About the Conference Organizers

This conference is an expression of the Lausanne International Researchers’ Network.  Steering Group members are: Peter Brierley, Philip Hughes, Darryl Jackson, Todd Johnson and Larry Kraft.

The 8th Lausanne International Researchers’ Conference is hosted by:

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About the Lausanne International Researchers’ Network

The Lausanne International Researchers’ Network promotes the sharing of skills, resources, materials, and ideas. It does this primarily through its International Conferences which meet every three to four years and have met in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and now Africa.

The Network encourages Christian researchers in their work and promotes increased interaction between members of the Network. Participation in the Network and attendance at the Conference is open to all who are in sympathy with the Lausanne Covenant and the aims of the Lausanne Movement. See www.lausanne.org for more information about the Lausanne Movement.

About MANI

The Movement for African National Initiatives (MANI) has invited the Lausanne International Research Network to Africa for the 8th Lausanne International Researchers Conference.

MANI is an African movement, a network of networks and African National Initiatives, focused on catalysing African National Initiatives and mobilizing the resources of the Body of Christ in Africa for the fulfilment of the Great Commission.

The MANI Vision is that: “…(Africa) be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” Habakkuk 2:14.

MANI’s stated purpose is to affirm, motivate, mobilize and network Christian leaders by inspiring them with the vision of reaching the unreached and least evangelized in Africa, and the wider world through: the communication of up to date research, reports and models; consultations; and prayer efforts focusing on the unfinished task. Learn more about MANI at www.maniafrica.com.

About the Community of Mission Information Workers

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Missions Commission created a task force to develop a global community of mission information workers.  This network produces a quarterly bulletin to encourage those involved in mission Information work.  Learn more about CMIW at www.globalCMIW.org.

About OC International

OC International is an inter-denominational, international, Christian faith mission sending agency. OC empowers local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. We believe that whole nations can be reached for Christ. With more than 500 mission workers, OC is involved in Missions Mobilization, Church Planting & Growth, Education, Holistic Ministry, Leadership Development, Member Care, Partnering & Bridge Building, Research, Sports Ministries, as well as Business for Transformation.  To learn more about OC’s ministry of research, visit www.OCresearch.info.