Youth With A Mission (YWAM) leaders currently meeting on JeJu Island in South Korea have thrown their support behind a global strategy to bring one billion people to Christ in the next 25 years.
The Call2All is an initiative of the Global Pastor's Network, set up by the late Campus Crusade for Christ founder Bill Bright, which will pull together the evangelistic efforts of 200 Christian organisations.
It is based on the command of Jesus in Matthew 28: 18 - 20, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
The global effort will kick off in January 2008 with regional "strategy congresses" to be held in conjunction with other major mission events.
YWAM's Global Leadership Team is holding its annual meeting in JeJu until 28 August to lay down the vision for its mission work over the next few years.
"The opportunity to take part in a massive evangelism endeavor had GLT members on the edge of their seats," said YWAM. "GLT members recognised both the honour being accorded YWAM as well as the sublime task that lies ahead."
YWAM workers will co-host eight regional strategy conferences to take place around the world over the next two years, as well as 30 more throughout 2010.
The 51 GLT members to endorse YWAM's engagement in Call2All affirmed, "We commit by the grace of God to serve the Call2All movement without profile or recognition. We acknowledge our inability, but by faith we will accomplish all that God has for us."
Kevin Sutter, GLT member: "I have absolutely no question in my heart that God has been preparing us for this."
For more on Call2All go to www.call2all.org
YWAMers Join Global Initiative to Bring One Billion to Christ
Youth With a Mission commits to global strategy to bring one billion people to Christ over the next quarter century.
Published 28 August 2007 | Maria Mackay