Biola to Participate in World Evangelization Congress

Simulcast Event Oct. 22-23 to Bring Cape Town Gathering to La Mirada

Sep. 8, 2010 By Jenna Bartlo

On Oct. 16-25, Christian leaders from 200 countries will meet in South Africa for the highly anticipated Cape Town 2010 conference – the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization – and Biola University is offering you the opportunity to participate from Southern California.

Billy Graham convened the first International Congress on World Evangelization in 1974 in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the second event taking place in Manila, Philippines, in 1989. The Lausanne Movement’s third global gathering is younger and more ethnically diverse than ever, and through the use of technology will make its Cape Town proceedings available to participants across the world. The event is meant to “re-stimulate the spirit of Lausanne represented in the Lausanne Covenant: to promote unity, humbleness in service, and a call to action for global evangelization.”

Several Biola faculty and staff will be attending the Cape Town conference – including President Barry Corey – but for those unable to make it to South Africa, there will be an on-campus, two-day simulcast event: “Communicating Christ in a World of Competing Voices.”

In partnership with Transform L.A., a greater Los Angeles network of ministries passionate about transforming the city for Christ, Biola’s simulcast event will take place on campus (Sutherland Auditorium) on Friday night, Oct. 22 and all day Saturday, Oct. 23. The interactive event will allow the Biola community, along with local churches in Southern California, to experience the sights, sounds and ideas of the Cape Town gathering.

Read Christian Post's article, "Biola Brings Lausanne to Southern California."

Schedule

Friday, October 22

Friday night’s event, starting at 7 p.m., will feature video clips from Cape Town speakers and discussion on the theme, “The Truth of Christ in a Pluralistic, Globalized World.” Biola professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Garry DeWeese, will be the keynote speaker. DeWeese was a missionary in France and served as church planter and Teaching Elder for La Communauté Chrétienne Evangélique in Lamorlaye, France whie on the faculty of the European Bible Institute. He is deeply committed to helping the church articulate and defend the concept of objective truth. Friday evening will close at 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 23

9–10:20 AM

General Session A: Music—CT 2010 Praise Worship/Drama, and live music band. Dr. Gary DeWeese returns and Dr. Sam Sikitari respond to CT selected video clip issues on Truth and audience interaction.

10:30–11:50 AM

Breakout 1: CT short videos and group discussions

  • Megacities Urban Ministries—Researching your City

    Dr. Brad Christerson, Dave Imboden, Carol Davis

  • Broken World—Social Justice: Hearing and Responding to the Cry of the Oppressed

    Sandie Morgan

  • Reaching the Unreached—Business as Mission: Good Business, Great Ministry

    Dr. Tom Steffen, Rob Tribken

  • Communicating Christ to Muslim Peoples

    Dr. Jeff Morton, Dr. Moussa Bongoyok, Vance Nordman

12:00 to 1:15 PM

Lunch

1:30–3:00 PM

Breakout 2: CT short video and group discussions

  • Megacities Urban Ministries—Connecting Your Church to the City

    Colleen Marks and Art Lucero

  • Responding to the Needs of the City

    Dr. Alan McMahan

  • Reaching the Unreached—Orality: The Power of Storytelling the Gospel Message

    Dr. Steve Barber

3:00 to 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 to 4:30 PM

General Session B: Highlights of CT 2010 Regions of the World and Major Speakers and Themes video clips, Reports from Cape Town Attendees, Closing Worship

Already, Biola has joined in the celebration of the countdown to the Cape Town conference. On Sept. 9, President Corey participated in a “Road to Cape Town” worldwide conference call along with Ajith Fernando, national director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka, and Ruth Padilla DeBorst, general secretary of the Latin American Theological Fellowship.

The conference will take place on Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23 in Sutherland Auditorium.

Cost:

  • $10 - Conference Attendance only
  • $25 - Conference Attendance plus dinner on Friday, October 22 and lunch on Saturday, October 23
  • Local church group rates are available, please call 562-777-4062

Registration is available at the door.

 

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