The Lausanne Movement & Trinity International Baptist Mission
The following is a running log which is intended to summarize how Trinity International is connecting with the Lausanne Movement. We believe what the Lord is doing through Lausanne is of immense importance and we love the opportunity to tell a little bit of the story as we experience it:
Pastor Cody and Katherine traveled to South Korea for the annual board meeting of the Global Diaspora Network. The agenda focused on planning for the Manila 2015 International Forum on Diaspora Mission (Lausanne) as well as on the development of the compendium on diaspora missiology.
TIBM's Prayer Coordinator, Katherine Lorance, accepted the role of Prayer Coordinator for the Manila 2015 Lausanne International Forum on Diaspora Mission sponsored by the GDN.
TIBM began managing the Global Diaspora Network's Twitter and Facebook profiles.
Pastor Cody traveled to Manila, Philippines for the annual board meeting of the Global Diaspora Network. The agenda focused on planning for the Manila 2015 International Forum on Diaspora Mission (Lausanne) as well as on the development of the compendium on diaspora missiology. Cody was asked to play a few key roles for the GDN.
Pastor Cody has been appointed to serve on the editorial team for a major publication on diaspora missiology due out in 2015.
October 2012 (Denver, CO)
Pastor Cody has been invited to attend "Denver 2012", the national gathering of the Mission America Coalition (U.S. Lausanne), especially to contribute to affinity group conversations related to diaspora mission. He will be presenting on some of the work that TIBMers and others have contributed to the Send Chicago project of the North American Mission Board (SBC).
July 2012 (Toronto and Madison):
1. Global Diaspora Network Advisory Board (Toronto, CA) - Pastor Cody continues to serve as an active part of the Global Diasporas Network (Lausanne Movement) as a Diaspora Missions Catalyst. During the July 4th week, the dozen or so members of GDN gathered from various nations in Toronto, Canada for several days of prayer, strategy development, and discussion. Major items will included work in preparation for planning Manila 2015, a Global Forum on Diaspora Mission. They also be made progress on the development of a compendium devoted to training and equipping leaders in diaspora mission.
2. North American Younger Leaders Gathering (Madison, WI) - Pastor Cody was selected to attend the North American Younger Leaders Gathering (Lausanne Movement) on July 24-26 in Madison, WI. Only about 150 leaders had been chosen to attend this critical event where Christian leaders in their 20s and 30s will gathered to pray about, discuss, and make plans regarding some of the critical issues facing the Church today. For more information about the gathering go to the NAYLG Website here. In particular, Cody served on the Unreached Peoples work group and has been selected as the group's primary author for a forthcoming project.
The book Evangelical and Frontier Missions has now been officially released by Regnum Books. It features a chapter by Cody Lorance analyzing the impact of Cape Town 2010. You can order your copy here.
September 2011 (Hong Kong):
Cody Lorance accepted an invitation to attend the 2011 Himalayan Christian Leaders Global Summit in Hong Kong. This was a gathering of some 400 Christian leaders from the global Nepali diaspora. Cody led workshops during two days and addressed the summit during one of the plenary sessions.
April 2011 (Orlando, FL):
Several members of the TIBM team traveled to Orlando, Florida during the first week of April to participate in the U.S. Lausanne Leadership Consultation, Orlando 2011. At this gathering, Cody Lorance spoke on the topic of "Pursuing Cruciformity in Diaspora Mission" and lead a table group.
February 2011 (Paris, France):
During the first meeting of the Global Diasporas Network (commissioned by the Lausanne Movement), Cody Lorance was appointed to serve the GDN as a Diaspora Missions Regional Strategist for North America. He was recommended for this role by Dr. Sadiri Joy Tira and then approved by the entire GDN executive committee. We covet your prayers for this work.
October 2010 (Cape Town, South Africa):
Cody Lorance, Pastor and Church Planting Leader of TIBM, served as an on-site participant representing the U.S.A. at the historic 3rd Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization that was held in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2010. The congress is now finished, but the work of Cape Town 2010 has only just begun. Please continue to pray and be sure to join the work of Lausanne yourself by signing onto the Lausanne Global Conversation.