Lausanne Movement Podcast

Lausanne Movement Podcast

The Lausanne Movement podcast brings you insights from a global community of Christian influencers to help advance the gospel, foster thriving churches, nurture Christlike leaders, and catalyse kingdom impact across all spheres of society.


July 8, 2024 35 mins

What does it take to see a city transformed by the gospel? 

In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we are joined by Guna Raman, CEO of City to City Asia Pacific. Guna shares the vision behind City to City Asia Pacific, his journey into church planting, and how his work is transforming cities across the region. From the cultural and religious landscape of Asia Pacific to the unique challenges and opportunities for gospel ...

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In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Gina Zurlo, co-director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity and a leading expert on global trends within Christianity. Dr. Zurlo shares her groundbreaking research on the vital yet often overlooked contributions of women to the global church.

Together, we explore the historical and contemporary roles of women in Christianity, the challenges they f...

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In what ways can nonprofit and church leaders harness the power of innovation to accelerate their mission?

In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast we sit down with Dave Raley, founder of Imago Consulting and co-host of the Purpose and Profit Podcast. They explore the importance of innovation in nonprofit organisations; the myths surrounding it; and practical steps leaders can take to foster a culture of innovation.

Dave sh...

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In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we interview Rei Lemuel Crizaldo, the leader of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance. We explore the impact of colonial history on Christian identity and the importance of reviewing cultural engagement in theology. Rei shares his personal journey, insights on contextualising faith, and practical steps for overcoming what he describes as ‘colonial captivity’.


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Can your 9-to-5 job become a powerful platform for mission?


In this episode, we interview Bob Doll, the President, CEO, and CIO of Crossmark Global Investments, Inc. We delve into the concept of viewing the workplace as a mission field. Bob shares his personal journey, insights from influential books, and practical examples of living out faith in everyday work.


Discover how to:

  • Integrate your Ch...
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What role do Arab women play in shaping the future of theological education?

Dr. Grace Al-Zoughbi Arteen, a leading Arab Theologian, shares her inspiring journey of how growing up in Palestine shaped her faith and explores how theological education empowers Arab women and fosters a more holistic theological foundation for the global church.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of empowering women through t...
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to truly engage and mobilise the next generation for Christ?

In this inspiring episode, we dive into the heart of the How to Life Movement with its founder, Jordan Whitmer. From a singular event as a 16-year-old in Arkansas to a global movement, Jordan shares the journey, challenges, and incredible stories of Gen Z's passion for authenticity and impact.


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Two centuries ago, those passionate about sharing the gospel with unreached populations had to travel for months to do so. Today, spreading the Good News is as easy as turning on your nearest digital device.

In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we sit down with Ricky George, CEO of media tech companies Outcast and Outcast Academy, to speak about the potential of utilising digital media in spreading the gospel.

Ricky s...

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Do you feel stagnant in your ministry? Dr. Jason Hubbard, the leader of International Prayer Connect, shares how he was once a prayerless pastor of a prayerless church, and tells of his journey turning to God in intentional prayer igniting a revival in his congregation and leading to multiple church plants in his community.

Prayer can often be the neglected foundation of our ministries. Without healthy prayer we cannot have healthy...

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As Scripture teaches, all humans are made in the image of God and are worthy. Yet, globally, not all humans are treated equally. With an increasing consciousness of discrimination, the world and the church continue to ask: 'What is fair and just?'

In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast we explore the context shifts in global justice including poverty, persecution, women, marginalised, human rights, slavery, and corruption...

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The Christian gospel is a message of hope for all. However, it is not the only promoted avenue of 'hope' in our contemporary world. From competing world religions to secular ambitions and pleasures, the world is continually asking:

'What is the source of hope?'

In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we explore the topic of hope and its connection to global mission, with a special focus on Islam.

We are joined by guests:

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The past century has seen a rise of more products, more people, more energy, more debt, more work, more expectations. This burden of more has led the world and the church to begin to ask: 'What is sustainable?'


In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we explore the topic of sustainability in global missions, with a specific focus on Creation Care.

We are joined by guests:

  • Dr. Matthew Nie...
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Have you ever felt a calling to serve others but weren't sure where to begin?

This episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast is for aspiring missionaries, cross-cultural workers, and anyone interested in growing in their intercultural relationships.

Richard Coleman, a missionary with TMS Global, shares his inspiring journey from a call to missions as a teenager to now serving in one of the worlds largest student ministries in Ethiop...

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In this special episode of the Lausanne Movement podcast, we're privileged to present a previously unpublished interview with George Verwer, the inspirational founder of Operation Mobilization, and Justin Schell, Director of Executive Projects at the Lausanne Movement. 

This conversation is a tribute to George Verwer's life and enduring legacy. 

Starting from his early days, George shares of being touched by the Gospel and making a...

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What does it take to plant churches in some of the world's most secular regions?

In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we explore "Pioneer Church Planting" with Ron Anderson, a seasoned church planter whose work has extended over four decades in Spain. His journey is a testament to faithful resilience in a region indifferent to the gospel message.

Ron delves into:

  • The distinctiveness of ...
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Will there ever be reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis?

In this episode of the Lausanne Movement Podcast, we explore the seemingly impossible task of reconciliation among Israelis and Palestinians with Professor Salim Munayer.

Professor Munayer, a Palestinian Christian, founded Musalaha in 1990—an organisation promoting, teaching, and facilitating reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.

From decades of experi...

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Is the US church losing its global influence, or is its role simply evolving?

This episode unpacks the changing landscape of Christianity in North America with Dr. Trevin Wax, a renowned author, scholar, and leader within the North American Mission Board.

Trevin offers a multifaceted perspective, exploring:

  • The Evolving US Church: We discuss the challenges facing American Christianity, the vital rol...
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Ever wondered how evangelism and social action can blend together to impact communities?

In this episode, we host Kumar Aryal, the founder of Himalayan Hope Foundation. Kumar shares deep insights into blending evangelism with social action and his passion for holistic development. He unpacks the realities of faith in Nepal, addresses the constant struggle between evangelism and social justice, and presents a thrilling vision for th...

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Ever wondered how you could raise more support in your local ministry context?

Discover how reframing fundraising as "support development" can unlock new possibilities and foster true collaboration with Kehinde Ojo, IFES Indigenous Support Development Program Director. This episode offers fresh perspectives on mobilising resources for God's kingdom, combining personal stories, biblical insights, and practical advice.

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Have you ever struggled to reconcile fundraising with your faith?

Join us as we explore this topic with Barbara Shantz, a seasoned fundraiser and founder of GiveWayVisioneering. In this profound conversation, Barbara shares her journey and offers practical advice for aligning fundraising with Christian values.

What you'll learn:

  • How to view fundraising as a partnership, not just a transaction.
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