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Younger Leaders Gathering 2016

The 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering (YLG2016) will take place 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 happened in Singapore in 1987 and Malaysia in 2006. These 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 will gather 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.

During the gathering, participants will connect in issue-based workshops – including on media engagement. The foundation for media engagement comes from the Lausanne Global Consultation on the Gospel and Media, which met in Brea, California, in 2013. This gathering issued a Call to Action to the global church, and resulted in the Media Engagement Network.

Participants will also meet in regional groups, strategic brainstorming ‘labs’, and with mentors who are senior leaders in global mission today. They will also be invited to take part in an initiative called the Younger Leaders Generation (YLGen).

‘United in the Great Story’

The theme of the Younger Leaders’ Gathering 2016 is ‘United in the Great Story’. God’s great story stretches from creation to new creation via the cross – it’s a story in which every continent and people group across history takes part. YLG2016 will give participants a fresh vision of the great story and a prayerful discernment of this generation’s chapter in it. And it will bring people together in unity for the great task of pointing the nations to Jesus Christ.

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 these younger leaders. It provides mentoring, networking, and cutting-edge missional resourcing. YLGen extends beyond the 1,000 YLG2016 participants to also connect many more emerging leaders in 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. Pray with us that it will have a lasting impact for the kingdom, strengthening the global church and its mission for decades to come.

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