The Lausanne Movement arose out of the first international Congress on World Evangelization convened by Billy Graham and attended by leaders from 150 countries. Out of it came the Lausanne Covenant – a wonderful document used ever since as a balanced statement of the Church’s mission. It was here that John Stott first crafted the phrase, “the Whole Church taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole World.” We spoke of this briefly in our series on I am the Church, on The Call To Mission -Connecting to a Hurting World.
Let me encourage you to read further on this vital understanding of Mission. Lausanne has an amazing website with documents and papers from all of its conferences and global study groups. I’ll link here to the section that further explains the “Whole” emphases. The article by Christopher Wright is especially helpful.