Movement for partnering with us in this project. This has been a model of two organizations working closely together to do what neither could have done as effectively alone.

After 1 January 2012 we will write again to let you know what God is leading us to do. Until then, remember you can access all the past issues through the website. There is tremendous content there that has been and continues to remain free to you. You are also welcome to contact us at [email protected]. We would love to hear from you and any ideas you have regarding the future of this type of publication.

Until then, enjoy this final issue of LWP, which is focused on “Early Church Models of Evangelism and Mission.” Our authors take you deep into the importance of prayer, fellowship, scripture, and evangelism as lived out by the early Church.

Happy Christmas to all! May the wonder of the life, death, resurrection of Jesus Christ and the coming of the Holy Spirit enlarge your souls in mysterious and wondrous ways.

Dr. Lon Allison is executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. He also serves as director for the Institute for Strategic Evangelism at Wheaton College. He is co-publisher of Lausanne World Pulse.