Lausanne 74-the International Congress on World Evangelizationlast July convened 2,430 participants and 570 observers for ten days of intensive study, discussion and fellowship around the church’s evangelistic and missionary mandate.
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Billy Graham opened and closed the International Congress on World Evangelization, and in between he preached at a Sunday afternoon public evangelistic rally at Lausanne’s Olympic Stadium.
Participants at the International Congress on World Evangelization came from all 150 countries of the globe, and one of the main purposes of the gathering was to have them meet in national and regional groups for planning ways to evangelize their own countries.
Practical as well as theological considerations of missions and evangelism were considered in the small group sessions at the International Congress on World Evangelization.
The impact of the International Congress on World Evangelization will be measured in the future by what develops in the way of a continuing fellowship, by the number of new national and regional fellowships organized, and by the convening of similar congresses in various parts of the world.
It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for one person to give a thorough coverage of the International Congress on World Evangelization which met in beautiful Lausanne, Switzerland, July 16-25, 1974.
We, members of the Church of Jesus Christ, from more than 150 nations, participants in the International Congress On World Evangelization at Lausanne, praise God for his great salvation anal rejoice in the fellowship he has given us with himself and with each other.
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