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 evangelisation. This was the Third Lausanne Congress, convening nearly 36 years after the original Lausanne Congress in 1974, called by Billy Graham. The Cape Town Commitment presents a statement of shared Biblical convictions, and calls Christians from all over the world to action. This Study Edition of The Cape Town Commitment includes additional commentary 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.
“It is hard to believe that so many years have gone by since Lausanne ‘74. How many changes we have seen since then! The world has changed, the church has changed, younger leaders have been raised up, but the Gospel has not changed, and the need for evangelism is more urgent than ever before.” Billy Graham.