Cooperation of Evangelical Leaders for the Sake of World Evangelism Continues

On 25-26 November 2010, the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary hosted 153 participants for The Third Lausanne Eurasian Consultation Meeting. Among the participants were leaders from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Kazakhstan. They shared their testimonies and impressions about The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town and discussed how to apply what they learned in their local context.

Participants shared testimonies and impressions
about Cape Town 2010 and discussed how to apply
what they learned in their local context.

Lausanne international director Lindsey Brown preached an encouraging message on the importance of being salt and light in the world in order to transform our society and shared stories about what God is doing around the world. He also shared what kind of results are to be achieved during the post-Congress period.

Two plenary sessions were held with senior and younger leaders discussing what the Eurasian region is able to contribute to Lausanne. As Eugeniy Bakhmutskiy, senior bishop deputy of the Russian Baptist Union, said,

First of all, Eurasia is able to give an example of evangelical world unity; secondly, we can provide the Church with intellectual and analytical resources—people who can give analytical and honest evaluation to the contemporary world, in sake of the further mission; and lastly, we can provide with an active evangelism among youth—as we see a great potential in it.

Participants also identified three main functions of Lausanne:

  1. It unifies on a regional level.
  2. It informs on world situations.
  3. It gives a platform for analysis of the past, contemporary, and future events on a worldwide level.

Anatoliy Glukhovskyy (DMin) is the Eurasia international deputy director for Lausanne. He is also president of the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine.