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Collection 46: Lausanne Movement Records

Identifier: CN 046

Brief Description

Correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, manuscripts of speeches, press releases, newsletters, staff manuals, audio and video tapes of sponsored events, photographs of events and personnel, and other administrative materials of the Lausanne Movement, originally called the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. The Committee grew out of the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization. Its basic doctrinal statement was the Lausanne Covenant and it had the mission Ato encourage and stimulate the involvement of churches, denominations, ministries, networks and individuals in the cause of world evangelization. It was predominantly an Evangelical Protestant movement and operated through a small staff, a variety of commissions and periodic meetings on a national, regional and global level. Recorded in the documents are the early planning for the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), the creation of the Lausanne Continuation Committee in 1974 that established as the Lausanne Committee (LCWE) in 1976, especially the international meetings, congresses and consultations sponsored by the Committee (such as the 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization, the 1989 Lausanne II Congress in Manila, Philippines, and the 2010 Lausanne III Congress held in Cape Town, South Africa) and cooperative projects around the world, such as the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism.


  • Created: 1949, 1969-2014


Conditions Governing Access

The following parts of this collection are restricted and cannot be accessed without written permission until the date noted:

Folder 37-31 is restricted until February 14, 2033

Folder 168-8 is restricted until December 31, 2055

Folders 169-1, 2, 3 are restricted until December 31, 2055

All folders in boxes 183-197 are restricted until December 31, 2069

Folders 198-1,2 are restricted until December 31, 2069


Requests for permission to use the above files should be directed to:

Michael Oh, Executive Director/CEO

Lausanne Movement Communications Team

Forms to be used for requesting permission should be obtained from the Reading Room staff.

Biographical or Historical Information

International evangelical organization; founded in 1974 as the Lausanne Continuation Committee and 1976 as the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE); developed following a series of events: meeting to plan follow-up to 1966 World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin, the International Congress on World Evangelization in 1974, and formation of the interim Lausanne Continuation Committee; functioned as catalyst, information clearing house, network, and motivational source for world evangelization; LCWE functioned from the location of its officers: Chairman Leighton Ford in Charlotte (1974-1992), and Executive Secretary Osei-Mensah in Nairobi and later London (1974-1984), Thomas Wang in Singapore and later Pasadena and Manila (1987-1989), Executive and International Directors, Treasurer Donald Hoke, A.J. Dain, and others; communication tools included WORLD EVANGELIZATION INFORMATION BULLETIN and Lausanne Occasional Papers; included four working groups: Intercession (prayer), Theology, Strategy, and Communications; convened a working consultation in 1980 in Thailand to evaluate progress in world evangelization since ICOWE and develop strategies, with particular emphasis on specific groups of people; particular emphasis placed on cooperation and a strong biblical foundation for worldwide witness; convened second International Congress in Manila in 1989; convened Forum on World Evangelization in 2004 in Pattaya, Thailand; convened Third International Congress in 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.


1974 - Initially as the Lausanne Continuation Committee following the International Congress on World Evangelization; in 1976 the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization was established.

Headquarters Location

1981-1984 - An international headquarters was established in London where Gottfried Osei Mensah had relocated from Nairobi. Following his resignation in 1984, the LCWE again functioned from the location of its primary officers without a centralized headquarters.

1987-1989 - International Office in Singapore under the leadership of International Director Thomas Wang. Closed in month 1989 and relocated to Pasadena.

1988 - Coordination Office. Staff directing program development and participant selection in preparation for the Lausanne II Congress operated from Pasadena and Monrovia, California.

1989 - International Office in Pasadena; Congress Office in Manila.

1989/1990 - Coordination Office. Pasadena office and staff resumed this function while the International Office operated under Houston's oversight in Oxford.

1990-1992 - International Office in Oxford, England, under Tom Houston's direction.

Biographical sketches of early principal executive officers

1974-1992 - Leighton Ford, Chairman

Born in Toronto in 1931; received his B.A. from Wheaton College in 1952 and his B.D. in 1955 from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia; married Jean Coffey Graham, Billy Graham's sister in 1953; between 1953 and 1955 Ford served as a supply pastor, student pastor and summer assistant for churches in Texas, Missouri and Georgia; ordained in the Presbyterian Church in the US, 1955; joined the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) as an Associate Evangelist, 1955; his first BGEA duties in this capacity were to assist in Billy Graham's 1955 London Crusade, after which he conducted crusades on his own throughout the world; appointed Vice President for the BGEA in 1958, which he continued until his retirement in 1986.

Appointed the Chairman of the ICOWE Program Committee in 1973 and also served on the Congress Planning Committee. Following the Congress he was a member of the LCC Executive Committee and was elected the Chairman of the LCWE in 1976 at its inception. He was Chairman of the Thailand Consultation and gave the opening address of that meeting. He also worked as the Program Chairman for Amsterdam '83 and Amsterdam '86, the International Conferences for Itinerant Evangelists. Ford resigned from the BGEA in 1986 in order to launch Leighton Ford Ministries, as well as to continue his LCWE duties. Ford also authored books and articles and was a regular speaker on the BGEA's "Hour of Decision" radio program. Ford retired as Chairman in 1992, when he was named Honorary Life Chairman.

1974-1984 - Gottfried Osei-Mensah, Executive Secretary

Born in 1934 in Ghana; received his B.Sc. degree at Birmingham University in England; worked as a sales engineer with Mobil Oil, 1960-1965; served the Pan African Fellowship of Evangelical Students as Traveling Secretary, 1966-1971; pastor of Nairobi Baptist Church in Kenya, 1971-1975; elected Chairman of the Executive Committee for the 1976 Pan African Christian Leadership Assembly in Nairobi, 1975.

In 1975, prior to the establishment of LCWE, Osei-Mensah was elected Executive Secretary of the Lausanne Continuation Committee and continued in that post in the LCWE. Osei Mensah presented plenary addresses at both the 1974 ICOWE and 1980 COWE. He transferred to London with the opening of the LCWE international headquarters there and continued as the Executive Secretary until his retirement in 1984.

1974-1984 - A. Jack Dain, Chairman of Lausanne Continuation Committee (1974-1976), LCWE member (1976-1978), LCWE General Coordinator (1982-1984).

Dain was born in England in 1912; studied at the Wolverhampton Grammar School and served as a Lieutenant Commander in the British Royal Navy; worked as a missionary in India; served in London as the Overseas Secretary for the Evangelical Alliance; between 1959 and 1965, acted as the Federal Secretary for the Church Missionary Society of Australia in Sydney; in 1965 he assumed new responsibilities as the Assistant Bishop for the Diocese of Sydney in the Church of England in Australia; was Co Chairman of the 1968 Asia South Pacific Congress on Evangelism held in Singapore.

In 1972 he was appointed Chairman of the ICOWE's Planning Committee and subsequently as the Executive Chairman of ICOWE. Following the Congress he was selected to be the Chairman of the Lausanne Continuation Committee, a post which he filled until the LCWE was established in 1976, although he continued as a member of the Lausanne Committee until his retirement in 1978. At that time he was voted an Honorary Life Member of the Committee. Dain was also involved in the 1980 Thailand Consultation, both as a member of the Participant Selection Committee, and as the Coordinator of the Commission on Cooperation for World Evangelization. In 1982, Dain was given a two year assignment as LCWE's general coordinator, which he carried out in London until 1984, while also fulfilling duties for his church in Sydney, Australia.

In 1984 he returned to Sydney to resume his duties there on a full time basis. Dain also contributed to the BGEA's work in Australia by being the Chairman of the BGEA of Australia, which included being involved in the BGEA's 1968 Sydney Crusade as one of two Vice Chairman on the Executive Committee; eleven years later he served as the Chairman of the 1979 Crusade, also in Sydney. Dain also served as the International Chairman of Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship, and authored books and articles.

Dain died in 2003.


Lausanne Continuation Committee


A. J. Dain, 1974-1975

Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization

Honorary Chairman:

Billy Graham, 1974-


Leighton Ford (designated Honorary Life Chairman in 1992), 1976-1992

John R. Reid, 1992-1994?

Secretary to Chairman:

Leola Linkous

Kathy Roth, 1985-?

Executive Chair:

Fergus Macdonald, 1994-1997?

Paul Cedar, 1998-2004

S. Douglas Birdsall, 2004-

Deputy Chair

Chongnahm Cho

John R. Reid, 1988-?

Vice Chair:

Chongnahm Cho, 2002-?

General Coordinator:

A.J. Dain, 1982-1984

Secretary to General Coordinator:

Leanne Ellem, 1982-1984

Executive Secretary:

Gottfried Osei-Mensah, 1975-1984

Secretary and Administrative Assistant to Executive Secretary:

Patricia Newth, 1976-1981

Jane Rainey Fraser, 1980-1981

Executive Director:

Carl Johansson, 1984-1985

Acting Director for Program Coordination:

Brad Smith, 1985

Acting Executive Director:

Irv Chambers, 1985

Deputy Chairman:

Thomas Wang, 1986

International Director:

Thomas Wang, 1987-1989

Tom Houston, 1989-1992

Interim International Coordinator:

John Siewert, 1999?-2001

Gary Barnes, 2001-?

International Director:

David Claydon, 2002-2004

Tetsunao "Ted" Yamamori, 2004-?

Lindsay Brown, 2008?-

Secretary to International Director:

Sharon Chan, 1987-1989

Associate International Director:

Paul McKaughan, 1987-1989

Deputy Director:

Bill Ditewig, 1989?-?

Secretary to Deputy Director:

Sharon Chan, 1989-?


Tom Houston, 1992-?

Director of Ministries:

Paul McKaughan, 1987-?

Director of Communications:

Jim Newton, 1987-?

Joseph Sindorf

Senior Associates Program Coordinator:

Brad Smith, 1987-?

Senior Associates:

Peter Brierly (UK)

Phillip Butler (USA)

Robyn Claydon (Australia)

John Cox (UK)

Joni Eareckson-Tada (USA)

Birger Nygaard (Denmark)

Michael O'Rear (USA)


Fergus Macdonald, ca. 1993


Donald Hoke, 1976-1989

Roger Parrott

Assistant Treasurer:

James Coleman, 1986-?

Deputy Executive Officer:

John Howell, 1977-1980

Executive Assistant:

John Howell

Communications Working Group Chair (later Global Communications Working Group):

Thomas Zimmerman, 1986-1981

Horst Marquardt, 1981-?

Wing-tai Leung

Intercession Working Group Chair:

John R. Reid, 1976-1981

Vonette Bright, 1981-?

Glenda Weldon

Leadership Development Working Group Chair:

Doug Birdsall

Strategy Working Group Chair:

C. Peter Wagner, 1976-1981

Ed Dayton, 1981-?

Bryant Myers, 1993

Paul Eshleman

Theology & Education Working Group Chair (later Theology Working Group):

John Stott, 1976-1981

John R. Reid, 1981-?

Peter Kuzmic

Luder Whitlock

Special Assistant on Communications, Communications Officer:

Bill Jefferson, 1982

Steve Downey, 1986-?

Lausanne Communications Council for World Evangelization Executive Director:

Elmer Wilson, 1993-?

Editor of World Evangelization:

Steve Downey, 1985-1986?

Managing Editor of World Evangelization:

Leslie Tarr

Sharon Chan, 1988

Chairman of Search Committee:

Thomas Zimmerman, 1983

Lausanne Committee US


Thomas Zimmerman, 1986-1990

Director of US Operations:

Roger Parrott, 1986-1989

Rob Martin, 1989-1990

David Hartz, 1990-1991

Elmer Wilson, 1992-?

Lausanne Full and Executive Committee (EC) meetings (chronological)

January 20-23, 1975 - Mexico City

September 1-4, 1975 - London (EC only)

January 12-16, 1976 - Atlanta, Georgia

September 6-10, 1976 - West Berlin

September 5-9, 1977 - Montreal (EC only)

January 14-20, 1978 - Bermuda

September 4-8, 1978 - Springfield, Missouri (Exec Comm only)

November 12-16, 1979 - Atlantic City, New Jersey (EC only)

November 12-16, 1979 - Ventnor, New Jersey

June 14-28, 1980 - Pattaya, Thailand

May 26-29, 1981 - Old Jordans, Bucks, England (EC only) May 21-26, 1982 - Wheaton, Illinois

January 17-21, 1983 - Arrowhead Springs, California

September 8-15, 1984 - Stuttgart, West Germany

June 3-6, 1985 - Oslo, Norway

July 7-10, 1986 - Amsterdam (during Amsterdam '86)

January 18-24, 1987 - Atlanta and Callaway Gardens, Georgia

January 11-15, 1988 - Mt. Hermon, California

December 12-16, 1988 - Malibu, California (Exec Comm only)

July 10-21, 1989 - Manila, Philippines

January 22-25, 1990 - Arrowhead Springs, California

June 1-7, 1991 - Budapest, Hungary

August 30-September 4, 1992 - Azusa, California

February 7-10, 1994 - Stuttgart, Germany

February 26-March 1, 1996 - Stuttgart, Germany

March 8-13, 1998 - Toronto, Canada

July 4-7, 2002 - Jackson, Mississippi

Lausanne Committee members (some alternates later became regular members and their names therefore appear in both lists)

• Rev. Lucien Accad

• Rev. Pierre Allard

• Rev. Francisco Anabalon

• Bishop Haikon E. Anderson

• Mr. Pedro Arana-Quiroz

• Dr. Saphir Athyal

• Mr. Ramez Atallah

• Mr. Menahem Benhayim

• Dr. Peter Beyerhaus

• Rev. Henri Blocher

• Dr. Dirinda Marini Bodho

• Mr. Wim Bouw

• Mrs. Vonette Bright

• Rev. Clive Calver

• Rev. Brian Carrell

• Mr. Michael Cassidy

• Mr. Ruben Nestor Proietti Cavallero

• Dr. Paul Cedar

• Dr. Chun Chae Ok

• Dr. Kenneth Chafin

• Rev. David Chan

• Dr. Lawrence Chia

• Mr. Jonathan Chiu

• Dr. Chongnahm Cho

• Dr. Philemon Choi

• Mr. Alain Choiquier

• Bishop Sundar Clarke

• Dr. Wade T. Coggins

• Dr. Robert Coleman

• Mr. Charles Colson

• Dr. R. Robert Cunville

• Pastor ma Djongwe Daidanso (other entry has last two names flipped)

• Rev. Rene Daidanso

• Rev. Joshua Daimoi

• Bishop A. Jack Dain (honorary lifetime member)

• Mr. Ed Dayton (ex officio)

• Rev. Antoine Deeb

• Miss Nancy Leigh DeMoss

• Mr. Paul Eshleman

• Dr. Nilson do Amaral Fanini

• Mr. Ajith Fernando

• Rev. Tulio Barros Ferreira

• Dr. Leighton Ford

• Rev. Bruno Frigoli

• Rev. Shin Funaki

• Rev. Andrew Furuyama

• Rev. Gerry Gallimore

• Rev. Mariano di Gangi

• Mrs Emmy Gichinga

• Mr. Juan Gili

• Rt. Rev. David Gitari

• Mr. Hartmut Richard Glaser (ex-officio)

• Rev. Geziel Nunes Gomes

• Dr. Billy Graham

• Rev. Dr. Michael Griffiths

• Rev. Dr. Akira Hatori

• Rev. Jack Hayford

• Dr. Michael Haynes

• Dr. Edward Hill

• Diakon Fritz Hoffmann

• Dr. C. Bill Hogue (ex officio)

• Dr. Donald E. Hoke

• Mr. Armin Hoppler

• Dr. Josip Horak

• Rev. Tom Houston

• Dr. George Hunter III

• Mr. Kweku Hutchful

• Dr. Chow Lien Hwa

• Rev. Juan M. Isais

• Dr. Abdul Istafanous

• Rev. Akira Izuta

• Rt. Rev. Bashir Jiwan

• Rev. James Katarikawe

• Dr. Byang Kato

• Dr. James Kennedy

• Mr. B. U. Khokhar

• Bishop Festo Kivengere

• Mr. A. T. Victor Koh

• Rev. Peter Kuzmic

• Mrs. Oknah Kim Lah

• Mr. Gordon T. Landreth

• Miss Ellie Lau

• Mrs. Oknah Kim Lay

• Dr. Jong Yun Lee

• Rev. Samuel O. Libert

• Dr. Harold Lindsell

• Dr. Branko Lovrec

• Rev. Fergus Macdonald

• Mr. Costas Macris

• Mr. Fred Magbanua

• Mrs. M. Mapalieij-Mantik

• Dr. Chris Marantika

• Dr. Dirinda Marini-Bodho

• Mr. Horst Marquardt

• Mr. Albert Marulanda

• Dr. James Massey

• Rev. John J. Matulessy

• Mr. John McInnes

• Dr. Billy Melvin

• Dr. Jesse Miranda

• Mr. Jose Missena

• Dr. W. Stanley Mooneyham

• Rev. David H. Moore

• Miss Kirsti Mosvold

• Rev. Inoke Nabulivou

• Rev. Makram Naguib

• Dr. Claude Noel

• Mr. Agne Nordlander

• Dr. Emilio Antonio Nunez

• Rev. Petrus Octavianus

• Rev. Sam Odunaike

• Rev. Samuel Olson

• Mr. Warwick Olson

• Dr. Nathaniel Olutimayin

• Rev. Marcelino Ortiz

• The Rev. Gottfried Osei-Mensah

• Rev. Reiji Oyama

• Rev. Luis Palau

• Dr. Cho-Choon Park

• Rev. Seiku Paunonen

• Dr. Pablo E. Perez

• Miss Susan Perlman

• Mr. Michael P. Perrott

• Rev. Ted Raedeke

• Bishop John R. Reid

• Mr. D. John Richard

• Ing Eduardo Ruan

• Mr. Hans-Guenter Sachse

• Rev. Subhas Sangma

• Bishop N. D. A. Samuel

• Rev. Jonathan F. Santos

• Rev. Willi Sartorius

• Dekan Rolf Scheffbuch

• Mr. Peter Schneider

• Rev. Manuel L. Scott

• Rev. Antonio da Silva

• Mr. Gilberto da Silva

• Rev. Eliseu Simeao

• Mr. Simon H. Sircar

• Mr. Victor Smadja

• Rev. Alfredo Smith

• Rev. Brian Stiller

• Rev. John R.W. Stott

• Rev. Dr. Philip Teng

• Mrs. Juliet Thomas

• Mr. John Tooke

• Bishop Erling Utnem

• Dr. C. Peter Wagner

• Rev. Thomas Wang

• Miss Esther Waruiru

• Dr. I. Ben Wati

• Dr. Warren Webster

• Dr. David Wells

• Miss Ursula Wiesemann

• Dr. Ralph Winter

• Rev. Theodore Williams

• Rev. Canon James Wong

• Miss Florence Yeboah

• Pastor Lee Joon Yun

• Dr. Thomas Zimmerman

• Rev. Isaac Zokoue

Lausanne Committee alternates (some alternates later became regular members and their names therefore appear in both lists)

• Mr. Isaac Ababio

• Mr. Fouad Accad

• Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo

• Dr. Bukovsky Akos

• Miss Claire-lise de Benoit

• Dr. Akos Bukovsky

• Mr. Luis Bush

• Mr. Robinson Cavalcanti

• Rev. Paul Cedar

• Rev. Jonathan Chao

• Right Rev. Luke Chhoa

• Mrs. Nancy Clark

• Rev. David Claydon

• Rev. David Cohen

• Rev. Ian Christopher Coffey

• Rev. Loren Cunningham

• Rev. Philippe Decorvet

• Mr. Petru Dugulescu

• Rev. Fawz Emish

• Mr. Eric Gay

• Mr. Juan Gili

• Rev. Jose Grau

• Dr. Robert Hamblin

• Dr. Stephen Hayner

• Dr. Michael Haynes

• Dr. Cyril Horak

• Rev. Tom Houston

• Rev. Simone Ibrahim

• Rev. R. D. Karthak

• Mr. Jay Kessler

• Dr. F. S. Khair-Ullah

• Dr. MEngi K. Kilandamoko

• Dr. Dennis Kinlaw

• Dr. Erwin J Kolb

• Dr. Theodore Lehmann

• Dr. Ford Madison

• Dr. Isabelo F. Magalit

• Mr. Fred Magbanua

• Mr. Horst Marquardt

• Mrs. Igbal Kundan Massey

• Dr. James Massey

• Dr. Kuntukula Kilandamoko Mengi

• Mr. Caesar B. Molebatsi

• Rev. Mardoqueo Munoz

• Pastor Victor Musa

• Mr. Michael Nazir-Ali

• Mr. Emilio Antonio Nunez

• Rev. Sam Odunaike

• Dr. John Olley

• Mr. Samuel A. Olson

• Rev. Marcelino Ortiz

• Bishop S.K. Parmar

• Rev. Archie B. Parrish

• Mr. John Ray

• Rt. Rev. J.R. Reid

• Dr. Ian Rennie

• Dr. Bong Rin Ro

• Mr. Hans-Gunther Sachse

• Mr. George Samuel

• Rev. Rolf Scheffbuch

• Rev. Eliseu Simeao

• Rev. Alfred Smith

• Rev. Viggo Sogaard

• Rev. David Stewart

• Mr. Valdir Stuernagel

• Rev. Elon Svanell

• Dr. Chong Kwong Tek

• Rev. Carmelo Terranova

• Rev. Tite Tienou

• Dr. Jan Urban

• Mr. Augustin B. Vencer

• Dr. Warren Webster

• Dr. Henryk Wieja

• Dr. Robert H. Wilson

• Dr. Norvald Yri

• Dr. Ravi Zacharias

Working Groups: These groups, each headed by a LCWE Executive Committee member, oversaw and coordinated specific areas of strategy, planning, operation

• Intercession Working Group, chaired by Bishop John Reid of Australia, who was succeeded in 1981 by Vonette Bright.

• Theology and Education Working Group, chaired by John Stott of England, who was succeeded by John Reid in 1981 (the working group was later renamed the Theology Working Group)

• Strategy Working Group, chaired by Peter Wagner of the United States, who was succeeded by Ed Dayton in 1981

• Communications Working Group, chaired by Thomas Zimmerman of the United States, who was succeeded by Horst Marquardt in 1981 (later renamed the Global Communications Working Group)

• Leadership Development Working Group

• Global CEOs Working Group

Selected significant events in organizational history for which there are documents in the collection


• World Congress on Evangelism, Berlin, Germany

• Dates: October 26-November 4


• US Congress on Evangelism, Minneapolis, Minnesota

• Dates: September 8-13, 1969


• International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), Lausanne, Switzerland

• Dates: July 16-25

• Attendance: 2,300 leaders from 150 countries

• Purpose: See narrative below

• Honorary Chairman: Billy Graham

• Director: Donald Hoke

• Associate Director: Paul Little

• Executive Chairman: A.J. Dain

• Chairman of Planning Committee: A.J. Dain

• Chairman of Program Committee: Leighton Ford

In November 1971, Billy Graham convened a meeting at which he inquired about the advisability of holding another international congress on world evangelization as a follow up to the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin. The purpose of the meeting was to gather the leaders of evangelical Protestant Christians together for strategic planning, inspiration, and fellowship. A Board of Conveners, made up of 164 Christian leaders who had gathered at Graham's invitation, served as the formal governing authority of the Congress. The Planning Committee consisted of thirty-one members, led Dain. Funding for the Congress came from donations and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). The BGEA also provided support by allowing several of its employees to work full or part time as staff members or consultants. The Congress office was opened in April 1973, with the staff's major tasks including selecting the four thousand participants to invite. The Congress (also called Lausanne Congress) met with the theme, "Let the Earth Hear His Voice." In addition to the major plenary addresses (including the open and closing addresses by Graham), the program consisted of Bible studies, demonstrations of evangelistic methods, small group discussions and reports on various aspects of the theology and strategy of evangelism, reports on the situation of the church in various geographic locations, debates by citizens and workers on the strategies necessary for particular nations, Laustade '74 (the evangelistic meeting for the general public held in the city's stadium), and the signing by a large number of the participants of the Lausanne Covenant, a statement intended to define the necessity, responsibilities, and goals of spreading the Gospel. The Congress office was officially closed in October 1974. For more detailed background information on the Congress, see BGC Archives collection 53, Records of the International Congress on World Evangelization.


• Homogeneous Unit Principle Consultation, Pasadena

• Dates: May 31-June 2

• Attendance: 10 participants, 27 consultants

• Purpose: Addressed the controversial church growth philosophy=s implications on world evangelization; sponsored by the Theology and Education Working Group

• Moderator: John Stott


• Willowbank or Gospel and Culture Consultation, Bermuda

• Dates: January 6-13

• Attendance: 33 theologians, anthropologists, linguists, missionaries and pastors

• Purpose: Examine the interrelation between the gospel and culture and the implications for missions and evangelism and identify tools for more effective communication. Sponsored by the Theology and Education Working Group, co-sponsored by the Strategy Working Group

• Chairman: John Stott

• Coordinator: Peter Savage


• North American Conference on Muslim Evangelization, Glen Eyrie, CO

• Dates: October 15-21

• Attendance: 150

• Purpose: Focus on reaching these unreached Muslim peoples and to explore the wide range of implications of the Gospel in their Islamic cultures.

• Director: Don McCurry


• U.S. Simple Lifestyle Consultation, in Ventnor, NJ

• Dates: Apr. 25 29, 1979

• Attendance: 100-125

• Purpose: Prepare findings for the 1980 international consultation, define criteria for choosing a simple lifestyle and developing the personal Christian life and character needed to adopt the lifestyle

• Director: Ron Sider


• International Simple Lifestyle Consultation, London, 1980

• Dates: March 17-21

• Attendance: 85 evangelical leaders from 27 countries

• Purpose: "Study simple living in relation to evangelism, relief and justice, since all three are mentioned in the Lausanne Covenant's sentences on simple life style"

• Coordinator: Ron Sider


• Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE), Pattaya, Thailand

• Dates: June 16-27

• Attendance: 650 invited participants, 300 observers

• Honorary Chairman: Billy Graham

• Chairman: Leighton Ford

• Director: David Howard

• Program Director: Saphir Athyal

• Director of Communications: Stan Izon

• Director of Operations: John Howell

Following the Lausanne Congress, the LCWE decided to convene a working consultation to evaluate what had happened in world evangelization since the 1974 Lausanne meeting and to develop realistic strategies for the future. LCWE issued a call in 1977 for the Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE) under the theme, "How Shall They Hear?" Gottfried Osei Mensah and John Howell, LCWE's Executive Assistant & COWE Director of Operations, were also involved in the planning and preparations for the meeting from their office in Nairobi. The Consultation site selected in a deliberate effort to identify with the church in the Third World. The size of the meeting was kept intentionally small to facilitate its task as a working and studying consultation. Participants were selected on the basis of their contribution to world evangelization and their influence in their own national and/or church circles, both at the time and in the projected future. Since COWE was intended to be a study consultation, a broad foundation of study groups was built throughout the world before COWE. Their focus of study was directed on specific groups of people to be reached with the Gospel, with an International Coordinator to oversee each of these areas of study. The fruit of the work of the study groups was set down in papers summarizing their findings. The International Coordinator then consolidated the information from these studies and produced a paper summarizing the findings on a worldwide basis. These papers formed the basis for the seventeen Mini Consultations at the Thailand Consultation. Meetings for interest groups were coordinated to allow individuals with specialized ministries to gather; regional groups also met to facilitate united effort within a geographical region. Simultaneous with the Consultation, the Commission on Cooperation in World Evangelization met to the results of the Consultation included the final papers developed by each of the Mini Consultations and the resulting compendium of them; the recommendation of the Commission on Cooperation in World Evangelization; audio tapes of the plenary messages; and the ongoing work of the study groups organized prior to the Consultation.


• Commission on Cooperation in World Evangelization, Pattaya, Thailand

• Dates: June 16-27 (simultaneous with Consultation in Thailand)

• Purpose: Consider the biblical basis for working together in world evangelization, the theological implications of cooperation, and the strategic and methodological application of this.

• Chairman: Billy Graham

• Coordinator: A.J. Dain

• Secretary: Chua Wee Hian


• American Festival of Evangelism

• Dates: July 27-31

• Attendance: 14,500

• Purpose: Reflect on and train for the evangelization of the United States

• Chairman: Thomas Zimmerman

• Executive Director: Paul Benjamin


• Consultation on the Relationship between Evangelism and Social Responsibility (CRESR), Grand Rapids

• Dates: June 19-25

• Attendance: 51 ex officio individuals, participants invited on a regional basis, and consultants from various fields of expertise. Co-sponsored by the LCWE and World Evangelical Fellowship

• Purpose: Determine the interrelationship and appropriate balance between proclaiming the gospel and addressing social needs

• Co-Chairman: Gottfried Osei-Mensah

• Co-Chairman: Bong Rin Ro

• Co-Chairman: John Stott

• Coordinator: Dick Van Halsema


• International Prayer Assembly for World Evangelization, Seoul

• Dates: June 6-11

• Attendance: 2,987

• Purpose: Pray, mobilize prayer movements, build international networks, promote the role of prayer in world evangelization • Chairman: Vonette Bright

• Chair of Finance Committee: William R. Randall

• International Coordinator: Jen A. Jennings

• Program Chair: Thomas Wang


• Consultation on the Work of the Holy Spirit and World Evangelization, Oslo

• Dates: May 28-June 1

• Attendance: 67 participants, observers and staff from 71 nations

• Purpose: Explore issues raised by biblical studies and contemporary experiences of the Holy Spirit in relation to evangelism and church renewal; co-sponsored by the LCWE Theology Working Group and Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Fellowship

• Chairman: John R. Reid

• Coordinator: Tormod Engelsviken


• Third Consultation on Jewish Evangelism, Easneye, England

• Dates: August 19-27

• Attendance: approximately 160 from 17 nations

• Purpose: Affirm "the importance and necessity of evangelism directed at Jewish people"

• International Coordinator: C. David Harley


• Singapore '87 (International Conference for Younger/Emerging Christian Leaders)

• Dates: June 1-10

• Attendance: Approximately 300 from 67 nations

• Purpose: "Bring together key younger/emerging leaders from various countries around the world" to provide networking, stimulate evangelism and raise awareness of resources and innovative ideas

• Chairman: Brian C. Stiller

• Program Coordinator: Ramez Atallah


• Leadership '88 (the U.S. Conference for Emerging/Younger Leaders)

• Dates: June 27-July 1

• Attendance: 2,000

• Purpose: "Encourage and equip emerging Christian leaders in the United States to take aggressive leadership to complete the Great Commission in this generation"

• Chairman: Glandion Carney

• Vice Chairman: Mike Aldrich

• Executive Director: Bill Ditewig


• European Leadership Conference on World Evangelization, Stuttgart, Germany

• Dates: September 5-9


• Second International Congress on World Evangelization, Second, Manila, Philippines (also called Lausanne II)

• Dates: July 11-20, 1989

• Attendance: 4,300 in attendance from 173 countries

• Purpose: "Proclaim Christ until He Comes: Calling the Whole Church to Take the Whole Gospel to the Whole World" (congress theme)

• Chairman: Leighton Ford

• Deputy Chairman: Donald Hoke

• Congress Coordinator: Paul McKaughan

• Program Advisory Committee Chairman: Ramez Atallah

• Program Chairman: Paul McKaughan, Saphir Athyal

• Program Director: Ed Dayton

• International Participant Selection Committee Chairman: A.J. Dain

• Media Director: Jim Newton

• Executive Vice President & Operations Director: Ricardo Jumawan

• Site: Initially envisioned to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, the site of the first Congress; later announced to be held in Singapore but then relocated to Manila in mid-1988 due to construction conflicts in Singapore.


• Deutscher Evangelisations-Kongress (German Congress on Evangelization), Stuttgart

• Dates: October 9-12, 1990


• Moscow Congress on Evangelization

• Dates: October 22-26, 1990

• Attendance: 850 Soviet and 150 non-Soviet participants

• Purpose: The inspiration for the event came from Soviet participants at Lausanne II a year earlier who were eager to utilize the opportunities in light of greater freedoms in the USSR


• Consultation on Partnership in World Mission, Wheaton, Illinois

• Dates: May 9-11

• Budapest Global Summit, Hungary

• Dates: September 1-7


• European Leadership Consultation on Evangelization, Bad Boll, Germany

• Dates: March 9-13


• Consultation on Modernity, Uppsala, Sweden

• Dates: June 10-15


• Consultation on Contextualization Revisited, Haslev, Denmark

• Dates: June 17-21


• Consultation on Spiritual Warfare, Nairobi, Kenya

• Dates: August 16-22


• Forum on World Evangelization, Pattaya, Thailand

• Dates: September 29-October 5

• Attendance: Over 1,500 Christian leaders from around the world

• Purpose: Focus on the task of global evangelism as a working consultation with leaders exchanging information and ideas before attending the September gathering.

• Chairman: Roger Parrott


• Lausanne Young Leaders Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

• Dates: September 24-30

• Attendance: 550 young leaders from 112 countries

• Theme: "Live and Lead Like Jesus"

• Purpose: Examine opportunities and barriers to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and challenge young leaders to make the most of God=s calling on their life


• Biennial Lausanne International Leadership Meeting, Budapest, Hungary

• Dates: June 18-22


• Annual Lausanne International Leadership Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina

• Dates: June 8-13


• Annual Lausanne International Leadership Meeting, Seoul, South Korea

• Dates: June 7-12


• Third International Congress on World Evangelization, Cape Town, South Africa (also called Cape Town 2010)

• Dates: October 16-25

• Attendance: Over 4,000 Christian leaders from 197 countries around the world

• Purpose: "to confront the critical issues of our time - other world faiths, poverty, HIV/AIDS, persecution, among others as they relate to the future of the Church and world evangelization."


• Biennial Lausanne International Leadership Meeting, Boston, United States

• Dates: June 20-24

Publications (alphabetical by title)


COWE Newsletter - 1979-1980

Daily Communique (1980 COWE) - 1980

Information Bulletin - 1982-1986

Lausanne Communique (newsletter)

Lausanne Occasional Papers (booklets)

Let the Earth Hear His Voice (compendium of Lausanne Congress messages) - 1974

News - 1974-1975

Prayer Bulletins

World Evangelization Information Bulletin - 1975-1985

• 1975-1980 (in folders 28-8 or 40-38)

• 1981-1985 (in folder 120-6)

World Evangelization

• 1985-1994 (in folders 120-6, 7, 8)

• 1995, 1997-1998 (in folder 320-7)

Ministry Emphasis

To serve as an international catalyst, clearing house, information center, and motivational source for evangelization throughout the world, in part as an Evangelical counterpart to the ecumenical WCC by establishing and fostering an international network of Evangelical leaders, as well as periodically sponsoring conferences and consultations.

Other significant information

Contributing to the long term impact of the Lausanne Congress in 1974 were the consultations held in 1973 on how best to continue the Congress's goals after the meeting. From these meetings came the first plans for the Lausanne Continuation Committee (LCC), which was established as the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE) in 1976. The process of selecting members to constitute the LCC began at the Congress, resulting in the selection of forty eight people to plan for future consultations and congresses as needed; this number was later expanded to seventy five. At its inception, Leighton Ford was chosen as LCWE's Chairman and Gottfried Osei Mensah was designated its Executive Secretary.


217.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement and Description

  • LCWE Chairman (24.5 linear feet)
  • LCWE Chief Executive Officer (110.0 linear feet)
  • LCWE Treasurer (8.0 linear feet);
  • LCWE Executive Assistant & COWE Operations Director (6.0 linear feet)
  • Senior Associates (1.5 linear feet)
  • Congresses and Consultations (63.50 linear feet)
  • Miscellaneous Records (1.0 linear feet)
  • Audio Recordings
  • Moving Images (film and video tapes)
  • Still Images (photographs, slides)
  • Chairman


  • Leighton Ford (Chairman)
  • John Reid (International Chairman, no records)
  • Fergus Macdonald (International Chairman, no records)
  • Paul Cedar (Executive Chairman)
  • Doug Birdsall (Executive Chairman, no records)

    Date Range: 1969-1994

    Volume: 24.5 linear feet

    Notes: This series documents the chairman's leadership role of the LCWE from its beginning in 1975, including the major international conferences and consultations sponsored by the Lausanne Committee. The researcher will benefit from a careful survey of the folder titles, either in the boxes themselves or in the detailed portion (for boxes 1 through 9 of this series) of the container list of this guide as they are very precise and suggestive of the folder's contents.
  • Chairman | Leighton Ford


  • Administrative records (alphabetical)
  • Congress and consultations records (alphabetical)

    Date Range: 1969-1994

    Boxes: 1-9, 87-115

    Correspondents: Primarily the chairman as the creator or recipient of correspondence, memos, and reports; also LCWE leaders and personnel, and Evangelical church and ministry leaders

    Notes: This series documents Leighton Ford's administration and leadership of the Committee from 1975 to 1992, including the major international conferences sponsored by the Lausanne Committee during that period (1974 International Congress on World Evangelization or the Lausanne Congress, the 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization, and the 1989 International Congress for World Evangelization or Lausanne II). Ford's records predate the Lausanne Committee due to his involvement in the planning and preparation of the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), from which the Committee subsequently emerged. The researcher will benefit from a careful survey of the folder titles, either in the boxes themselves or in the detailed portion (for boxes 1 through 9 of this series) of the container list of this guide as they are very precise and suggestive of the folder's contents.

    Chairman | Ford | Administrative records

  • 1975-1984 (boxes 2-6, alphabetical)
  • 1969-1994 (boxes 87-109, alphabetical)

    Date Range: 1969-1994

    Boxes: 2-6, 87-109

    Geographic coverage: International and domestic

    Type of documents: Primarily correspondence, but also reports, financial records (budgets, audits, official statements), memos, lists, meeting minutes, financial statements, fund-raising proposals and reports, faxed communications, and message manuscripts (both those by Ford and others).

    Correspondents: In addition to Ford, Lausanne Committee administrators and members predominate, including Ramez Attalah (folder 2 7), Ray Bakke (folders 87-9,10,11), Kenneth Chafin (folder 2-13), David Howard (folder 4-17), John Howell (folder 4-18), Gottfried Osei Mensah (folders 5-2 and 5-3), John Stott (folder 5-16), Bill Jefferson, Steve Downey, LCWE International Chairman from 1989 to 1992 Tom Houston (especially folders 98-1 through 98-8), Leola Linkous, John Reid, Fergus Macdonald, Irv Chambers, Donald Hoke, J. Berkley Reynolds, Stan Izon, Jack Dain (see especially folders 92-3,4,5,6), Chuck Colson (folder 89-9), Carl Johansson, Jim Newton

    Notes: This subseries documents Ford's administration and leadership of the Committee, (excluding Ford's files related to specific Lausanne Committee congresses and consultations, whose records follow in the next subseries). A chronological subseries of correspondence, largely outgoing, ranges from January 1988 (folder 90-6) to August 1989 (or folder 92-2). Researchers should be aware that Ford's oversight of the LCWE was concurrent with other activities under Leighton Ford Ministries, and there is some intermingling of LFM letterhead into this series from that organization, and therefore reflects other topics as well.

    Exceptional items: The following descriptions treat Ford's files in topical clusters, although these are not distinct but integrated throughout the series.

    The files include record of the annual meetings of the LCWE and its Executive Committee, such as those from the 1977 Bermuda meeting (folders 2-8 through 2-11); 1976 Berlin (folders 3-15 and 3-16); 1977 Montreal (folders 3-17 and 3 18); 1978 Springfield (folders 3 19 and 3 20); 1979 Ventnor (folders 3 21 and 3 22), 1982 Wheaton (folder 93-3), 1985 Atlanta (folder 93-4), 1986 Amsterdam (folder 93-5,6,7), 1987 Atlanta (folder 93-8,9), 1988 Mount Hermon (folder 93-10), 1990 Arrowhead Springs (folder 93-11), 1991 Budapest (folder 93-12), 1992 Azusa (folder 93-15). Executive Committee files are also located in folders 3-23 through 3-26, and folder 112-3. Meetings of the LCWE full committee are found in folders 95-9, 10, 11, 12 and folder 112-5. Files documenting LCWE member lists and status are concentrated in folders 101-17, 18, 19, 21. Also related are nominations of members (folders 102-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). The participation of observers at official LCWE meetings are described in folders 103-5, 6. There is also some correspondence for specific LCWE members, including Susan Perlman (folder 103-15), Vinay Samuel (folder 105-13), Thomas Zimmerman (folders 108-14 and 109-11).

    A primary programmatic emphasis of the later period of Ford's term as chairman was on Lausanne II (the second international Congress held in Manila in 1989). Although the bulk of these are reflected in the Congresses and Consultations subseries that follows (see folders 111-6 through 115-9), Ford included a few files on the Congress in his administrative subseries as well (folders 98 9 through 98-16). Folders 104-5, 6, 7, 8, 9 reveal the development of the program for the Congress, starting as early as 1984; folder 104-9 covers program planning for other LCWE sponsored events as well. The Congress purpose statement (folder 105-1) was an early and foundational document used to express the LCWE goals for the meeting and shape its development. An early draft of the promotional piece for the Congress called "The Lausanne Story" appears in folder 105-16).

    The International Advisory Council (IAC) was established in 1985 to gather "leaders from every area of the world who could serve on a convening council or council of reference as we plan for the next international congress." That congress became the Lausanne II congress. Ford's files for this IAC comprise folders 99-3 through 100-3. An additional portion of IAC files were added in folders 206-9 through 207-13, also see folder 271-20.

    Following the 1989 Lausanne II Congress in Manila, regional summits were convened, starting with the 1991 Budapest Summit (folders 87-17,18,19 and 88-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9); included are transcribed interviews with ten men who attended the Summit, most from Eastern Europe, the geographic focus of the Summit, apparently to get perspectives from participants in that region.

    Although Ford's interactions reflect global contacts to all parts of the world, they also reflect his leadership and place within the Lausanne movement in the United States (folders 102-7, 8, 103 1, 2, 106-14, 15, 107-1 through 107-18, 108-1 through 108-14) and Canada (folders 88-11, 12, 13).

    Although activities in and contributions from all parts of the world are reflected in Ford's files, "Regional Reports" focus on a variety of activities, programs and events in the specific areas of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania (folders 105-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). These range from a report on the 1985 National Congress on Evangelization in Nigeria (folder 105-2), to a trip report in Asia (folder 105-3), to a report on identifying potential LCWE leadership for a region (folder 105-2).

    From the mid-1980s into the early 1990s, the LCWE went through a series of searches to fill the primary leadership and administrative vacancies, including John Reid's appointment as the LCWE Chairman with Ford's resignation in 1992 (see folder 101-6 and especially tribute materials and skit in folder 101-14), the replacement of Gottfried Osei-Mensah with Carl Johansson as the new Executive Director in 1984, and later Thomas Wang as International Director in 1987 and Tom Houston in 1989, and Donald Hoke's replacement as LCWE Treasurer in 1989. Files related to these searches (folders 97-4, 5, 9 and 100-5) and communication with Johansson (folders 100-9, 10, 11, 12), Wang (folders 109-18), and Houston (folders 98-1 through 98-8) are included. Other appointments or resignations are also documented, such as Paul Cedar's as the LCWE-US chairman (folder 88-15), Paul McKaughan as Associate International Director (folder 101-10), Roger Parrott's service as Director of US Operations (folders 103 12, 13), and Rob Martin's 1990 resignation as US Director of the LCWE (folder 101-15).

    Further information on the organizational structure, operation and evolution of the LCWE are found throughout Ford's files, including on personnel (folder 103-16) and staff (folder 105-15), position descriptions (folder 103-18), a restructuring proposal by Roger Parrott (folder 105-11), a1984 version organizational chart (folder 103-8), the location of the international office in Singapore while under Thomas Wang's leadership (folder 105-14), the emergence and work of the Transition Planning Committee in 1989 (folder 106-9, 10).

    The financial records, including reports, statements, budgets, audits, which document the financial condition and operation of LCWE can be found in folders 3-28 through 3-30, 3-32 through 3-34, 4-1 through 4-6, 93-19, 20, 94-1 through 94-11, and 95-1 through 95-8. Fund raising files are found in folders 95-13, 14, 96-1 through 96-10, 97-1, 2, 103-14, 104-11, and 109-9). Also see proposals to foundations and several large churches (folders 93-2, 101-7, 8, 103-17) and a list of major donors (folder 101-12). Folder 103-11 records the financial participation of various parachurch groups in the 198-9 Lausanne II Congress. Ford's thank-you letters for contributions appear in folder 106-5.

    The consultation files include those of the 1978 North American Conference on Muslim Evangelization (folder 5 7), the 1982 Consultation on the Relationship Between Evangelism and Social Responsibility (CRESR) in Grand Rapids (folders 3 7 through 3 14); the 1978 Gospel and Culture Consultation in Willowbank, Bermuda (folders 4-10 through 4-16); the 1977 Homogeneous Unit Principal Consultation in Pasadena (folder 4-19); the 1986 Third International Conference on Jewish Evangelism (folder 100-8); the 1987 First International Researchers Conference, in part addressing the theme of evangelization of Muslims (folder 101-22); 1987 Young Leaders Consultation, Singapore (folder 104-10); 1989 Stuttgart Consultation on Evangelism (folder 106-3); 1988 Consultation on Conversion in Hong Kong (folder 106-6); 1993 Consultation on Faith and Modernity (folder 107-16). A possible consultation in Japan was being considered in 1984-1985 (folder 100-7).

    Working Group files consist of those relating to Communications (folders 2-23 through 2-28, 89-11, 12, 13, 103-4), Intercession (folders 4 22 through 4-24, 99-2), Strategy (folders 5-17 through 5-23, 105-16 and 106-1,2), and Theology and Education, later trimmed to Theology (folders 5-24 through 5-26, 106-6,7,8).

    Of Ford's files on other organizations, several of interest include those on the Southern Baptists (folder 5-11), the World Council of Churches (folders 5-30, 31, 109-5,6,7, 205-5), and the World Evangelical Fellowship (folders 6 1,2,3 and 109-8). Also available are: Reports of the Chairman (folder 2-14); questionnaires (asking about fellowship, mechanisms and activity for Evangelical evangelism in the respondent's region) returned to the Commission on Cooperation for World Evangelization (folders 2 16, 17); see also folder 89-10 on the Commission; records from the Lausanne Continuation Committee (early form of LCWE, folders 3 2, 3); material on the function of the LCWE (folder 3 31); records on or copies of the Information Bulletin spanning 1974 to1994 (folders 4-20 and 4-21, folder 99-1; also see folders 24-2 through 24-9, 26-2, 28-8 through 28-14, 40-38, 43-13, 50-14, 54-22, 55-1, 2, 70 3, and 120-6, 7, 8) (Later renamed Information Bulletin and in mid-1985 renamed World Evangelization. Although researchers will not find issues between #23 (June 1981) and #32 (September 1983), bound copies of the series are available in the Graham Center Library.); future and long range planning files (folders 4-7, 8, 25, 97-3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); consideration of LCWE's next chairman after Ford; regional reports (folders 5-5, 6, 7); files on LCWE staff (folders 5 13, 14, 15); files on the World Evangelization Information Service (folders 6-4, 5, 109-1, 2, 3); messages by Ford (folder 87-6, 97-17); LCWE members biographical sketches (folder 87-13); correspondence from David Barrett on the definition of "evangelization" among the Consultation on the Relationship between Evangelism and Social Responsibility files (folder 3 9); material related to the 1980 Edinburgh '80 World Consultation on Frontier Missions (folder 4 28); 1985 version of the LCWE handbook (folder 97-15, also 214-3); 1988 proposal for a "comprehensive communications program" for LCWE (folder 100-4); files related to the role of the laity in world evangelization (folders 100-13, 101-3, 4); files on Pan-African Leadership Conference Assembly (folder 103-9,10); correspondence about a proposed meeting between the LCWE, World Evangelical Fellowship and International Charismatic Consultation on World Evangelization to meet for dialogue and joint planning (folder 104-1); press coverage on the LCWE (folder 104-3); LCWE publicity packet (folder 104-12); correspondence with the Salvation Army (folder 105-12); correspondence arranging to translate the Lausanne Occasional Papers (folder 106-11); text of Ford's 1986 lectures at Fuller Seminary for publication as A Vision Pursued: The Lausanne Movement, 1974-1986 (folders 108-5, 6 and 16); file gathering documents on the role of women in world evangelization, emphasis at LCWE meetings, and leadership allocated to women (folder 109-4).

    Among Ford's files are a record of other domestic and international meetings not sponsored by the Lausanne Committee but related to evangelism, including: Asian Leadership Conference on Evangelism, 1978 (folder 2-2); American Festival of Evangelism, 1981 (folders 2-3, 4, 5, folder 5 18, folder 109-12); Congresso Latinoamericano de Evangelizacion II, 1979 (folder 2-15); Canadian Congress on Evangelism, 1983 (folder 2-29); Consulata Evangelica Latinoamerica, 1983 (folders 1-30 and 2 31); National Convocation on Evangelizing Ethnic America, 1985 (folder 97-18).

    Chairman | Ford | Congress and consultations

    Arrangement: Chronological by event, alphabetically within each event as follows:
  • International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974
  • Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE), 1980
  • American Festival of Evangelism, 1981
  • Singapore '87, 1987
  • Leadership '88, 1988
  • Lausanne II Congress, 1989

    Date Range: 1971-1974

    Boxes: 1, 7-9, 109-115

    Notes: These files comprise Ford's record of the primary meetings sponsored and convened by the LCWE during his nineteen years of service as the LCWE's chairman.

    Chairman | Ford | Congress and consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1971-1974

    Boxes: 1

    Type of documents: Correspondence, minutes, reports, questionnaires, production script, articles and press clippings, drafts of the Lausanne Covenant, surveys

    Correspondents: While Ford corresponded with the numerous members of the Congress's committees, the principal correspondents as documented in these files were A. J. Dain, the Congress Chairman; Donald Hoke, the Congress Director; and Paul Little, the Program Director.

    Notes: Ford's ICOWE files reflect his various duties as a member of the Congress Planning Committee, consultant to the Administrative Committee, and Chairman of the Program Committee, and therefore document both the planning and preparation carried out for the Congress from its earliest stages. Ford's files are a rich source of information and the following highlights suggest rather than entirely describe the wealth of available data.

    Exceptional items: Materials in folder 1-1 document the origins of the ICOWE, including the agenda and minutes from the 1971 meeting in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, which Billy Graham called to discuss the possibility of holding another international congress on world evangelization. The minutes for a subsequent planning meeting held in 1972 in Vero Beach, Florida, are also located in this folder.

    Folder 1-2 includes the minutes from the Planning Committee for the Congress. A compilation of suggested responses to criticisms of the International Congress can be found in folder 1-3; (this folder also includes minutes of the ICOWE Administrative Committee). Folder 1-5 includes numerous reports from various Congress committees, as well as those from Ford, Hoke, and Little. Of particular interest is a report by Donald Hoke on the World Council of Churches' Commission on World Mission and Evangelism. Folders 1-6 through 1-15 consist of the Program Committee files. Documented in these are the Committee's attempt to identify the goals of the Congress (See folder 1-6 for completed questionnaires and folder 1-7 for the resulting "Preliminary Report on the Goals Survey for the International Congress on World Evangelization"); and attempts to communicate through audio visual media the scope of world need for the Gospel (See folder 1-8 for a preliminary draft of a multimedia production script, "Cry 3" and folder 1-15 for the script for another multimedia production, "Let the Earth Hear His Voice," which was used during the opening session of the Congress). Folder 1-15 also includes various other material related to the planning for the opening session of the Congress.

    Folder 1-16 consists of various press clippings and articles, as well as selected quotes on the Congress by participants. Folders 1-17 and 1-18 include material dealing exclusively with the Congress Statement, notably the annotated copies of the Statement's first draft, which were reviewed by various individuals and then returned.

    Follow up was the term used to refer to the process of maintaining the momentum and impact of the Congress and was an integral part of the pre Congress planning. Folder 1 19 and 20 include: the survey sent out to solicit follow up recommendations; tabulated survey results; report based on the survey results, "A Summary of Follow Up and Post Congress Organization Options;" Ted Ward's proposed strategy for disseminating Congress material; the proposal for the "Reach All" audio cassette study set; correspondence discussing these and other follow up proposals; and minutes of the 1973 Consultation on Post Congress Evangelical Organization.

    Also of interest are completed surveys evaluating the Congress (folder 1-22) and letters offering further review of the Congress program.

    Chairman | Ford | Congress and consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE), 1980

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1977-1982

    Boxes: 7-9

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, manuscripts of messages or articles, reports, postal votes, reports, questionnaires

    Correspondents: The principal correspondents in these files other than Ford are David Howard, Director of the Consultation; Saphir Athyal, the Program Director; A. Jack Dain, the Chairman of the Commission on Cooperation for World Evangelization; Gottfried Osei Mensah, the LCWE Executive Secretary, as well as members of the Lausanne Committee and Executive Committee. Notes: Ford's files related to the 1980 meeting in Pattaya, Thailand that thoroughly document the planning of the Consultation, as well as Ford's input to that process. As was noted in the previous descriptive section on LCWE records, a number of folders in Ford's COWE records bear the notation found on folders in his LCWE records, suggesting that they originated in his LCWE materials and were later integrated into his COWE materials. The folder titles in the Container List of this guide include this notation prior to the dating of the folder contents. As with the previous sections, the researcher will benefit from a close survey of the container list of this guide, as this overview only touches on a fraction of the wealth of information available for study.

    Exceptional items: The COWE files include a number of major groupings. Among them are files on the Commission on Cooperation in World Evangelization, fund raising (folders 7-16 through 7-25), nominations and participant selection (folders 8-8 through 8-17 and 8-19 through 8-25), program, and study groups. Among these, the Commission on Cooperation in World Evangelization files are particularly detailed (folders 7-4 through 7-11), documenting its origins, development, and work. These include copies of three papers (folder 7-4): Warren Webster's "Evangelicals and Unity in Mission," "Evangelicals and Unity in Mission: A Biblical Foundation" by Wesley Dewell, and "Evangelical World Mission and the World Evangelical Fellowship" by WEF's Waldron Scott. folder 7-5 contains a document under a cover letter dated October 17, 1979, entitled "Statement of Organizational Plan and Line of Responsibility and Authority for The Commission on Evangelical Cooperation in World Evangelization." Folder 7-9 includes a history of the Lausanne Committee until 1980, and reports from the following sub commissions are located in folder 7 10: LCWE Evaluation, Relations with Other Bodies, Church and Parachurch, Mission/Church Cooperation, Resources, Personnel and Finance, and Communications. Several of these folders also include the responses and results of a postal vote on nominees to the Committee.

    The program section of the records includes material documenting the early planning for the Consultation, including the appointment of David Howard as the Consultation's director. Included in the program section are copies of the plenary papers from the Consultation, some with Ford's annotations (folders 9-7 through 9-9). Another rich source of information are the files from the various study groups, which cover the issues involved in reaching various ethnic, social, or religious groups of people, including nominal Christians, city dwellers, refugees, and Muslims (9-10 through 9-22). The study group files (9-30 and 9-31) further document the work of these groups.

    A number of other items, which do not fall into these general groupings, should also be noted. Folder 7-12 relates to the evaluation of the 1980 consultation, specifically as a result of responses to questionnaires, and the report written summarizing those responses by Donald Smith. Folder 7-14 includes remarks made by Sanya Dharmasakti, president of the privy council, who represented the Thai government at the opening ceremony of the consultation. Folders 8-4 and 8-5 document the decision-making process on the location in which to hold the consultation. Folder 8-27 documents the discussion on what degree of openness to the press should be arranged. The reports in folders 9-24 through 9-26 are actually progress reports prior to the meeting and evaluation reports afterward.

    Chairman | Ford | Congress and consultations | American Festival on Evangelism 1981

    Date Range: 1980-1981

    Boxes: 109 (folder 12)

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, financial records and reports, lists, press releases, and other documents from the planning and convening of the national congress on evangelization Correspondents: Ford, Jack Dain, Thomas Zimmerman, Alan Emery, Vonette Bright, Paul Benjamin, Bill Hogue, Hugh Maclellan, Sr.

    Chairman | Ford | Congress and consultations | Singapore '87

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1984-1988

    Boxes: 110

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, form letters, financial records, mailing and participant lists, program materials, post-consultation evaluation comments

    Correspondents: Ford, Brian Stiller (Young Leaders Committee director), Ramez Attalah, and other members of the executive committee

    Subjects: Christian leadership, Leadership

    Notes: These files consist of Ford's record of planning for this "international gathering for younger leaders [about three hundred] committed to world evangelization"

    Chairman | Ford | Congress and consultations | Leadership '88

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1985-1988

    Boxes: 111

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, directory, meeting minutes, reports, lists, form letters

    Correspondents: Ford, Glandion Carney, Bill Ditewig, Becky Manley Pippert, Brad Smith, Bryant Myers, Ted Engstrom

    Subjects: Christian leadership, Leadership

    Notes: These files comprise Ford's record of planning for this "networking conference" for young leaders in the United States, held in Washington, DC

    Chairman | Ford | Congress and consultations | International Congress of World Evangelization II (or Lausanne II)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1974-1991 (bulk 1983-1989)

    Boxes: 111-115

    Geographic coverage: international

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, minutes, reports, contingency plans, ballots and tallies for Executive Committee decisions, a vision statement, evaluations

    Correspondents: Ford, Donald Hoke, Jack Dain, Ford Madison, Ed Dayton, Bill Jefferson, Brian Stiller, John Reid, Paul McKaughan, Thomas Wang, and other LCWE members and Congress personnel

    Notes: Ford files in launching, planning and convening the congress in Manila. Included are letters expressing the sense of need for a second congress. Exceptional items: A report following the congress giving the World Council of Churches' perspective on the event, its emphasis and deliberations (folder 112-2); files on the consideration and selection of various sites for the congresses, starting with a return to Lausanne, agreeing on Singapore and finally selecting Manila (folders 112-7, 8, 9); preliminary drafts of the "Manila Manifesto" that was prepared before the Congress and then adopted at the meeting (folder 112-10); Leighton Ford's opening and closing addresses at the Congress (folders 112-11, 12); participant selection deliberations (folder 113-4) and a notebook (folder 113-2) consisting of participant data (arranged geographically by country represented and alphabetically by participant name; Ford's program-related files (folders 114-7, 8, 9, 10) recording the process as the planners gave shape to the topics to be addressed and selected corresponding speakers; among these are the contents of the program notebook (folder 114-10); a late-1989 report, "Resources for Follow on Planning," tracking planned action as a result of the Congress (folder 115-2); correspondence related to relations with the Filipino Catholic Church and the status of lay and clergy participants in the Congress (folder 115-3); correspondence and minutes of meetings and conference calls of Steering Committee (folders 115-6, 7, 8).

    Chairman | John Reid (International Chairman) There are no records currently in this subseries

    Chairman | Fergus Macdonald (International Chairman) There are no records currently in this subseries

    Chairman | Paul Cedar (Executive Chairman)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical (roughly)

    Date Range: 1989-2004

    Boxes: 318-320

    Geographic coverage: International and domestic United States

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos (also in e-mail or fax formats), committee lists, meeting agendas and minutes, 1991 financial statement, LCWE directories (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001), incorporation papers, publications

    Correspondents: Cedar, John Siewert, Fergus Macdonald, Luis Bush (AD 2000), Gary Barnes (Interim International Coordinator of LCWE), Paul Eshleman (JESUS film project), Tom Houston, Bryant Myers and Elmer Wilson (World Vision), Leighton Ford, other LCWE leaders and members from various national Lausanne organizations and US leaders, international church and ministry leaders and representatives

    Notes: The files reflect Cedar's role as LCWE Executive Chairman (1998-2004), as well as being a part of Lausanne USA. During the period of Cedar's position as LCWE chair, the major regional, topical and global events that took place included the 1998 Consultation on Nominalism in London, the 1999 Sixth International Conference on Jewish Evangelism in New York, the 2000 Consultation on Spiritual Warfare in Nairobi, the 2001 Sixth Chinese Consultation on World Evangelization in Kuala Lumpur, the 2001 Third International Researchers Conference in Thailand, the 2002 Asia Lausanne Conference on Evangelism in Seoul, the 2003 Seventh Conference on Jewish Evangelism in Helsinki, the 2003 Second Brazilian Congress on Evangelism in Belo Horizonte, and the 2004 Forum on World Evangelization in Pattaya, Thailand; correspondence and other documents in the subseries may make reference to these events. The files were arranged by the archivist. The major subcategories are: Correspondence, Lausanne International and Lausanne US. Some of Cedar's outgoing correspondence is written on Mission America letterhead (the US Lausanne Committee, formed in 1975, evolved into Mission America in 1993 and in 1995 becoming the Mission America Coalition); Cedar was already active in the US Lausanne Committee at the time of the 1989 Second International Congress on World Evangelization in Manila - the 1993 reorganization is reflected in these documents, especially folder 319-5, with roots going back to the period after the 1989 international Congress in Manila as shown in folder 319-10. Although Cedar's contacts reflected in the subseries are widespread throughout the world, correspondence and other communication with European LCWE members and contacts seem to be more highly represented than other regions of the world. Another theme reflected throughout the files are the contribution and role of women in the Lausanne movement.

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 318-4 includes a letter of June 8, 2000 from John Stott to Cedar expressing his delight at being appointed and Honorary Life Member of the Lausanne Committee.
  • Folder 318-6 includes the US Lausanne Committee's endorsement policy.
  • Folder 318-7 includes Cedar's version of the "US Lausanne Committee's ministry projections for the 1990s."
  • Chief Executive Officer

    Arrangement: by officer

  • Gottfried Osei-Mensah (Executive Secretary)
  • Carl Johansson (Executive Director)
  • Thomas Wang (International Director)
  • Tom Houston (International Director)
  • John Siewert (Interim International Coordinator)

    Date Range: 1949, 1972-1990

    Volume: 110.0 linear feet

    Notes: This series documents the administration and ongoing operation of the Committee by its chief executive officer, from its beginning in 1975, including the major international conferences and consultations sponsored by the Lausanne Committee.
  • Chief Executive Officer | Gottfried Osei-Mensah


  • Nairobi (further divided into twelve subseries)
  • International Office (London, further divided into two subseries)

    Date Range: 1972-1987

    Boxes: 10-25, 81, 150-169, 325

    Correspondents: Primarily the Executive Secretary as the creator or recipient of correspondence, memos, and reports

    Chief Executive Officer | Osei-Mensah | Nairobi

    Arrangement: The overall arrangement of Osei Mensah's records was provided by the archivist, as was that of each subdivision.

    The arrangement scheme was based on the folder titles used by Osei Mensah, which have remained as they were received. The materials have been subdivided into twelve subseries as follows (the arrangement scheme is noted in parentheses):
  • Administrative (alphabetical)
  • Conference (chronological), folders 12-1 to 13-6; 1975 1980. These files cover different events outside those of the Lausanne Committee which Osei Mensah either attended or addressed. The documents in these files vary, including correspondence, reports, papers, program guides, newsletters, etc. A paper by African theologian Kwame Bediako is in folder 12-9.
  • Congress & LCWE Consultation (chronological by event/alphabetical), folders 13 -7 to 15-24; 1974 1980. These files consist of materials from the 1974 Lausanne meeting, LCWE consultations, and the 1980 COWE.
  • Correspondents (alphabetical), folders 16-1 to 23; 1975 1981. Correspondents: A. Jack Dain, Leighton Ford, John Howell, Stan Izon, and Gottfried Osei Mensah.
  • Finance, folder 17-1 to 22, 83-1; 1975 1981. These files document both the financial affairs of the Lausanne Committee as a whole and the Nairobi office, including budget reports, ledger books, balance sheets and related correspondence.
  • Geographical (alphabetical by region), folders 18-1 to 20-19; 1973 1981. These files are subdivided into two major sections: the country files and regional coordination files. The regional coordination files relate to the LCWE regional subcommittees and include reports and correspondence from them. Materials by and about African theologian Kwame Bediako can be found in folders 18-2 and 18-3.
  • LCWE Meetings (chronological), folders 21-1 to 6; 1972 1978. These files and LCWE Executive Committee Meeting files (See "8.") somewhat overlap, since their meetings were held concurrently. In addition, the reports made to the Executive Committee were later distributed to the general membership. These files provide a very detailed account of the preparation for the meetings, the issues deliberated upon at the meetings, as well as the direction taken as a result of them.
  • LCWE Executive Committee Meeting (chronological), folder 21-7 to 22-4; 1975 1979.
  • LCWE Retired Members (alphabetical), folders 22 5 to 36; 1975 1980. These files contain both administrative information on the retirement and replacement of LCWE members, along with correspondence with retired members, in some cases documenting the retirement process and the issues involved in filling a vacancy.
  • Organization (alphabetical), folders 22-37 to 23-35; 1975 1981. The contents of these files vary greatly, consisting of correspondence or newsletters or periodicals or some combination of these.
  • LCWE Publications (alphabetical), folders 24-1 to 21; 1975-1981. These files relate to the printed materials prepared by the Committee, ranging from brochures to the Information Bulletin to press releases. In some cases, these include the actual publications; in others, the correspondence or other administrative records related to a particular publication. These files document the public face of the LCWE and additionally serve to record in summary form the activities of the Committee.
  • Working Groups (alphabetical), folders 25-1 to 13; 1975 1979. These files document the ongoing work of the four Working Groups of the LCWE: Communications, Intercession, Strategy, and Theology and Education.

    Date Range: 1972-1981

    Boxes: 10-25, 81, 325

    Correspondents: Primarily the Executive Director as the creator or recipient of correspondence, memos, and reports

    Notes: These records, like those of Leighton Ford's LCWE records, record the very beginning of the Committee, and also include some materials from the 1974 Congress. Gottfried Osei-Mensah held this position over the whole period covered by the records. They consist of his files of correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, and other administrative materials, all of which extensively document his tenure as LCWE Executive Secretary.

    Chief Executive Officer | Osei-Mensah | Administrative

    Exceptional items: Folders 10-2 through 10-4 and 10-9 through 10-12 contain the prepared reports of the Chairman, Executive Secretary, and Deputy Executive Officer. These reports were written for the members of the LCWE and/or its Executive Committee, and deal with developments within the LCWE, international developments having a bearing on the activity of the Committee, and progress on the goals of the Committee. Worthy of note is folder 10-2 which contains reports from A. Jack Dain during his one year leadership of the Continuation Committee in 1975. Unexpected yet significant items in these files include the job descriptions of the LCWE chairman (folder 10-2) and Executive Secretary (folder 10-9).

    Folders 10 13 and 14 contain biographical background information on LCWE members and alternates.

    The "Originals Copied" files referred to in the container list for folders 11-7 through 17 consist of the original documents which were copied for various reports and committee meetings.

    Folder 11-18 contains correspondence on two questionnaires, one used to gather biographical information on LCWE members, and a proposal for the second to gather and disseminate information about needs around the world.

    Folder 11-1 contains two articles on theological interpretation and orientation entitled "Linguistic Hang Ups in Communicating with Muslims" and "The Birth of Theology." Folders 11-2 through 6 contain articles and papers, largely those presented by Osei Mensah and LCWE Executive Assistant, John Howell. Titles include: "Why PACLA?", "Martyrdom in Uganda," "The Potential of Christianity in Africa," "The Orthodox Church and Evangelicals," "The Gospel and Culture," "The Theology of Persecution," and "That All Nations Might Believe and Obey Jesus Christ."

    Chief Executive Officer | Osei-Mensah | 1974 Congress & 1980 LCWE Consultation

    Exceptional items: Folders 13-7 through 13-16 are files Osei Mensah inherited from Jack Dain and containing correspondence and completed questionnaires grouped by geographical region. These questionnaires were a part of the follow up program of the Congress in an attempt to monitor and plan the ongoing impact of the Congress.

    The materials from the Homogeneous Unit Principle Consultation (folders 13-23 and 13-24) include correspondence and papers presented at the meeting in 1977. Folder 325-13 contains a rough draft of the report of the consultation, apparently in Stott’s handwriting, as well as notes on the conference taken by Timothy Hall, a graduate student who attended. The files on the Gospel and Culture Consultation (folders 13-25 through 13-29) contain these types of documents as well, but also include a record of the proceedings and biographical information on the participants. The principal correspondents in these later files are Peter Savage, John Stott, Donald Hoke, John Howell, and Leighton Ford. The correspondence also includes budget information on the Willowbank meeting.

    The COWE files are similar to those found in Leighton Ford's files. Folder 14-4 includes completed questionnaires on existing cooperation in evangelization efforts among evangelicals. Folder 14-5 contains a document on a proposal to change the name of the Lausanne Committee, as well as correspondence discussing the issue. Folder 14-8 includes James Engel's notes on and the tabulated results of the survey conducted to evaluate the Thailand consultation. Folders 14-13 through 14-18 contain the surveys completed by COWE participants, offering a complete picture in raw form of the participants’ feelings about the Consultation. Folder 14-11 and 12 contain a pre COWE questionnaire to solicit input on the then proposed consultation.

    Materials in the press file (folders 15-13 and 14) deal with the issue of the press's accessibility to the Consultation, as well as outlining the actual plan implemented at Pattaya.

    Correspondents; 1975 1981 (folders 16-1 to 23)

    Exceptional items: Folder 16 19 includes a letter from Osei Mensah to Philip Potter, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches regarding the rather negative press evangelicals received following the 1976 Assembly of the WCC.

    Chief Executive Officer | Osei-Mensah | LCWE Publications

    Exceptional items: Folder 24-4 contains a 1975 memo on the continued circulation of the Lausanne quarterly bulletin and includes the tabulated responses to a questionnaire which was sent out.

    Chief Executive Officer | Osei-Mensah | LCWE International Office (London)

  • General
  • COWE

    Date Range: 1972-1987

    Boxes: 150-169 Notes: The records in this series document the operation of the central LCWE office in London (the files as received were not segregated by staff person), primarily during the period from 1981-1984. (Among the documents are files Osei-Mensah, Dain and Howell brought from the preceding several years, including those from the 1980 Consultation in Thailand, while some later documents have also been interfiled into the series beyond the time when the International Office was in operation.) Although the Lausanne Committee worked primarily from the location of its chief executives, the international headquarters was established in London where Executive Secretary Gottfried Osei Mensah had relocated from Nairobi in 1981 following the 1980 COWE consultation in Thailand. (Following his resignation in 1984, the LCWE again functioned from the location of its primary officers without a centralized headquarters.)

    Chief Executive Officer | Osei-Mensah | General

    Arrangement: Alphabetical according to folder title following the titling of the International Office staff

    Date Range: 1972-1987

    Boxes: 150-166, 286 (folder 286-4)

    Geographic coverage: International with only a small amount related to Great Britain where the office was located

    Type of documents: Primarily correspondence, memos and reports; also questionnaires, lists, manuscripts of messages or articles

    Correspondents: Gottfried Osei-Mensah (Executive Secretary), A. Jack Dain (General Coordinator), John Howell (COWE Director of Operations, Executive Assistant, Deputy Executive Officer), Jane Rainey (Administrative Assistant), Leighton Ford, LCWE Executive Committee or Full Committee members, Ed Dayton (chairman of the Strategy Working Group), David Howard (COWE director and later general secretary of the World Evangelical Fellowship), British church and parachurch leaders, and church and parachurch leaders throughout the world Notes: This subseries consists of a record of much routine operation of the office and coordinating the LCWE's activity worldwide (hiring of staff and other personnel matters, fund raising and financial management, communication among LCWE membership and supporters, distribution of LCWE publications like the Lausanne Occasional Papers, World Day of Prayer (folders 166-4, 5, 6, 7, 8), nominations of Committee members (including subdivided by geographical region), relocation of Osei-Mensah from Nairobi to London (see folder 161-3), and the 1984 closing of the office there (see folder 161-6). It also includes a record of substantive deliberations and decisions, many leading up to or flowing from the 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE) held in Thailand. Among these prominent bodies or issues were the LCWE's Commission on Cooperation (on which Chua Wee Hian played a prominent role), interaction and cooperation with fraternal organizations like WEF (also see folder 163-10), long range planning (folders 154-9, 10 and 155-1) and vision development (folder 163-9), working groups (Communications Advisory Group in folders 164-1, 2, 3, 4; Intercession Advisory Group in folders 164-5, 6; Strategy Working Group in folders 165-1 to 6 and 166-1; Theology Working Group in folders 166-2, 3), and the meetings in Great Britain and Kenya of the Evangelical /Roman Catholic Dialogue on Mission (ERCDOM) in which John Stott was a participant. One program developed during this period was the Lausanne Associates, who were appointed by vote of Committee members to serve as coordinators for a specific ministry area (large cities, church/parachurch relationships) or reaching a specific people group (Jews, Buddhists, Muslims) as emphasized during the 1980 Consultation in Thailand. Staff-related files are gathered together under Personnel for Leanne Ellem, Jane Fraser, John Howell, Stan Izon, Bill Jefferson, Pat Newth; also see folder 163-4 related to the appointment of Carl Johansson as Executive Director in 1984. Detailed financial information (invoices, a record of paid or collectable orders, publication orders, etc.) were very selectively sampled with the remainder not included in the processed collection and disposed of at the request of the LCWE.

    Exceptional items: Folder 150-7 records the development of an audio-visual program on the Lausanne covenant developed by InterVarsity's 2100 division. Folders 150-8, 9, 153-8 and 161-4 consist of documents related to travels by Ray Baake and Don McCurry, working in conjunction with the Strategy Working Group and MARC as follow-up to the 1980 COWE consultation to explore furthering the role and contribution of the Lausanne Committee, specifically in the areas of urban and Muslim evangelization. Included are the two extensive transcripts of interviews with Ray Bakke about his observations and encounters during a tour of Latin America and Asian urban centers following the 1980 COWE; (also see folder 163-7 for more on coordination related to urban evangelization). Also included is a report by Don McCurry on his 1982 survey tour of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Singapore, Philippines to examine "the advance of the gospel among Muslims in Asia" (also see folder 161-4 for more on witness to Muslims). Folder 150-10 relates to a proposed consultation for agencies involved in Bible distribution. For the files related to the Lausanne Associates see folders 153-1 through 154-4.

    Chief Executive Officer | Osei-Mensah | COWE

    Date Range: 1978-1983

    Boxes: 166-169

    Type of documents: Correspondence, reports, memos, financial reports, questionnaires

    Correspondents: Leighton Ford, David Howard, John Howell, Jane Rainey, other COWE personnel, Committee members

    Notes: These files are a continuation of those Osei-Mensah and associates kept as part of the COWE process (see also the Osei-Mensah and COWE Wheaton Office subseries). A valuable addition are the participant list files (folders 167-4, 5) and the acceptance forms that include biographical information on the participants (folders 169-1, 2, 3).

    Exceptional items: Folder 166-13 includes a signed "Statement of Concerns" presented at COWE and responses to the statement and its emphasis and follow-up after the meeting.
  • Chief Executive Officer | Carl Johansson (Executive Director)


  • Chronological correspondence
  • Executive & Full Committee
  • Organizations
  • Conferences

    Date Range: 1979-1989

    Boxes: 133-150

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports

    Correspondents: Primarily the Executive Director as the creator or recipient of correspondence, memos, and reports

    Notes: The files in this subseries are primarily those of Johansson up to the point of his resignation on September 30, 1985; the subseries also includes the files of Irv Chambers in his temporary capacity of Acting Executive Director (with Leighton Ford assuming greater day to day responsibilities as well) until Thomas Wang was appointed International Director in 1986. The files record the routine operation of the LCWE, ongoing discussions about issues and decisions, the transition to Thomas Wang's appointment as International Director, the announcement to hold the Lausanne II Congress, other international or regional meetings, and collaborations and attempts to strengthen Evangelical commitments and activity throughout the world.

    Chief Executive Officer | Johansson | Chronological correspondence

    Arrangement: Chronological by month

    Date Range: 1981-1986

    Boxes: 133-139, 286 (folder 286-7)

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, etc.

    Correspondents: Johansson, Leighton Ford, Irv Chambers, Gottfried Osei-Mensah, Jack Dain, Ed Dayton, other members of the LCWE Executive and General Committees, and Evangelical leaders throughout the world

    Notes: The correspondence files bring together the incoming and outgoing routine office correspondence of the Director; while routine, it nonetheless touches on the important deliberations and decisions of the Director and the Lausanne Committee.

    Exceptional items: Included are two folders (Folder 133-1, 2) that identify all the correspondence by number in this subseries.

    Chief Executive Officer | Johansson | Executive and Full Committee

    Arrangement: Chronological

    Date Range: 1979-1988

    Boxes: 140-143

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, agenda and minutes, reports, lists of Executive and Full Committees, lists of meeting participants, decision ballots

    Correspondents: Johansson, Leighton Ford, Irv Chambers, Gottfried Osei-Mensah, Jack Dain, Ed Dayton, other members of the LCWE Executive and General Committees, and Evangelical leaders throughout the world

    Notes: These files record the activity of both the primary executive bodies of the LCWE and the Executive Director (primarily Johansson but also Osei-Mensah and Irv Chambers) Exceptional items: Folder 140-1 records an early step in the process of shaping the format and emphasis of the Lausanne II Congress; Committee members, alternates and group members were invited to add reflections on the Executive Committee's discussion on the purpose statement, issues and outcomes. Folders 140-2, 3 contain ballots on the decision to hold the second congress in Lausanne and the selection of the next International Director.

    Chief Executive Officer | Johansson | Organizations

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1980-1984

    Boxes: 143-144

    Type of documents: Correspondence, press releases, publications

    Correspondents: Gottfried Osei-Mensah, Leighton Ford, Carl Johansson, and other Committee members and representatives of the agencies

    Notes: These files document the Executive Director's (primarily Osei-Mensah's) interactions with other organizations, including Africa Christian Fellowship, African Evangelistic Enterprise, Africa Inland Mission, BGEA, Chinese Coordination Centre of World Evangelism, Evangelical Missionary Alliance, Lutheran World Federation, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Operation Mobilization, Scripture Union, Southern Baptist Convention, United Bible Societies, World Council of Churches, World Evangelical Fellowship, World Vision, Youth for Christ.

    Exceptional items: Folder 143-25 includes the text of Osei-Mensah's presentation "Cooperation and World Evangelization" in 1981 at the 2nd Chinese Congress on World Evangelization.

    Chief Executive Officer | Johansson | Conferences

    Arrangement: Chronological

    Date Range: 1979-1989

    Boxes: 144-150, 286 (folders 286-2, 3, 5, 6)

    Type of documents: Correspondence, presentation manuscripts, reports, press releases, meeting program materials, meeting statements, participant lists, evaluations, bibliographies

    Correspondents: Osei-Mensah, Johansson, Leighton Ford, Jack Dain, Dave Howard, Ron Sider, Brian Stiller, Paul Cedar, conference coordinators, liaison or staff

    Notes: This subseries relates primarily to LCWE conferences and events (either held or in the planning stages), as well as those that Johansson (or Osei-Mensah) attended as a representative of LCWE. Among the meetings represented are the 1979 Simple Lifestyle Consultation, the World Council of Churches, Melbourne 1980 conference, 1981 American Festival of Evangelism, 1982 Consulta Evangelica Latinoamericana (Consultation of Evangelicals of Latin America), 1982 Consultation on the Relationship between Evangelism and Social Responsibility, Mission '83 (sponsored by the European Missionary Association), Wheaton '83, Amsterdam '83, 1984 International Prayer Assembly, Danvik '84 (sponsored by the Norwegian Lausanne Committee), Houston '85, 1985 Conference on the Laity, 1985 Consultation on the Holy Spirit (also called Oslo '85), Amsterdam '86, 1986 Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism, Danvik '86, 1988 European Leaders Conference on World Evangelization, Singapore '87 (also called Younger Leaders Conference), 1987 COMIBAM (Ibero-American Missions Congress), Mission '87 (in the Netherlands), 1988 Lausanne Pastors Consultation, 1988 Consultation on Conversion (in Hong Kong), 1988 Irish Congress on Evangelism.
  • Chief Executive Officer | Thomas Wang (International Director)


  • International Office (Singapore)
  • International Office (Pasadena)
  • International Director & Associate Director
  • || Correspondence
  • || LCWE
  • || Meetings
  • || Lausanne II
  • || Communications
  • || Finance and fund-raising
  • | Program Office
  • || Leadership '88
  • || Lausanne II, 1989
  • | General program
  • | Plenary sessions
  • | Track sessions
  • | LCWE-related
  • || Moscow Congress on Evangelization, 1990
  • | Participant Selection
  • || Correspondence
  • || Questionnaires
  • || Administrative
  • || Notebooks
  • | Communications Office
  • || Communications Officer (Steve Downey)
  • || Communications Director (Joseph Sindorf)
  • || Media Director (Jim Newton)
  • || Production
  • | LCWE Nominations
  • || International Advisory Council

    Date Range: 1949, 1973-1990 [bulk 1985-1989]

    Boxes: 169-202, 205-285

    Notes: These records reflect the activity of the Lausanne Committee during the administration of Thomas Wang as International Director, primarily reflecting the planning and holding of the Lausanne II meeting in 1989 in Manila, Philippines.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | International Office (Singapore)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1977-1989 [bulk 1985-1989]

    Boxes: 202-205 Geographic coverage: International

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, lists

    Correspondents: Wang, Leighton Ford, Jack Dain, Ed Dayton, John Reid, Jim Newton, Paul McKaughan, Don Hoke, other LCWE executives, Full Committee and Executive Committee members, working group chairpersons, Evangelical leaders throughout the world

    Notes: These files record Wang's activity and contacts while located at the LCWE's international office in Singapore (1987-1989), especially preparation for the 1989 Lausanne II Congress, initially announced to occur in Singapore. Included is a chronological subseries for 1987 arranged by month, a file for the European Lausanne Committee (folder 203-15), working group files, information regarding selecting the venue for the 1989 Congress, and then transitioning from the initially agreed-upon Singapore location to Manila (folders 204-9, 10, 11), LCWE relationships with Roman Catholics (especially in light of the Congress being held in predominantly Catholic Philippines (folder 204-20), staff files.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | International Office (Pasadena)

  • | International Director & Associate Director
  • | Program Office
  • | Participant Selection
  • | Communications Office
  • | LCWE Nominations
  • | International Advisory Council (IAC)

    Date Range: 1949, 1973-1990

    Boxes: 169-285

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | International Director and Associate Director

  • | Correspondence
  • | LCWE
  • | Meetings
  • | Lausanne II
  • | Communications
  • | Finance and fundraising

    Date Range: 1973-1990

    Boxes: 207-223

    Notes: These files of International Director Thomas Wang and Associate International Director Paul McKaughan reflect their activity, oversight of LCWE, and preparation for the Lausanne II Congress. McKaughan was located in the LCWE's Pasadena office when it opened in 1987, while Wang worked in Singapore between 1987 and 1989 in anticipation of the Lausanne II Congress being held there; once the Congress venue was switched to Manila, Wang joined the staff at the Pasadena office in early 1989. These files document the activity from the Pasadena office, and although this includes some from Wang when he was in Pasadena, the bulk reflect McKaughan's communication, including that with Wang in Singapore, and activities. The files are arranged as received, subdivided into a number of smaller subseries.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | International Director and Associate Director | Correspondence

    Arrangement: Alphabetical by author

    Date Range: 1973-1989

    Boxes: 207-213

    Geographic coverage: International

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, proposed drafts of documents intended for broader or public distribution

    Correspondents: Wang, McKaughan, Ramez Atallah (Egypt), Ray Bakke (Lausanne Urban Associates), Gary Clark (Associate Director of Program), Jack Dain (Lausanne II Participant Selection Chairman), Ed Dayton (Lausanne II Director of Program), Ajith Fernando (Youth for Christ national director in Sri Lanka), Leighton Ford (LCWE Chairman), Bill Hogue (Executive Director of California Southern Baptist Convention), Don Hoke (LCWE Treasurer), Tom Houston (president of World Vision, designated LCWE International Director following Lausanne II Congress), John Howell (Associate Director of Program), Ricardo Jumawan (Executive Vice President and Operations Director of Manila office), Tom McAlpine (Lausanne Associate for Country Research and assisting Program Director Ed Dayton), David Norcross (Wilcox World Travel and Tours), Warwick Olson (Communications Working Group chairman), Gottfried Osei-Mensah (former LCWE Executive Secretary), Roger Parrott (LCWE Secretary, Director of US LCWE Operations), Mary Lance Sisk (possibly Leighton Ford's secretary), Brad Smith (Participant Selection Committee director), John Stott, C. Peter Wagner (professor of church growth)

    Notes: The subseries consists of files of correspondence segregated by individual (all of them LCWE Executive or Full Committee members, related to Lausanne activities, planning, events, especially the 1989 Lausanne II Congress in Manila.

    Exceptional items: Biographical sketches of LCWE figures are compiled in (but not limited to) folder 207-14.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | International Director and Associate Director | LCWE

    Arrangement: Subsections roughly alphabetical within each

    Date Range: 1975-1990

    Boxes: 213-218

    Geographic coverage: international

    Type of documents: Correspondence, lists of Committee members, information and promotional publications, minutes and reports from Executive and Full Committee meetings, constitution and by-laws (1984-1989), biographical questionnaires,

    Correspondents: Wang, McKaughan, Ford, Ed Dayton, LCWE executives, international Evangelical leaders

    Notes: The files in this subseries reflect the overall activity of the LCWE, largely being coordinated in a programmatic way from its Pasadena office, but also include documents used for background by the LCWE staff. Included are such activities as: the ongoing process of replenishing the Executive and Full Committees with new members; the activity of the International Advisory Council (also see the IAC subseries below); deliberations of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (folder 215-11); organizations LCWE had dealings with including the US Lausanne Committee (folder 216-3), Catholics (folder 216-4), the Congress on Evangelization of the Caribbean or CONELA (folder 216-5), ISSACHAR Frontier Missions Strategies relating to the Tentmaker Taskforce and Tentmaker Resource Guide (folder 216-8; also see Project Jericho), and World Evangelical Fellowship (later World Evangelical Alliance, folder 216-9); the Senior Associates program (folders 217-1 through 9); staff related materials (box 217); intercession, strategy and theology advisory or working group files (boxes 217 and 218).

    Exceptional items: See folder 213-11 for documents that were part of the LCWE's future planning process; folders 214-1 and 213-12 for the promotional publications Let the Earth Hear His Voice (1983) and Toward Century 21 (1985); folder 214-4 for the historical The Lausanne Story; Project First Born about outreach to Muslims (folder 216-11) and Project Jericho (folder 216-12).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | International Director and Associate Director | Meetings

    Arrangement: Chronological

    Date Range: 1984-1989

    Boxes: 219

    Geographic coverage: Asia, Europe, Latin America

    Type of documents: Correspondence, conference materials, participant lists, promotional material

    Correspondents: Wang, McKaughan, Vonette Bright, Fred Magbanua, international Evangelical leaders,

    Notes: Files for the 1984 International Prayer Assembly (folder 219-1), the Asia Lausanne Committee in Hong Kong (folder 219-2), the Researchers Conferences in Latin America and Zeist, Netherlands (folder 219-3), the 1987 Asia Leadership Conference on Evangelism or ALCOWE (folders 219-5 to 11), 1988 Singapore Pastors Consultation (folder 219-12), and 1988 European Leadership Conference on World Evangelization or ELCOWE (folder 219-13).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | International Director and Associate Director | Lausanne II

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1975-1989

    Boxes: 219-221

    Geographic coverage: Primarily Pasadena (location of the international office) and Manila (Congress venue)

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, lists, time lines, meeting minutes, incorporation articles, job descriptions, press releases

    Correspondents: Wang, McKaughan, Leighton Ford, Ricardo Jumawan, Sharon Chan, Ed Dayton, Coreen Bakke, Bill Ditewig, LCWE executives and staff,

    Notes: Files maintained by McKaughan and Wang documenting the planning and implementation of plans for the Congress in Manila, including arrangements, operations of the office in Manila, arrangements (for public relations, security, Congress decor and signs, stewards, translators, musicians and artists), program materials (folders 220-13 and 221-1), venue selection, and post-Congress follow-up activities.

    Exceptional items: Included is the "Manila Christian Declaration on the Beijing Massacre" (folder 219-19), early planning documents dating back to 1984 (folder 220-1), negotiations with Wilcox World Travel and Tours (folder 220-5), the Manila Manifesto (folder 220-6), the welcome to the participants from Philippine Senator Jovito Salonga (folder 220-7), the program booklet for the Philippine Congress on World Evangelization (folder 220-9), a record of the LCWE discussion and attempts to "leave the Philippines with relationships between the Evangelicals and the Roman Catholics just a little bit more cordial than they may be at present," and a position paper by the Christian Leaders' Alliance of the Philippines (both in folder 221-3), the file on the search for the Operations Director that ended in the appointment of Ricardo Jumawan (folder 221-4), Robyn Claydon's and others' correspondence on the role of women and their selection as participants (folder 221-13).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | International Director and Associate Director | Communications

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1983-1989

    Boxes: 221-223

    Type of documents: Correspondence, reports, grant proposal, clippings, budgets, staff lists, press releases and newsletters

    Correspondents: Wang, McKaughan, Leighton Ford, Joseph Sindorf (Director of Communications), Jim Newton (consultant and Congress Media Director), Steve Downey, Warwick Olson (Chairman of Communications Working Group),

    Notes: Files document the planning and implementation of public relations efforts and conveying the goals and vision of LCWE and the Congress. Included are Communications Committee materials (folder 221-17) along with material on developing the Congress logo, Communications Working Group (folder 222-1), a file of sample clippings of media coverage of the event (folder 222-5), correspondence with and among Communications Office staff, the record of the development and production of World Evangelization Information Service publications (folders 223-2,3). Also see the Communications Office subseries below.

    Exceptional items: A number of draft versions and the final form of Jim Newton's "A Strategy for Implementing a Comprehensive, International Communications Program" are found in the subseries. Also included are a report from the 1988 meeting of the International Christian Media Commission in Germany (Folder 222-2), "some of the stories of key people in LCWE" (folder 222-3, including Oddvar Sovik, Ajith Fernando, Thomas Wang, Ray Bakke, Sam Odunaike, and David Gitari), a list of media staff (folder 222-6), and a file on CONELA or the Confraternidad Evangelica Latinoamericana (folder 222-7).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | International Director and Associate Director | Finance and fundraising

    Arrangement: Alphabetical Date Range: 1982-1989

    Boxes: 223

    Geographic coverage: International

    Type of documents: Correspondence, and letters accompanying financial gifts and LCWE replies of thanks, reports Correspondents: Wang, McKaughan, Ford, Donald Hoke (LCWE Treasurer), Roger Parrott, international Evangelical leaders

    Notes: The subseries documents the financial operation, fund-raising and reporting of LCWE and the Congress during the period leading up to the 1989 meeting in Manila. Included are grant proposals to selected churches (folder 223-8) and "major donors" (folder 223-9).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office

  • | Leadership '88
  • | Lausanne II, 1989
  • | Moscow Congress on Evangelization, 1990

    Date Range: 1949, 1973-1990

    Boxes: 224-229, 238-285

    Notes: These files consist of the records of the program development for LCWE events, predominantly the 1989 Lausanne II Congress, for the time period covered while Thomas Wang was LCWE's International Director. Among the significant figures overseeing this function in addition to Wang were Program Chairman Paul McKaughan (later Congress Coordinator) followed by Saphir Athyal; Program Director Ed Dayton (assisted by Tom McAlpine); Associate Director of Program Gary Clark (also the track coordinator), followed by John Howell. Dayton was initially the International Participant Selection Committee Chairman, and so some of his files related to that function also overlapped into this subseries. Dayton was also the Chair of the Strategy Working Group, but during this time period that function was transferred from his base location at World Vision to the Pasadena Office and into LCWE.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | Leadership '88

    Arrangement: Subdivided further by the conference office into the following (see folder 224-10 for filing list):
  • LCWE
  • LCWE North America
  • Senior Advisory Council
  • Pastors Advisory Council
  • Leadership Council
  • Executive Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Prayer Committee
  • Ethnic Leadership Development
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Office operations Date Range: 1973-1988

    Boxes: 224-229

    Geographic coverage: United States

    Type of documents: Correspondence, reports, lists, memos, forms, meeting transcripts, planning documents, newsletters, mailings, promotional material, survey questionnaires and conference evaluations, minutes, purposed statements, staff lists, program material, weekly reports and tax-related documents

    Correspondents: Bill Ditewig, Glandion Carney (chairman), Ted Engstrom (Senior Advisory Council chair), Leighton Ford, Becky Pippert (co-chair), Roger Parrott (Director of Operations, LCWE US), Jack Hayford, Paul Cedar, Bryant Meyers, LCWE administrators.

    Notes: Files of the administrators of the four-day conference in Washington DC "to encourage and equip emerging Christian leaders in the United States to take aggressive leadership to complete the Great Commission in this generation." In addition to the aspects of the operation documented in the list above are participant selection (folders 227-21, 228-3), promotion (folder 228-1 and others in the Communication files), staffing of the conference office and event, and budget. The conference files were received in very organized order. Folder 224-10 contains the filing list as it was maintained in the Leadership '88 office. Not all files on the list were sent to the Archives, and duplicates were not retained, and documents on financial and operational details were only very selectively retained.

    Exceptional items: Several conference organizational charts in folders 224-3 and 226-13, a file on Singapore '87 (folder 224-14), and LCWE members list (folder 225-3), fund-raising guidelines, transcripts of the Senior Advisory Committee's December 1986 meeting (folders 226-1, 2), marketing strategy (folder 227-24).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | Lausanne II, 1989

  • | General program
  • | Plenary sessions
  • | Track sessions
  • | LCWE-related

    Date Range: 1949, 1974-1990

    Boxes: 238-285

    Notes: This subseries documents the planning and coordinated activity to hold the Congress, with primary emphasis on the content covered in the plenary and track sessions and forms the primary record of the Lausanne II Congress in the LCWE records collection. The plenary sessions were the large-group gatherings of all the participants; the track sessions were elective sessions held throughout the Congress on specialized topics such as Unreached Peoples or Tentmakers. Among the significant figures overseeing this function in addition to Wang were Program Chairman Paul McKaughan (later Congress Coordinator) followed by Saphir Athyal; Program Director Ed Dayton (assisted by Tom McAlpine); Associate Director of Program Gary Clark (also the track coordinator), followed by John Howell. Because Dayton was initially the International Participant Selection Committee Chairman, some of his files related to that function appear in this subseries; Dayton was also the Chair of the Strategy Working Group, but during this time period that function was transferred from his base of operations at World Vision to the LCWE's oversight at the Pasadena Office. Overlap among files in the series is likely, but no attempt was made to substantially eliminate duplicates.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | Lausanne II, 1989 | General program

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1949, 1974-1990

    Boxes: 262-285

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, reports (pre-Congress planning and post Congress), meeting agendas and minutes, flow charts, biographical sketches for platform chairs and artists, lists, financial reports, charts, checklists, organizational chart (folder 265-3), executive plan (folder 265-4), Congress publications, questionnaires, manuscripts, Congress notebook (folder 272-5), press releases, brochures

    Correspondents: Primarily Ed Dayton, Gary Clark, also Paul McKaughan, Ric Jumawan, Jim Newton, Leighton Ford, Graham Kerr, other Congress staff, LCWE administrators, Congress steering team,

    Notes: General files related to managing all aspects of the Congress, including logistics, facilities, plenary and elective sessions, and allocation of personnel. Among the functions documented are bookstore operation, transportation, computers, Congress declaration, development and production of the Congress notebook (including translation), publications (including the advance reader, compendium, newspaper, newsletter in several languages), currency exchange, communication with and guidance for the Congress's daily chairpersons, facility signs and decorations, equipment and stage setup, exhibits, attempts to gather feedback from participants throughout the Congress, pre-Congress planning focus groups, interpretation and translation, magazine publicity, meals for participants, coordination with the media, national meetings by country, offering, operations, participant selection, plenary session, post-Congress plans, prayer, program (including the Program Committee), speakers (and responders), stewards, tracks (elective), travel, video segments used during plenary sessions, worship, etc. The folder titles throughout the subseries are largely self-explanatory. Some of Dayton's files appear to be primarily related to World Vision with some crossover to the LCWE. Several computer disks consisting of word processing versions of printed documents were not retained in the processed collection.

    Exceptional items:
  • Congress planning: Among these are specific files or documents related to: overall design for the Congress and organizational chart (folder 265-3), executive plan (folder 265-4 and 272-24), next steps after the Congress (folder 267-2), thematic integration over the 10-day period (folder 266 14), coordinating with other agencies like AD2000 and Beyond (folder 263-5) and learning from the experience of other major events (see the program reports from Amsterdam '83 (folders 263-6, 7) and '86 (report and questionnaire results in folders 263-8, 9). Folders 262-10 and 263-1 contain the contents of a Program Committee notebook, including correspondence, memos, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, biographical sketches, the 1985 LCWE handbook, a draft document "Successful Rebirth of Lausanne Movement" and a 1986 flow chart of the participant selection process leading up the 1989 Congress. Folder 268-8 consists of suggestions made prior to the Congress at a meeting in East Berlin of Eastern European Evangelical leaders. Folders 268-16, 17 contains several hundred brief responses to gather contact information for developing a working network from the Holy Spirit and Evangelism track. Folder 270-20 contains documents related to the International Advisory Council (served as a convening body or council of reference). Files specifically dedicated to program development include folder 276-1 and contents of a notebook labeled program development (folders 276-2, 3, 4, 5, 6); the contents of another of Dayton's notebooks comprises folders 277-1, 2, 3, 4). Program reports are found in folder 277-6. Program themes (comprising especially folders 278-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) referred to the plenary themes (biblical/theological, contextual, methodological) to be addressed throughout the Congress, including feedback in developing the thematic framework and issues addressed before the entire Congress. Also included are files for the program advisory group (folder 275 6), program meeting minutes (folder 275-7), program chairman Saphir Athyal (folder 275 10), program design (folders 275-11, 12), and the program development document in various versions over 1988 and 1989 (folder 275-16). Brad Smith's 1986 report to the Program Advisory Committee, "A Summary of Input Received About the Lausanne '89 Program Plans," is found in folder 278-19.
  • Plenary and track sessions: Among files related to the plenary portion of the Congress program are files corresponding to each session of the Congress, including the agenda for the session, background material on special guests, manuscripts for presentations, and scripts for the video segments shown in conjunction with the plenary messages (folders 273-18 through 274-20); among these in folder 273-20 is Philippine president Corazon Aquino's written welcome and senator Jovito Salonga's welcoming message to the Congress audience (also see folder 279-6). Files for both plenary speakers (folders 279-10, 280-1 through 282-1) and responders (folders 279-2, 3, 4) to the major presentations are included in the program files; among these are manuscripts for the plenaries in folder 281-4, 5, 6, 7 and 282 1, arranged alphabetically by name of the speaker. Track-related files comprise folders 282 4 through 284-7 and 284-19.
  • Congress logistics: Folder 269-5 contains lists of all the key people with responsibilities at the Congress; look for a personnel list for many key program-related posts in folder 277-7. Folders 269-10 through 19 consist of drafts, final and foreign language versions (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish) of the Manila Manifesto, drafted and presented by John Stott, and then reviewed and revised before approval as a declaration emerging from the Congress. Lausanne II Newsletter files (including issues in English and some in foreign languages) are in folders 271-1 through 13. Folder 273-14 includes the "Participant Selection Guide" that outlines the selection process. Promotional brochures in circulation at the time of the Lausanne II Congress are found in folder 278-13. Folder 285-5 consists of information compiled by the Statistics Task Force on world trends and demographics, to be especially used by plenary speakers and in video segments.
  • Follow-up reports: Post-Congress reflections, including those by Ray Bakke and Ralph Winter, are found in folder 278-15. Folders 262-7, 8, 9 (also see folder 270-8) consist of reports from throughout the world (arranged alphabetically by country name in the notebooks), providing some form of reflections and recommendations on the Lausanne II Congress by the country's delegates. The reports span the range of being very brief to very extensive, so some reports also included other information, such as a list of developments between the first (1974) and second (1989) Lausanne Congresses, efforts to attempt until 2000, recommendations to the Lausanne Committee, lists of Christian agencies in the country and their participation in evangelism, country profiles, and more. (Sheets with country names are inserted throughout, for almost all of which there was no report received but representing far more countries than those for which there is a report.) The countries for which there are follow-up reports are:
  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burma
  • Caribbean
  • Chad
  • China
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Irish group
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • South Pacific
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga Island
  • United States
  • Wales
  • West Germany

    Other post-Congress reports include Dudley Woodberry's on the Reaching Muslims track (folder 270-7).

  • Other: Folder 272-4 contains Ed Dayton's triennial review in his role as World Vision's Vice President-At-Large. A single folder contains information on a Philippine Congress on Evangelism held simultaneously with Lausanne II (folder 273-15). Files related to Catholic issue appear in various parts of the Lausanne II files, including this subseries in folder 279-5 (also see folders 204-20, 216-4, 221-3, 255-2). Several files related to the participation, contribution and emphasis on the place of women in evangelization is covered in folders 284-16, 17, 18. Included in folder 285-3 is a report from LCWE's David Claydon on the World Council of Churches' Conference on Mission and Evangelism, held in San Antonio earlier in 1989.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | Lausanne II, 1989 | Plenary sessions

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1984-1989

    Boxes: 238-246

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, resource notebooks, form letters, lists, message manuscripts, checklists, response papers, projected program for the entire plenary session, press releases, review comments, formulation of the session content and emphasis, script for video to be shown in conjunction with the plenary message, biographical sketches of speakers Correspondents: Ed Dayton, Saphir Athyal, Gary Clark, Thomas Wang, Leighton Ford, Paul McKaughan, plenary speakers (Lucien Accad, Tokunboh Adeyemo, Martin Alphonse, Panya Baba, Ray Bakke, Brother Andrew, Eva Burrows, Luis Bush, Michael Cassidy, Colin Chapman, Philemon Choi, Robyn Claydon, Joni Eareckson-Tada, Ajith Fernando, Billy Graham, Os Guinness, Edna Lee Gutierrez, Pete Hammond, Jack Hayford, Roberta Hestenes, Tom Houston, Peter Kuzmic, Jong-Yun Lee, Eduardo M. Maling, Caesar Molebatsi, Bill O'Brien, George Otis, J.I. Packer, Luis Palau, Ulrich Parzany, David Penman, Vinay Samuel, John Stott, Carmelo Terranova, Stephen Tong, Thomas Wang, David Wells), LCWE executives

    The plenary messages included the following topics:
  • AD2000 (Thomas Wang)
  • Biblical exposition (Ajith Fernando, David Penman, John Stott)
  • The Challenge Before Us (Luis Bush)
  • The Challenge of Other Religions (Martin Alphonse, Colin Chapman)
  • The Church in Challenging Environments (George Otis, Brother Andrew, Lucien Accad)
  • Commitment and Sacrifice (Eva Burrows, Michael Cassidy)
  • Communication Technology (Philemon Choi)
  • Cooperation in Evangelism (Bill O'Brien, Robyn Claydon)
  • Cross-cultural Evangelism (Panya Baba)
  • The Future of the LCWE
  • Good News for the Poor (Edna Lee Gutierrez, Tom Houston)
  • Gospel and Salvation (Tokunboh Adeyemo, Peter Kuzmic)
  • The Holy Spirit and Power (Jack Hayford, J.I. Packer)
  • Living the Christ Life (Carmelo Terranova, Roberta Hestenes)
  • The Local Church (John-Yun Lee, Eduardo M. Maling)
  • Mandate of the Laity (Pete Hammond)
  • Opening ceremony - Proclaim Christ (Leighton Ford)
  • Preparation for the Future (Luis Palau)
  • Review of the week
  • Setting the Stage (opening ceremony)
  • Sin and Lostness (Stephen Tong)
  • Social Concerns (Joni Eareckson-Tada, Caesar Molebatsi, Vinay Samuel)
  • Uniqueness of Christ (David Wells, Ulrich Parzany); also see folder 241-15
  • Until He Comes - Closing ceremony (Leighton Ford)
  • Urban Evangelism (Ray Bakke)

    Notes: For each of the plenary sessions, a series of several or all of the following files are included: Program design, the Speaker, General correspondence, Plenary paper, Responders, and Video script. In addition to files for the plenary messages, several files are included for other events, among them: Citywide rally (folder 244-5), Sunday events (folder 245-2), Torch Run (folders 245-3,4).

    Exceptional items: Letter of greeting from Philippines president Corazon Aquino (folder 238 15); video script for "The Flame Is Now in Us" (folder 242-3); a letter to Billy Graham about his participation as a speaker at the Congress (folder 243-12); Rolf Scheffbuch's post Congress reflection on the Lausanne movement (folder 244-6); plenary notebook subdivided into three files (folders 246-1,2,3) with numerous subsections, most by topic, used to coordinate the details of the entire plenary program, including featured speakers for each session and projected time for their portion.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | Lausanne II, 1989 | Track sessions (John Howell)

  • | Track
  • | General

    Date Range: 1978-1989 (bulk 1984-1989)

    Boxes: 246-256

    Notes: Files, primarily those of Associate Director of Program John Howell, related to the development of the Congress track sessions, including correspondence, notebooks, lists, reports and more.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | Lausanne II, 1989 | Track

    Arrangement: Numerically by track

    Date Range: 1978-1989 (bulk 1984-1989)

    Boxes: 246-254

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos (frequently among Congress staff or with track or session leaders), documents developing the ideas and content of the tracks, forms, checklists, session outlines, extensive articles and other material related to the track topic (although not equally extensive), directories of resource people and organizations, resource notebooks, logs of required submissions, questionnaires (sometimes including a small speaker photo) completed by track session leaders (see folders 247-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, although these notebooks are not arranged in numerical track order).

    Correspondents: John Howell, Ed Dayton, Gary Clark, Paul McKaughan, track session leaders.

    Elective tracks: The elective tracks included the following topics:

    The Whole Church:
  • 110 AD 2000
  • 120 Research and Evangelism
  • 130 Cross-cultural Missions
  • 140 Two-Thirds World Missions
  • 150 Mandate of the Laity
  • 160 Tentmakers
  • 170 Women in Evangelism
  • 180 Communication and Media
  • 190 Youth Leaders
  • 410 Countrywide Evangelism
  • 420 Discipling New Believers
  • 430 Bible Distribution and Translation
  • 440 Cooperative Networks
  • 450 Models of Evangelism
  • 460 Information Sharing
  • 470 Health and Healing
  • 480 Evangelizing College and University Students

    The Whole Gospel:
  • 210 Prayer
  • 220 Theology and Evangelization
  • 230 Holy Spirit in Evangelization
  • 240 The Local Church
  • 250 Social Concern and Evangelization
  • 510 Gospel and Culture
  • 520 Modernization
  • 530 Spiritual Warfare
  • 540 Simple Lifestyle
  • 550 Future Trends

    The Whole World:
  • 310 Unreached Peoples
  • 320 Urban Evangelism
  • 330 Reaching Muslims
  • 340 The Church in Challenging Environments - Restricted Access Nations
  • 350 The Poor
  • 610 Reaching the Chinese People
  • 620 Reaching Buddhists
  • 630 Reaching Hindus
  • 640 Jewish Evangelism
  • 650 Nominalism Today
  • 660 Unreached Cities
  • 670 Reaching Children
  • 680 Reaching Families
  • 690 Reaching Migrants (Seafarers and Workers)

    Special Interest Groups:
  • 710 Plenary Follow-up Workshops
  • 720 Plenary Follow-up Workshops (continued)
  • 810 Athletes/Sports
  • 820 World Overview Workshop
  • 830 Theological Educators
  • 840 Commission on World Mission and Evangelism
  • 850 Prison Ministry
  • 860 "Jesus Film"

    Within each track are nine sessions on various subjects related to the overall theme.

    Notes: This subseries consists primarily of the coordination of logistics for the numerous elective tracks held throughout the Congress. The tracks are not equally represented by the amount of documentation; for example, folders 248-7, 8 and 249-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 contain more extensive correspondence with track leader Robyn Claydon and other contributors to the planning of the Women in Evangelism track, while other tracks are very sparsely documented. AD2000 files relate not only to the AD2000 track at the Congress in Manila, but also to the AD2000 movement and the January 1989 Global Consultation on World Evangelization by AD 2000 and Beyond (GCOWE 2000) in Singapore (see folder 247-7). Duplicates frequently appeared in the files, but no attempt was made to comprehensively eliminate these.

    Exceptional items: Folders 246-4, 5, 6, 7 comprise a resource notebook kept by the staff on all the elective tracks.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | Lausanne II, 1989 | Track sessions (John Howell) | General

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1988-1989

    Boxes: 254-256

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, checklists, financial reports, notebook contents, form letters, track-related questionnaires, track notebooks with sections for most of the elective track sessions

    Correspondents: Howell, Dayton, Communications director Joe Sindorf, Congress Coordinator Paul McKaughan, LCWE Chairman Thomas Wang, office manager Ricardo Jumawan, other Congress staff

    Notes: Howell's general files relating to the planning, coordination and operations functions of the Congress, including finances, the Congress notebook and follow-up compendium, and travel.

    Exceptional items: Draft version of the Congress notebook (folder 255-1); memo on "assessment of the Roman Catholic-Born Again Situation" in predominantly Catholic Philippines (folder 255-2); personal release and consent form (folder 255-3)

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | Lausanne II, 1989 | LCWE-related

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1974-1990

    Boxes: 257-262

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, lists, reports, minutes, address lists, resource notebooks, questionnaires, financial information, working group files, staff manual

    Correspondents: Ed Dayton, Brad Smith, Paul McKaughan, Leighton Ford, LCWE executives and staff

    Notes: Subseries consists of a variety of files with documents related to preparation for the Lausanne II within the broader LCWE structure during the period leading up to Lausanne II, including files on both the American and international Lausanne Committee operations, the American Lausanne Committee (folders 257-2, 3), working group files (Communications in folder 257-13, Strategy in folder 262-3), Executive Committee (folders 258 4,5) and fundraising (folders 258-7, 8), Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (folder 258-14), staff information (folders 261 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15), Senior Associates (folder 261-16)

    Exceptional items: Includes AD2000 statement (folder 257-1), Roger Parrott's (Director of US operations) annual report to the US Board and Executive Committee (folder 257-5), notebook on Lausanne Associates (folders 257-6, 7), articles and essay on distinctives and challenges facing LCWE (folder 257-8, 9, 11), including "Greatest Challenge" booklet (folders 257-10), letter regarding the 1988 European Leadership Conference on World Evangelization from ELCOWE Director Viggo Sogaard (folder 258-3), reflections on the future of Lausanne (folder 258-9), index to issues of Lausanne Communique (folder 258-12), minutes and accompanying background documents from meetings of LCWE executive and full committee members spanning 1985 to 1989 (folders 258 15, 259-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 260-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 261-1, 2, 3, 4), the 1988 Lausanne Pastors Consultation Resolution (folder 261-8), registration information for participants in the 1987 Young Leaders Conference (also Singapore '87, folder 261-17), staff bios (folder 261-19), senior staff meeting minutes (folder 262-1), a report on LCWE structure (folder 262-4), and thank you letters to and from Ed Dayton following Lausanne II (folders 262-5,6).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | | Moscow Congress on Evangelization, 1990

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1989-1990

    Boxes: 224

    Geographic coverage: Then-Soviet Union

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, press releases, LCWE publication in Russian Correspondents: Tom Houston (International Director), Bill Ditewig, Jim Newton, Sharon Chan, Myriam van der Doef, international Evangelical leaders

    Notes: Small subseries of files on planning and preparation for the Congress that was convened in Moscow in October 1990. There is very little if any documentation following the event, and the interaction in the subseries is among non-Soviet Evangelicals and LCWE administrators

    Exceptional items: Includes a list of non-Soviet participants (folder 224-1) and their registration forms (folder 224-6) and the program and songbooks in Russian and English (folder 224-5).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Participant Selection

  • Correspondence (arranged further by geographic region)
  • Questionnaires (alphabetical and geographical)
  • Administration
  • Notebooks

    Date Range: 1985-1989

    Boxes: 169-202

    Geographic coverage: International by specific regions and countries

    Notes: This subseries documents the LCWE's planning and implementation to ensure wide Evangelical representation from throughout the world, and contributions by national Evangelical churches to be represented by their leaders. The archivist removed a portion of the subseries that consisted of documents describing either organizational processes or a level of detail not needed for the long-term history of the LCWE, although in some cases leaving a sampling and in others excluding files altogether. Questionnaires were marked confidential and therefore are closed to researcher use until December 31, 2069.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Participant Selection | Correspondence

    Arrangement: By geographic region (Africa, East Asia, South Central Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania, Western Europe and North America) and then alphabetically by country within each region

    Date Range: 1986-1989

    Boxes: 169-182, 286 (folder 286-1)

    Geographic coverage: International representing most countries of the world

    Type of documents: Letters to and from the Lausanne office, lists of potential and approved participants, telegrams

    Correspondents: Participant Selection Committee (PSC) Director Brad Smith, Associate Director Carol Kocherhans, Ed Dayton (previous PSC Director), Lausanne Committee executives and members, church and ministry leaders from throughout the world

    Notes: The correspondence records the concentrated interaction during the four years leading up to the Lausanne II Congress to ensure diverse representation at the international event.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Participant Selection | Questionnaires

    Arrangement: Subdivided into two subseries (reason not specified)
  • Alphabetical by personal name
  • By geographic region (Africa, East Asia, South Central Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Oceania, Western Europe and North America) and then alphabetically by country within each region

    Date Range: 1988-1989

    Boxes: 183-198

    Geographic coverage: International representing most countries of the world

    Type of documents: Almost entirely questionnaires completed by Congress participants prior to attending the Congress in June 1989, although also a little correspondence, checklists, lists

    Correspondents: Brad Smith (PSC Director), participants

    Notes: The forms are those completed by participants and filed by LCWE staff in preparation for the Congress. Questionnaires were marked confidential and therefore are closed to researcher use until December 31, 2069. The demographic information in these questionnaires provides an international and detailed look at Evangelicals throughout the world, both from developed countries and the developing world with its emerging church. The questionnaires (presumably for all participants but not verified) completed by participants included: name, gender, age, address, country, country of origin and citizenship, education, organization, denominational or church affiliation, languages spoken, nature of occupation, specialized areas of responsibility, other organizations affiliated with, statement of Christian faith and experience, previous major evangelization congresses attended, financial need to attend the congress, publications, and personal references. The questionnaires appear in two further subdivisions: in alphabetical order by personal name (approximately half of the 4,300 that participated in the Congress) consist only those forms, most of them on the form for the congress at the Manila site; a few were completed on the Singapore form. The geographically arranged files for the approximately other half also include questionnaires but also lists, checklists, and some correspondence; most if not all of the questionnaires in this geographically arranged subseries were the Singapore forms. Some random checking suggests that there is little overlap between the two subseries (no copies appear in both), it is not possible to determine the reason for segregating the two from each other. Nonetheless, the demographic information in these questionnaires provides an international and detailed look at Evangelicals throughout the world, both from developed countries and the developing world with its emerging church. Letters or other notes declining the invitation to attend Lausanne II were sampled with most responses discarded.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Participant Selection | Administration

    Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title

    Date Range: 1989

    Boxes: 198-200

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, blank forms

    Correspondents: Brad Smith, David Norcross, Bill Ditewig, Paul McKaughan and other LCWE executives

    Notes: This small subseries records other activities and logistics of the office, including processing of scholarship requests and subsidies, coordination with Wilcox World Travel and Tours, and post Congress settling of accounts and details.

    Exceptional items: The Follow-up file (folder 198-4) includes Brad Smith's report on Congress registration and fee collection, post-Congress reports, and McKaughan's final assessment report.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Participant Selection | Notebooks

    Arrangement: Chronological

    Date Range: 1986-1989

    Boxes: 200-202

    Notes: The six volumes in the collection served the office as the tracking of process or as a resource. Several others were discarded as unnecessary or duplicating those retained. Most were refoldered out of their plastic binders.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Communications Office

  • Communications Officer (Steve Downey)
  • Communications Director (Joseph Sindorf)
  • Media Director (Jim Newton)
  • Production

    Date Range: 1979-1989

    Boxes: 229-237

    Correspondents: Joseph Sindorf, Jim Newton, Carol Kocherhans, Steve Downey, Bill Jefferson,

    Notes: Records reflecting strategic and operational planning, coordinating with the Communications Working Group, and using various publications and productions like World Evangelization Information Service to tell the LCWE story and highlight developments and events. Duplicates and documents judged by the archivist to be unnecessary for long-term retention due to being overly detailed in finance or day-to-day operations were removed from the collection.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Communications Office | Communications Officer (Steve Downey)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1980-1987

    Boxes: 229-231

    Type of documents: Correspondence, articles, memos, AV script, faxes, draft texts for proposed publications, biographical sketches, publications, clippings, prayer calendar

    Correspondents: Steve Downey, Bill Jefferson, Leighton Ford, Ed Dayton

    Notes: Early records of the LCWE's Communications division, reflecting strategic and operational planning, and helping tell the LCWE story and highlight developments and events through the World Evangelization Information Service and other publications

    Exceptional items: Materials from the Chinese Congress on World Evangelization (folder 229 11), the Lausanne Covenant in various languages (folder 229-15), four research reports from Jim Engel's Management Development Associates on a readership survey and survey of LCWE leadership (folders 230-6,7), copies of IDEA or Informations Documents Enquetes Actualites (the French version of World Evangelization Information Service in folder 231-8), 1986 press release about Thomas Wang's appointment as International Director (folder 231-10), 150-200 questionnaires of "younger leaders' names" coordinated during an unidentified LCWE leader's tour of Africa (includes person's name, position in organization, LCWE conferences attended, assessed value of a second congress, suggested venue, suggestions about who to invite, especially younger leaders, in folder 231-11), 1986 press releases announcing Thomas Zimmerman's appointment as president of the US Board of LCWE and Roger Parrott's appointment as Operations Director.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Communications Office | Communications Director (Joseph Sindorf)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1980-1989 [bulk 1988-1989]

    Boxes: 231-234

    Type of documents: Correspondence, minutes, memos, faxes, clippings, job descriptions, project proposals, press releases, reports

    Correspondents: Sindorf, Thomas Wang, Paul McKaughan, Warwick Olson

    Notes: Files document contacts with the media, efforts to distribute the Lausanne story, coverage about LCWE or its events by the media, Communication Working Group interaction and contribution, development and copies of LCWE publications, statements of philosophy, Congress planning, the production of the LCWE video, encouraging and managing media presence at Lausanne II, production and copies of the Congress newspaper, production of the Congress program notebook, filling staff positions, contacts with Christian and secular publications, senior staff meetings, and operation of the steering committee.

    Exceptional items: Among these are a file on a 1988 World Council of Churches conference (folder 234-18), a video series produced by CBN (folder 234-16), the international Torch Run to promote evangelism and the Lausanne II Congress (folder 234-13), the 1988 report "State of the Communications Program of the Lausanne Committee and Lausanne II in Manila" (folder 234 3), resource files (folders 233-4 through 27) for individuals, staff and otherwise connected in some way to the communications emphasis of LCWE, (including Sig Aske, Mary Jo Beck, Ed Dayton, Leighton Ford, Ricardo Jumawan, Wendy Lew, Mike Little, Horst Marquardt, Ken Moy, Alan Nichols, Warwick Olson, Roger Parrott, John Robb, Rolf Scheffbuch, Les Tarr, Christy Ticlaw, Thomas Wang, Fritz Wenzel, Doug Wilson), sermons by Darrell W. Johnson in Manila (folder 234-5), Leighton Ford's Fuller lectures (folder 232-13), European Congress on World Evangelization or ELCOWE press releases (folder 232 10), Jim Newton's "Proposal for the Comprehensive International Communications Program of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization" (folder 232-8), and the report AResponse to the Communications Working Group re the latest revised Communications Strategy (folder 232-6).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Communications Office | Media Director (Jim Newton)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1988-1989

    Boxes: 235

    Type of documents: Correspondence, lists, memos, policies, invoices, reports, budgets, faxes

    Correspondents: Newton, Joe Sindorf, Paul McKaughan, Alan Nichols

    Notes: These document Newton's specific area of oversight in coordinating invitations to, facilities for, and contacts with representatives of the media for the Lausanne II Congress.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Communications Office | Production

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1979-1989 [bulk 1988-1989]

    Boxes: 235-237

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, various publications and productions including World Evangelization Information Service, brochures and advertisements, clippings, press releases

    Correspondents: Sindorf, Thomas Wang, Sharon Chan, Paul McKaughan

    Notes: Documents the production and samples of various LCWE products, including World Evangelization Information Service, brochures, poster, handbook, newsletters, press kit, press releases (in English, French, German, Spanish, and English for the Philippines), and Congress participant folder.

    Exceptional items: Files related to the Lausanne Cooperating Periodicals program (folders 237 7, 8, 9), including copies of many of the participating publications like an Evangelical newspaper in Argentina (folder 237-8). The program was intended to disseminate the Lausanne story and influence throughout other publications.

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | LCWE Nominations

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1980-1989

    Boxes: 205-206

    Geographic coverage: International

    Type of documents: Lists, correspondence, memos, reports, form letters, recommendations of persons to fill openings, completed questionnaires, biographical data of members, ballots.

    Correspondents: Wang, Leighton Ford, Jack Dain, Gottfried Osei-Mensah, Leola Linkous, Jane Fraser, Kathy Roth.

    Notes: These files document the process for maintaining the membership of the LCWE, drawing on Evangelical leadership from throughout the world. The contents record membership on the LCWE Full and Executive Committees from its beginning in 1975 until 1989. These files were initially inherited by or created by Wang at the Charlotte office and later transferred by that office to the Pasadena office. Included is a file of biographical entries maintained by Ed Dayton between 1983 and 1984 (folder 205-9), a notebook of entries compiled in mid-1990 (subdivided between folders 206-6, 7, 8), and a series of membership files by geographic region (folders 205 18, 19, 20 and 206-1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

    Chief Executive Officer | Wang | LCWE Nominations | International Advisory Council (IAC)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1983-1988

    Boxes: 206-207

    Geographic coverage: International

    ype of documents: Correspondence, memos, form letters, lists, minutes, reports, letters of recommendation to be appointed to the Council

    Notes: The International Advisory Council (IAC) was established in 1985 to gather "leaders from every area of the world who could serve on a convening council or council of reference as we plan for the next international congress." That congress became the Lausanne II Congress. The Congress Program Advisory Committee file comprises folder 207-9. Also see Ford's files for this IAC in folders 99-3 through 100-3, where there may be some overlap.
  • Chief Executive Officer | Tom Houston (International Director)

    Arrangement: In the subseries as the Archives received the files

  • LCWE Operations
  • | Executive Committee, Full Committee, Committees, Working Groups
  • | General
  • | Invites (to Houston)
  • | Projects
  • Congresses, Conferences, Consultations and Other Meetings
  • | Lausanne II (Manila, 1989)
  • | Moscow, 1990
  • | Budapest, 1991
  • | Other meetings
  • Countries
  • Other organizations
  • General correspondence

    Date Range: 1974, 1980, 1983-1993

    Boxes: 286-317

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Notes: These files record Houston's leadership of LCWE while he was the International Director (1989-1992) and the activity and deliberation of the Committee (both Executive and Full Committees) and its Working Groups, and his interaction, a good portion of it sent by fax, with Lausanne Committee members and leaders of Evangelical churches and ministries throughout the world. They also reflect Houston's presence in the United Kingdom from his office in Oxford, and his contacts with Christian leaders throughout the country. The contents of the subdivisions are not exclusive of one another as there is a great deal of overlap between all the folders in the subseries. Some very routine operational files (such as Office Equipment) or documents like checks, invoices and detailed finance records were discarded.

    Chief Executive Officer | Houston | LCWE Operations

  • Executive Committee, Full Committee, Committees, Working Groups,
  • General
  • Invites (to Houston)
  • Projects

    Date Range: 1980-1993

    Boxes: 286-299

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Notes: These files relate to various LCWE matters, including activities and deliberations of the Executive and Full Committees and Working Groups, planning for the future development and direction of the LCWE, the transition from the international office from Pasadena, California, to Oxford, England, and finances, etc.

    Chief Executive Officer | Tom Houston | LCWE Operations | Executive and Full Committees, Committees, Working Groups

    Arrangement: Alphabetical (divided by broad categories as:
  • Executive and Full Committees
  • Committees
  • Nominations
  • Working Groups

    Date Range: 1980-1993

    Boxes: 287-290

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, reports and attachments, minutes, forms and form letters, member lists, nominations (forms, applications for membership, ballots), notebooks on nominations

    Correspondents: Houston, Leighton Ford, Executive and Full Committee members (especially Ramez Atallah, Dick Capin, Paul Cedar, Paul Eshleman, Leighton Ford, Jack Hayford, Fergus MacDonald, Bel Magalit, Hilde Margrethe, Ceasar Molebatsi, Bryant Myers, Warwick Olson, John Reid, Rolf Scheffbuch, Juliet Thomas), senior associates, LCWE officers.

    Notes: These files record the interaction with, deliberations by, and appointment of Committee members, including planning documents for the periodic meetings of LCWE's Executive and Full Committees (and the documents provided to those participating in the meetings), including 1990 in Arrowhead Springs (California), 1991 in Budapest, 1992 in Azusa (California). Much of the correspondence is exchanged between Houston (or his staff) and other individuals, although some are copies that Houston received. Files for particular members are grouped together as "members"), including Ramez Atallah, Dick Capin, Paul Cedar, Paul Eshleman, Leighton Ford, Jack Hayford, Fergus MacDonald, Bel Magalit, Hilde Margrethe, Ceasar Molebatsi, Bryant Myers, Warwick Olson, John Reid, Rolf Scheffbuch, Juliet Thomas; what isn’t clear is whether these are Executive Committee members (or officers). Several committees are also represented in the documents, including Implementation (to Atake the "vision statement" as it came out of Budapest and convert it into a workable place, particularly for 1991-93), International Advisory Council (served as a convening body or council of reference), Planning (or Follow-on Planning or Transitional Planning (including advising and working with Houston following the 1989 Lausanne II Congress when he began his term as International Director). Files for the Communications, Intercessors, Nominations, Strategy and Theology Working Groups are included, with correspondence and reports on topics ranging from leadership to planning meetings to projects.

    Exceptional items:
  • Parts 2 (Full Committee and Alternates) and 3 (International Advisory Council and Working Groups) of a Full Personnel Data Report are found in folders 288-2, 3, including contact information and fields for particular sorting in the database, such as occupation, LCWE membership class, and target group interests. There is no reference to Part 1, but it might have covered the Executive Committee and other bodies).
  • Various lists of Executive and Full Committee members, along with other committees and working groups appear in several folders, such as folder 289-3.

    Chief Executive Officer | Houston | LCWE Operations | General

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1984-1993

    Boxes: 286 (folder 9), 290-296

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos (whether as hard-copy letters, faxes (many on now-fading paper), e-mail (called and filed by Easylink, the internal system used by LCWE at the time), reports and attachments, minutes, forms and form letters, press releases, financial reports and other related documents, personal or organizational newsletters, manuscripts.

    Correspondents: Houston, Ford, LCWE officers and members, Betty Bradley, Dick Capin, Sharon Chan, Bill Ditewig, Renee Gruen, David Hartz (Director of US Operations, 1990-1991), Jill Lovelace, Roger Parrott, Brad Smith, David Tam, Myriam van der Doef, Thomas Wang, Elmer Wilson, Thomas Zimmerman, existing and potential donors.

    Notes: Files that record the operations and activities of the Lausanne Committee, including finance and attempts to raise funds from foundations and other major donors, personnel, projects, interaction between Houston (in Oxford while International Director, 1989-1992) and other LCWE offices (Charlotte where Leighton Ford was based) and Pasadena (where the US operations were based at the time leading up to the second Lausanne Congress in 1989 and for a period afterward). Some of the broad categories represented that consist of a number of folders include Donors and Fundraising, Offices, Papers (manuscripts, meeting statements, reports), Personnel, LCWE Relationships with Other Organizations (including WEF, AD 2000, International Charismatic Congress on World Evangelization). Other folders include Issues, Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE), Request for Information/Money, and Theological Issues. Also during this time period, the Moscow Congress, Budapest Consultation and Executive and Full Committee meetings were being held, so issues related to these meetings are interwoven throughout this subseries. Since the underlying value of LCWE is world evangelization, a common theme throughout the subseries is future planning for the organization, meetings or consultations, or collaborations at a regional or international level; (see as examples folder 295-7 containing correspondence, reports and proposals on the future vision and direction of the Lausanne Committee, with input from many LCWE leaders and members, and folder 296 3 that records the deliberations and activity of the Follow on Planning Committee, and 295 8 for "A Scenario Forecast for World Evangelization 1990-2000 AD;" and Strategic Framework Study in folder 296-10.

    Exceptional items:
  • Documents in folder 290-8 related to the process leading up the appointment of Bishop John R. Reid to succeed Leighton Ford as the LCWE chairman in 1992
  • 1984 and 1989 versions of the LCWE constitution and by-laws (folder 290-10
  • Folders 291-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 292-1, 2, 3, 5, 6 are related to donors, foundations and fundraising. These files are related to domestic and international donors and foundations, including appeal and receipting letters, a case statement (detailed written rationale) for funding the 1989 congress in Manila. While the greatest number of donors represented are from the United Kingdom and United States, the files also reveal the international breadth of donations. Houston, Leighton Ford and Roger Parrott are the key correspondents. Specific files are included for the Maclellan Foundation, Stewardship Foundation and World Vision. In addition to identifying some donors to the Lausanne programs and events, the documents, largely correspondence show LCWE's fundraising message and strategy.
  • Correspondence with LCWE Chairman Leighton Ford (folder 292-5)
  • Affirmative statement by J.I. Packer on the Lausanne Movement (folder 292-7)
  • Houston's reports " Critical Performance Areas" in folder 292-8
  • Folder 294-6 includes correspondence about the process that led to locating the LCWE international office in Oxford, England
  • Folder 295-4 includes an assortment of documents, ranging from “Trends, Issues and Obstacles to Evangelization in the Soviet Union” to “The Lausanne Short Story” to a commitment statement from the 1992 European Leadership Consultation on Evangelization. Also see folder 295-5... for three “Building Bridges in a Divided World” documents
  • The case statement referred to in folder 295-6 is a rationale for supporting LCWE that will prompt major funding.
  • Folder 295-13 reflects the search to appoint a US Director of Development to establish a financial basis for the ongoing work of LCWE
  • Folder 296-9 consists of a variety of documents including narratives and charts outlining the structure and process of LCWE

    Chief Executive Officer | Houston | LCWE Operations | Invitations (to Houston)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1989-1993

    Boxes: 297-298

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Type of documents: Correspondence, reports, memos

    Correspondents: Houston, Sharon Chan (Houston's assistant), Leighton Ford, LCWE members, representatives of inviting organizations and churches

    Notes: Consists of correspondence and arrangements (during his period as International Director from 1989-1992) related to various speaking engagements, conferences and tours that Houston (intended to make connections, plan conferences and represent the LCWE) was a part of or invited to contribute to, including those that Houston agreed to fill or declined. Most are related to evangelism or mission. Among these are information about the Evangelists' Conference in Swanwick (Derbyshire, UK) in December 1992; the LCWE World Briefing in Colorado Springs in November 1992; the Together in Mission ("a joint meeting of denominational decade of evangelism committees") in London in October 1992; Summer Consultation on Evangelism in Birmingham (UK) in July 1992; the 1992 Keswick Convention; 1992 WEF Missions Commission Consultation (originally to be held in Indonesia); the 1992 Whole Gospel conference in Kassel, Germany; Houston's 1992 tour of Scottish cities speaking on "The Bible for Today;" Houston's 1992 tour of Asia; 1992 Think Tank on Urban Evangelization in the Francophone World; and planning for the 1994 Word, Kingdom and Spirit Conference near London; the 1992 LCWE Executive Committee meeting in Azusa, California; leading sessions in 1991 on Missions Studies at the Overseas Ministries Studies Center; the 1990 ACTEA (Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa) All-Africa Conference of Theological Educators in Kenya; a 1990 tour in New Zealand.

    Exceptional items: Folder 297-2 includes the "Digest Report of the Long Range Planning Team" which maps out the progress on developing goals and strategies of WEF (renamed World Evangelical Alliance or WEA in 2002) to be presented to the World Evangelical Fellowship General Assembly in 1992 in the Philippines.

    Chief Executive Officer | Houston | LCWE Operations | Projects

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1989-1993

    Boxes: 298-299

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, project proposals, agenda and minutes Correspondents: Houston, persons with direct involvement in the projects,

    Notes: This small subseries documents projects that LCWE supported with funds and other resources. Among these are:
  • The Bookstore Project
  • The William Carey Bicentennial
  • Country Christian Handbooks
  • Middle East / North Africa desk
  • Networking: Lausanne Style
  • CIS Partnership Project (Commonwealth of Independent States)
  • World Briefing Report (Colorado Springs, 1992)

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 298-8 contains letters in response to Houston’s appeal for two Christian bookstores in various countries that would stock and sell books reviewed in LCWE’s World Evangelization magazine.
  • Included in folders 298-9 and 299-1 are the project proposal that Houston developed, information about Christopher Smith who carried out the research, and the interaction and activity of the North American Bicentennial Committee. The occasion of the project was the celebration of the 200th anniversary (1992-1993) of William Carey’s writing of his Enquiry into the Obligation of Christians, to Use Means for the Conversion of Heathens... and arrival in South Asia, which have been viewed as the birth of modern missions.
  • Folder 299-5 includes information about the Lausanne project to develop thirty to fifty handbooks on “the strength of the churches and parachurch organizations, the social impact of the gospel and the peoples still unreached with the Good News of Jesus Christ.” Included are the proposal, grant applications, and two folders on the Ghana and Guatemala handbooks. (Copies of the handbooks are not included.)
  • Folder299-8 refers to efforts to establish a Lausanne Middle East desk to provide information to the Lausanne community and serve as a contact to Middle Eastern countries.
  • A similar idea was considered (folders 299-2, 3). The documents in the folder span from the time when the Soviet Union still existed, to its dissolution and the formation of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Mark Elliott of the Institute for East/West Studies was one of the key contributors in the deliberations.

    Chief Executive Officer | Houston | Congresses, Conferences, Consultations and Other Meetings

    Arrangement: Chronologically
  • Lausanne II Congress (Manila), 1989
  • Moscow Lausanne Congress, 1990
  • Budapest Summit, 1991
  • Other meetings

    Date Range: 1974, 1983-1993

    Boxes: 299-310

    Notes: These files relate to the Lausanne-related meetings that took place from the beginning and throughout Houston's term as International Director.

    Chief Executive Officer | Houston | Congresses, Conferences, Consultations and Other Meetings | Lausanne II (Manila), 1989

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1983-1993

    Boxes: 299-305

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, newsletters, press releases, manuscripts of papers at the Manila Congress, and Lausanne-related or other conferences and consultations, financial audit, biographical sketches

    Correspondents: Houston, Sharon Chan, Ed Dayton, Leighton Ford, Paul McKaughan, other LCWE figures, ministry representatives

    Notes: These files relate to various program details of the 1989 Congress (including the taping and distribution of audio recordings of the Congress plenaries and workshops, biographies of Congress plenary speakers, daily chairmen and artists, musicians and drama groups, the production of videos featured throughout the plenary sessions, etc.), foreign-language versions of some of the Congress papers produced afterward, evaluations by participants and LCWE members and leaders, participant-related matters, and a newsletter for participants.

    Also included are Houston's files in this subseries relate to many but not all Congress tracks. While the tracks were a program focus of the Congress in Manila, and some folders have documents from before the Congress, all have their roots in the Congress but extend beyond it with documents on plans or projects underway, consultations being held around a specific track (e.g., the 1990 Conference of Bible Distribution Agencies, the planned-for Consortium of Bible Distribution Agencies 1994 Consultation, Joni and Friends' 1992 European Symposium on the Church and Disability). The documents also reflect the interaction and collaboration across tracks. The tracks reflected in the subseries include:
  • Bible Translation (track #430)
  • Buddhism (track #620)
  • Child Evangelism (track #670)
  • Cross-cultural (#130)
  • Health and Healing (track #470)
  • Hinduism (track #630)
  • Holy Spirit (track #230)
  • Jewish (track #640)
  • Laity (track #150)
  • Media in Evangelism (track # 180)
  • Muslim (track #330)
  • Research and Evangelism (track #120)
  • Spiritual Warfare (track #530)
  • Tent making (track #160)
  • Third World Missions (track #140)
  • Unreached Peoples (track #310)
  • Urban Evangelism (track #320)

    Among the folders that don't have an immediately apparent connection to a track are: Adopt-a-People, Biblical Counseling, Church Planting, Country Portraits, Disabled (with several documents from Joni Eareckson Tada's ministry Joni and Friends), Eschatology (with a manuscript of Peter Beyerhaus's track presentation, AMission and Eschatology), Garbage Dump, Media in Evangelism, Passport [to the World] Series, Proselytism, Reconciliation, Religious Liberty, Video Bible, Women's Networks, and Young Leaders. (See the description of the Track subseries above for a full list of the tracks at the Manila congress.)

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 299-13 includes the financial audit for Lausanne II in Manila, Inc.
  • Folder 299-17 includes a letter from Monsignor Kevin McDonald, a Catholic priest on the Vatican advisory council (Pontificium Consilium ad Christianorum Unitatem Fovendam or loosely translated "Pontifical Council on Promoting Christian Unity"), along with his report on the Lausanne II Congress. Two members, including McDonald, were nominated by the Council as guests. The files in the three folders include many examples of religious press coverage before, during and after the Congress, almost entirely largely from Evangelical sources but also from other religious perspectives. Also among these are impressions of the Congress from a few of those who attended. Folder 302-5 includes Don Hoke's letter to the editors of Christianity Today, criticizing their coverage of the Congress.
  • Folders 301-5, 6 consist of correspondence and other forms of evaluating the Congress, some from the national perspective of the participants of a particular country.
  • The 302-4 folder addresses several issues between Lausanne and the charismatic movement, Assemblies of God and Roman Catholics in the Philippines.
  • Among the materials in folders 302-9 and 303-1 are reports to Houston from leaders/coordinators from the various tracks featured during the 1989 Lausanne II Congress in Manila; these range from reflection papers, reports on the Congress from the viewpoint of the track emphasis, developments in the track area, brief summaries of activities, planned events, requests from Houston. Most of the tracks are represented in these two folders.
  • Folder 303-2 includes the work of the Adopt-a-People Clearinghouse to motivate church congregations to invest their prayer and finances in efforts to establish a church among an unreached people. Also included is information about the 1990 Adopt a-People Consultation in London.
  • Folder 303-5 includes the manuscript of Lamin Sanneh’s “Gospel and Culture: Theological Reflections on Mission and Scriptural Translation.”
  • Folder 303-6 includes a handwritten, three-chapter manuscript about the Lausanne Movement's attitude toward interfaith dialogue and comparing it with that of the World Council of Churches. The paper is not signed but may be written by Stephen F. Skuce (based on internal evidence).
  • The 303-8 file includes two booklets, "International Ministry the John Guest Team" and "John Guest Evangelistic Team: International Ministry Three Year Plan for Planting Home Churches in the Soviet Union."
  • Folder 303-13 has documents referring to garbage dumps (and the community of poor people that live around and depend on them) in Mexico City and Cairo.
  • The 303-17 folder contains the four-part conference booklet from the 4th International Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism in 1991 in Holland, including manuscripts of the main and workshop messages, reports, financial statement, participant list and regional reports. Also included are several issues of the ongoing Consultation's Bulletin
  • The Passport to the World Series folder 304-3 includes two samples of the booklets for Thailand and Mongolian People’s Republic, along with an outline that describes the scope, audience and content of the series.
  • The Proselytism file (folder 304-4) consists of World Council of Churches materials on the topic.
  • Ray Bakke's correspondence in folder 305-1, (the thickest in the subseries) related largely to urban evangelism and ministry, includes two proposals: "The Francophone World (part 1)" and "Signs of Hope in the Middle East," both with the subtitle "Models of Christian Presence, Witness and Service," that were presented by Bakke and others. Another sizeable file is the Women's Networks file (folder 305-3) comprised largely of correspondence with Robyn Claydon.

    Chief Executive Officer | Tom Houston | Congresses, Conferences, Consultations and Other Meetings | Moscow, 1990

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1989-1991

    Boxes: 305-307

    Geographic coverage: Soviet Union

    Type of documents: Conference notebooks containing correspondence, press releases, participant lists, press conference transcript, Moscow Declaration, program briefing paper, conference newspaper, financial and fundraising documents and reports, registration information and forms, reports

    Correspondents: Houston, Myriam van der Doef, Leighton Ford, Steve Weber, Bill Ditewig, Sam Hanchett, Kathy Giske, Phil Butler, Jim Moats, Lausanne executives and others involved in planning, Soviet government and church representatives, vendors, participants

    Notes: This small subseries consists almost entirely of three planning and documentation notebooks materials from regional 1990 Lausanne Congress in Moscow. Among the notebook subsections are: Arrangements, Preliminary Plans, Congress management, Background and Statistical Info, Consultation on USSR Congresses, Committees, Video, Steering Committee, Correspondence (Bill Ditewig, Sam Hanchett, Kathy Giske, InterDev, Jim Moats, Steve Weber), General Correspondence, Declaration, Finance (Moscow Budget, Weekly Reports), Fundraising - Moscow, Participants (Registration, Correspondence), Exhibitors Participants, Pentecostal Participants, USSR Pentecostals, Partnership Agreements, Prayer, Press, Communications, Press Correspondence, Press Releases, Program (Plenaries, Program Overall, Speakers, Workshops), Travel, Trip Reports.

    Chief Executive Officer | Tom Houston | Congresses, Conferences, Consultations and Other Meetings | Budapest Summit, 1991

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1990-1992

    Boxes: 307-309

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Type of documents: Notebooks for documents (primarily correspondence, memos, invitation letters, form letters, press releases), financial commitment forms

    Correspondents: Houston, Leighton Ford, Renee Gruen, Myriam van der Doef, Bill Ditewig (deputy director), other Lausanne members and staff, individuals involved in or providing services at the meeting, speakers and participants.

    Notes: The documents, primarily comprised in notebooks, record the planning for the summit on "Evangelization in Post-Marxist Contexts," including invitations to participants, schedule and content of the summit program, speakers, agenda for the meeting, travel arrangements, accommodations, handouts, budget, language translators, media, prayer coordination, etc. The Budapest Summit was a regional summit on Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union (which collapsed at the end of 1991). (At the planning meeting in London in July 1990, it was agreed to "Develop each Full Meeting of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization as a Regional Summit of Evangelical Leaders, local and worldwide, to examine the major opportunities and obstacles, internal and external, to the evangelization of the Region and propose strategies to the churches to overcome the obstacles and grasp the opportunities to take the whole Gospel to the whole Region." Budapest was the site of the first of these summits.) The large notebooks of participant registration forms were largely logistical (a great portion of them faded faxes); only a sampling of these were retained.

    Exceptional items:
  • Folders 308-3, 4, 5, 6 and 309-1, 2, 3 consist of the many planning documents, divided by sections, ranging from Logistics to Participants (including the participant list) to Speakers. Since documents from or by each of the office staff listed as correspondents above appear in each of the notebooks, it is unclear what distinguishes them from one another or whether the three general notebooks of planning documents correspond to different staff members or were a series that were jointly added to.
  • Folder 307-5 consists of Houston's handwritten notes in planning for and from during the summit, reports submitted to him from regional representatives or groups
  • Folders 307-8 consists of an eight-part binder with key findings from the summit, arranged in numbered sections that cover: Program Notes, Summit Statement, The Lausanne Short Story, Scenario Status of World Evangelization 1991-2000 AD, Strategic Framework Study Interim Report, The Lausanne Movement: An Arrow into the Future, and Five-Year Strategic Plan
  • The "responses" referred to in folder 308-1 are financial commitments at a countrywide level
  • Folder 308-2 contains transcripts, prepared by Houston's staff, of what appear to be comments during a presentation, group discussion, press conference, or interviews during the summit (the speaker being transcribed is identified but not usually the context). Among the speakers (most from Eastern Europe), some more than once are: Viju Abaham, Petur Dugulescu, Caio Fabio, Tom Houston, Peter Kuzmic, Michael Little, Art Moore, Nikolai Nedelchev, Warwick Olson, Sali Rahmani, Johannes Reimer, Steve Weber, and Henryk Wieja. Also included is a "Suggested Plan for Evangelization of the Vietnamese People in Post-Marxists Situations" by Son Xuan Nguyen, and others by Jorge Atienza, Ramez Attalah, Olga Avetisova, Ray Bakke, Vasili Boechko, Andrei Bondarenko, Leighton Ford, Rudi Giron Kweko Hutchfull, Hilde Kjellsted, Ingemar Kurg, Isabelo Magalit, Gottfried Osei-Mensah, Hector Pardo, Susan Perlman, Johannes Reimer, Hans Gunther Sachse, Vinay Samuel, Rolf Scheffbuch, Alexander Semchenko, Glenn Sheppard, Vasile Suciu, Julia Thomas, Paul Toaspern, and Jannis Vanags.

    Chief Executive Officer | Tom Houston | Congresses, Conferences, Consultations and Other Meetings | Other Meetings

    Arrangement: Chronological

    Date Range: 1974, 1988-1991

    Boxes: 309-310

    Type of documents: Correspondence, program materials, press coverage, newsletters, reports, participant lists, statements, background materials

    Correspondents: Houston, meeting representatives and planners, Phil Butler and Jim Kraakevik for the 1991 Consultation on Partnership

    Notes: This subseries consists of five files on a few evangelization meetings that took place, mostly while Houston was the LCWE International Director, including the participant list from the 1988 European Leadership Conference on World Evangelization (in Bad Boll, Germany), reflections on the 1989 World Council of Churches meeting in San Antonio and comparisons between in and the Congress in Manila, the 1990 German Congress on Evangelization in Stuttgart (all documents in German), and the 1991 Wheaton Consultation on Partnership in World Mission in Wheaton (including participant list, statement of affirmations and commitments, presentation manuscripts, background papers), several of which Houston attended. Also included is correspondence about a proposed Indian Young Leaders Conference and several items from the first Lausanne Congress in 1974 (a German version of a resource booklet produced after the event and a British news magazine covering the Congress).

    Chief Executive Officer | Houston | Countries

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1987-1993

    Boxes: 310-312

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Type of documents: Newsletters, reports, correspondence, press releases

    Correspondents: Houston, Sharon Chan (Houston's assistant), Ed Dayton, LCWE members and contacts, Evangelical agencies and leaders

    Notes: These are reference files of materials (not exhaustive) from Evangelical agencies and leaders that Houston and his staff compiled on countries throughout the world. The materials report on the state of evangelism and the church, issues related to the tracks at the 1989 Lausanne congress in Manila, and special projects or needs in the following countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Caribbean, Chile, China, Commonwealth of Independent States (formerly the Soviet Union), Croatia, Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Latin America, Malaysia, Middle East, Mongolia, New Zealand, North Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zimbabwe.

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 310-12 includes the 1990 edition of Handbook for Christian Travelers to the U.S.S.R.
  • Folders 310-15 and 311-1, 2 includes the Houston’s proposal “LCWE / Eastern Europe and the USSR: A Three-Pronged Initiative.”
  • Folder 311-5 includes the compiled results of two surveys, “Upper East Regional Church/Evangelism Survey” and National Church Survey.
  • Folder 311-8 contains the booklet Facing 1997: What Hong Kong Pastors Are Saying : A Survey Report and Ray Bakke's report on his 1991 trip to China and Hong Kong.
  • The India file (folder 311-9) contains the research report “Where Are the Poor and the Lost Among the States of India?” Folder 311-14 consists mainly of responses (from Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Bahrain, Turkey, United States, United Kingdom) to the Signs of Hope newsletter report on the 1992 consultation in Cyprus (coordinated by the Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding.
  • The Mongolia file (folder 311-15) consists mostly of different interaction with John Gibbens of Sharing Christ Internationally.
  • Folder 311-16 contains "Dawn Strategy New Zealand: Reaching Our Nation by the Year 2000AD: 1990 Church Survey Preliminary Findings."
  • Folder 312-6 contains "Evangelizing Sri Lanka: Issues Facing the Church Today."
  • Folder 312-11 contains What is going on in Zaire? By Bishop Bokeleale of the Church of Christ of Zaire.

    Chief Executive Officer | Houston | Other Organizations

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1980-1994

    Boxes: 312-315

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, faxes, reports, proposals, publications, promotional material

    Correspondents: Houston, Sharon Chan and Renee Gruen (Houston's assistants), Lucien Accad, Ramez Atallah, Clive Calver, John Corts, A. Jack Dain, Bill Ditewig, Leighton Ford, Billy Graham, Fergus Macdonald, Brad Smith, other LCWE members, and representatives of the agencies, including Thomas Wang and other LCWE leaders, David Barrett, Tokunboh Adeyemo, David Bryant, Blair Carlson, John Cho, Francis Gray, Michael Harper, David Howard, Patrick Johnstone, Gordon Loux, Augustus Marwieh, Jim Montgomery, J.I. Packer, Robert Schuller, Glenn Sheppard, Tom Sine, Francis Sunderaraj, Joni Eareckson Tada, George Verwer, and other ministry leaders

    Notes: The files in this subseries reflect Houston's interactions with individuals of organizations that he had a connection with, or who were part of the Lausanne Movement, or were seeking guidance or offering suggestions about world evangelization, or for background purposes, including information on conference the organizations were hosting. These were largely Evangelical groups engaged in some aspect of the evangelistic mission of the Church, and while the specific issues range widely, several common themes are evangelism and missions, nominations to the Lausanne Committee, the second Lausanne congress in Manila.

    Included are Houston's interactions with churches, evangelistic organizations (like Bill and Vonette Bright of Campus Crusade), seminaries (Houston's advice to Eddie Gibbs at Fuller Seminary about establishing the new Evangelism Department), James Montgomery of Dawn Ministries, Luis Bush of Partners International (about AD2000, Evangelical associations (such as Tokunboh Adeyemo's funding request for f the Association of Evangelicals of Africa and Madagascar), various Bible societies (such as Lance Baillie of the Visual Bible International about the production of a Bible on video), several representatives of the World Council of Churches, and the 1989 meeting of the Society for Frontier Missiology.

    Among these agencies were: Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa, AD 2000 Movement, African Evangelistic Enterprise, Association of Evangelicals of Africa and Madagascar (AEAM), Asian Center for Theological Study (ACTS), American Bible Society and other Bible societies (National Bible Society of Scotland), Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, British Council of Churches, British Evangelical Council, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Bible Federation, Chinese Coordination Center on World Evangelization (CCCOWE), Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Concerts of Prayer, CONELA, Conference for World Mission, DAWN, Ministries, Dayspring International, European Christian Mission (ECM), Evangelical Alliance, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI), Evangelical Foreign Missions Association (EFMA), Evangeliums Rundfunk (ERF), Evangelism Today, Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC), Foreign Mission Board [of the Southern Baptist Convention], Institute for East-West Christian Studies, Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association (IFMA), Interdev, International Council of Accrediting Agencies [for Evangelical Theological Education], International Charismatic Conference on World Evangelization (ICCOWE) and its Brighton '91 Conference, International Christian Media Commission (ICMC), International Russian Radio/TV, International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), Interserve, Institute on Religion and Democracy, Issachar, Jews for Jesus, Jesus Film Project, Joni and Friends, MARC Europe, March for Jesus, Mission Forum, Open Doors, Operation Mobilization (OM), Overseas Missions Study Center (OSMC), Oxford Center for Mission Studies, Radio in Church-planting Evangelism, Scripture Union, Servants' Fellowship, South Asian Concern, Strategic Careers Project, Transformation, United Bible Societies, US Center for World Mission, WEC International, William Carey International University, WORLD CHRISTIAN Magazine, World Council of Churches, World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF), national World Vision organizations and World Vision International, World Vision UK, World Vision USA, Youth With a Mission, Youth With a Mission Great Britain. Several files relate to contact with mainline Christian denominations, including Presbyterians, Methodists and Roman Catholics. A number of letters refer to the changes in the Soviet Union and opportunities for ministry following the opening of the Berlin Wall in Germany and the end of communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Some of the files are more extensive, but most have a relatively small amount of material.

    Exceptional items:
  • The Correspondence with Billy Graham and BGEA (folders 312-21, 22) includes Houston's letters to Graham, a research report in preparation for Graham’s Mission 89 in the U.K., Mission Scotland statistics, and Blair Carlson's lengthy memo to John Corts with his observations about planning Graham's future international work.
  • Folder 313-9 includes INTERDEV's organization's "Soviet Language Groups Ministry Resources Study (Book 1 in its Ministry Resource Information) and Phill Butler's “Networks and Reaching the Unreached: A Look at the Operational Implications of Cooperation."
  • Folder 314-2 includes MARC Europe’s 1992 version of its business plan
  • Lucien Accad in his 11/24/89 letter to Houston (folder 314-10) describes the political situation in Lebanon.
  • Folder 315-3 consists of documents primarily related to the relationship between LCWE and World Evangelical Fellowship
  • Folders 315-5, 6, 7, 8, 9 relate to World Vision record Houston's role in WV and the interaction between the two organizations and WV's contribution to the LCWE; included are minutes that reflect Houston's having been president of World Vision International, and therefore also a member of the British board.

    Chief Executive Officer | Tom Houston | General Correspondence

    Arrangement: Alphabetically (the designation is variously made by the personal or organizational name)

    Date Range: 1990-1993

    Boxes: 315-317

    Geographic coverage: Worldwide, with a larger portion being from UK countries

    Type of documents: Correspondence, prayer letters, newsletters or other small publications, press releases, or copies of letters that concern Houston or the Lausanne Committee between two other parties.

    Correspondents: Lausanne members, church and ministry or missionary contacts, theological education institutions, and others who contacted Houston or the Lausanne office.

    Notes: These letters in these files contain the Oxford office's general correspondence files to and from Houston and consist of ongoing contacts that do not relate directly to Lausanne Committee projects or inquiries or thanks. The overall purposes of the communication appears to be to maintain contact and awareness of both the Lausanne movement and programs and the ministries and programs of other organizations, friends and contacts.

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 315-12 includes Houston's letter to Alexei II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia after their meeting during the Moscow Lausanne Congress in 1991.
  • Folder 315-12 includes a letter from Doug Birdsall on his appointment in 1991 as president of Life Ministries (Birdsall became LCWE's executive chairman in 2004).
  • Chief Executive Officer | John Siewert (Interim International Coordinator)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1988-2001

    Boxes: 320

    Type of documents: Corporate documents notebook, conference report and presentation papers, LCWE newsletter

    Notes: These files, containing no correspondence, consist of assorted documents sent to the Archives by Siewert that tell part of the LCWE history.

    Exceptional items:

  • The corporate records notebook in folder 320-7 includes sections for Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and By-laws, Board Minutes, Notices/Permits/Applications, Agreements/Contracts, Reprint Permissions, and Other
  • Folder 320-8 consists of the “report and written papers” from the 1988 European Leadership Conference on World Evangelization in Stuttgart
  • The papers on nominality given at the 1998 International Lausanne Consultation on Nominalism in London are compiled in the bound booklet found in folder 320-9
  • Folder 320-10 consists of five issues of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization Newsletter.
  • LCWE Treasurer (Donald Hoke)

    Arrangement: Into four subseries:

  • General
  • Congresses and Consultations
  • Finance
  • Members

    Date Range: 1965-1994

    Volume: 8.0 linear feet

    Boxes: 115-132

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, reports, financial reports and statements, conference materials, grant proposal for national movements, maps.

    Correspondents: Primarily the Treasurer as the creator or recipient of correspondence, memos, and reports. In addition to Hoke, Leighton Ford, Jack Dain, David Howard, and other Lausanne Committee executives and members.

    Notes: These files span the period of Hoke's service as LCWE treasurer (1976-1989) and member of the Committee's executive committee. The heart of the series is the administrative operation and planning of the LCWE. (The researcher will find additional Hoke files in Series F1a, which record his leadership of the 1974 Lausanne Congress as its director; no attempt was made to consolidate those with the files in this series or isolate those in this series that might go with those Congress director files.) During this time Hoke was also Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College (1974-1978), and senior pastor at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee (1978- 1989), after which he retired to Ft. Meyers, Florida. Included in the files are records of his participation as a member of the LCWE Executive Committee, financial records in his capacity as Treasurer, files related to the overall operation and financial condition of the Committee. Among Hoke's Treasurer files are a few related to the 1974 Lausanne Congress; they have been retained among his files in this series, but the researcher should also view them in the context of his 1974 Congress director's files. The files in this series came to the Archives as four separate but somewhat overlapping accessions. The archivist has integrated these while retaining the overall order of Hoke's files.

    Files related to the meetings, activities and actions of the Executive Committee, Full Committee or any subcommittees will be found in folders 115-12, 116-8, 9, 10, 11, 117-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 119-8.

    The search process that resulted in the hiring of Carl Johansson to replace Gottfried Osei-Mensah as executive director is documented in folders 117-7 and 118-11. Other personnel-related information is available in folders 119-11,

    Files on LCWE's working or advisory groups can also be found in Hoke's files, including Intercessory Advisory Group (folder 118-9), Strategy Advisory Group (folders 119-14, 15).

    Documents related to the LCWE Corporation can be found in folders 116-4, 5, 6, 7 (including constitution, by laws, and standing orders). Registration of LCWE in Illinois and North Carolina is also documented (folders 116-7 and 119-9).

    Information on international offices or divisions of LCWE are also included, such as the Australia office (folder 115-13), Canadian corporation (folder 116-1), the international office (folder 118-10), the London office (folder 119-4), Nairobi office (folder 119-7), and the US corporation (folders 120-2, 3, 4, 5).

    Hoke's files on the major LCWE-sponsored events comprise a major portion of the Treasurer's series, reflecting the planning, program, participants and financial aspects of the events, including: 1966 World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin (folder 121-1,2), 1968 Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism (folder 121-3), 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization (folders 121-4 through 121-11, 122-1 through 122-6), 1976 Consultation on Theology and Mission (folder 122-7 with manuscripts of conference papers on the charismatic renewal, contextualization, Catholicism, inter-religious dialogue, changing political situations, and church growth, the 1978 North American Conference on Muslim Evangelization (folder 122 8, also with manuscripts of conference papers on gospel and culture, cross-cultural communication, the Muslim convert, dynamic equivalent churches, power encounter, contextualization, Islamic theology, dialogue with Muslims), 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization or COWE (folder 123- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), 1981 American Festival of Evangelism (folders 122-9 and 123-1), the 1983 Congresso Brasileiro de Evangelizacao or Brazilian Congress on Evangelization (folder 123-10), 1984 International Prayer Assembly (folder 123 11), 1984 Congress on the Evangelization of the Caribbean or CONECAR '84 (folder 124 1), 1985 Consultation on the Work of the Holy Spirit and Evangelization (folder 124-2), 1985 First Venezuelan Congress on World Mission (folder 124-3), 1986 Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (folder 124-4), 1986 Amsterdam '86 (folder 124-5), 1987 International Conference for Younger/Emerging Christian Leaders Singapore '87 (folder 124-6,7), Leadership '88 (folder 124-8), ICOWE II or Lausanne II (folders 124-9, 10, 11, 12, 125-1 through 125-9, 126 1 through 126-12, and especially folders 126-6, 7, 8, 9, 12 regarding searching for and agreeing on a site for the second congress), 1989 Global Consultation on World Evangelization by AD 2000 and Beyond or Singapore '89 (folders 126-13, 14), 1993 Lausanne World Briefing (folder 126-15).

    The Treasurer's financial records (folders 127-1 through 129 10) show the fiscal side of the organization in the context of all of the operations of the LCWE. Hoke's files include audits, financial statements, budgets, Finance Committee minutes, correspondence with Crowell Trust, Hoke's Treasurer's reports, balance sheets, "weekly financial reports," fund-raising files, and tax reports.

    A final subseries (folders 130-1 through 132-12) of the Treasurer's files relate to LCWE members, both generally and in some cases files for specific individuals, including lists, suggestions for senior associates, biographies, balance sheets, and notebooks with some demographic and contact information. Also included is a series of files corresponding to some of the LCWE members, including Joel Aarsvold (folder 131-1), Ray Bakke (folder 131-2), Jack Dain (folder 131-3), Alan Emery (folder 131-4), Leighton Ford (folders 131-5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 132-1,2), Stan Izon (folder 132-3), James Newton (folder 132-4), Gottfried Osei-Mensah (folder 132-5), Billy Graham [and BGEA] (folder 132-6), Paul McKaughan (folder 132-7), John Reid (folder 132-8), John Richards (folder 132-9), Thomas Wang (folder 132-10), and Thomas Zimmerman (folder 132 11, 12); while these are primarily correspondence files to and from the identified person, the folders may also contain documents that concern finances for a trip or other project, or authorization of a check.

    Exceptional items: The "Proposed Plan for Developing a Total, International Communications Program for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization" (folder 116-3); like Ford's files, Hoke's files include discussion or decisions about the future of the Lausanne Committee and movement, including folders 118-1, 119-5,6; the Lausanne Handbook (folder 118-4); Hoke's files that bring together material he considered relevant to the history of the LCWE (folders 118 5,6,7); news or press releases (folder 118-8); Hoke's file on Latin American Evangelical Projects, a non-profit corporation that Hoke was a board member for (folder 118 12); the organization apparently was the receiving agency for funds designated for CONELA or Confraternity of Evangelicals in Latin America; copies of Lausanne Communique (folders 101-1, 119-1, 214-3); 1983 "Overview Report" (folder 119-10); documents that show efforts to stimulate prayer for LCWE and world evangelization (folder 119-12); file related to Herbert J. Taylor, Christian businessman and philanthropist (folder 120-1), at the time of and following Taylor's funeral, at which Hoke contributed to the eulogy; copies (1983-1994) of World Evangelization and World Evangelization Information Bulletin (folder 120-6, 7, 8).
  • LCWE Executive Assistant (John Howell) and COWE Operations Director

    Dates: 1977 1980, undated

    Boxes: 58-69 (6.0 linear feet)

    Notes: The records in this subseries consist of the files created by John Howell, the LCWE Executive Assistant and subsequently the Director of Operations for the COWE. They were received from COWE's Wheaton office, where Howell worked briefly before the COWE staff moved to Thailand in early 1980. However, these records predominantly reflect Howell's activity while working in Nairobi until late 1979; they do briefly touch on his activity in Wheaton beginning in early 1980, prior to the Consultation. Since the records largely document Howell's work in the LCWE Nairobi office with Osei Mensah, his files are located within this guide in proximity to the records of Osei Mensah. Researchers should nonetheless keep the dual geographic coverage of these files in mind. It will be clear from Howell's files that during his assignment in Nairobi, he closely assisted Osei Mensah; many of the documents in Howell's files were in fact directed to Osei Mensah. The arrangement of the records and the folder titles have remained as they were received.

    The documents in these files are largely of a routine nature related to the ongoing preparation for the Thailand Consultation. The researcher will find most of the folder titles sufficiently precise to reflect their contents. The contents of several folders nonetheless bear mentioning.

    Exceptional items:

  • Folder 58-6: Proposals for two consultations: Consultation on the Place of World Evangelization in Theological Education and the Consultation on the Teaching of Mission and Evangelism. Related to the latter are minutes from a preliminary planning meeting.
  • Folder 58-8: Document reviewing the Lausanne Committee's activities through mid 1980 and projections for LCWE's future role.
  • Folder 59-7: Collection of reports from the Lausanne Congress. Included among these are a report on the ICOWE program; recommendations for future congresses; Paul Little's personal recommendations as well as his report as ICOWE Program Director; finance reports; and the Continuation Committee report. Also included is an extensive volume documenting Christian activity in Thailand, the 1978 Thailand Christian Directory.
  • Folder 59-8: This file is heavily though not exclusively concerned with participant selection, which Howell was very involved in.
  • Senior Associates | Birger Nygaard (International and LCWE Denmark)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1993-2002

    Volume: 1.5 linear feet

    Boxes: 320-324

    Type of documents: Correspondence and memos, e-mails and faxes, reports, meeting agenda and minutes, press releases, handwritten notes, newsletters, promotional material, an annual report, financial reports, presentation manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and conference schedules, participant lists, reports, and statements.

    Correspondents: Nygaard, Tom Houston, Fergus MacDonald, David Claydon, Paul Cedar, Bryant Myers (chair of Administrative Committee), Arne Fjeldstad (of the Lausanne International Communications Center in Oslo), Valdir Steuernagel, John Victor Selle (secretary of the European Lausanne Committee), Ulrich Parzany (chair of the European Lausanne Committee), Scott Moreau, LCWE senior executives.

    Background: Senior Associates were appointed by the LCWE Executive Chair on the recommendation of the national committee and the Administrative Committee; they relate to one of the Working Groups.

    Notes: Birger's files document the further widening of Lausanne's international leadership and flavor, in his case from a European perspective. This subseries shows Birger's role as a Senior Associate, and his intersection with a number of LCWE bodies and events, especially the Administrative Committee, Lausanne Denmark (of which he was chair and also affiliated with the Danish Missionary Council), the European Lausanne Committee, the Theology Strategy Working Group, the Communications Center, and the 2000 Spiritual Warfare Consultation in Nairobi, but also including the meetings of the full and executive committees, and the 1996 Consultation on Contextualization in Denmark along with other meetings. Among the major themes reflected in the files were the restructuring the LCWE, future planning and visioning, and the more extensive distribution of leadership throughout national Lausanne movements. These files give a layered perspective to the Lausanne Movement, ranging from the international to regional to national spheres.

    Exceptional items:

  • A sizable portion of the subseries relates to Nygaard’s contact with and reporting to the LCWE Administrative Committee (see folders 320-9 through 321-3. Among the issues addressed in the Administrative Committee notebook (folder 320-9) was the LCWE relationship with World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF). Also see folder 320-9 for several issues of the Intercession Working Group’s The IWG Prayer Letter, a promotional booklet on the 1996 Fifth Chinese Congress on World Evangelization in Hong Kong and the 1994-1996 report from Lausanne Denmark. Folder 321-1 includes a one-page overview of the Guidelines for the Lausanne Senior Associates. Also among the documents in folder 321-1 are a one-page brief from 1994 on Lausanne Denmark, an organizational chart that details the 1994 structure with working groups and twenty-eight national or thematic committees, a participant list at the 1993 Nordic/Baltic Lausanne meeting in Uppsala, Sweden (at the time of or the same as the Consultation on Modernity). Nygaard played a key organizing role in preparing a discussion paper along with Tom Houston, Bryant Myers and Valdir Steuernagel for the 1996 Future Directions for Lausanne conference in Stuttgart, especially reflected in folder 321-2; he also was instrumental in coordinating the agenda for the 1998 meeting for the Full and Executive Committees in Toronto (see folder 321-3). Sprinkled throughout the files, such as folder 321-2 are copies of The Lausanne Letter, a newsletter. The 1994 LCWE annual report is among the documents in folder 321-2. Folder 321-3 consists primarily of the notebooks for LCWE members attending the 1996 biennial meeting of the International Lausanne Committee in Stuttgart and 1998 meeting in Toronto
  • Another major portion (see folders 321-4 through 322-2) relates to the activity of the European Lausanne Committee and Nygaard’s role in that regional group. Included in folder 321-4 are material from the international consultation on “Good News to the World at Expo 2000," the 1995 European Round Table in Vienna and its initiative “Hope for Europe,” both of which were sponsored by the European Lausanne Committee and the European Evangelical Alliance. Folder 322-1 includes documents related to the 2002 biannual international meeting in Jackson, Mississippi, which focused on planning for the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization that was held in Pattaya, Thailand; among the documents is a preparation survey sent to all members and the Danish Lausanne Committee’s response.
  • Folder 322-3 documents the 1993 Consultation on Modernity in Uppsala, Sweden, almost entirely in manuscripts of presentations, like those of Os Guinness on "Mission Modernity: Seven Checkpoints on Mission in the Modern World,” “The Rise of Post-Modernity” by P. Sampson, Leslie Newbegin’s “Truth and Authority in Modernity,” Harold Netland’s “Truth, Authority and Modernity: Shopping for Truth in a Supermarket of Worldviews,” David Wells’ “Modernity and Theology: The Doctrine of God,” Charles Van Engen’s “Modernity and the Church: Reconceptualizing the Community of Saints in the Light of Postmodern Critique,” Elaine Storkey’s “Modernity and Anthropology,” Stephen Williams’ “Modernity and Morality,” Tormod Engelsviken’s “Modernity and Eschatology,” James Houston’s “Modernity and Spirituality,” Craig Gay’s “An Iron Cage: The Rationalization of Modern Economic Life,” Knud Jorgensen’s “Modernity - Information Technology and Christian Faith,” John Seel’s “Evangelicals and Modernity: American Evangelicalism as a Global Case Study,” Vinay Samuel’s “Modernity, Mission and Non-Western Societies,” and Lars Johansson’s “The New Age Synthesis - Modern, Pre-Modern and Post-Modern Motives.” Also included is the consultation press release, “McDonaldization of the Church.”
  • Folder 322-4 similarly documents the 1997 Consultation on Contextualization Revisited in Haslev, Denmark, including both planning and reporting documents, along with manuscripts of papers, such as Patrick Sookhdeo’s “Contextualization: Some Issues,” Saphir Athyal’s “The Old Testament Contextualization,” Ernst Baasland’s “The Contextualized Witness of the Apostles,” Charles Kraft’s AA Critical History of Gospel Contextualization,” Morris Stuart’s “Issues of Ethnicity and Race As They Relate to Gospel Contextualization,” Josiah Fearon’s “The Ethics of Contextualization,” and Graham Cray’s “Communication Methods and the Contextualization of the Gospel.”
  • The largest portion of Nygaard’s files relate to the 2000 Consultation on Spiritual Warfare in Nairobi, spanning from folders 323-1 through 324-2 (seven folders altogether). Because Nygaard was the coordinator for the consultation, these files reflect not only the content of the meetings but much more of the detailed planning. Among the source articles (possibly used to shape the content and direction of the consultation or select presenters) included are Paul Hiebert’s “Spiritual Warfare and Worldview,” Charles Hoole’s “Territorial Spirits: An Indian Perspective,” Mike Wakely’s “Territorial Spirits?” T.P. Abraham’s “Spiritual Warfare and Church Growth,” “Missiological Syncretism: The New Animistic Paradigm” by Robert Priest, Thomas Campbell and Bradford Mullen, and Tokunboh Adeyemo’s “Our Weapons of Warfare.” Manuscripts of consultation papers (all in folder 324-2) include Tormod Engelsviken’s “Historical Overview,” Oscar Skarsaune’s “Possession and Exorcism in the Literature of the Ancient Church and the New Testament,” John Thomas’s “Spiritual Conflict in Biblical Perspective,” Hwa Yung’s “Some Issues in a Systematic Theology That Takes Seriously the Demonic,” David Burnett’s “Spiritual Conflict and Folk Religion,” Knud Jorgensen’s “The Socio-Political Context: Powers and Principalities,”Jerry Mungadze’s “Spiritual Conflict in Light of Psychology and Medicine,” Margaret Jacobs’ “Spiritual Conflict in the Ministry of the Church,” Charles Kraft’s “Contemporary Trends in the Treatment of Spiritual Conflict in the Mission of the Church,” Marguerite Kraft’s “Spiritual Conflict and the Mission of the Church: Contextualization,” Scott Moreau’s “Gaining Perspective on Territorial Spirits” and “North American Case Study: An Overview of Spiritual Warfare Literature,” Neuza Itioka’s AA Brazilian Perspective: Case Studies From Brazil,” Ole Skjerbaek Madsen’s “Spiritual Conflict Among Western Seekers,” Amsalu Tadesse Geleta’s “Case Study: Demonization and the Practice of Exorcism in Ethiopian Churches,” Yusufu Turaki’s “Africa Traditional Religious System as Basis of Understanding Christian Spiritual Warfare,” and Jonathan Chao’s “Freed from Qigong through Faith in Christ: A Chinese Case Study.” Also among the documents are the one-page “An Attempt to Define Key Terms in Spiritual Warfare,” an unattributed manuscript “Worship, Praise and Prayer” that critiques the cultural trends that have infected Christian worship and practice, the full-text manuscript of Deliver Us From Evil Consultation: Spiritual Conflict in Today’s Mission (#29 in the Lausanne Occasional Papers series), Scott Moreau’s AA Quick Survey of Spiritual Warfare Literature,” Charles Kraft’s “Contextualization and Spiritual Power,” Some of the documents appear to be in Danish or other Nordic language.
  • LCWE Congresses and Consultations

    Arranged: Chronological by event as follows:

  • 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • 1979-1980 Simple Lifestyle Consultations
  • 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization (Pattaya, Thailand)
  • 1984 International Prayer Assembly (Seoul, Korea)
  • 1985 Consultation on the Work of the Holy Spirit and World Evangelization (Oslo, Norway)
  • 1989 Lausanne II Congress (Manila, Philippines, no records)

    Date Range: 1971-1985

    Volume: 63.5 linear feet

    Notes: This series consists of records from some of the LCWE's international meetings
  • Congresses and Consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974 (commonly known as the Lausanne Congress)

    Arrangement: Subdivided into records of:

  • Congress director
  • Congress chairman

    Date Range: 1971-1980

    Notes: The records of the primary Congress administrators.

    Congresses and Consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974 | Congress director (Donald Hoke)

    Arrangement: Further subdivided as follows:
  • LCWE
  • COWE

    Date Range: 1971-1980

    Boxes: 26-28

    Type of documents: Correspondence, staff manuals, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, newsletters, press releases and papers delivered at the Lausanne Congress in 1974

    Notes: The files in this subseries show the varied nature of the responsibilities of the ICOWE Director, Donald Hoke, and his involvement for two major international meetings and on the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE). Hoke served as Director of the International Congress on World Evangelization, was the chairman of the editorial board of the Lausanne Committee's Information Bulletin and was a member of the Participant Selection Committee for the Pattaya meeting in 1980.

    The folders are arranged alphabetically according to folder title, except for the ICOWE procedure book folders, which are arranged as they were within in their original binders. This arrangement was provided by the archivist. The procedure books, along with the planning committee minutes, the program committee materials, and the press releases, have been removed from the notebooks in which they were received; they have been removed from these in order to be more easily stored and used.

    Congresses and Consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974 | Congress director | ICOWE

    Boxes: 26-27

    Date range: 1971-1974

    Exceptional items:
  • The early history of the Congress can be traced in Hoke's correspondence with Harvey Thomas (through folder 26 9), a BGEA staff member who had been in Europe working on the 1971 European Congress on evangelism held in Amsterdam. Thomas made suggestions about program budget, timetable, and arrangements for the upcoming Congress based on his own experience. Another source on the early planning for the Congress, the meeting itself, and its results are the files of English press releases from 1972 through 1974 (folders 26 28 through 26 48). The releases provide a great deal of information about both speakers and participants. Folders 26 22 through 26 27 consist of feature articles on the purpose of the Congress, including those by prominent sponsors such as Myron Augsburger, A. Jack Dain, Billy Graham, Gordon Landreth, and Leon Morris. Also included among the feature articles are interviews with Dain, Hoke, Leighton Ford, David Tam, and Paul Little. Folders 26 21 and 26 49 through 26 52 contain press releases in Dutch, French, German and Spanish.
  • Many other files detail the work that went into preparing for the Congress. The minutes of the Planning Committee in folder 27 11, dating back to 1971, were divided by item and reconstructed, apparently by Hoke, according to topic. Thus for each subject, such as accommodations, closing session, documentary film, follow up sessions, locations, etc., the decisions of the Committee were grouped together; these broader categories were then arranged in alphabetical order. The program notebook in folder 27 22 contains various records of the Program Committee, including lists of possible speakers, tentative program arrangements, plenary study papers in four languages with a form attached for suggestions and criticisms (the papers were sent out to participants before the Congress to study), letters to speakers, forms for recommending speakers, and tentative lists of discussion group topics. Also in this notebook are summaries of the discussions held during the Congress by national and regional strategy groups on the best way to evangelize their particular areas and some correspondence with A. Jack Dain, the Congress's Chairman. Folder 27 20 also contains minutes, memos, letters, and proposals as to what should be included on the Congress program. Folder 27 21 contains the printed program and information book, including the full agenda of sessions, lists of committee members, session leaders, and other information related to the Congress program.
  • Two procedure books have been divided between Folders 27 1 through 27 19, with the materials left in the order in which they were filed in the books. These document the work of the Congress staff. (The books were patterned after the model of the procedure books prepared for every Billy Graham Evangelistic Association crusade.) These included most of the duplicated materials created before, during, and after the Congress. The section on staff forms in folder 27 1 contains some interesting records, including memos sent to staff members giving prayer requests, staff appointments, etc. Also included is a "Preliminary Timetable of Preparations," which outlines schedules for committee meetings, printing of forms, hiring of staff, issuing of press releases, participant selection and invitation, program preparation, prayer, and the hiring and preparation of interpreters. Some material was apparently removed from the books as the sections labeled "Pastors' Conference" and "Book Stall" were empty. The other topics covered by these volumes can be found in the container list of this guide.
  • The correspondence files (folders 26-5 through 26-11) also describe the preparation by the staff for the Congress. The correspondence with Warwick Olson, the Director of Communications (folder 26-8), is accompanied by form letters and reports to various committees on preparations Olson was making. Also in this file is an agenda and the background material for a 1973 planning consultation and a follow up report on the meeting; included with this is a list of topics to be considered at the congress. Hoke's correspondence with BGEA staff member Harry Williams (folder 26-10) is concerned with the selection of participants for the Congress from countries throughout the world. A letter in the miscellaneous correspondence file (folder 26 7) describes Hoke's association with Billy Graham from the time period between the 1940's and the Congress. English, French, German, and Spanish editions of the series of five copies of Information Bulletin can be found in folder 26-2. These were distributed between January and June, 1974 and include articles on preparations for the Congress.
  • Hoke's report to the Administrative Committee (folder 27-23), probably prepared in December 1973, gives the committee data on the current status of preparations up to that date concerning invitations, finances, a pastor's conference, gospel rally, and staff personnel. In folder 27-24 is a report from prayer chairwoman Mildred Dienert on her efforts to set up prayer groups for the Congress around the world.
  • Before the Congress was convened, preparations were begun for the continuation of its work. The files related to the work of the Continuation Committee (26-3,4) contain correspondence with Leighton Ford, Billy Graham, Paul Little, Clyde Taylor, and others about what kind of ongoing work there should be, how it should relate to the World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) and whether a new world evangelical organization should be established, and who should comprise the membership of the Continuation Committee. Also in these folders are notes, minutes, and reports from meetings.
  • There is little information about finances in these files, except for the entries in the Planning Committee's minutes and the folder containing invoices for gifts received for the Congress (26-13).
  • The remaining ICOWE related folders contain documents from the Congress itself. Among these are the papers prepared by two specialized study groups for consideration at the Congress: Specialized Evangelistic Strategy Groups and Theology of Evangelization Study Groups. Each of the groups within these two larger bodies studied a particular topic, such as "Guilt, Conversion and Modern Psychology," or "Christian Higher Education and World Evangelism." Partial sets of these papers, touching on topics ranging from missions and evangelism among ethnic, regional, and religious groups to hermeneutics and contextualization can be found in folders 27-26,27,29. Folder 26-20 contains papers read to the entire Congress; these are arranged alphabetically according to the author's name, except for the papers by George Peters and Ralph Winter, which also have clipped to them the comments of the respondents to their papers. (A full list of speakers and the topics they addressed can be found in the addendum of this guide.) Summaries of each day's events can be found in the press releases for the various days of the Congress.
  • As a follow up to the Congress, a documentary film, Let the Earth Hear His Voice, was produced. Review comments on this film are contained in folder 26-12.
  • Hoke's correspondence on closing the Congress office (folder 26-6) documents the final housekeeping duties which had to be taken care of in Lausanne.
  • One interesting item in this subseries is the 1969 doctoral dissertation by Arthur Johnston on the International Missionary Council (folder 27-28). This was apparently used by the Congress staff as reference material. Along with this document is a copy of a booklet about the history and records of the 1910 World Missionary Conference. Also of interest are the manuals in folder 26 17 from the Christ the Only Way Movement in the Philippines; these were also apparently used for reference. They outline a strategy for evangelistic outreach and church growth which was implemented in 1971 and 1972.

    Congresses and Consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974 | Congress director | LCWE

    Boxes: 28

    Date range: 1975-1980

    Exceptional items: Folders 28-1 through 28-18 are Hoke's files on the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE), the majority of which are related to his responsibility as a member of LCWE's Communications Working Group and its Editorial Board. Folder 28-2 contains correspondence with other members of the Group, including Stan Izon, Luc Verlunden, Horst Marquardt, Leighton Ford, Ralph Winter, and Gottfried Osei Mensah. Folder 28-3 consists of the minutes of a 1977 Editorial Board meeting. Folder 28-4, along with Leighton Ford's correspondence includes that from John Howell, LCWE's Executive Assistant, and an annotated script for the multimedia show, How Shall They Hear? The file appears to have begun in regard to Ford's visit to Wheaton, Illinois, in 1976, where Hoke was Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at the time. In addition to the minimal documentation related to that trip, the file includes a limited amount of material relating to the 1980 COWE meeting, covering arrangements for travel, study groups and scholarships. A survey of LCWE'S Information Bulletin's readership was proposed in 1976. Discussion of this and a copy of the survey can be found in folder 28-14.

    Congresses and Consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974 | Congress director | COWE

    Boxes: 28

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Exceptional items: In addition to the COWE material in folder 28 4, Hoke's files also include some other material related to Hoke's duties on the Committee evaluating participant nominees for the 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization (folders 28-19 through 28-24).

    Congresses and Consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974 | Congress Chairman and Chairman of the Lausanne Continuation Committee (A. Jack Dain); 1971 1978

    Arrangement: Further subdivided as follows:
  • LCWE
  • Other Evangelism Conferences

    Date Range: 1971-1978

    Boxes: 29-35

    Type of documents: Correspondence, minutes, presentation manuscripts, questionnaires

    Correspondents: While the correspondents in these files are numerous, several stand out, each that played a key role in the planning and administration of the Congress and/or Lausanne Committee. Among these are Billy Graham, Leighton Ford, Paul Little, and others with administrative posts in the ICOWE and LCWE.

    Notes: The documents in this subseries consist of the correspondence of the Chairman of the ICOWE and Chairman of the LCC, the Rt. Reverend, A.J. Dain of Australia. Correspondence comprises all of the subseries while serving as Chairman in the two capacities, as well as being a member of the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization (LCWE).

    The folders have been arranged alphabetically according to the titles given by Dain. In almost all cases, these titles have been retained, with only minor changes being made by the archivist to provide uniformity. In addition to the specific comments which follow about the contents of these files, several general observations should also be considered. Dain occasionally wrote comments in the margins of documents, thus reflecting his interaction with them. It should also be noted that while Dain's files document the worldwide scope of his duties, they also point out his responsibility and influence as an evangelical leader in Australia and the surrounding region.

    Congresses and Consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974 | Congress Chairman and Chairman of the Lausanne Continuation Committee (Dain) | ICOWE

    Boxes: 29-33

    Date range: 1971-1978 Exceptional items: Rev. Dain was involved in the earliest planning of the Congress, and his records offer a rich source of information on the various aspects of the preparation being made for the Congress, including deliberations on the goals and focus of the Congress. For example, folder 30-27 contains minutes, beginning with those from the World Evangelization Strategy Consultation in 1971, at which preliminary plans for the Congress were considered. Additional documentation (folders 30-28 and 29-14) of Congress planning includes minutes from subsequent meetings and correspondence on other elements of the planning process. A draft of a planning timetable for the Congress is located in folder 29-22 and folder 33-1 consists of correspondence related to the 1972 questionnaire soliciting input regarding the goals and emphasis of the Congress. The ICOWE Planning Committee was formed to oversee all planning for the Congress. Folders 31 30 through 31 48 include both general committee materials and correspondence with the individual members of the Committee (folders 31-33 through 31-46).

    Deliberation on where the Congress was to be held began in 1972. In addition to Lausanne, ICOWE administrators considered Singapore, Rome, Stockholm, London and Amsterdam. Folder 30 23 includes correspondence discussing the pros and cons of these various locations.

  • Folders 29-25 through 29-38 contain Dain's files on the Convening Committee of the Congress, which was established to formally endorse and call for the Congress to be held, as well as to define the goals of the Congress. Folder 29-23 contains a copy of the minutes from the Consultative Congress, held early in 1972, at which it was agreed to establish the Convening Committee. Folders 29-25 and 26 contain several samples of Billy Graham's letter of invitation to individuals to join the Convening Committee. John Stott's correspondence in folder 29 35 includes a letter to Billy Graham in which he comments on the purpose and size of the Congress. Stott's other correspondence is similarly frank and thoughtful in its consideration of the planning for the Congress. Harold Lindsell, then the editor of Christianity Today, also makes recommendations on the emphasis of the Congress in a 1973 letter (folder 30-10).
  • Dain divided materials on the Congress program between files on "Program" and "Program Committee" (folders 32-9 through 32-24). Included in the "Program" files are correspondence, particularly from Leighton Ford (folder 32-9,10), relating to the preparation of a questionnaire to solicit input on post-Congress organization (folder 32-11), Dain's address to the Congress, and pre-printed copies of the Congress study papers (folder 32-14). The Committee files consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, etc., and provide a valuable source of information on the implementation of the Congress philosophy and continuing deliberations on it.
  • Research played a key role in the Congress planning and a key resource for the Congress planners was the Missions Advanced Research and Communications Center (MARC). Folders 30 24 through 30-26 contain files on MARC, documenting some of its contribution. Among the materials are a paper Ed Dayton prepared for the Congress (folder 30-24), a report by MARC for the Planning Committee (folder 30-24), correspondence from Dayton on Congress planning (Dayton was a member of the Program Sub Committee), and information on a projected questionnaire to solicit suggested goals for the Congress (folder 30-26). Folder 30-26 also contains the "Feasibility Study on Television News Syndication for ICOWE" prepared by VISNEWS.
  • Attendance at the Congress was possible in one of several categories. Participants were those invited to the Congress, whose expenses were covered by the Congress, and who were given voting privileges in the Congress's deliberations. The participants files are broken into two sections: the general files (folders 31-22 through 31-29) and the files for Australia (folders 29-4 through 29-13; 31-6 through 31-17 and 31-25 contain similar documentation for New Guinea, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands). Observers were those who had not been invited as participants to the Congress but wanted to attend, nonetheless. They did so at their own expense and without voting rights. Dain's general files on observers are located in folders 31-18 through 31-21. The geographically specific files on observers are among the sections noted earlier.
  • Co-Chairmen were appointed to lead each of the morning plenary sessions of the Congress. A brief file on the arrangements for filling these posts is located in folder 30-21.
  • An integral part of the preliminary planning was working to maximize the Congress's impact after its conclusion. Follow up of the Congress was defined as "how to extend the influence of the Congress and how to disseminate its findings." The follow up program which was implemented consisted largely of publication of printed materials and establishing regional networks. Folder 30-18 contains correspondence and implementation of follow up proposals. Further record of the program is covered in folder 35-8 of Dain's LCWE files. Localized follow up for Sydney is documented in folder 35-21.
  • Press coverage of the Congress was extensive, and a number of files (folders 32-1 through 32-8) document aspects of this. Included are manuscripts of articles on the Congress, an interview with Dain, a Billy Graham article challenging the World Council of Churches (WCC), the essay "A Response to Lausanne" by the WCC, newspaper and magazine clippings, periodical features, and press releases. In addition to actual coverage, these files include some record of early planning of press coverage of the Congress. For one evaluation of the press coverage, consult folder 30-5, Samuel Escobar's correspondence, in which he and Dain discuss an article in Christianity Today by Peter Wagner.
  • Also among Dain's administrative files are the monthly reports of ICOWE's Director, Donald Hoke (folder 30-1). These range from early 1973 until just prior to the Congress. While not all months are represented, these files provide a comprehensive source of information on the status of preparations for the Congress.
  • Folders 30-3 through 30-14 consist of Dain's files on the Congress's Executive Committee, specifically the correspondence of the various members of the Committee. The post Congress correspondence of a number of the members of the Executive Committee includes discussion of the focus and membership of the Continuation Committee.
  • Worthy of specific mention is folder 30-5 containing correspondence with Samuel Escobar, in which Escobar and Dain discuss controversial issues from the Congress and the make up of the yet to be formed Continuation Committee.
  • Folder 29-40 includes documents covering a variety of issues, lumped by Dain under the title "Criticisms". Among these are a document of suggested responses to criticisms of the Congress, Dain's replies to specific criticisms of the Congress, its arrangements, goals, etc., and hindsight critiques of the Congress.
  • Several other related congresses/conferences were also being planned during the period of planning for the ICOWE. The Theology Conference (folder 32-22) was to be a gathering of theologians and missiologists. Noteworthy among the items in this file are letters to Dain from Carl Henry and Harold Ockenga. The Youth Congress which is proposed in a document in folder 32-23 was a suggested meeting to be held concurrently with the ICOWE.
  • Dain had several files labeled "Miscellaneous." In addition to some printed materials from the Congress, these files (folders 31-1,2,3,4) contain an article, "Men in Action: A Plan for Total Evangelism Through the Church" (folder 31-1), and a booklet from England, Some Ideas to Help You Work Out Your Parish Response to...Lausanne '74 (folder 31-4).

    Congresses and Consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974 | Congress director | LCWE

    Boxes: 33-35

    Date range: 1972-1978

    Exceptional items: The majority of these files relate to the period during which Dain was the Chairman of the intermediary Lausanne Continuation Committee, which a year and a half after the ICOWE was formally organized as the LCWE. The LCC was the administrative body which was developed to carry out the "follow up" plans made prior to the Congress.
  • Folder 33-11 contains minutes and accompanying reports from the 1973 Lausanne meeting of the Congress's Administrative Committee. Folder 33-12,13 contains similar material for the 1974 meeting, including a document written by Donald Hoke, "Post Congress, Long range, Follow up Possibilities, Including Consideration of a New, Evangelical World Organization," which was part of the focus of the meeting. Folder 35 17 is limited exclusively to documents on the development of this new organization. Included is a compilation of comments by various evangelical leaders on the possibility and potential of such an organization, including those by John Stott and Clyde Taylor in separate documents. Stott includes in his comments an evaluation of the World Evangelical Fellowship and the role he sees it playing in the future. The file also includes minutes from a consultation held prior to ICOWE considering this question; evaluations of evangelical cooperation in Australia, Britain, Europe and Norway; a copy of Arthur Johnston's "An Evaluation of Edinburgh 1910"; and a paper on the WEF.
  • Folder 33-13 consists largely of Planning Committee materials from a post Congress meeting. That meeting included the election of the Continuation Committee members as well as an outline of the work of the Committee. Reports from the meeting, such as the "Summary of National Strategy Reports" and "Recommendations for Future Congresses or Lessons Learned From Lausanne" are also available. Folders 33-18 through 34-33 comprise Dain's Continuation Committee files. The ballots referred to in the Container List folder title for folder 33-18 concern a vote on the date of an upcoming Committee meeting. Folder 33-19 concerns the date of a 1976 meeting.
  • Dain's reports as Chairman of the Continuation Committee from 1974 and 1975 are located in folder 33-21. During his term as Chairman, he kept a file of correspondence for each member of the Committee which can be found in folders 33-24 through 34-13). The Liaison Committee was formed as an extension of the Continuation Committee in order for all geographical regions of the world and denominations to be fully represented. The members were to act as Committee alternates who would receive all documentation sent to full members of the Committee. The files for various countries and members are located in folders 34 14 through 34 33. Further information on the Liaison Group is located in folder 35-12. The Consultative Committee was established to be a corresponding network spread throughout various geographical regions, serving as a contact for the Continuation Committee. Documents on the composition of this committee are located in folder 33-17.
  • The LCWE's Executive Committee files consist principally of meeting agenda, minutes, and reports (folders 35-1 through 35-6). Folder 35-3 contains a document entitled, "Views From the Underground in Oz #1" by Peter Wagner, a fanciful while not so veiled evaluation of the diversified emphases of the Lausanne Congress, particularly on issues other than evangelism.
  • A helpful background file on LCWE personnel is located in folder 33-14, consisting of one page biographical data sheets on each member. Folder 33-20 contains an updated version of the biographies.
  • Folder 35-10, cryptically titled "La Trobe University, Melbourne" contains information on the Conference on World Evangelism and Missions at the university, sponsored by the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students and the Australian Evangelical Alliance. Gottfried Osei Mensah was an invited speaker and the documents include correspondence concerning arrangements for his involvement.

    Congresses and Consultations | International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974 | Congress director | Other Evangelism Conferences

    Boxes: 35

    Date range: 1971-1975

    Exceptional items: These files conclude the series of Dain's records related to other evangelism conferences, noted on the Container List. The last file (folder 35-28) contains Donald Hoke's evaluation of the meeting, which is particularly enlightening since the World Council of Churches reflected a much broader theological perspective than that of the Lausanne Congress or Committee.
  • Congresses and Consultations | Simple Lifestyle Consultations

    Arrangement: The records are further subdivided as follows:

  • Combined Consultations (folders 36-1, 2)
  • International Consultation (folders 36-3 through 36-34)
  • U.S. Consultation (folder 36-35 through 36-50)
  • John Stott file (folder 286-8)

    Date Range: 1977-1981

    Boxes: 36, 286

    Type of documents: Primarily correspondence

    Correspondents: Sider, Wayne Bragg, Mark Cerbone, Leighton Ford, Don Hoke, David Howard, Stan Izon, Alan Nichols, Gottfried Osei-Mensah, John Stott, Ralph Winter, and participants and other planners for the consultations.

    Notes: The documents in this subseries consist largely of correspondence, minutes, and addresses related to the 1979 U.S. Consultation on Simple Lifestyle in Ventnor, New Jersey, and the 1980 International Consultation on Simple Lifestyle in London (co-sponsored with the World Evangelical Fellowship). These records come from the office of the Director of the Consultations, Ron Sider. They also include documents created by Sider's assistant, Mark Cerbone. The arrangement of the files has remained as it was received. The original folder titles have also been retained with only minor modifications. Duplicates were returned to the donor, as were some financial records, such as bank statements and canceled checks. Researchers should also consult the collections listing for audio tapes to review recorded sessions of the U.S. Consultation.

    Exceptional items:

    Combined Consultations files (folders 36-1, 2):
  • Included is a ledger book for both meetings (folder 36 1) and news and publicity on the two meetings (folder 36-2). As might be expected, the latter file contains magazine articles, newspaper clippings, news releases, and correspondence.

    International Consultation files (folders 36-3 through 36-34):
  • The international meeting originated as a co-sponsored project between the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Fellowship's Unit on Ethics and Society and the Lausanne Committee's Committee on Theology and Education. Correspondence documenting early planning for the meeting can be found in folders 36-3,4. Also documented are both considerations of the emphasis of the meeting and program details. John Stott, a principal correspondent throughout these files as chairman of the LCWE Committee on Theology and Education, was very much a part of these early plans and post Consultation evaluation as evidenced in a letter from Sider to Stott (folder 36-3) reporting on the outcome of the 1979 U.S. Consultation. Items in other files also document the planning process: Sider's handwritten notes (folder 36 16), and the Planning Committee files (folders 36-22, 23).
  • The Consultation planners encouraged people throughout the world to form small groups to consider the relationship of a simple lifestyle to evangelism and justice. The work of these groups was to be integrated into that of the Consultation. Material suggesting how these groups could be formed is located in folder 36 12. The material in folder 36-13 concerns the work to gather names of individuals who could be instrumental in forming study groups. The Simple Lifestyle Newsletter also includes information on these groups (folder 36-15).
  • While plans were being made for the International Consultation, small regional conferences were also being organized. Folder 36-17 contains correspondence with planners of these meetings in Australia, Germany, India, Ireland, and the United States, including information on the format for these and the topics to be covered.
  • The Drafting Committee was responsible for preparing a statement of commitment to be adopted by the Consultation. Folder 36 5 contains correspondence on the formation of this committee. Folder 36 30 contains material on the development of the Statement, with drafts and correspondence with members of the Drafting Committee. The initial draft, written by Linda Doll, is included. The Statement of Commitment adopted by the Consultation became the basis for the Lausanne Occasional Paper, referred to in folder 36-9.
  • Folder 36 34 contains material on work to involve Graham Kerr, staff member with Youth With a Mission in Hawaii, and a number of others from YWAM in the follow-up work of the Consultation, principally assisting in the dissemination of the Statement of Commitment.
  • One component of the Consultation program was testimonies by individuals and groups attempting to live simply. The descriptions of group endeavors were referred to as "models." Correspondence with numerous individuals regarding their possible participation is located in folder 36-14. This correspondence includes partial descriptions of individual pilgrimages, such as that of Ralph Winter.
  • The other major component of the meeting schedule was the presentation of papers. Copies of these are not included, with the exception of Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden's paper, "A Just and Responsible Lifestyle," (folder 36-28).
  • As with other LCWE related meetings, attendance at the Simple Lifestyle Consultation was limited to those invited to participate. Correspondence soliciting suggestions, lists of those invited and correspondence with them are contained in folders 36-19 through 36-21.
  • One of the products of the Consultation was the Lausanne Occasional Paper, An Evangelical Commitment to Simple Lifestyle, written by Alan Nichols. The early work on this for publication is covered in folders 36-8, 9 and includes correspondence with critiques and suggested revisions. The varying viewpoints represented illustrate the complex nature of the issues covered. The file includes not only the final draft, but an annotated edition from John Stott. The principle correspondents in this file were Sider, Stott, Nichols, and Leighton Ford.
  • The supplementary materials file (folder 36-32) consists of a few items which were provided for distribution at the Consultation, such as "The Christian Dimension: A Report on Religious Commitment and Motivation For Welfare Work," and "Dimension of Justice: Some Biblical Data and Its Application To Justice Issues in Australia," both prepared by Alan Nichols. Also included is "Milestones to a Simple Lifestyle" by Roberta Winter.
  • Folder 36-27 consists of materials discussing the Simple Lifestyle Consultation's relationship to the 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization, at which there was to be one study group devoted to discussion of simple lifestyle. Among these are correspondence and phone conversation notes on the philosophical and programmatic emphases of the study group. Folder 36 16 also has material on the relationship between the two consultations. There is also discussion here, as in other files, on the name of the Simple Lifestyle Consultation in relationship to the issues of justice and evangelism. Correspondence in the file includes that from Stott, representing the LCWE, and Director of the Pattaya Consultation, David Howard.
  • There is minimal information on the financial considerations of the Consultation. Folders 36-6,7 contain the most concentrated form of this, particularly the Consultation budget among the correspondence in folder 36-7.
  • Related to the concerns of the meeting, but not labeled as official items for it, are two Bible studies in folder 36-31: a twelve part study guide titled "Poverty, Hunger and Justice" and an untitled three part study written by Horace Fenton, Jr.

    U.S. Consultation files (folder 36-35 through 36-50):
  • As with the International Consultation, the correspondence file (folder 36-36) documents the early planning for the U.S. meeting. The primary correspondents include John Stott and Wayne Bragg. Planning Committee documents (folder 36-46) are also available for the U.S. meeting, consisting of correspondence, and in folder 36-47, the Committee's minutes. These outline the preparation for the Consultation as well as the decisions that the Committee made. Other items relating to the planning of the Consultation include finalized program for the meeting (folder 36-48), and the apparent text for the Consultation's promotional brochure (folder 36-35).
  • Folder 36 50 consists almost entirely of correspondence with Gerald Anderson, the Director of the Overseas Ministries Study Center in Ventnor. The information in this file deals with the arrangements for the Consultation.
  • The U.S. Consultation program, like the International's, consisted of formal papers, testimonies, and models. Folder 36-49 contains correspondence with potential and finalized speakers. "Guidelines for Presentation" (folder 36-40) is directed to those presenting models. Correspondence with some of those presenting models can be found in folder 36-41.
  • The manuscripts given which are available (folder 36-42) include both those formally presented and those given as models. These range from "Old Testament Perspectives on a Simple Lifestyle," by Frank Gaebelein, George Monsma's "The Socio-Economic Political Order and Our Lifestyles," "The Social Responsibility of the Church," by Samuel Escobar, to models such as Sojourners Fellowship in Washington, DC, Patchwork Central in Evansville, Indiana, and Jubilee Fellowship in Philadelphia. The file also includes the texts of individual testimonies. Audio recordings of papers, panel discussions, and models are also available; see the Separation Record in this guide for a description of these.
  • A Findings Committee, chaired by Arthur De Moss, was formed to consolidate input from the various sessions of the Consultation. Members were expected to attend various meetings and compile their findings for presentation at the conclusion of the Consultation. The file (folder 36-39) includes correspondence with members of the Committee and some of the handwritten notes taken during the sessions.
  • A number of files from the U.S. meeting parallel those from the International Consultation, such as Participants (folders 36-44,45), finances (folder 36-38), and Sider's notes (folder 36-43).
  • A valuable source of information on the U.S. Consultation can be found in evaluations (folder 36-37) by its participants and planners. These include completed forms.

    John Stott file (folder 286-8):
  • This folder given to the Archives by John Stott, consists largely of copies Stott received related to the international consultation, including between from Ron Sider about the Lausanne Occasional Paper, “An Evangelical Commitment to Simple Lifestyle,” Don Hoke with the financial statement for the international consultation. Also included are Stott’s response to a critique of the theological foundations and emphases of the meeting by J.A. Emerson Vermaat, drafts of the manuscript, a press release distributed during the consultation, the participant list, the handwritten text (by Stott) of the LOP manuscript’s introduction by Stott and Sider, and articles related to the meeting and the issues of possessions, justice and poverty.
  • Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office)

    Arrangement: The records of the Wheaton office are further subdivided as follows:

  • Director (David Howard and Rosemary Struckmeyer)
  • Program Director (Saphir Athyal)
  • Newsletter Editor (Cindy Secrest) and Assistant to the Director of Communications of the LCWE
  • Bookkeeper (Cindy Wilson)
  • Travel Coordinator (Robert Gray)
  • Printing Department

    Date Range: 1971-1981

    Boxes: 37-57, 70-79, 82

    Notes: This subseries of records consists of the files from the Wheaton office of the COWE, held in Pattaya, Thailand in 1980. These files thoroughly document the various planning phases of the Consultation, beginning at its inception at Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization (LCWE) Executive Committee meetings and extending to the evaluation reports written following its conclusion.

    The arrangement of the files has remained as it was when the records were received. Folder titles have also been retained. Only in the case of unfoldered material has the archivist provided folder titles. The arrangement within each folder is generally chronological although this scheme is not rigidly followed. Duplicates have been removed and returned to the donor. In the case of the Program Director's files, several boxes of material were unfiled when received. These were incorporated into the existing files when evident. The remainder were filed in folders with newly created titles.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard)

    Arrangement: These records are further subdivided as follows:
  • Correspondence
  • Participants
  • Working Groups
  • Consultations
  • Financial
  • Office/Staff
  • Operations
  • COWE General
  • LCWE/COWE Exec. Correspondence
  • Regional Committee
  • Program
  • Commission on Evangelical Cooperation
  • Procedures
  • Regional Study Groups and Conf.
  • Post-COWE
  • LCWE

    Date Range: 1976-1981

    Boxes: 37-43, 56

    Type of documents: Correspondence, reports, meeting agendas, brochures and promotional material, handwritten notes, and other planning documents

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Correspondence

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 37

    Exceptional items: Among these files are those labeled "General" along with a letter of the alphabet, i.e., "General A B", and as well as those with more specific titles, interfiled alphabetically with the general folders. The filing in the general files tends to be by the name of the correspondent or the organization he represents. The general A Z files touch on a wide variety of subjects, of which travel subsidies, participant selection, the inability of individuals to participate in the consultation, and press coverage of COWE, are a representative few. The researcher should be aware that correspondence from an individual may appear in several different files, i.e. correspondence with Gerald Anderson in both folder 37-1 (General: A B) and folder 37 26 (OMSC: Anderson, Gerald). Among the more significant items in these folders are the following:
  • Folder 37-1: Correspondence on how much representation to have at COWE from the conciliar movement; a reaction to Arthur Johnston's book, The Battle for World Evangelism; and correspondence with Eugene Bertermann.
  • Folder 37-2: Agendas to several early planning meetings; (while brief in themselves, they include references to reports, memos and correspondence which served as the basis for discussion).
  • Folder 37-3: Correspondence on discussion to have an exchange of delegates between COWE and a United Bible Society (UBS) General Committee meeting in Thailand later in the year as well as UBS provision of scripture samples for the COWE meeting.
  • Folder 37-4: Letter from Gordon MacDonald calling for consideration not only of methods of evangelism but how to prepare churches to incorporate new converts, how to keep evangelism from being watered down to achieve a greater response, and the influence of the Christian portion of a population on national life.
  • Folder 37-5: David Stowe's report on the 1980 Melbourne Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, along with Thomas Stransky's and Eugene Stockwell's response; Waldron Scott's report on the Pattaya Consultation and Charles Forman's and Charles Taber's responses to it.
  • Folder 37-11: Preliminary planning documents for the BGEA sponsored Conference of Preaching Evangelists scheduled for 1981 that later developed into the Amsterdam '83, the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists.
  • Folder 37-13: Documents on the relationship between LCWE and the World Evangelical Fellowship (WEF) in sponsoring the Consultation.
  • Folder 37-15: Letter to Leighton Ford from an individual discussing the absence of emphasis on the prophetic role of Israel at the 1974 ICOWE and in the LCWE Prayer Bulletins.
  • Folder 37-17: Correspondence on the BGEA's relationship to COWE and its financial support of the Consultation; a letter from Jack Dain on the emphasis and structure of the Consultation, Billy Graham's involvement in the Consultation, and the size of the participant body; an Esquire article by Marshall Frady on Graham, participants in the Consultation and the specific participation of BGEA representatives.
  • Folder 37-18: Correspondence regarding BGEA staff member Henry Holley and his assistance in making contacts for COWE in Asia.
  • Folder 37-19: Additional information on Arthur Johnston's Battle for World Evangelism.
  • Folder 37-23: Correspondence relating to the production of the COWE Newsletter, in which Missions Advanced Research and Communications Center (MARC) was involved; information on MARC's development of a registration card for the Consultation.
  • Folder 37-27: Documents on the planning of the meeting and the organizational structure of the Consultation based on the assistance of John Peterson and Associates, a Chicago based consulting firm which specialized in conference and convention planning. Documents include a preliminary letter from Donald Hoke, then LCWE treasurer, on COWE organizational structure; correspondence regarding Peterson's employment on the COWE staff as Director of Operations; the financial limitations of planning COWE; administrative changes made to appoint John Howell, based in Nairobi as LCWE staff, as COWE's Director of Operations; PERT charts for the COWE Study Group and Mini Group Consultation processes and the plenary and music processes of the Consultation, both prepared by John Peterson and Associates.
  • Folder 37-32: Items related to a European missionary congress in Switzerland, MISSION 80, sponsored by The European Missionary Association.
  • Folder 37-33: Correspondence to President Carter, US Senators, Representatives and two asylumed Soviet Christians, concerning the rights of the seven Pentecostal Christians who had taken refuge in the US embassy in Moscow.
  • Folder 37-34: "Four Year Plan for World Evangelism Under the United Methodist Church" covering the years 1978 through 1981.
  • Folder 37-35: Wide variety of documents regarding the World Council of Churches' Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, which would also be holding an international meeting in Australia in 1980. The principal correspondents include Emilio Castro and Jacques Matthey, but the file also contains preliminary Commission documents intended to stimulate discussion and preparation for the meeting, such as "Your Kingdom Come - An Invitation to Christians;" the four section reports from the meeting on the following topics: "Good News to the Poor”, “The Kingdom of God and Human Struggles"," The Church Witness to the Kingdom", and "Christ - Crucified and Risen - Challenges Human Power". Also included are Bruce Nicholls' "Theological Reflections on Melbourne 1980" and Arthur Glasser's "An Evangelical Appraisal of Melbourne 1980. There is also correspondence between LCWE and the WCC in their attempts to include participants from each other’s bodies in their meetings.
  • Folder 37-36: Further documentation on the discussion of the relationship between the LCWE and WEF. Correspondence deals with their relationship, mutual concerns, and the definition of evangelism; another letter from WEF General Secretary, Waldron Scott, touches on a variety of complaints from Latin American Christians about North American missionaries; documents discussing a merger of the two movements, including a WEF resolution to invite the LCWE to become the evangelization task force of WEF. Also included is a news report on divergent feelings by LCWE members about WEF.
  • Folder 37-38: Correspondence on the financial and personnel assistance World Vision provided for the Consultation.
  • Folder 37-39: A letter summarizing some points of concern about the North American LCWE in regard to the relationship between evangelism and social action and the institutionalization of the North American LCWE.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Participants

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 37-39

    Exceptional items: Because participants were invited based on recommendations rather than accepted by application to the Consultation, COWE utilized a selection process to deal with all the names suggested. These files detail the process of selection of those to be invited to participate in the Consultation, ranging from correspondence from LCWE representatives making recommendations of participants to lists of those from the world's geographical regions. These files include subsections arranged by geographical regions, denominations, and special categories such as "women".

  • Several folders are of particular interest. Correspondence in folder 38-33 deals with the discussion to ensure the participation of women in COWE. Folder 38-37 deals with various policy matters, including the size of COWE, widespread geographical coverage by the participants and the necessity of the participants subscribing to the Lausanne Covenant. Folder 38-38 documents some of the procedural decision making for nominating and selecting participants.
  • Also of interest are the minutes and correspondence of the Anonymous Committee which selected the participants (folders 38-1 through 8). These files document the creation of the Committee and its action. The subject of these meetings was focused strictly on evaluating the recommendations submitted to the Committee. A brief follow up section (folders 38-10 through 14) consists of communication with others who although not members of the Selection Committee were consulted for their advice on participants, some in an official consultant status (folder 39-11), others on a more informal basis (folders 39-12 through 14).
  • Those invited to the consultation were broken down into several categories, according to the level of responsibilities and contribution they were expected to make to the meeting. Folders 39-16 through 20 outline these categories, the roles they were intended to have and anticipated problems which might arise, particularly in the case of observers attending meetings where sensitive discussions were being held.
  • Folder 39-5 consists primarily of the statistical reports prepared detailing the status of the selection process.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Working Groups

    Date range: 1976-1980

    Boxes: 39

    Exceptional items:
  • The Working Groups section consists of both material documenting the general work of each of the four groups as well as their coordination in preparing for the Consultation. This section also includes information (folder 39-30) on the production of the promotional brochure for COWE, touching on its content and focus, along with the details of producing it. Of particular interest is folder 39-26 which includes an outline of an address by Phill Butler, "Integration Radio, Other Media and the Church." Also in this file are documents discussing what policy COWE should have on the press's access to the entire consultation. Folder 39-5 includes John Stott's lucid correspondence with Howard on preparations for and suggested emphasis of COWE.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Consultations

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 39

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 39-37 on the Consultation on Simple Lifestyle touches on the relationship between the two consultations, particularly on whether or not to integrate the two. Folder 39-38 includes a summary of participant evaluations from the North American Consultation on Muslim Evangelism, as well as Carol Ann Webster's and Howard's impressions of the meeting, touching particularly on the planning implications of what they saw for COWE.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Financial

    Date Range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 39-40

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 39-39 contains material documenting the financial decisions and activity of the Consultation. Of particular interest is discussion on how to deal with participants who come to the Consultation without sufficient funds to pay the required fees. This file, as with many others, contains Howard's handwritten notes from meetings and phone conversations.
  • Folder 39-40 consists of correspondence with Hoke, LCWE's Finance Committee member and LCWE treasurer. In this capacity, Hoke served both as an advisor and accountant. The file therefore contains Hoke's correspondence on various COWE matters, along with his financial report at the conclusion of the Consultation.
  • Folder 40-1 covers the fund raising strategy developed for COWE while also touching on scholarship aid which was coordinated through the fund raising effort.
  • Folder 40-2 includes a prospectus developed to promote awareness and support for African Enterprise, which was used as a model for the COWE brochure. The result of this work was the prospectus referred to in folder 40-3. Along with the prospectus are some materials on an audio visual production to promote COWE.
  • Folder 40-4 contains a copy of a modified prospectus which was used.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Office/Staff

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 40, 56

    Exceptional items:
  • Folders 56-1 through 12 and 40-7 relate to the staff for the Consultation. Included in these files are lists of all the staff and their assignments, correspondence regarding the hiring of staff and their salaries. Folders 56-5 through 11 relate particularly to the COWE staff in Wheaton. Some of the folders of the specific Wheaton staff also contain job descriptions for the positions.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Operations

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 40-41

    Exceptional items: The Operations files contain a wide variety of materials documenting the process of setting up and conducting the Consultation, including hiring stewards (intended principally as messengers); providing hospitality "make people feel at home, keep your eyes open for their needs and do what you can to soothe ruffled feathers when necessary"); arranging a program for lay observers not participating in the Mini-Consultations; developing the thematic decor such as signs, name badges, program cover and layout, and banners; coordinating music (selection of song leaders, theme song along with a proposed hymn); and printing papers, reports press releases, newspapers, etc. in Thailand. This section abounds in details and the researcher will best consult the Container List to identify a specific area of interest. A number of folders contains items of particular interest, highlighted as follows:
  • Folder 40-8: Miscellaneous items such as an outline of a Thai evangelistic drama, reports from Struckmeyer, lists of COWE staff and their respective assignments, and an organizational chart for the Consultation.
  • Folder 40-10: Materials created in preparation for the Consultation, such as a document on "Why Hold a Congress"; the planning schedule for COWE; correspondence on the move to Thailand and staff arrangements; a 1979 report from John Howell on his preparations in Pattaya; the program book; and a letter outlining the duties of the Operations Director.
  • Folder 40-17: Correspondence detailing the discussion on when to move the COWE office from Wheaton to Pattaya, outlining the pros and cons of and earlier and later move, and touching on administrative aspects of such a move as well as the issue of identifying with the Thai church by the early presence of the office in Pattaya.
  • Folder 40-19: Initial proposal for the Consultation made to the LCWE in 1977 and an interview of Leighton Ford entitled "Update: Lausanne" in which he responds to questions about the Lausanne Congress and what grew from it.
  • Folder 40-20: Howard's handwritten notes from meetings and phone conversations with international evangelical leaders in both the early and later planning stages for the meeting. Among those with whom Howard consulted were Billy Graham, Harold Lindsell, Leighton Ford, John Stott, Bruce Nicholls, Ralph Winter, and Jack Dain, touching on such subjects as the overall focus of the Consultation, the program, and wording to be used in promotional materials.
  • Folder 40-21: Minutes from meetings of the Administrative Committee which was overseeing the operations for the Consultation. The committee consisted of Ford, Howard, Donald Hoke and Tom Zimmerman. The file also includes a budget for COWE and an organizational chart for the meeting.
  • Folder 40-22: Letter from Neil Britton to Paul Little on guidelines for having addresses interpreted.
  • Folders 40-25 through 40-39 relate to various communication pieces for use at the Consultation, ranging from the "Daily Communique" to the program book, but also including the sale of literature. Folder 40-27 is basically a production file on the "Daily Communique", the daily newspaper with highlights on events at the Consultation as well as announcements for upcoming sessions. The file also includes copies of the various issues of the newspaper. Folder 40-28 contains a preliminary draft of the program book which John Howell distributed for comments from various LCWE/COWE executives. Comments are written in throughout the copy. Folder 40-36 contains samples of various items printed for COWE.
  • Folder 40-30 deals with the freedom given to the press at COWE and contains documentation of the COWE executives' decision making process on that issue. Of particular interest is Arthur Matthew's input based on his experience in setting up press coverage of the Lausanne Congress. Further attention to this is given in folder 40-32 and 40-34, touching as well on the accessibility of the press to the Mini-Consultations. Approaching the issue from a different angle, folder 40-33 covers COWE attempts to get sufficient media coverage.
  • Determining where COWE was to be held involved a variety of considerations, including accessibility to all parts of the world, availability of suitable accommodations, and freedom from a luxurious environment which might be offensive to participants from developing nations. The decision process of where to hold COWE is widely documented in folders 40-40 through 40-43, with particular questions about locations highlighted in folder 40-43.
  • Communications with the church in Thailand is documented in folders 41-1 and 41-2, especially in regard to two other events occurring in Thailand: the Thailand Church Growth Seminar, held simultaneously with COWE, and the Thailand Bible Convention, held following COWE and utilizing several key figures from COWE. Folder 41 6 documents the plans to have a representative of the Thai government or royal family present and give greetings at the opening session of the consultation. The file includes a copy of the letter of invitation as well as the follow up negotiations.
  • The complexity and difficulty of coordinating travel arrangements for a large conference are fully documented in folders 41-7 through 41-17. These include several reports prepared by the Travel Coordinator, Robert Gray.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | COWE General

    Date range: 1976-1981

    Boxes: 41

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 41-18 contains a variety of background documents on the Consultation. These provide a general overview of the meeting from the time of its inception. Among them are correspondence between Leighton Ford and Gottfried Osei Mensah on preliminary planning for the meeting; the proposal presented to the Lausanne Committee; a news release announcing the dates of the Consultation: and minutes from subcommittee meetings. Folder 41-19 includes a statement of the accounting procedures to be followed for the Consultation, as well as an essay of personal reflections on the Consultation by a participant and a copy of the Thailand Statement.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | LCWE/COWE Executives Correspondence

    Date range: 1976-1980

    Boxes: 41

    Exceptional items:
  • Leighton Ford's files consist mainly of copies of his administrative correspondence (folder 41-22), covering such topics as press coverage of COWE, the chairmanship of the Commission on Evangelical Cooperation, Ford's summary of his conversation with Jack Dain and John Reid on fund raising, and LCWE representation at the World Council of Churches' CWME in Melbourne in 1980. Also of interest are his prayer letters (folder 41-20).
  • Among the John Howell materials (folder 41-25) are a sermon by Howell, "The Single Life as a Live Option" and some correspondence regarding his temporary transfer along with his secretary, Jane Rainey, to the Wheaton office.
  • Folder 41-26 consists of Howard's various reports on COWE. Also among these are his job description, the news release on his appointment, and a summary review prepared following COWE. Folders 41-27 through 47 contain his communications regarding his 1979 and 1980 tours of various Asian, European and South American countries. The focus of the first trip was to solicit input from Christian leaders on the issues to be dealt with at COWE as well as providing an update on COWE plans; the second trip was principally for fund-raising. The folders are arranged by country or city and detail Howard's contacts. They include notes from his meetings; reports to Leighton Ford and Gottfried Osei Mensah, (these reports highlight his conversations with his contacts, pointing out issues requiring further discussion, points of controversy, etc.); correspondence with contacts, and lists of contacts. Among these, a few items bear particular mention:
  • Folder 41-27: Letter from Leighton Ford to Howard outlining BGEA staff Henry Holley's advice regarding the fund raising program in Asia; a copy of Holley's report on his meetings with Asian Christian leaders, including his comments on various leaders in each country; a calendar with Howard's itinerary and a sketchy outline of proposed follow up on leaders in Asia contacted. Also see 41-47 for material documenting Holley's contribution.
  • Folder 41-28: Reports touching on issues related to the Lausanne Committee and a Japanese evangelical association. These reports are particularly insightful, dealing with the broader issue of the impact of the Lausanne Congress in the various countries at the grass roots level.
  • Folder 41-32: Information related to consideration of Singapore as a site for COWE.
  • Folder 41-33: Howard's enthusiastic reflections on Bangkok's suitability as the site for the Consultation; also data on the Consultation's consideration of the refugee problem which Thailand was at that time directly affected by; and then current data on the refugee situation in Thailand and his visit to Thai refugee camps.
  • Folder 41-37: Transcript of an interview on West Germany, discussing the status of Christianity there in terms of training institutions, freedom for witnessing, etc.; also notes on his meeting with the Reaching Marxists Study Group.
  • Folder 41-39: Information from a meeting with the World Council of Churches on some of their arrangements for the CWME conference in Melbourne in 1980.
  • Folder 41-44: Howard's reflections on the breakdown of unity in the Colombian church, where he had previously worked as a missionary.
  • Folder 41-46: Various responses Howard got to questions about Pope John Paul II's visit to Mexico in 1979.
  • Folder 41-47 on Henry Holley provides additional information related to the assistance he gave in making contacts on behalf of COWE and paving the way for Howard's visit, which grew out of Holley's recommendations from his trip. The file includes Holley's itinerary, letters to all those he contacted, and the report on his trip which he submitted to Leighton Ford.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Regional Committees

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 41

    Exceptional items: This section documents efforts within countries to coordinate local Lausanne committees.
  • Folder 41-51 on the Middle East consists largely of documents from John Howell, such as his correspondence and a report on his tour of the Middle East in 1978 as well as one of his articles, "The Orthodox Church and Evangelicals." Folder 41-53 highlights some reservations by an observer at the 1978 LCWE North American Committee meeting on the institutionalization of LCWE and a limited definition of "evangelism". Also included are minutes from that and the 1979 meeting of the North American Committee. Minutes from a late 1979 meeting are located in folder 41-54.
  • Folder 41-55 contains minutes from the follow up meeting to the Asian Leadership Conference on Evangelism (ALCOE), sponsored by the Asia Committee for World Evangelization (ACWE) consultation in 1979. The Africa file (folder 41-56) includes another of John Howell's papers, "The Role of World Evangelization in Troubled Times: Problems, Prospects and Preparations," along with his report on the 1978 Love Africa Congress at which he presented the paper.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Program

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 42

    Exceptional items:
  • Folders 42-1 through 42-11 document the work and preparation of the Program Committee, detailing the planning of the various aspects of the Consultation such as study groups, the plenary sessions, the Mini-Consultations, etc. These files include proposed program schedules, notes from various committee meetings and conversations, and copies or drafts of some of the papers and reports to be presented. Folder 42-5 deals with the development of a Mini-Consultation on reaching refugees, a topic whose importance was heightened prior to and during COWE by the mass exodus of refugees from Cambodia into Thailand. The file includes drafts of papers, background information on the refugee problem in Thailand and refugee camps in general, and the COWE statement on the problem of refugees.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Commission on Evangelical Cooperation

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 42

    Exceptional items:
  • The meetings of the Commission on Evangelical Cooperation were principally intended to address two topics: the future of LCWE and its role in fostering evangelical cooperation. Folder 42-12 includes drafts of the Statement on Cooperation along with the final text as presented at COWE. Also included in this and subsequent files are the minutes from Commission meetings. Folder 42-16 consists largely of early communications with Jack Dain on the Consultation with a large part of that devoted to the participant selection process.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Procedures

    Date range: 1977-1978

    Boxes: 42

    Exceptional items:
  • The rather nondescript single "Procedures" file deals with an early 1978 meeting that Howard held with several Christian leaders to determine how best to prepare the participants for COWE, benefit from their presence and maximize the impact of the Consultation. This file contains both the planning documents for the meeting and the minutes from it.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | Post-COWE

    Date range: 1978-1980

    Boxes: 42

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 42-20 contains the reports submitted to Howard by those with various responsibilities for the Consultation. Among these were reports on promotion and fund raising, the mini-consultations, interpretation, operations, decor and design, the COWE newsletter, the production department, regional groups, the Thai church growth seminar and the participant selection and registration processes. Together these folders offer a reflective look back from the inside, evaluating all of the Consultation processes. Howard's report (folder 42-19) is particularly helpful with its overview perspective, beginning with background to the meeting and its original purposes.
  • Folder 42-21 contains "A Statement of Concerns on the Future of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization", the primary concern being the relationship between evangelism and social concern and the need of the LCWE to address these together. Also found in the file are minutes of the COWE Follow on Committee and Leighton Ford's reflections on the Consultation.
  • At the conclusion of the Consultation, participants were asked to evaluate the meeting by filling out a questionnaire. A sample of this as well as the report based on the results are located in folder 42-22. Folder 42-25 consists of further evaluation material, including an essay, "What Did I Hear At ... 'How Shall They Hear'" which begins with the disclaimer, "Caution: If you wish a carefully balanced view of the Consultation on World Evangelism, read someone else's report". Also included is a report on the evaluation process conducted for COWE.
  • The material in folder 42-28 deals largely with the production of Lausanne Occasional Papers to further COWE's impact, both before and following the Consultation.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Director (Howard) | LCWE

    Date range: 1975-1980

    Boxes: 42-43

    Exceptional items:
  • The LCWE files are broader in their focus those of COWE and deal with other Lausanne related issues, although the time period covered is that of preparation for COWE and the Consultation was the central event of that period. These files contain numerous references to planning for the COWE, including Howard's progress reports, and in some cases include Howard's underlining and annotations in documents.
  • Folder 43-1 consists of various summary documents presented to LCWE regarding plans for COWE, including target dates for accomplishing various aspects of the preparation, budget estimates and personnel recommendations. Folder 43-14 contains a report by Samuel Libert on his tour with Gottfried Osei Mensah to survey LCWE's ministry in Latin America.
  • Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Saphir Athyal)

    Arrangement: The files are subdivided into a number of subsections as listed below, principally reflecting Athyal's coordination of the Consultation study groups and main sessions.

  • LCWE Study Groups
  • Consultation Planning (non program)
  • Program Committee
  • LCWE Working Groups
  • Pre COWE Program Planning
  • COWE Program
  • Commission on Evangelical Cooperation
  • COWE Mini-Consultations
  • Convener Reports
  • Participant Selection
  • Other COWE Groups
  • Other Conferences
  • General COWE Office, LCWE Related, Athyal

    Date Range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 44-50, 57

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, reports, position papers, speech manuscripts, meeting minutes and agendas

    Correspondents: Primarily the Program Director, but including LCWE and COWE executives, members of the Program Committee, working group and study group representatives

    Notes: These files represent the work of COWE's Program Director, Saphir Athyal, and his assistant, Carol Ann Webster Paul. Many of the folder titles are often sufficiently indicative of the material to be found in them, and therefore not all of them are described further. However, the following descriptions highlight items from them.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | LCWE Study Groups

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 44-45

    Exceptional items: The study group files consist of correspondence related to the various topics being discussed in anticipation of their consideration at the Consultation. The study group administrative structure consisted of an international coordinator, regional conveners and local groups meeting throughout the world. At the Consultation, the work of the study groups was considered in the working sessions called Mini-Consultations. The correspondence in these files ranges from the selection of international coordinators and conveners to narrowing the focus of topics to be considered by the study groups. The correspondence in folders 44-1 through 44-20 is predominantly with the international coordinator for the designated topic as listed below:
  • Reaching Buddhists: Lakshman Peiris (folder 44-1)
  • Reaching Chinese: Dr. Thomas Wang (folder 44-2)
  • Reaching Hindus: Sathkeerthi Rao (folder 44-3)
  • Reaching Jews: Dr. George Giacumakis (folder 44-4)
  • Reaching Marxists: Rev. R. Philip Le Feuvre (folder 44-5)
  • Reaching Muslims: Bruce J. Nicholls (folder 44-6)
  • Reaching Secularists: Dr. Ludwig Munthe (folder 44-8)
  • Reaching Traditional Religionists: Dr. Ralph Covell (folder 44-9)
  • Reaching Traditional Religionists Latin America and Caribbean: Dr. Pablo E. Perez (folder 44-11)
  • Reaching Trad. Religionists: Asia and Oceania: Dr. Paul G. Hiebert (folder 44-12)
  • Reaching City Dwellers Inner City: Jim Punton folder 44-14)
  • Reaching City Dwellers Large Cities: Raymond J. Baake (folder 44-15,16)
  • Reaching Nominal Christians Orthodox: Rev. Apostolos Bliates (folder 44-17)
  • Reaching Nominal Christians Protestant: Dr. Ulrich Betz (folder 44-18)
  • Reaching Nominal Christians Roman Catholic: Rev. Royal L. Peck (folder 44-19)
  • Reaching Refugees: Jack Robinson (folder 44-20)

    The files also contain items of a background or strategy nature, a few of which are highlighted below:
  • Folder 44-1: Lakshman Peiris's "Gospel and Buddhist Culture" and his report on his tour of Thailand and Burma.
  • Folder 44-3: Questionnaire to be completed by Hindus on their cultural and religious background.
  • Folder 44-6: Report from a 1979 World Council of Churches (WCC) conference in Kenya, "The Christian Presence and Witness in Relation to Muslim Neighbors" and a survey report, "A Preliminary Taxonomy of Interests of Egyptian Arab Youth"
  • Folder 44-14: Unidentified position paper from a 1977 meeting, "God's Mission in Urban Industrial Area."
  • Folder 44-15: Report from the WCC's Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, "The Small Church in the Big City" and a proposal for an urban evangelization conference at Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center.
  • Folder 44-16: "A Strategy for Reaching Larger Cities" from COWE's Winona Lake (Indiana) Study Group and "Metropolitan Evangelization: Guidelines for Major City Study and Strategy Groups."
  • Folder 44-19: "Guidelines for Study and Strategy Groups on Reaching Nominal Christians Among Roman Catholics" and John Stott's report on Evangelical Roman Catholic Dialogue on Missions (ERCDOM)."

    "Catalysts" was the term selected to describe the role for designated individuals in areas of the world who were responsible for stimulating involvement in COWE study groups. Specific information on this effort is contained in folder 44 54 and 45 1. The latter file also includes John Howell's address to Christian leaders in Malawi to encourage participation in study groups. -"Consultants" were designated to serve the Mini-Consultations as specialists. Folder 44-56 includes a list of all of the consultants invited to the Consultation and a copy of Phillip Butler's "Communication, Evangelization and the Scripture." Related to the consultant’s role was that of "devil's advocates". They were to serve as communication advisors at the Mini-Consultations and encourage each Mini-Consultation "to do more than simply discuss the theory of reaching the unreached..." but to..."think practically how the theories developed will be applied from the point of view of communication clarity and understanding." Folder 44-57 documents the development of this position and the selection of those who filled it. Donald Smith's paper, "Using Communications in the Kingdom of God" was used to outline to the advocates the nature of their task.

    Until February 1979, the study group format for the Consultation had been considering topics for study, such as "The Christian Social Responsibility in Relation to Evangelism". This approach was changed, however, to emphasize the need to reach people groups. A number of topics which had been planned for the Consultation therefore were eliminated or merged into the new program. Folders 45 30 through 45 36 outline these topics and the reasons for their exclusion. Several papers related to the specified topics are included in the files, such as Sam Kamaleson's "The Use of Dialogue in Evangelism". These files further document plans to hold Mini-Consultations on several of the eliminated topics at later dates.

    A number of other items also are worthy of mention:
  • Folder 45-1: Drafts of "Guidelines for Lausanne Study Groups on Reaching Peoples," which includes sections on the philosophical basis for the study groups, COWE's goals, the structure of the study group aspect of COWE and an organizational chart illustrating the place of the study groups in the overall COWE structure.
  • Folder 45-7: Two progress reports on Edinburgh '80, the World Consultation on Frontier Missions.
  • Folder 45-11: Handwritten document, "The Unreached Peoples of South Africa and Why They Have Not Been Reached."
  • Folder 45-16: Manuscripts to three papers on various aspects of communicating the Gospel. See also related to communication is Sigurd Aske's "Satellite Communication - Some Theological Reflections" in folder 45-21.
  • Folder 45-18: Manuscript of Ron Sider's "Words and Deeds," presented to the South African Christian Leadership Assembly in Pretoria in 1979.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | Program Committee

    Date range: 1978-1980

    Boxes: 45

    Exceptional items:
  • The Program Committee met numerous times between January 1979 and the Consultation in June 1980 to prepare for the meeting, with its focus on the study group/Mini-Consultation input and the plenary sessions. Folders 45-47 through 45-56 document these, consisting principally of agenda, minutes and pre meeting correspondence.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | LCWE Working Groups

    Date range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 45

    Exceptional items:
  • Athyal's files on the LCWE working groups relate to the groups' input into the Consultation. The Communications Working Group (folder 45-57) made recommendations on the press's access to COWE sessions. Folder 46 43 also documents the development of the Consultation's policy toward press involvement. Folder 45-58 includes a questionnaire which was sent to various individuals throughout the world, "'Ten Major Questions on Communications in Evangelism' for My Part of the World." A response from Australia, although not in the same format, accompanies the questionnaire. Folder 45-59 includes recommendations by the Intercession Working Group, such as a worship service, a plenary message on the place of prayer in world evangelization, an address on the place of the Holy Spirit in world evangelization and informal opportunities for small group prayer. Materials from the Strategy Working Group (folder 45-60, 61) include a copy of an address by George Samuel, "Practical Experience in Using the People Group Approach", which was presented at COWE as part of the Strategy Working Group's contribution during one of COWE plenary sessions. The work of the Theology and Education Working Group (folder 45-62) includes their reports, a memo from John Stott on ERDCOM (Evangelical Roman Catholic Dialogue on Mission) and a proposal for a Consultation on Teaching Missions and Evangelism.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | Pre-COWE Planning

    Date range: 1978-1980

    Boxes: 45-46

    Exceptional items: These files contain a variety of program related materials. The researcher should consult the Container List of this guide for a survey of the topics covered. However, several items not self evident there are highlighted as follows:
  • Folder 45-63: Outline of Athyal's duties in correspondence from Leighton Ford.
  • Folder 45-68: Documentation on David Liao's hiring as Program Associate and reports of his tours in Asia to stimulate involvement in study groups.
  • Folder 46-1: Manuscript of a paper by John Howell which was suggested for use in the COWE Newsletter to prepare the attitudes of participants for the work of the Consultation.
  • Folder 46-6: Lengthy memo from Dave Howard regarding the emphasis of the Consultation and the apparent disequilibrium between the program being planned and the broad representative spectrum being invited.
  • Folder 46-11: Manuscript of Donald Smith's paper, "Your Hands Are Deceiving Me: A Classification of Basic Signal Systems Utilized in Inter Personal Communications," in which he analyzes the various symbol systems people use in communication and suggests the need to understand communication dynamics for effective evangelization.
  • Folder 46-12: Travel arrangements related memo from Ramez Attalah on difficulties participants were having in making arrangements through the designated travel agency. Attalah refers to specific problems and makes recommendations for action.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | COWE Program

    Date range: 1978-1980

    Boxes: 46-47

    Exceptional items: This subsection deals largely with the plans for the plenary sessions and Bible expositions of the Consultation. The contents range from preliminary discussion of the overall framework of the sessions and what topics to address (folder 46-17) to copies of some of the papers for the expositions (folders 46-18,19). Included among the exposition papers are:
  • "The Bible in World Evangelization" by John Stott
  • "The God Who Speaks" by Gottfried Osei Mensah
  • "The Word God Has Spoken" by Saphir Athyal
  • "The People Through Whom He Speaks" by Emilio Nunez
  • "The Place of Biblical Unity in World Evangelization" by D. John Richard
  • "The People to Whom He Speaks" by Tom Houston
  • "The People Approach to World Evangelization" by C. Peter Wagner
  • "How Shall They Hear?" by Gottfried Osei-Mensah
  • "The Place of Resources in World Evangelization" by Chua Wee Hian
  • "Communication and World Evangelization" by Viggo Sogaard
  • "Evangelization of Refugees" by Burt N. Singleton, Jr.

    Leighton Ford's welcoming remarks to the Thai government representative is also included. The texts of additional papers stored separately because copied on legal sized paper are located in folder 47-22; in some cases, overlap is due to variant editions of a paper. Included among these are:
  • "The Place of Prayer in World Evangelization" by John R. Reid
  • "God's Strategy" (closing address) by Leighton Ford
  • "The Place of the Holy Spirit in World Evangelization", 3 testimonies
  • "The Place of Resources in World Evangelization" by Chua Wee Hian

    Reactions to, reflections on and recommendations for various papers were received by the COWE office. These are located in folder 46-27.

    A separate section is devoted to the plenary sessions, following the general format as that for the expositions. These include general suggestions and an orientation document sent to those preparing papers for these sessions (folder 46-29) and the arrangements with the individuals involved. The researcher should note the Container List for the subjects of each of these addresses. The files contain some although not exhaustive data on the interaction on the topics being proposed.

    Sub-Plenary sessions were planned to provide time for people to discuss the first drafts of reports which were prepared in the Mini-Consultations on reaching the various people groups under consideration. Documentation on these is available in folder 46-36.

    Folder 46-41 contains a variety of miscellaneous items. Among them are a typed draft of Billy Graham's taped comments to the assembly, the welcoming address from a representative of the Thai church, Leighton Ford's opening comments, the agendas for each day's morning sessions, correspondence on suggestions for main session topics, and a letter from Paul Little to Leighton Ford with his reflections on the program planning for the Lausanne Congress, written at the time of the ICOWE. Folder 46-45 contains an overview of the Consultation schedule, of interest due the presence of various drafts rather than only the final one.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | Commission on Evangelical Cooperation

    Date range: 1978-1980

    Boxes: 46

    Exceptional items:
  • The Commission was established with Jack Dain as its Coordinator to deal with the issue of how the evangelical community could cooperate in world evangelization. Because the Commission met during the Consultation, it was given major consideration in the program planning. Folders 46-51 through 46-55 thoroughly document the preparation for this, including minutes from Executive Committee meetings, discussion on the composition of the Commission, and the work of the six Sub Commissions (Evaluation of LCWE; Relations with Other Bodies; Church/Parachurch; Mission/Church; Resources, Personnel, Finance; and Communications. Folder 46-55 contains a working paper for the Resources Sub Commission. The Commission records include the manuscripts for several papers. Worthy of note are John Richard's "Co-operative Evangelism" (folder 46-52), Warren Webster's "Evangelicals and Unity in Mission: The Nature of the Church and Unity in Mission" (folders 46-53), and Roderick Billup's "Strategy for World Missions Coordination" (folder 46-54). The latter is particularly interesting for the military scheme and terminology it proposes for carrying out world evangelization.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | COWE Mini-Consultation

    Date range: 1979-1980

    Boxes: 46

    Exceptional items: The Mini-Consultations were the working sessions at COWE which were to interact with the data received from the study groups. Of these files, folders 46-64 through 46-68 contain the richest source of material, consisting of the composite position papers drafted by the international coordinators. These papers were to be the basis for the Mini-Consultations' work. The titles of these papers largely correspond with the titles of the study groups/ Mini-Consultations and the researcher can find all of these represented. Unless otherwise noted, the papers listed below are found in folder 46-64.
  • "Bringing It Home" on the Orthodox Church in the Soviet Union
  • "Analysis of the Religious, Social and Techno economic Situation of the Department of Ayacucho, Peru, and Strategies of Evangelism"
  • "Evangelism in Haiti"
  • "Attitudes Towards Reaching African Traditional Religionists"
  • "The Theology of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church"
  • "Holy Tradition in Relation to Scripture"
  • "Reaching Traditional Religions of Asia: Understandings and Misunderstandings" (folder 46-65)

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | Convener's Reports

    Date range: 1980

    Boxes: 47

    Exceptional items: The position papers noted in the previous section were compilations prepared by the international coordinators of reports submitted by the conveners of the study groups throughout the world. Folders 47-1 through 47-18 contain these reports for each of the various study groups. These files are particularly rich in cultural information and reflection on the obstacles to and strategy for evangelizing the various people groups under study, offering an almost dizzying array of studies on specific groups in specific countries. The following list outlines the reports available. Folder 47 -20 also contains a number of reports which were intended for distribution at the Consultation.

    Reaching Buddhists (folder 47-1): "A Point of Conduct (sic) Between Japan Buddhism and Christianity"

    Reaching Chinese (folder 47-2,3):
  • "The Gospel for China: An Evangelical and Chinese Approach to China Ministries"
  • "How to Strengthen the House Churches in China"
  • "Reaching China with Radio Waves"
  • "China Literature Evangelism Today"
  • "Reaching China Factory Workers in Hong Kong"
  • "Reaching the Hakkas in Taiwan"
  • "Reaching the Ethnic Chinese in Kota Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia"
  • "Understanding the Thai Chinese"
  • "Reaching the First Generation of Indochinese Immigrants in Winnipeg"
  • "Reaching Ethnic Chinese Restaurant Workers in the United Kingdom"
  • "Reaching Ethnic Chinese High Rise Apartment Block Dwellers" (Singapore)
  • "Reaching Chinese in the United States of North America"
  • "Reaching Ethnic Chinese in Australia"
  • "Evangelization of Taiwan Chinese College Students"

    Reaching Hindus (folder 47-4) includes two reports from India: "Reaching Hindu Women" and "How to Reach the Bengali Hindus With the Gospel and What Are the Barriers That Stand in Their Way to Come to Christ". Folder 47-20 also contains reports from Madras, Calcutta, Madurai, and England, "A Study Paper on the Hindus in Nepal: The Hindu Newars and the Gospel", "Reaching Hindus of Karnataka", and "Cultural Barriers in Hindu Society for Openness to the Gospel".

    Reaching Jews (folder 47-5):
  • "The Church's Approach to the Jewish People in the Light of Romans"
  • "French Jewish Population"
  • "Social Change Within the Jewish Community"
  • "Jewish Communities in Latin America"
  • "Reaching the Jewish People in South Africa"
  • "The Task of the Church in Israel in the 1980's"
  • "Reaching Jews in Israel" (folder 47-20)
  • Reports are also included from Australia and New Zealand.

    Reaching Marxists (folder 47-6):
  • "Christianity in a Marxists Context"
  • "Towards Developing an Effective Russian Broadcasting Philosophy"
  • "Some Aspects of Broadcasting to the Atheistic Russian Audience"
  • "Reaching Marxists in India"
  • "The Place of the Bible in Reaching Marxists" (Peru)
  • "Marxism and Evangelical Student Work"
  • "Christian Witness to Russian Intelligentsia in Soviet Marxist Society"
  • "With Love! Reaching Marxists" (folder 47 20)
  • "Reaching Marxists: A Lesson in Relevancy" (folder 47 20)
  • There are also reports from Brazil, Bogata (folder 47-20), Finland, Germany (in German), North Korea, United Kingdom and Zambia.

    Reaching Muslims (folder 4-7):
  • "The Hausa Muslim" (Nigeria)
  • "A New Mission Field in Homeland: Black Muslims of North America"
  • "Some Thoughts on the Use of the Quran in Christian Witness to Muslims"
  • "Bible Correspondence as a Tool for Witness to Muslims" (New Zealand)
  • "The Arabs of Morocco"
  • "A Brief Study: Muslim International Students in Chicago Area"
  • "Strategies for Muslim Evangelism in the United States: Chicago Area"
  • "Muslim Students at Grand Rapids Junior College"
  • "The Delineation of Basic Christian Truth in Sharing the Gospel with Muslims"
  • "Religious Terminology in Islam and Christianity"
  • "An Exploration of a Community Model for Muslim Missionary Outreach by Koreans"
  • "Reaching Muslims for Christ in Cairo, Egypt"
  • "Why Christianity Has Made as Much Progress as it Has in North Africa"
  • "Honor and Shame in the Arab World"
  • Reports are also included from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Kenya, the Middle East and the Philippines.

    The Reaching Traditional Religionists in Africa (folder 47-8) contains reports from Malawi, the Republic of Central Africa, and Zimbabwe.

    Reaching Traditional Religionists: Asia and Oceania (folders 47-9,10):
  • "Animism in the Sepik World View and the Implications to Christian Missions"
  • "Reaching Non Literates in Traditional Religionist" (India and Pakistan)
  • "A Brief Introduction to the Taiwanese Pantheon"
  • "Profile on Fiji Indians for the Purpose of Evangelism"
  • "The Tiruray of Southwestern Mindanao"
  • "The Tiboli of Southwestern Mindanao"
  • "The Madaya of Eastern Mindanao"
  • "Unreached Peoples of Mindanao - The Bagobo Tribe"
  • "The Folk Religion of the Taiwaness (sic)"
  • "The Gospel for Thai Ears"
  • This file also includes a paper of more general interest, "Communication of the Gospel Amidst Cultural Diversity: An Anthropological Perspective on Christian Missions".

    Reaching Traditional Religionists in Latin America and the Caribbean (folder 47-11):
  • "The Zoque Groups of Southeastern Mexico"
  • "Chol, Tila" (Mexico City)
  • "Contextualization Within the Culture" (Haiti)
  • "The Power of God Versus the Power of the Devil in Haiti"
  • "The Nature of Conversion in Haiti"
  • Spanish texts of papers from Peru

    Reaching City Dwellers - Large City (folder 47-12) includes reports from the following cities: Asuncion, Paraguay (Spanish); Bangui, Zaire (French); Bogata, Colombia (Spanish); Cordoba, Argentina; Frankfurt, West Germany; Quito, Ecuador (Spanish); Montevideo, Argentina; Port of Spain, Trinidad; Campo Grande, Brazil; Rosario, Argentina; and Sydney, Australia.

    The Reaching Nominal Christians Among Orthodox (folder 47-13) contains reports from India, Greece, and Egypt.

    Reaching Nominal Christians Among Protestants (folder 47-14):
  • "Protestant and Anglican Nominal Defined" (Southern California)
  • "Family and Neighborhood Outreach" (Southern California)
  • "Church Visitation Strategy..." (Southern California)
  • "A Ministerial Manifesto," (Southern California)
  • "Reaching...Through New Members Classes" (Southern California)
  • "Strategies in the Business Community" (Southern California) The file also includes a report from Malawi and another on work in a predominantly Muslim environment in Borneo.

    Reaching Nominal Christians Among Roman Catholics (folders 47-15 through 19):
  • "How to Win a Roman Catholic to Christ" (Nigeria)
  • "What Must a Nominal Roman Catholic Believe and Disbelieve" (USA)
  • "A Resume of the Ecclesiastical/Religious Situation in Belgium"
  • "Reaching the Basque People for Christ" (Spain)
  • "Reaching...Among Italian Roman Catholic Migrants to Australia"
  • "Post Conciliar Catholicism in Latin America"
  • "Some Characteristics of the Paraguayan Man"
  • "Manual for the Evangelization and Discipling of Roman Catholics in Austria, Germany and Poland"
  • "Reaching Prisoners in the Jails and Penitentiaries in Peru"
  • " Peru: The Children!"
  • "Thirty Five Distinguishing Cultural Characteristics: A Statistical Analysis of the Mexican American Population of Dallas and Fort Worth"
  • The files also include reports from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Paraguay, Portugal, Scotland, Sierra Leone, Spain, Venezuela and West Germany.
  • Folder 47-20 also includes reports from England and Australia on reaching secularists.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | Participant Selection

    Date range: 1980

    Boxes: 48, 57

    Exceptional items:
  • Athyal's files include participant selection material as do other COWE related series, documenting the process of nominations being offered by LCWE members, international coordinators and study groups, and including special attention to the consultants’ category. Box 57 1 and 2 contain the operations manual and data cards for all participants at the Consultation. The cards, arranged alphabetically, are of the hand punched variety which can be manually sorted and tabulated. Researchers may sort them according to their interests of the researcher but must return the cards to their original alphabetical order when finished.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | Other COWE Groups

    Date range: 1979-1980

    Boxes: 49

    Exceptional items:
  • Interest groups were informal gatherings planned to allow individuals involved in common types of work (i.e. scripture translation) or facing common obstacles (i.e. liberation theology) to confer together. Some information on these is available in folders 49-1 through 49-3. Folder 49-3, for example, includes correspondence from David Bryant of Inter Varsity on planning Edinburgh '80 in relation to an interest group on student ministry. Regional groups gathered at the Consultation to interact on the specific needs and difficulties of their geographical regions. The reports from these are included in folder 49-4, touching on a wide variety of topics, ranging from the question of "What are the major concerns in our region concerning cooperation in regional evangelization?" to identifying unreached people groups within a region.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | Other Conferences

    Date range: 1978-1980

    Boxes: 49

    Exceptional items:
  • Among those represented, the major meeting documented was the 1978 North American Conference on Muslim Evangelization, which was jointly sponsored by the North American Lausanne Committee and World Vision International. Folder 49-12 contains numerous papers from the conference related to ministry among Muslims, touching on areas such as conversion, contextualization, the development of churches in Muslim societies, radio broadcasting to Muslims, strategies and reports on various Muslim countries. Folder 49-13 includes one page summary sheets of discussions by Muslim specialty groups, such as theology, anthropology, and missionaries. Folder 49-15 contains responses to an evaluative questionnaire the COWE staff distributed at the Muslim conference in order to aid them in planning the COWE (questions sought information on positive and negative aspects of the conference and their implications for COWE planning).
  • Also of interest are documents from folder 49 9 from the EFMA Executives Retreat in 1979, including consideration of the unreached peoples issue and its implications for existing mission work, particularly the redeployment of existing staff and recruitment of new staff.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Program Director (Athyal) | General: COWE Office, LCWE-Related, Athyal

    Date range: 1976-1980

    Boxes: 50

    Exceptional items: This final subsection of Athyal's files is comprised of general administrative materials. Among the folders are Athyal's resume and a COWE organizational chart (folder 50-2); handwritten minutes from the Asian Committee on World Evangelization meeting at COWE (folder 50-3); and the script to an audio visual production, "Doors of Opportunity: 2,000 years of Evangelization" (folder 50-7).
  • Folder 50-16 contains office memos which more than anything give some of the flavor of the Wheaton office environment. Folders 50-17, 26, 27, 30, 32, 35, 36 and 41 contain similar documents.
  • Folder 50-17 includes several documents related to plans to eliminate the phrase "World Evangelization..." from the return address on the envelope when sending mail to particular countries where the overt identification of Christian material might be a problem to the recipient.
  • Folder 50-41 includes John Howell's job description as Operations Director.
  • Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Newsletter Editor (Cindy Secrest) and Assistant to the Director of Communications

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1977-1980

    Boxes: 51-55

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, drafts of production scripts, biographical sketches, lists of COWE personnel, manuscripts of proposed articles, drafts and final copy of COWE program book, publication production and reference files, issues of publications, press releases

    Correspondents: Stan Izon and other COWE staff, authors of articles

    Notes: These files were created by Cindy Secrest, COWE's Assistant to the Director of Communications, Stan Izon. Her duties ranged from editing various documents to working on Information Bulletin and COWE Newsletter to coordinating other aspects of communication with Izon. (A job description for her position details the scope of her duties and can be reviewed in folder 56-7.) In many cases, the folder titles on the Container List are sufficiently specific and the researcher should therefore note these. As Secrest's duties extended beyond the Communications Department of the Consultation office, a number of the files relate to other areas of the Consultation, while at the same time illustrating the intersection of the Communications Department and other office functions.

    Exceptional items:

  • Material on two media projects are located in folder 51-2. "Hearing and Doing" was a LCWE project involving an order by mail learning packet which included a set of audio tapes from LCWE's 1978 Willowbank meeting. "How Shall They Hear?" was a multimedia presentation intended to stimulate financial and prayer support for the meeting by addressing the key issue of the Consultation: reaching the unreached peoples of the world. The file contains several drafts along with annotations of the script. Researchers should refer to the Audio Tape and Slide Separation Records of this guide to review the completed edition of this presentation.
  • Folder 51-4 refers specifically to a paper Dave Howard wrote which was referred to internally as the "Background Paper." Folder 51-9, "Hardship" relates to the specific financial needs of suggested participants. These were to be highlighted in pre COWE publications. Profile sheets are also available for those individuals under consideration.
  • Folder 51-11 on various post Lausanne evangelization congresses and their statements includes a comprehensive list of these meetings between 1975 and 1978. Among these is material from the 1978 Indian Congress of Evangelization in Guatemala, including a brief history of the congress whose purpose was to address the need to evangelize the Indian peoples in Guatemala.
  • Folder 51-15 contains several manuscripts to papers, such as "Affirm the Good News" by the Strategy Development Committee of the United Presbyterian Church, "Issues in Reaching Hindus" along with a response paper, and "Issues in Reaching Unreached Peoples."
  • A number of files include data on the COWE staff and those playing a visible role in the actual meetings. Folder 51-20 contains biographical sketches of the Consultation platform and program leaders and a list of all COWE staff and their respective duties. Folder 52-17 also contains complete staff lists. Folder 52-16 offers biographical data forms completed by various COWE speakers, among which are Luis Palau, Viggo Sogaard, Emilio Nunez, John Richard, Leighton Ford, Tom Houston, Gordon MacDonald, Chua Wee Hian, and Festo Kivengere. Similar forms are also available for some COWE staff, such as Gottfried Osei Mensah, David Howard, John Howell, Saphir Athyal, Jane Rainey, Stan Izon, and David Liao. Folder 52-1 relates to the enlisting of Barry Berryman from the Australian office of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as the COWE production coordinator. Berryman was given responsibility for supervising the preparation of press materials.
  • Folder 52-2 contains both the graphic and textual drafts and final copy of the COWE program book.
  • Folders 52-5 through 52-13 consist of correspondence and articles proposed from the representative study groups for use in COWE publications.
  • Many of Secrest's files are either working production files or reference files. Folders 52-21 through 53-16 for example document various aspects of press involvement. Among these are the contents of the News Centre Background File (folders 52-21,22,23) which also include a complete series of COWE Newsletters, lists of all participants, subdivisions of participants by denominations, copies of study papers and position papers, and a complete series of Information Bulletin, which was retitled World Evangelization Information Bulletin in 1977, (and then World Evangelization in mid-1985). Also see folder 120-6,7,8 in the Treasurer's series, which includes more recent copies of the publication.
  • Folders 53-17 through 54-4 relate to the production of the various issues of COWE Newsletter, as well as overall aspects of production, such as graphics and mailing.
  • Folders 54-5 and 6 contain articles for COWE publications by John Stott and David Liao.
  • Folder 54-7 serves as a background file, including English and French copies of Information Bulletin prepared prior to the Lausanne Congress.
  • Folders 54-8 through 54-21 document the production of the Daily Communique, the several page newspaper which was put out daily at the Consultation. These, as the COWE Newsletter, are subdivided by each issue.
  • Folders 55-3 and 4 consist entirely of news releases written by LCWE's World Evangelization Information Service. These news items touch on diverse LCWE-related activities such as the 1976 Pan African Christian Leadership Assembly (PACLA), Dave Howard's appointment as Director of COWE in 1977, and the Thailand meeting.
  • Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Bookkeeper (Cindy Wilson)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1972-1980

    Boxes: 70-77

    Type of documents: Correspondence, memos, ledger sheets, billing forms, etc., documenting the financial record keeping of the COWE office.

    Notes: The records in this subsection are the files of the COWE bookkeeper, Cindy Wilson. The majority of these relate to the financial arrangements of the Consultation participants, ranging from travel and accommodation details to subsidies. Much of the information in these files is uniform and routine. They do, however, identify alphabetically who the participants were and what proportion of their expenses they were able to pay, and also include correspondence with and in some cases biographical data on participants.

    Exceptional items: Among these files are a number of items worthy of note:

  • Folder 70-2: Compilation of items from ICOWE planning meetings related to its budget; memos regarding financial arrangements and subsidies for COWE; and the form letter to all COWE participants regarding the financial aspects of their participation in COWE.
  • Folder 70-4: Incorporation papers and by laws of the ICOWE and a draft constitution of the LCWE. The items in this file are related to the tax exempt status of LCWE which the COWE office utilized.
  • Folder 70-7: Notebook with all COWE participants, arranged by country, also identifying "conveners" and "participants."
  • Folder 70-10: Correspondence regarding both specific instances and general policy on scholarship assistance for COWE participants.
  • Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Travel Coordinator

    Date Range: 1980

    Boxes: 82

    Type of documents: Ledger books

    Notes: The records in this subsection consist of two ledger books maintained by Robert Gray of Travel Designers, the travel agency which coordinated travel arrangements on behalf of the COWE office for participants in the Thailand Consultation in 1980. The books predominantly contain financial data for travel arrangements. However, they also list all those traveling to the meeting, subdividing them by country. The records are arranged alphabetically within the ledger by country name.

    Congresses and Consultations | Consultation on World Evangelization (Wheaton Office) | COWE Printing Department

    Arrangement: Alphabetical by folder title

    Date Range: 1980

    Boxes: 78-79

    Type of documents: Duplicated documents for the consultation, such as newspapers, forms, announcements, news releases, various drafts of manuscripts, and form correspondence.

    Notes: As the material was received unarranged, the archivist provided the arrangement and the folder titles. With the exception of folder 78-12, all the printing was done in Thailand at the Consultation, following the move of the Wheaton office to Pattaya. Many of the documents include the cover sheet used to order the duplication of the document. The researcher will find most of the folder titles sufficiently precise to indicate their contents. Items in several of the folders nonetheless bear mentioning:

  • Folder 78-2: Drafts of the COWE Appeal; "Position Paper on Proposed LCWE/WEF Union."
  • Folder 78-9: Billy Graham's statement indicating his postponed participation in the Consultation.
  • Folder 78-10: Strategy Working Group report; minutes of several LCWE Executive Committee meetings.
  • Folder 78-11: Participant breakdowns by category and geographical region.
  • Folder 78-17: Press release "Latin Churchmen Bridge Rift."
  • Folder 78-19: "A Biblical Approach to the Evangelization of Indigenous Groups;" "The Gospel for Thai Ears."
  • Folder 78-20: "Practical Experience in Using the People Group Approach" by George Samuel; "The People Approach to World Evangelization" by C. Peter Wagner; and "Reservations Regarding the People Group Approach."
  • Folder 78-21: Bible study outlines, "The Word of God Has Spoken," by Saphir Athyal and Lien Hwa Chow.
  • Congresses and Consultations | 1984 International Prayer Assembly

    Date Range: 1984

    Boxes: 132 (1 folder)

    Type of documents: Program book from assembly

    Notes: Program book features daily schedules and speaker profiles, with text in both English and Korean.

    Congresses and Consultations | 1985 Consultation on the Work of the Holy Spirit and World Evangelization (Oslo, Norway)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1982-1985

    Boxes: 85-86

    Correspondents: Tormod Engelsviken (consultation coordinator), LCWE executive administrators and members, and other consulted as advisors in the planning process; these together also represent various regions of the world.

    Notes: This small subseries consists primarily of correspondence related to planning for the consultation in Oslo, and manuscripts of all the papers presented (folders 86-20,21), including David Wells' five-chapter manuscript and others on various aspects of the theme of the consultation. While some folders are general by their heading and contain correspondence from a variety of sources, other folders are designated to a specific person, often the same as those appearing in the more general files. The correspondence ranges from invitations to consideration of issues to be addressed. These appear to be the files of Engelsviken, since most correspondence is addressed to him, and most outgoing copies are from him. Also note audio recordings in the Location Record: Audio Tapes T184 through T199.

    Exceptional items:

  • Folder 85-15 consists of a report from the 1984 Irish Christian Leaders Interdenominational Conference, a gathering emphasizing the renewing work of the Holy Spirit.
  • Congresses and Consultations | Singapore '87 (International Conference for Younger/Emerging Christian Leaders, 1987)

    Arrangement: Alphabetical

    Date Range: 1983-1988

    Boxes: 324-325

    Geographic coverage: Singapore, worldwide

    Type of documents: Memos and very small amount of correspondence, meeting agenda and minutes, press releases, newsletters (Countdown and Singapore 87 Update), outlines of workshop presentations, appeal for financial support, the event schedule, original version of the conference photo directory, planning notebook, post-conference reflections on the conference, donor lists, stewards applications, job descriptions, organizational chart, lists of participants and others attending, forms and form letters (and other duplicated documents), and other planning documents.

    Correspondents: Stiller, other conference committee members, participants

    Notes: The files in this subseries are those of the chairman of the 1987 conference, Brian Stiller.

    Exceptional items:

  • Among the documents of particular interest is Stiller's planning notebook (spanning 1984-1987) in folder 325-2.
  • A very interesting document (undated) in found in folder 325-11 is a LCWE list of "guidelines for official LCWE consultations."
  • Folder 325-1 includes manuscripts from Ramez Attalah, Joel Heck and Stiller.
  • Folder 325-10 contains several of the documents that were part of the early formulation of the conference.
  • Congresses and Consultations | 1989 Lausanne II Congress (see series Chief Executive Officer | Wang | Program Office | Lausanne II, 1989)

    Congresses and Consultations | 2007 Bi-Annual Lausanne International Leadership Meeting, Budapest

    Date Range: 2007

    Boxes: 325

    Type of documents: Spiral-bound program notebook (small size)

    Notes: Program notebook includes schedule for the five-day meeting, short bios on the presenters, and additional resource material. Also included is a letter of greeting to all the participants from Billy Graham, and a greeting card with Leighton Ford's painting of a pastoral scene and prayer titled "A Prayer for Renewal in the Spirit of Lausanne."

    Congresses and Consultations | Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism – North American Branch

    Date Range: 1983-2011

    Boxes: 326-334

    Type of documents: Conference papers, correspondence, memos, reports, photocopies of stories in various media about Messianic Judaism, press releases

    Notes: LCJE was not one meeting, but a continuing series of them, held regionally and internationally. This subseries consists of papers delivered at the annual conference of the North American branch of the LCJE on the following topics: Messianic Judaism in America and other countries and evangelistic outreach to Jewish people; correspondence of the arrangements and registration for these conferences, annual reports on how stories related to Messianic Judaism was covered in various media (newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc.), and information on conferences of the international LCJE. Among the prominent correspondents and authors of papers are Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Arthur Glasser, Louis Goldberg, Kai Kjaer-Hansen, Fred Klett, Susan Perlman, Rich Robinson, Moishe Rosen, Michael Rydelnik, and Tuvya Zartsky. Other topics for which there is significant discussion are the Holocaust, American Judaism, the Torah and rabbinic tradition, attitudes of various denominations such as the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod toward Jewish evangelism, theological aspects of Jewish evangelism, reports on the activities of organizations involved in Jewish evangelism. After 1999, the folders contain few conference papers.

    Exceptional Items:

  • Folder 326-1 contains a title index of almost all the papers presented at the LCJE – North America conferences from 1985-1999.
  • Folder 326-2 contains material on the early foundation of the LCJE North America branch and the group’s first conference in 1984.
  • Folder 327-3: Report from the director of LCJE International, C. David Harley
  • Folder 327-6: Copy of the LCJE’s 1969 Willowbank Declaration on the Christian Gospel and the Jewish People
  • Box 331: Extensive born-digital files for LCJE conferences and administration are in the Archives’ digital storage. Researchers should request the digital copies.
  • Box 333: Extensive born-digital files for Media Reports and Updates for 2010-2011 are in the Archives’ digital storage. Researchers should request the digital copies.
  • Folder 334-2: This folder contains directories of LCJE members arranged by countries, listing Messianic Jewish organizations, congregation and individuals.
  • Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010)

    Date Range: 1989, 2000, 2006-2010

    Boxes: 335-380

    Type of documents: Documents in paper and digital formats, DVDs, conference papers, correspondence, memos, reports, budgets, photocopies of stories in various media, press releases, and written transcripts of Congress sessions. Some of them are in digital format in the Archives’ digital section.

    In addition to the DVDs and audio and video files listed in this guide, the Archives also holds in accession 10-77 two hard drives (formatted for Apple products), which contain a mass of largely undifferentiated audio and video files from the Congress. Besides many unplayable files, there are also audio files that appear to be soundtracks for video that the Archives does not hold. Any researcher wishing to see these materials should have an Apple laptop or contact the Archives ahead of time to make arrangements for an Apple laptop to be available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

    Notes: This subseries contains the records for the planning of the third worldwide Congress of the Lausanne Movement, held in Cape Town, South Africa from October 17 to 24, 2010. It consists mainly of the files of the office that was planning the Congress, headed by Congress director Blair Carlson, including the files of committees of Christian workers around the world that were handling all the direct parts of planning the program, selecting participants, etc., the minutes and other records of the various planning meetings held over two years, and the liaison with the larger Lausanne movement. Also included are audio and video of some of the actual sessions of the Congress, and a small amount of material on the follow-up and response.

    The Congress Handbook, prepared for the participants with the program, biographies of speakers, list of sessions, and other elements of the Congress. This is a good introduction to a study of the Congress. Copies in a variety of languages can be found in folders 375-6 to 375-9.

    Listed below are several elements of the Congress referred to throughout the documents:

    Each day of the Congress (except Thursday, October 21 which was a day off) had a different theme or challenge, which was the subject of the plenary sessions, the smaller multiplex sessions, the table groups and the dialogue sessions. The themes were:

  • The Gospel - Truth (Monday October 18)
  • The Gospel - Reconciliation (Tuesday, October 19)
  • The World – World Faiths (Wednesday, October 20)
  • The World – Priorities (Friday, October 22)
  • The Church – Integrity (Saturday, October 23)
  • The Church – Partnership (Sunday, October 24)

    Each day had three plenary sessions in the morning, afternoon, and evening:
  • Plenary 1: Bible study (Ephesians)
  • Plenary 2: Discussion of one of six challenges to the church through Multiplexes and Dialogue Sessions. See also 357-14, 358-1
  • Plenary 3: Dedicated to a different part of the world each night, highlighting issues faced by the church and ways God was moving (October 18 – Asia, the suffering church and religious freedom; October 19 – The Middle East, HIV/AIDS and human trafficking; October 20 – Latin America and Caribbean, Diaspora and megacities; October 22 – Africa, Children and young people; October 23 – Eurasia and Western World)

    Multiplexes – Ninety-minute sessions in the afternoon at which two or three specialized presentations were made on the topic of the day. Also see folders 358-12,13.

    Dialogue Sessions – Ninety-minute sessions in the afternoon at which participants discussed aspects of the issue of the day.

    GAFCON – (not a Lausanne III subgroup) Global Anglican Future Conference.

    Global Link – Congress sessions made available by internet to dozens of seminaries, theological colleges, and Bible colleges around the world. See folders 347-14, 372-9 and 374-13.

    GELF - Global Executive Leadership Forum. Program and conference held during the Congress for major donors and executives.

    Table Groups – Assigned groups of six participants that met at the start of the day for Bible study and later to discuss issues facing the church and methods of evangelism. See folder 377-1.

    CTICC - A frequently used acronym for Cape Town International Convention Center.

    Organization charts for the Congress office and the various committees doing the planning can be found in folders 335-1, 338-9, 339-21, 341-12, 342-7, 345-1, 346-3, 348-3, 348-13, 350-1, 350-11, 351-4, 352-1, 352-13, 355-1, 356-8, 371-13, 373-14.

    The various staff and committees also prepared manuals, which were not so much guides to how to do something as to what was done. Some of these can be found in folders 342-8, 343-11, 347-18, 354-9, 356-8, 365-25, 367-25, 370-12, 377-4.

    Several sets of committee files, meeting files of the people planning the Congress, organization charts, and other materials are in the Archives digital files, under Documents/Collections/CN046/Central Desktop Downloads.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Conference Director’s files

    Boxes: 335-339

    Notes: These files consist of conference director Blair Carlson’s overall supervision and coordination of the planning and execution of the Congress. It includes his correspondence, emails, records of phone calls with the senior Lausanne leadership, the various Congress committees, the Congress staff, and interested government, business and religious leaders. Also in this subseries are his notes and reports on the various trips he took to confer with Congress participants in different parts of the world and his attendance at other conferences, and his interaction with South African religious leaders.

    Exceptional items in this subseries:
  • Folder 335-7: Planning for Connected 2010, a parallel conference of South African church leaders held at the same time as Lausanne III to discuss the same themes.
  • Folder 335-19: Venue Considerations. Memo on mainland China as a possible site for the Congress.
  • Folders 335-21 to 336-3: Multiple folders on Lausanne participation in the Edinburgh 2010 conference, on the centenary of the 1910 mission conference.
  • Folder 336-5: Material relating to the Global Day of Prayer, an initiative that originated in South African churches. There are extensive files on the plans for the 2008 Day of Prayer in the Archives digital storage. Researcher should request the digital files. See also file 370-16.
  • Folder 337-6: Includes list of staff members, memos on impressions of what worked and what did not work during the Congress and other feedback. See also the Feedback folder in the Programme – Plenary II Working files in the digital files for Collection 46.
  • Folder 327-10: Biographical details on Blair Carlson.
  • Folder 327-16: Several checklists of different staff members give a good idea of the complexity of planning for the Congress.
  • Folder 338-17: Information on the Protestant church in South Africa and the Evangelical movement; see also 327-Wensa.
  • Folders 337-18 to 338-4: In cooperation with the Lausanne movement, the Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life did a survey of attitudes and concerns of Evangelical leaders worldwide on what is essential to the Christian faith and how the Gospel should be proclaimed. Folder 338-4 has the results, and the other folders document the development of the survey by Pew staff with input from the Congress staff.
  • Folder 338-5: A few comments from participants (2) on Lausanne III on their overall impressions and evaluations.
  • Folder 338-6: Rick Warren’s peace plan for cooperation with African churches.
  • Folder 338-19: Memo of understanding between the Lausanne Movement and World Evangelical Alliance. See also folders 339-16, 362-4, and 374-25.
  • Folder 338-22: Short biographies of some of the participants in Lausanne III who also preached in local South African churches.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Committees

    Boxes: 339-366, 379, 380

    Notes: Most of the materials in the Committee subseries are from the files of the Congress office. There are a few committee files sent to the Congress office or to the BGC Archives directly, such as those in boxes 379 and 380.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Administration (director Scott Rebney)

    Boxes: 339-342, 379

    Notes: Concerned with the basic organizational infrastructure of the Congress. Particularly concerned with budget, legal personnel, and translation matters, although not exclusively.

    Exceptional Items:
  • Folder 339-23: Timelines for projects of all the committees
  • Folder 341-4: Drafts of mission statements for the Congress
  • Folder 341-16: Timelines planning charts for the Congress

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Arrangements (chair Graham Power)

    Boxes: 342-343

    Notes: Committee concerned with venue, seating, equipment, interpretation, Congress, Africa shop, catering, power, sound, lighting, parking, etc.

    Exceptional Items:
  • Folder 342-8: Contains the manual for the arrangements committee. Folder also contains a review of all the arrangements
  • Folder 343-1: Plans for various possible crises
  • Folder 343-11: Manual for the volunteer stewards

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Arts (coordinator Tanya Jarvis)

    Boxes: 343-344

    Notes: Material about the planning for the visual and performing arts and film festival at the Congress as well as the questions about logo and the Congress’s appearance. See also box 357, folders 335-5 and 379-15, and DVD13.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Communications (Steve Woodworth, Internal and Digital – Naomi Frizzell, External – Julia Cameron)

    Boxes: 345-347, 379

    Notes: Responsible for coordination of communication within the Congress’ working groups and externally with all secular and religious media, especially print. There are several digital communication files containing news releases, web pages, and planning documents in in the Archives digital files, under Documents\Collections\CN046\Communications Committee

    Exceptional Items:
  • Folder 345-2: Some articles about the Congress
  • Folder 345-4: Congress brief – a very brief summary of the Lausanne movement up to 2010, with emphasis on Congresses. See also folders 345-3, 346-1.
  • Folder 346-4: Memos and other material about the cooperative project with Christianity Today International for Global Conversation. See also folders 347-12 and 358-3 to 358-6.
  • Folder 346-5: Material about cooperation between the Congress and the conservative Evangelical Anglican group GAFCON. See also folders 336-4, 373-10.
  • Folder 346-6: Reports from Larry Ross on communication strategy for the Congress.
  • Folder 346-8: Briefing papers on issues effecting evangelism and Christian outreach in 2010.
  • Folder 346-12: News releases.
  • Folders 346-13 to 346-18: Daily newssheets about the Congress in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, German, Russian, and French. See also the commemorative booklet issued after the Congress in folder 347-1 and Congress updates in 347-11.
  • Folder 347-2: Security considerations related to Congress participants from closed countries. See also folder 346-11.
  • Folders 347-1 to 347-9: Various other publications from the Congress, including preparatory materials (toolkit) brochures, certificates, press kit, etc.
  • Folder 347-16: Interviews and other planning that went into the documentary video.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Finance (Chief Financial Officer Tiny Jones)

    Boxes: 348

    Notes: Committee mostly concerned with the legal entity set up for the Congress and the Congress’ cash supply.

    Exceptional Items:
  • Folders 348-2 to 348-7: Records of the Cape Town Trust (also known as Lausanne 2010 World Evangelization Trust) set up to be the legal entity of the Congress for financial and legal purposes.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Fund-Raising (chair Eran Wickramaratne, Ralph Veerman and Jimmy Lee for GELF)

    Boxes: 348-349

    Notes: Materials on the planning for fund raising efforts, including the Global Executive Leadership Forum (GELF), which was a special program and conference held during the Congress for major donors and executives

    Exceptional Items:
  • Folder 348-14: Includes research on fund raising efforts for Lausanne Congresses in 1974 and 1989.
  • Folders 349-11 to 349-19: Martial about the formation and program of GELF. Folders 349-17 and 349-18 are particularly helpful in outlining the program.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | GlobalLink (chair Victor Nakah)

    Boxes: 350, 380

    Notes: Memos and reports on the planning for a web network of seminaries, churches, missions, theological intuitions, Bible schools, colleges and individuals who participated through the Internet in Cape Town 2010

    Exceptional Items:
  • Folder 350-4: Summaries of the sessions of the Congress.
  • Folder 350-7: Lists of the organizations that registered for Global Link.
  • Folder 350-9: Text for an online course of six lessons on the Lausanne Covenant.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Government, Business, Academia (GBA) (leader Andrea McAleean)

    Boxes: 350, 379, 380

    Notes: This was a think tank of various types of civic leaders to discuss emerging trends, opportunities, barriers, partnerships. Folders 379-18 to 380-6 contain correspondence with each of the leaders who made up the think tank and folder 380-7 contains a summary of their session and feedback from individuals.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Information Technology (chair Joseph Vijayam)

    Boxes: 350-351

    Notes: This committee was mainly concerned with the different ways the meetings and the results of the Congress could be supported and transmitted: international technical support, a website, online courses, videos, participant selection systems, registrations systems, the Global Link.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Intercessory (chair Sarah Plummer)

    Boxes: 351, 379

    Notes: Committee concerned with arranging for global prayer for the Congress and prayer requests in different regions and languages to be prayed for, both during preparation of the Congress and the Congress itself, as well as the staffing of a 24 hour prayer room during the Congress.

    Exceptional Items:
  • Folder 351-10: Outline of a project organizing worldwide prayer for the Congress. See also folder 351-11.
  • Folder 351-12: Prayer requests for Congress participants regions of world, activities, needs. See also 351-13 which has similar requests to calendar.
  • Folder 351-16: Contains a list of who would be praying when during the Congress program.
  • Folder 351-18: Plans for spiritual care for Congress participants, who will be away from their families and in a foreign land.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Mission Africa (chair Michael Cassidy)

    Boxes: 352

    Notes: Mission Africa was an effort allied with Lausanne III but sperate from it to partner African and nonAfrican evangelists and evangelistic organizations to hold evangelistic meetings in every part of sub-Saharan Africa before the Congress. There were 890 such meetings, with an attendance of 488,394 and 58,245 inquirers. See also folders 368-8 and 374-17.

    Exception items:
  • Folder 352-7: The final reports on the cities in different countries in which Mission Africa meetings were held, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Participant Selection (chair Hwa Yung)

    Boxes: 352-355, 380

    Notes: This committee was charged with overseeing the process by which thirteen LCWE Deputy Directors, based on region, along with more than 150 country selection committees and other representative groups put together the list of participants to be invited.

    Exceptional items:
  • Folders 352-14 through 353-1: Contain correspondence and memos about the procedures for making selections as well as many suggestions for potential participants.
  • Folder 353-2: Includes charts of the Congress participants broken down by race and country. See also statistics in folder 355-14.
  • Folder 353-4: Although more than two hundred participants from China were invited by the Congress, they were not allowed by their government to attend. This folder contains the documents telling that story. See also folders 364-11 and 365-1.
  • Folder 353-8: Includes a chart of the invitation process and copies of the form letter used. See also folder 353-9.
  • Folders 354-4,5,6 and 7: Correspondence about and lists of suggested observers at the Congress from the Orthodox tradition, the World Council of Churches, and the Roman Catholic Church. See also folder 374-18.
  • Folder 354-9: Includes the handbook for participant selection.
  • Folder 354-11: Correspondence and lists of senior statesmen and women of the Lausanne Movement who would be invited to the Congress.
  • Folder 354-12: Correspondence about special guests to be invited, lists of special guest and the reasons for inviting them.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Participant Services (chair Esme Bowers)

    Boxes: 355-356

    Notes: This committee was concerned with registration, accommodations,, all materials related to foreign travelers, transportation, participant care, mission activities on the Congress’ day off, and local tours, scholarships to the Congress, and off-site security.

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 355-4: Contains descriptions of the various ministries around Cape Town participants could volunteer at during the Congress’ day off.
  • Folder 355-5: Includes a flowchart of how participant questions and problems will be handled.
  • Folder 355-12: Copies of some of the general communications sent to participants.
  • Folder 355-14: Welcome packet given to participants.
  • Folders 355-17 to 356-2: Memos and emails about how scholarships to some participants related to the overall registration fees for the Congress.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Programme (chair Ramez Atallah, co-chair Mark Marlowe)

    Boxes: 356-366, 380

    Notes: The committee was responsible for supervising the planning of all the sessions of the Congress – the Bible studies (plenary 1, morning), core issues challenging the church (plenary 2, afternoon), and spotlight on the situation of the church in different regions of the world (plenary 3, evening), as well as the opening and closing sessions and the arts program of the Congress – film festival, videos, visual arts, music.

    Besides the files of the Congress director, boxes 364 (from folder 364-6 on) through box 366 contain materials received from other participants in the programme committee. Folder 364-6 contains the notebook of Lon Allison, one of those helping to plan the Plenary II sessions. Folder 364-7 contains evaluations of the Congress by students from Wheaton College, Illinois, USA who served as volunteer stewards. And the rest of 364 and all of 365 and 366 consist of the files of Lon Allison, who headed the group planning the Plenary 3 sessions.

    Exceptional items:
  • Glen Smith was director of the multiplex sessions. His digital planning files can be found in Archives’ digital document files for Collection 46.
  • Folder 357-3: Description of the approval process for all presenter materials at the Congress.
  • Folder 358-14 through 359-5: Contain correspondence and emails about the music planned for the Congress, representing different regions and traditions.
  • Folders 359-6 through 6-12: Contain correspondence, e-mails and other documents about the planning of the opening and closing sequences.
  • Folders 360-5,6: Material on the design of the Plenary 1 sessions.
  • Folders 360-7 to 9: Material on the planning of the plenary 2 sessions. There are several digital Plenary II files in the Archives digital files, under Documents\Collections\CN046\Programme – Plenary II Working Files.
  • Folders 360-10,11,12: Contain material on the planning of plenary 3 sessions.
  • Folder 361-3: Contains correspondence and reports about Christian reconciliation ministries.
  • Folders 361-7,8,9: Contain materials on the selection of speakers for the Congress.
  • Folder 363-1: Brief biographies of potential program personnel, a selection of Christian leaders from around the world.
  • Folder 363-8: Drafts of the work of the subcommittee preparing the Congress’ statement.
  • Folder 364-1: Notebook with the planning for the various Plenary sessions and other major components as of February 2010.
  • Folder 364-6: Mark Marlowe’s notebooks on covering two years of planning the program for the Congress; folder 364-7 contains minutes, reports and other papers from his attendance at the actual Congress. His digital files are in the Collection 46 fold in the Documents sections of the Archives’ digital files.
  • Folder 365-19:Table of all the programme participants and what part they played.
  • Folder 365-25: Manual for the programme committee. See also folder 365-24.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Congress Planning meetings

    Boxes: 366-371

    Notes: This subseries contains notes, memos, participant list, and other documents from a number of LCWE meetings, most in whole or in part for the purpose of planning the 2010 Congress. This includes the 2006 Younger Leaders Conference in Malaysia (folder 366-14, see also folder 372-18), the 2007 Biennial meeting of the Lausanne Committee in Budapest (folders 366-15 to 367-15 ) the Congress 2010 Team meeting in Cape Town October 2007 (367-16 to 367-24), the Lausanne Committee annual leadership meeting in Buenos Aires June 2008 (folders 367-25 to 368-9) the Congress Team meeting in Cape Town October 2008 (368-10 to 368-16) LCWE Biennial meeting Seoul 2009 (368-17 to 370-1) Cape Town Congress Team meeting October 2009 (Folders 370-2 to 370-11) Cape Town Team and LCWE meeting May 2010 (folder 370-12 to 371-2) and the 2011 Biennial LCWE meeting in Boston (folders 371-3 to 371-6) Each meeting generated agendas, reports, status updates. Although there are files from general Lausanne meetings, most of the material in the files relates to the planning of the 2010 Congress. Box 371 also has several general files on the Congress’ management team’s activities, correspondence and plans.

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 367-2: Drafts and the final version of a letter from Billy Graham to the 2007 Budapest convention, recalling the 1974 Lausanne Congress and passing the baton to a younger generation.
  • Folder 367-7:Comments and surveys from participants to the Budapest 2007 meetings giving their reactions to it. See folder 368-9 for similar comments on the 2008 Buenos Aires meeting. DVD5 contains audio files of all the main addresses at the meeting.
  • Folder 368-7: Notes on reports by Latin America leaders talking about the state of the church each in his particular country.
  • Folder 368-18: History of the Lausanne Movement from the perspective of the Korean branch of the movement, with an appendix on the work of the LCWE in Korea.
  • Folder 368-20: Directory of the Lausanne leadership at that time; see also folder 370-13.
  • Folder 369-14: Contained video of the press conference about the Congress held during the 2009 Seoul Biennial meeting. These can be found in the Collection 46 folder in the Collections section of the Moving Images part of the Archives digital files.
  • Folder 370-1: Includes a letter about Rev. Billy Kim’s involvement with Lausanne Movement. See also folder 372-3.
  • Folder 370-3: Includes correspondence with African Christian leaders. See also folders 370-8 and 370-14.
  • Folder 371-6: Evaluations of the 2010 Congress made in 2011. See also folder 372-13.
  • Folder 371-8: Minutes and reports of the last meeting of the Congress management team in December, after the Congress.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Lausanne Committee Files

    Boxes: 371-373

    Notes: These files document the interactions between the Congress director and the various Congress staff and committees with the governing Lausanne Committee authority, particularly with the executive chair Douglas Birdsall

    Exceptional Items:
  • Folder 372-8: Memos and reports on plans for the Lausanne Movement’s future activities.
  • Folder 372-10: Reports on some of the difficulties of planning the Congress under the LCWE structure.
  • Folder 372-12: A grant proposal to the Crowell Trust for funds for planning the Congress.
  • Folder 373-1: Description of the responsibilities of the International Deputy Directors, who served as representatives of their particular geographic region in the global structure of LCWE.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Congress Final Reports

    Boxes: 373-374

    Notes: These reports were prepared after the Congress by the various planning committees and staff to describe their work, issues they struggled with, and the results in terms of the actual activities of the Congress.

    Exceptional items:
  • Folder 373-11: Final summary report, which contain summaries of all the final reports that were submitted to the Lausanne Committee in June 2011 at the Biennial Leadership meeting in Boston.
  • Folder 374-5: One-page summaries of each of the Congress sessions.
  • Folder 374-7: Final report of the Congress director.
  • Folder 374-11: Reports and comments from individuals about their reactions to the Congress.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Samples

    Boxes: 374-377

    Notes: This subseries consists of all the samples of all the documents, programs, notebooks and other ephemera that were created for the Congress and the planning meetings before the Congress. This includes some of the manuals that were made for the various committees and for other LCWE meetings. It also includes advance copies of the papers delivered at the conference and the papers published in Christianity Today as part of the Global Conversation project.

    Exceptional Items:
  • Folder 375-3: includes copies of the drafts of the papers to be given in the various sessions sent in in advance (all papers in folder 375-3 by authors: Martine Audeoud, Steve Bauman, Paul Joshua Bhakiaraj, Daniel Bourdanné, Joseph Cumming, Robert Calvert:, Lars Dahle, Paul Eshleman, Patrick Fung, Ram Gidoomal, Ken Gnanakan, Ron Green, Os Guinness, Michael Herbst, Penny Hood, Dewi Hughes, Tim Keller, Willy Kotiuga, Bryan Kliewer, Benjamin Kwashi, Grant Lovejoy, Jane Overstreet, Kent Parks, Becky Pippert, Michael Ramsden, David Ruiz, Antoine Rutayisire, Leslie and Chad Segraves, Sadiri Joy Tira, John Watters, Chris Wright, John Wyatt, Carver Yu; all in folder 375-3). It also includes copies of the articles written for the Global Conversation project with Christianity Today (all papers in folder 375-11 by authors: J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyodu, Mark Chan, Joseph Cumming, Al Erisman, Samuel Escobar, Ajith Fernando, Chowkat Moucarry, Kris Rocke, Scott Sabin, Valdir Steuernagel, Joel van Dyke, Chris Wright, Hwa Yung. The folder also contains a condensed version of the report of the Theology Working Group).
  • Several folders contain Congress publications in some are all of the official languages of the Congress: Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. These include the service for the closing communion service (folders 375-5 and 379-8) the Congress Handbook (folders 375-6 to 375-9). songbooks (folder 376-5), a special printing of the book of Ephesians from the New Testament (folder 376-9), from the Plenary II session of October 22 (in the digital files for 376) The Cape Town Commitment, Part 1, a restatement of the Lausanne Movement’s faith and goals (folders 376-14 and 376-15).
  • Folders 376-16 and 376-17: English versions of the complete Cape Town Commitment, including parts 1 and 2.
  • Folder 377-1: Hundreds of brief forms from Table Group participants about what went right and what with wrong with their group. Folder 377-2 includes feedback from the Table Group leaders.

    Congresses and Consultations | Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010) | Transcripts of Congress Sessions

    Boxes: 377-379

    Notes: This subseries includes transcripts and /or outlines or agendas for all the sessions of the Congress: opening and closing ceremonies, plenary, multiplexes, dialogue sessions, regional meetings. In a few cases (such as folder 377-16) the folder contains an outline of a session, rather than a transcript. These are the folders for the days of the Congress: October 17 (Folders 377-5 to 377-8), October 18 (folders 377-9 to 377-16), October 19 (folders 377-17 to 378-6), October 20 (folders 378-7 to 378-14), October 22 (Folders 378-15 to 378-22), October 23 (folders 378-23 to 379-5), and October 24 (folders 379-6 to 379-13).
  • Miscellaneous Records


  • Search Committee Chairman
  • American Festival of Evangelism
  • ICOWE Planning Committee
  • Biographical Information Book of ICOWE

    Date Range: 1980-1984

    Boxes: 80-81, 84

    Notes: The concluding series of the collection's files consists of several small groups of material given to the Archives by various individuals who have been involved in LCWE or its meetings.

    Miscellaneous Records | LCWE Search Committee Chairman

    Date range: 1983-1984

    Boxes: 80

    Exceptional items: The documents in folder 80-1 reflect the work of LCWE Search Committee (principally the Committee's Chairman, Thomas Zimmerman) in their attempt to fill the position of Executive Secretary, following Gottfried Osei Mensah's resignation in 1983. Included are reports to the LCWE Executive Committee, a position description, and Zimmerman's correspondence with other members of the Search Committee, members of the LCWE administration, and potential nominees. The documents enumerate the suggested nominees and evaluations of their suitability for the post. The arrangements of the documents is alphabetical by correspondent.

    Miscellaneous Records | American Festival of Evangelism, 1981

    Date range: 1980-1982

    Boxes: 80

    Exceptional items:
  • This file consists of duplicated material related to the American Festival of Evangelism in 1981 held in Kansas City. Items prepared prior to the meeting include promotional brochures, news releases, daily festival newspapers, newsletters, and a program directory. Festival follow up material was prepared to broaden the impact of the festival in local churches. Printed materials documenting this include promotional material for ordering printed manuscripts of all the festival addresses, audio tapes and video tapes.

    Miscellaneous Records | ICOWE Planning Committee

    Date range: 1971-173

    Boxes: 81

    Exceptional items:
  • The materials in these folders consist of the contents of a notebook kept by Ed Dayton, a member of ICOWE's Planning Committee and executive with the Missions Advanced Research and Communication Center (MARC). They include correspondence, minutes, memos, completed survey response forms, etc., related to the preparation for the 1974 Congress. The notebook has been subdivided into three folders due to its size, but the order has been retained as it was received.
  • Folder 81-1 relates to the goals survey conducted for ICOWE's Planning Committee in 1972, including both the final report and the individual responses on which the report was based.
  • The correspondence in folders 81-2,3 relate to the early planning of the Congress, documenting the decision making that was taking place on the focus of the Congress, participants, and the research being conducted to provide the Congress with current data on unevangelized peoples and the status of Christianity throughout the world. Among the correspondents represented are Jack Dain, Leighton Ford, Donald Hoke, Paul Little, Victor Nelson, and ICOWE's Research Coordinator, Edward Pentecost.

    Miscellaneous Records | ICOWE Biographical Information Book

    Date range: 1974

    Boxes: 84

    Exceptional items: The book consists of biographical data on the significant Congress officials and program participants.
  • Audio Recordings (see collection listing descriptions of individual tapes)

    Arrangement: Chronological

    Date Range: 1979-1988

    Notes: Recordings from selected LCWE-sponsored meetings, including:

  • 1979 US Consultation on the Simple Lifestyle
  • 1980 Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE)
  • 1984 International Prayer Assembly
  • 1985 Consultation on the Work of the Holy Spirit and Evangelization
  • 1986 Communications Consultation
  • Singapore '87

    Also among the recordings are those of International Advisory Council meetings, Leadership '88 planning, LCWE general and executive committee meetings, and from the 1988 Stuttgart European Leadership Conference on World Evangelism (ELCOWE).
  • Moving Image Materials (see collections listing for descriptions of individual films and videos)

    Subseries: Films, Video tapes

    Date Range: 1974-1989

    Notes: Recordings, primarily from selected LCWE-sponsored meetings, including Singapore '87, Leadership '88, and Lausanne II.

    Still Images (see collections listing for description of Photo Albums, Photographs and Slides)

    Subseries: Photo Albums, Photographs, Slides

    Date Range: Approximately mid-1970s-1989

    Notes: Features shots of LCWE staff, speakers at sponsored events and meetings, and the slides from the "Let the Earth Hear His Voice" slide presentation.

    Exceptional items:

  • Photo album featuring over five hundred photos of LCWE members from throughout the world.
  • Arrangement Note

    The materials in this collection consist predominantly of administrative correspondence, but also include minutes, reports, questionnaires, memos, financial reports and related documents, production files for publications, address manuscripts, statistical reports, press releases, procedure books, conference daily publications, promotional material, audio tapes, photographs and slides, all related to the planning and activity of the various offices responsible for the administration of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE), the 1974 Lausanne Congress (ICOWE), the Thailand Consultation (COWE), and other LCWE sponsored consultations. The records are organized into the following series:

  • LCWE Chairman (24.5 linear feet)
  • LCWE Chief Executive Officer (110.0 linear feet)
  • LCWE Treasurer (8.0 linear feet)
  • LCWE Executive Assistant & COWE Operations Director (6.0 linear feet)
  • Senior Associates (1.5 linear feet)
  • Congresses and Consultations (63.50 linear feet)
  • Miscellaneous Records (1.0 linear feet)
  • Audio Recordings
  • Moving Images (film and video tapes)
  • Still Images (photographs, slides)

    The overall arrangement of the materials in this collection was provided by the archivist. The arrangement of each subseries was kept as it was received from the records creator when an order was discernable. Therefore, because various individuals and offices created and arranged the records, the arrangement of each subseries varies. In some cases, the arrangement follows a generally alphabetical scheme; in others the arrangement is predominantly chronological. In several instances, small accessions followed previous larger ones; these materials were then filed according to the scheme of the subseries to which they were being added. Refoldering of materials by the archivist was intermittent. In cases where the folders were in good condition, the original folders were retained. Those in poor condition were replaced while retaining the original folder title. Completely unfoldered material was foldered and the archivist created the folder title. Only in cases where there was no title did the archivist create one. Duplicate material was removed from the collection and returned to the donor.

    Some materials were removed from their original order due to their size. When this was done, a notice to this effect was placed where the document would have appeared, also indicating where the document(s) can be found. These items are also listed on the Separation Record for Oversize Materials in this guide. If entire folders of materials were removed for reasons of size, the folder title on the container list of this guide nonetheless remains in the order in which it would have appeared.

    Note on Plenary or workshop presentations:These presentations, whether in text or recorded form, are spread throughout the collection, but in some cases are hidden underneath the volume of the collection or the extensiveness of description. Brought together here are a few of the highlights and sources for these:
  • International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), 1974. There are no audio or video recordings of this event in the collection.
  • North American Conference on Muslim Evangelization, 1978 (folder 122-8)
  • US Consultation on the Simple Lifestyle (folder 36-42, audio tapes T1-T4
  • Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE), 1980 (folders 45-16, 46-52, 53, 54, audio tapes T5-T16, T19-T41
  • International Prayer Assembly, 1984 (audio tapes T42-T183)
  • Consultation on the Work of the Holy Spirit and Evangelization, 1985 (folders 86-20, 21, audio tapes T184-T199)
  • Communications Consultation, 1986 (audio tapes T200-T207)
  • Singapore '87 (audio tapes T249-T261, video tapes V11-V39)
  • Leadership '88 (video tapes V40-V70)
  • Provenance

    The materials in this collection were received by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives from a variety of Lausanne Movement sources, 1978-2007.

    Accessions: 78-22, 78-26, 78-27, 78-28, 80-85, 80-99, 80-128, 80-132, 80-142, 80-151, 80-160, 80-174, 81-11, 81-12, 81-18, 81-40, 81-43, 81-54, 81-58, 81-82, 81-100, 81-127, 81-141, 82-37, 83-91, 84-90, 84-97, 85-2, 91-16

  • Processed: September 23, 1987
  • Paul Ericksen
  • B. Lewis
  • Mary Schimmels
  • Judy Watson
  • Katherine Elwell
  • Abraham Labiano
  • Robert Shuster
  • Steve Geitgey
  • Janyce Nasgowitz
  • Judy Tien

    Updated: December 22, 2005
  • Accessions: 88-50, 89-100, 89-121, 90-21, 90-100, 91-14, 92-107, 93-77, 95-182, 96-43, 96-87
  • Paul Ericksen
  • M. Thompson
  • T. Thompson
  • Jeremy Wells

    Updated: February 22, 2006
  • Accessions: 87-28, 91-14
  • Paul Ericksen
  • Jeremy Wells

    Updated: December 19, 2006
  • Accessions: 91-14, 93-71, 96-50
  • Paul Ericksen
  • J. Anderson
  • Timothy Gulsvig
  • Jeremy Wells

    Updated: December 24, 2010
  • Accessions: 87-16, 91-14, 93-71, 06-33, 06-40, 07-41, 07-42, 07-64, 08-14
  • Paul Ericksen
  • Hannah Parish
  • Amber Thomas
  • Jeremy Wells

    Updated: August 30, 2012
  • Accessions: 11-38
  • Paul Ericksen

    Updated, May 21, 2021
  • Accessions 10-77, 10-83, 10-88, 11-34, 11-38, 11-43, 11-60, 13-35, 14-02, 14-44, 16-45
  • Bob Shuster
  • Beth Hicklin-Campbell
  • Background Information

    Chronology of LCWE-Related Meetings Documented in the Collection

    The following list outlines those congresses on evangelism leading up to the Lausanne Congress or those sponsored fully or in part by the Lausanne Committee and its Working Groups. Numerous other meetings are documented in the files in this collection as well; the researcher should consult the Container List and/or the Cross Reference List of this guide for these.

  • World Congress on Evangelism, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 26-Nov. 4, 1966
  • U.S. Congress on Evangelism, Minneapolis, MN Sept. 8-13, 1969
  • International Congress on World Evangelization (ICOWE), Lausanne, Switzerland, July 16-25, 1974
  • Consultation on the Homogeneous Unit Principle (HUP), Pasadena, CA, May 31-June 2, 1977
  • Consultation on the Gospel & Culture, Willowbank, Bermuda, Jan. 6-13, 1978
  • North American Conference on Muslim Evangelism, Colorado Springs, CO, Oct. 15-21, 1978
  • U.S. Consultation on the Simple Lifestyle, Ventnor, NJ, Apr. 25-29, 1979
  • International Consultation on the Simple Lifestyle, London, England Mar. 17-21, 1980
  • Consultation of World Evangelization, Pattaya, Thailand June 16-27, 1980
  • American Festival of Evangelism, Kansas City, KS, July 27-31, 1981
  • Consultation on the Relationship between Evangelism and Social Responsibility (CRESR), Grand Rapids, MI June 16-23, 1982
  • International Prayer Assembly, Korea, June 6-11, 1984
  • Oslo ‘85 - Consultation on the Work of the Holy Spirit and World Evangelization, Oslo, Norway, May 28-June 1, 1985
  • Singapore '87, the International Conference for Younger/Emerging Christian Leaders, Singapore, June 1-10, 1987
  • Leadership '88, the U.S. Conference for Emerging/Younger Leaders, Washington DC, June 27-July 1, 1988
  • International Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne II), Manila, Philippines, July 11-20, 1989
  • Budapest Global Summit, Budapest, Hungary, September 1-7, 1991
  • 2004 Forum on World Evangelization, Pattaya, Thailand, September 29-October 5, 2004
  • International Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne III), Cape Town, South Africa, October 16-25, 2010
  • Glossary of Terms

    The following is an abbreviated list of more commonly used terms and acronyms used in the materials in this collection.

  • BGEA: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
  • CCWE: Commission on Cooperation in World Evanglization
  • COWE: Consultation on World Evangelization, Pattaya, Thailand, 1980
  • COWE Catalysts: Individuals designated by geographical region to stimulate involvement in COWE study groups
  • COWE: Consultants: Specialists assigned to each advise one of the COWE Mini-Consultations
  • COWE Conveners: Individuals who called together participants in a COWE Study Group on a local or regional level
  • COWE Interest Groups: Informal groupings at the Thailand meeting gathered around common types of work or obstacles
  • COWE International Coordinators: Individuals coordinating the local COWE Study Groups for a particular "Reaching..." section. Their task was to compile the work done by the local Study Groups into a single report which would serve as the initial basis for the work done by the corresponding Mini-Consultation at the Thailand meeting.
  • COWE Mini- Consultations (MC): Working sessions at the Thailand meeting which interacted with the reports and data compiled by the International Coordinators from the various local Study Groups. The number and titles of the MC's correspond with the number and titles of the Study Groups. Each MC was expected to prepare a paper on the topic of "Reaching... (designated people group).
  • COWE Regional Groups: Groups brought together at the Thailand meeting to interact on the specific needs and difficulties of their geographical regions.
  • COWE Study Groups: Groups formed throughout the world to study and prepare reports on the history and needs of particular target groups, i.e., City Dwellers or Hindus, etc., in specific geographic areas. The product of each group's work was compiled and edited by the broader Study Group's International Coordinator. That report was then presented as the basis for the work done by the corresponding Mini-Consultation (MC) at the Thailand meeting. The number and titles of the Study Groups correspond with the number and titles of MC's.
  • COWE Sub-Plenaries: Sessions at the Thailand meeting intended consider and evaluate the preliminary papers prepared by each of the Mini-Consultations (MC), and make recommendations to the MC's for further consideration in preparing the final draft of their paper.
  • CRESR: Consultation on the Relationship between Evangelism and Social Responsibility, Grand Rapids, 1982
  • ERCDOM: Evangelical/Roman Catholic Dialogue on Missions
  • HUP: Homogeneous Unit Principle
  • Lausanne Associates: See Senior Associates
  • ICOWE: International Congress on World Evangelization, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1974 (also referred to as the Lausanne Congress)
  • Lausanne II: Second International Congress on World Evangelization, Manila, Philippines, 1989
  • Lausanne II track designers: Persons responsible for the designing the elective track sessions for the 1989 Congress
  • LCWE: Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization
  • LOP: Lausanne Occasional Paper(s)
  • Observers: Designation used both at ICOWE and COWE for an individual who was not invited as a participant but wanted to attend, bore their own expenses and attended without the voting privileges given to participants.
  • Participant: Designation used both at ICOWE and COWE for an individual who was invited to the meeting, whose expenses were partly or fully covered by the meeting, and who was given voting privileges in the meeting's deliberations.
  • Search Committee: LCWE Committee authorized to recommend candidates to the LCWE Executive Committee for the post of Executive Secretary, which was vacated upon the resignation of Gottfried Osei-Mensah.
  • Senior Associates: Individuals appointed by vote of LCWE members to serve as coordinators for a specific ministry area or reaching a specific people group as emphasized during the 1980 Consultation in Thailand. The program began in 1981 with the associates known as Lausanne Associates; the term Senior Associates appears to have begun to be used around 1984.
  • Title
    Collection 046 Records of the Lausanne Movement
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