Step 6

Leadership as Servanthood

Following in His Footsteps: The Call to Servant Leadership in the Modern World

In this step, we explore the essence of Christian leadership, rooted in Jesus’ call for believers to embody servanthood above all. Facing contemporary leadership challenges in the church, we explore biblical guidance on fostering communities and propelling God’s mission forward.

‘In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.’ - Philippians 2:5-7

Leadership as Servanthood

‘Christ’s evangelists must humbly seek to empty themselves of all but their personal authenticity in order to become the servants of others, and churches must seek to transform and enrich culture, all for the glory of God.’ - The Lausanne Covenant

Sign Up to Join in 24-7 Prayer for Global Mission

24-7 Prayer

The task set before us—to see the gospel proclaimed to the ends of the earth—is formidable. Human effort alone is insufficient. As we gear up for the Fourth Lausanne Congress this September, our deep dependence on the Holy Spirit becomes ever clearer. Our response is a dedicated six-month, 24/7 prayer initiative—with dedicated prayer guides and a live YouTube prayer room—in a concerted effort to seek the blessing and empowering of God for the monumental task ahead. This is an invitation to join a global prayer initiative, starting on the 22 March until the launch of the Congress on the 22 September, intentionally seeking the Spirit's enablement for a breakthrough in global mission in our lifetime.

Inviting others to come alongside you in prayer.

Prayer Triplets

You cannot do it alone, form a ‘prayer triplet, inviting you to meet weekly with two fellow believers for 30 minutes. Together, you'll form a powerful trio, dedicating time to fervently pray for three specific matters each. This practice fosters a deeper sense of community, spiritual growth, and collective intercession, reinforcing our commitment to nurturing a prayerful, united body of Christ in our global mission.

Collaborative Action

Every afternoon of the congress, you as a congress participant will be invited to engage in Collaborate sessions. These sessions are designed to help you:

  • Process what is currently happening in the world
  • Discern what should be happening
  • Prayerfully seek to close these ‘Great Commission gaps’
  • Commit to a process of collaborative action through organic teams that will be launched beyond the congress.

Here are some resources to help you better prepare you for the Collaborate sessions.

The State of the Great Commission brings together the best global data and key strategic thinkers to understand where the greatest gaps and opportunities are for the Great Commission’s fulfilment.

State of The Great Commission Report

At different steps on our Journey to the Congress, we will be releasing sections of the State of the Great Commission Report for you to read and engage with. The report’s findings urge us to ask critical questions about the state of global mission and the future direction of our evangelical efforts

Pray For A Country in Europe or Eurasia

Join us in praying for a country in Europe or Eurasia. This prayer guide uses Lausanne’s fourfold vision for the church as a framework to invite guided prayer for specific areas of the world, church, and broader society.