Younger Leaders Gathering

500 young people (25-35) from 100 countries will be traveling to Malaysia this September for the Younger Leaders Gathering, sponsored by Lausanne. You get to recommend who should be there and you have until March 31st to do so. I will be putting some names of YOUNG people forward. Here is the Recommendation Form

Alas, I am too old, to be considered this time and am being shelved with the old fogies on the dusty bookcase of history past. But back in 2001, when they were not too strict on age requirements, I got to stir up things at the 2001 Great Commission Roundtable, also in Malaysia. The GCR was actually a combined effort on the part of Lausanne, World Evangelical Fellowship and the AD2000 movement.

For my presentation, I showed some footage from the Epicenter event (Austin, 2001) and gave stories of the artists and young church planters that were participating. The other presenter, who was representing the emerging generation from the non-western world, was Donny from Indonesia who is part of a ministry seeing punks give their lives to Jesus on the streets of Jakarta.

But this year I will be absent from the meetings altogether . . probably smoking a pipe on my rocking chair, with all my old mates at the nursing home down the road.

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Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

4 Comments

  • It would have been nice if you could come again 🙂 There’ll sure be a bunch of your Malaysian readers ready to take you for some good food! 🙂

  • I think Lausanne is on the right track in inviting these emerging young leaders. Anyone know if the whole gathering is only in English, or will translation into other languages be availabe?

  • Hi Andrew, it looks like I’m going. Who would have ever thought that through the Alliance my eyes get open to other realities of being church and end up contaminated with the disease that won’t let you stay on the rocking chair, but you’ll get down to the pub even in the nursing home! I love you (brother, to be spiritually correct 🙂 and I cannot imagine how great an addition/refreshment you were to the folks at Young Leaders Gathering!

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