About LAUSANNE

Across the world today, men and women are faithfully stewarding God’s call as leaders and people of influence in organizations, churches, schools, and marketplaces. What would happen if these men and women were to gather together to form God-inspired, catalytic connections within and across regions, generations, shared interests, and ideas? This is the unique calling of the Lausanne Movement: to connect influencers and ideas for global mission.

What is THE YLGen?

YLGen is a ten-year commitment to strategically partner with younger leaders and to connect them more intentionally to Lausanne issue networks, regions, resources, and mentors, as well as to one another through peer groups.

YLGen was launched in conjunction with the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering (YLG) in August 2016, attended by over a thousand carefully selected younger leaders and mentors from about 150 countries, to faithfully steward the connections and fruit of YLG for greater missional impact.

Objectives of the YLGen

At the heart of YLGen is the mission ‘to connect influencers and ideas across generations for global mission so that the world may know Christ!’ In pursuing this mission, YLGen hopes and prays for three outcomes. These are:

Character

Through connections with experienced, godly leaders, we hope younger leaders would grow to live and lead like Jesus, in humility, integrity, and simplicity. We want them to be Christ-like leaders.

Mission

We want each younger leader to flourish in their calling and to have a key role in advancing God’s global mission, that the world might know Christ! We want them to be Christ-following leaders.

Friendship

We help each younger leader grow connections within the Movement, marked with the spirit of Lausanne—in humility, friendship, study, prayer, partnership, and hope. Through intentional discipleship, we desire to help them be Christ-serving leaders.

This vision for generations of Christ-like, Christ-following, and Christ-serving influencers connected across cultures in the global church shapes the heart of who we are, what we do in YLGen, and how we do it.

Speakers

Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi

Lausanne Mentor

Timothy Olonade

Lausanne Mentor

Pst Alfred Itiowe

Lausanne Mentor

WHAT TO EXPECT

Plenaries

As we seek to live our lives to the fullest and pursue God's purposes, it is important to understand the big picture of the stories into which our lives are woven.

Connect Groups

Small group meetings of Younger Leaders with similar dreams, ministries and callings.

Labs

Bringing minds together to design ideas and steps to respond to several National issues.

questions you may have

Our story begins with the evangelist Dr Billy Graham. As he started preaching internationally, he developed a passion to ‘unite all evangelicals in the common task of the total evangelization of the world’.

In the 1970s, Billy Graham perceived the need for a global congress to reframe Christian mission in a world of political, economic, intellectual, and religious upheaval. The church, he believed, had to grasp the ideas and values behind rapid changes in society.

In July 1974, over 2,400 participants from 150 nations gathered in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the First International Congress on World Evangelization. TIME magazine described it as ‘a formidable forum, possibly the widest-ranging meeting of Christians ever held’.

For over 40 years, the Lausanne Movement has ‘set the table’ and convened leaders for a number of global gatherings and catalytic networks that, by God’s grace, have impacted the scope of world missions.
Today Lausanne continues to fulfill its unique calling to connect leaders across regions, issues, and generations to collaboratively and prayerfully work toward the advancement of the gospel.

YLGen is a ten-year commitment to strategically partner with younger leaders and to connect them more intentionally to Lausanne issue networks, regions, resources, and mentors, as well as to one another through peer groups.

YLGen was launched in conjunction with the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering (YLG) in August 2016, attended by over a thousand carefully selected younger leaders and mentors from about 150 countries, to faithfully steward the connections and fruit of YLG for greater missional impact.

YLGen is not just a commitment to younger leaders, but to building connections across generations. Over 90 percent of YLG participants accepted the invitation to YLGen, and we are praying for the capacity and resources to extend YLGen to even more younger leaders as we progress.

The Lausanne Younger Leaders (YLGen) Network in Nigeria is connecting ideas and influencers to re-write the story of Nigeria in global missions and national transformation. Young Christian leaders who have proven leadership track record and a potential to grow in influence to become a national voice for the Church and Kingdom will be selected through a nomination process.

Participants selected to attend the NYLG will be required to cover their cost of transportation to the venue and pay a fixed registration amount to contribute to lodging and feeding. Ability to pay this registratio fee will be considered in the selection process, however, there might be few opportunities for sponsorships and scholarships in special cases.

Durin the NYLG we hope to connect influencers and ideas across the country to see a greater Kingdom Impact in every sphere of ministry and national life. We hope that these collaborations will be nurtured through a post gathering mentorship network and connect group activities.

Event Location

Miango Rest Home
Jos, Plateau State
Nigeria
Phone: +234 706 382 7763
Email: nylg@lausannenigeria.org