The Cape Town Commitment
In October of 2010, over 4,000 Christian leaders from 198 countries met in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss critical issues of our time as they relate to the Church and evangelization. This was the Third Lausanne Congress, convening nearly 36 years after the original Lausanne Congress in 1974, called by Billy Graham.
Written as a roadmap for the Lausanne Movement going forward, The Cape Town Commitment presents a statement of shared Biblical convictions, and calls churches, mission agencies, seminaries and Christians all over the World to action.
This Study Edition of The Cape Town Commitment includes additional com¬mentary by the drafting committee and carefully composed questions for further reflection. Groups or individuals will be prompted to interact on a deeper level with the text and will have the opportunity to engage in the same discussion questions that prompted those at the Third Lausanne Congress, for which The Cape Town Commitment was first created.
Prominent authors involved in The Lausanne Movement include John Stott, John Piper, Ajith Fernando, Vaughan Roberts, Joni Eareckson Tada, Christopher J. H. Wright, and Rebecca Manley Pippert.
“The Cape Town Commitment is not the memorial of a moment. It is the conviction of a Movement and the voice of a multitude. It distils a vast quantity of input from the global Church. We profoundly hope and pray that we are hearing not just the voice of Cape Town 2010, but the voice of our Lord Jesus Christ who walked among us there.”
About the Author
Rose Dowsett, member of OMF International since 1969, with husband Dick worked in the Philippines for 8 years among students, also planting two churches, establishing staff training for IFES staff from all Asia, and an evening class Bible School. Based in Scotland since 1978, she taught for 18 years at BTI/GBC (Church History, and Mission Studies).
In 1998 she returned to primarily international ministry as a conference speaker, Bible teacher, and author. She was a founder member of Evangelical Alliance in Scotland, and serves as a missiological adviser to EA-UK and Lausanne, as Vice-Chairman of the World Evangelical Fellowship‘s Mission Commission, for whom she also co-ordinates global missiological research teams, and as Executive member of Scottish Evangelical Theological Society and of Edinburgh 2010.