FAQ – Lausanne 4 Gatherings

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Commonly asked questions about Lausanne 4 Gatherings.

Can you attend a Lausanne 4 gathering without being nominated?

Nomination is the first step to being considered for participation in the Lausanne 4 gatherings. You cannot begin the application process without first being nominated.

Can you nominate yourself?

No, a nomination must come from a Christian leader or influencer other than yourself. Nominators must read the selection criteria before nominating a prospective candidate.

Who is allowed to make a nomination?

Any Christian leader is allowed to nominate a prospective participant, provided that the candidate meets the selection criteria.

How many people can I nominate?

There is no limit on how many nominations one person can make. You may nominate as many people as you would like. Please ensure that every person you nominate is prayerfully considered and meets the selection criteria.

Why this process?

An important aspect of the Lausanne 4 gatherings is the prayerful, open, and rigorous participant nomination and selection process. This process exists to ensure that the right people come together for each gathering and appropriately reflect the rich diversity of the global church – across the regions of the world, across generations, and across spheres of influence.

When do nominations open and close?

Nominations for Lausanne 4 gatherings closed on 30 April 2023.

When do applications close?

Applications closed on 28 July 2023.

How are participants selected?

For regional gatherings in 2023, regional leaders will use the information provided to them to perform their selections of participants for the 2023 regional gatherings.

For the Seoul 2024 Congress, the Global Selection Committee will receive all relevant information of screened applicants. The committee will make the final selection decisions for the Seoul 2024 Congress, taking the demographic and global geographic selection goals into account.

Must you meet all the selection criteria in order to be considered?

Participants must meet the selection criteria in order to be considered for selection to attend the Congress. Seoul 2024 is looking for participants who represent the diversity of the global church, including age and gender. With this in mind, nomination and application to the Congress does not guarantee attendance.

What are the costs involved?

Participants will need to cover their participation fee, as well as their travel and accommodation expenses. The participation fee will be communicated ahead of the registration phase.

Fundraising resources will be made available to invited participants to equip them with ideas and tools to assist in the raising of the finances needed to participate in Lausanne 4 gatherings.

What is the expected time commitment?

In order to maximise engagement in the Congress, participants will be invited to join a pre-congress programme that will include a variety of content, opportunities for collaboration, spiritual development activities, and online events. The pre-congress programme is expected to begin in October 2023 and participants will be invited to set aside approximately 4-8 hours per month to fully engage in the pre-congress programme. Additionally, participants should prepare to be available for the full duration of the Congress on 22–28 September 2024.

Note: Should you have questions that are not answered here, please send an email to registrar@lausanne.org.