500 young people (25-35) from 100 countries will be traveling to Malaysia this September for the Younger Leaders Gathering, sponsored by Lausanne. You get to recommend who should be there and you have until March 31st to do so. I will be putting some names of YOUNG people forward. Here is the Recommendation Form
Alas, I am too old, to be considered this time and am being shelved with the old fogies on the dusty bookcase of history past. But back in 2001, when they were not too strict on age requirements, I got to stir up things at the 2001 Great Commission Roundtable, also in Malaysia. The GCR was actually a combined effort on the part of Lausanne, World Evangelical Fellowship and the AD2000 movement.
For my presentation, I showed some footage from the Epicenter event (Austin, 2001) and gave stories of the artists and young church planters that were participating. The other presenter, who was representing the emerging generation from the non-western world, was Donny from Indonesia who is part of a ministry seeing punks give their lives to Jesus on the streets of Jakarta.
But this year I will be absent from the meetings altogether . . probably smoking a pipe on my rocking chair, with all my old mates at the nursing home down the road.