“In silence all our usual patterns assault us. That’s why most of us give up rather quickly. When Jesus was led into the wilderness the first things to show up were the wild beasts.”
The 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering (YLG2016) will be held on 3-10 August 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Occurring once a generation, this is the third such gathering that the Lausanne Movement has convened. Previous gatherings held were in Singapore in 1987 and Malaysia in 2006 which mobilized and connected emerging evangelical influencers for global mission. They also led to many lifelong friendships and ministry partnerships.
1,000 younger leaders, over 160 countries
YLG2016 is a gathering of 1,000 younger leaders from over 160 countries who will connect, pray, and discern together God’s leading of their generation for his global mission.
We received thousands of nominations for this gathering and participants have been invited through an extensive, prayerful, regionally based selection process.
During the gathering, participants will be connecting in issue-based workshops and regional groups, strategic brainstorming ‘labs’, and with mentors—senior leaders in global mission today. They will also be invited to participate in an initiative called the Younger Leaders Generation (YLGen).
The Lausanne Movement is eager to connect evangelical influencers across all generations to work together towards the vision of the gospel for every person, an evangelical church for every people, Christ-like leaders for every church, and kingdom impact in every sphere of society.
‘United in the Great Story’
The theme of YLG2016 is ‘United in the Great Story’. God is writing a Great Story that stretches from Creation to New Creation via the cross, a story in which every continent and people group across history takes part. We rejoice in and honour those who came before, and we also rejoice in that this generation also has a chapter in it. May this generation faithfully take hold of the baton that has been entrusted to them!
With a fresh vision of the Great Story and a prayerful discernment of this generation chapter in it, at YLG2016 we hope to come together in unity for the great task of pointing the nations to Jesus Christ—in all our diverse contexts and for such a vital time as this.
More than a gathering
More than a one-time event, YLG2016 will serve as a springboard for the Younger Leaders Generation (YLGen). YLGen is a ten-year commitment to walk alongside YLG2016 participants through regionally based mentoring, networking, and cutting-edge missional resourcing. The vision for YLGen extends beyond the 1,000 participants at YLG2016 to also connect many more emerging leaders in the generation who are passionately committed to God’s mission.
Join us in prayer
We pray that this will be a unique and historic gathering for the next generation of evangelical influencers and that it will have a lasting impact for the kingdom, strengthening the global church and its mission for decades to come. Please join us in praying for this gathering and for the Younger Leaders Planning Team.
For more information, please contact the YLG 2016 Planning Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.