Step 2

The Holy Spirit and Revival

The Spirit’s Empowering Presence is Essential to God’s Mission

Regardless of how long you have been a Christian on mission, in this second step on our Journey to the Fourth Lausanne Congress we encourage you to humbly submit your heart and life to the words of Jesus who teaches us that there is no mission without the Holy Spirit’s empowering presence.

Holy Spirit & Revival

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8  (ESV)

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

Interact & Engage

A Personal Quest

Exploring Revival Heritage

We invite you on a reflective quest to delve into the spiritual awakenings that have shaped your roots. This phase is not just about learning; it’s about personal discovery and spiritual insight. We encourage you to invest time in uncovering a revival movement that resonates with the history of your own heritage.

Here’s a scaffold to guide your research:

  1. Reflect on the existence and nature of divine movements within your cultural or geographical lineage.
  2. Trace the timeline: Identify the epoch and setting where a significant revival unfolded.
  3. Uncover the key figures and catalysts that sparked this spiritual renaissance.
  4. Introspect and listen: What revelations does the Holy Spirit impart regarding your culture, community, nation, or continent’s spiritual trajectory?

Your findings could be more than historical data; they may be a mirror reflecting God’s narrative for your sphere of influence, and a compass pointing towards your role in His ongoing story.