How Does a Global Missions Network Engage with the Younger Generation?

“Various global and national Christian mission networks have a new or renewed commitment to developing younger leaders. Some have realized that young people are not, or are no longer, part of their networks. Some know that their senior leadership team will soon retire and, if they do not invest now, no younger leaders will be available to step in and step up. “


In 2016, the Lausanne Movement launched a ten-year strategy of engaging with younger leaders globally called Lausanne Younger Leaders Generation (YLGen).

Within YLGen, different initiatives were formed, tested, and adapted. As the strategy is now in its second phase, what has been learned from the first three years of engagement?

How do younger leaders need to develop as disciples, followers,and leaders? How can senior leaders encourage, support, and challenge? What are some of the gaps between the generations, and how should Lausanne seek to bridge those gaps on a global scale? This article will seek to answer such questions by drawing from a number of relevant surveys.

Key Ideas

  • Young leader profiles
  • YLGen background
  • Lessons learned from first three years

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