For 40 years the Lausanne Movement has been connecting ideas and influencers for global mission. Today, Lausanne Europe believes that it is time for Europeans from across the continent to come together to seek God and address the challenges and opportunities we face in Europe through the Lausanne Europe 2020 Conversation and Gathering - Dynamic Gospel New Europe. This podcast is part of this conversation.
Podcast: Finding Christ in the Chaos – Refugees in Europe
This month’s Conversation includes a short podcast interview with Vimal Vimalasakaran who works with refugees in South West Germany. With the prospect of many more refugees arriving in Europe from Afghanistan in the coming months, we need to reflect on this issue again. In the podcast, we will hear something of Vimal’s story as a refugee from Sri Lanka, and how God is working in the chaos of the refugee crisis to bring about His purposes in Europe. Make sure you listen to the podcast and consider the questions before you meet in your Impact Group.
Podcast: A Vision for Church Planting in Europe Today
Our principal resource for this month’s Conversation is a podcast with Øivind Augland. Øivind is the founder of M4, a church planting training process which began in Norway but which is now present in 15 European countries. M4 works across denominational and theological boundaries to see new communities of faith formed that will display the goodness of God to the people around them. The interview is 35 mins long but is full of wisdom and insight so make sure you listen to the end!
March Conversation | Discipleship During the Pandemic
Jay Eastman and Kristian Lande talk with Slovenian youth leader Zala Cempre about the challenges of making disciples during a pandemic but also how the church has pulled together in new ways too.
December Conversation | Interview with Nay Dawson
This month we have a fantastic interview for you to listen to. Nay Dawson works with IFES Europe as their Regional Training Coordinator. Yet over the last year she has set up an initiative called Community in a Crisis to help churches build relational churches online. In the podcast, amongst other things she talks about loneliness, friendships, building community online, zoom fatigue, worship, online church with children, and how to share the hope of the gospel in the midst of Covid.
September Conversation Podcast | Interview with Brenda Amondi
This is an interview with Brenda Amondi, a young Kenyan woman who came to Europe four years ago as a missionary.
Episode 6: What threatens reconciliation in Europe?
Missiologist Jim Memory talks to Kåre Melhus about reconciliation in the divided continent European continent and what represent the biggest threats to peace in our age.