The October 2020 Gathering has been moved to November 2021. The “Impact Groups” of the LE2020 Conversation are still running.
The Lausanne Europe 2020 Gathering that was going to take place in Poland next October, has been postponed to 17-21 November 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Lausanne Europe 2020 coordination team decided to postpone the conference because they had both pastoral and practical concerns for the delegates, but also considered that travel restrictions might still be in place in some parts of Europe in October, which would prevent them from attending the Gathering, Lars Dahle, the Chair of Lausanne Europe 2020, explained.
According to the organisers, “whilst the Gathering has been postponed, the LE2020 Conversation has already begun. For the last few months, Lausanne Europe delegates and other church leaders and influencers have been meeting across Europe in what are called Impact Groups”.
“The idea is that each of the 800 selected delegates form an Impact Group of 10-12 people to reflect on the key issues for mission in Europe today, on Scripture, discipleship, mobilisation, and prayer”, they added.
The organisers of LE2020 hope that, “by the time the delegates meet up in Wisla, Poland in November 2021, as many as 10,000 evangelical leaders might be part of the Lausanne Europe Conversation”.
Despite the postponement, a virtual event is being planned for October 2020, where “delegates and their Impact Groups will be encouraged to come together online and be introduced to some of the key issues of the 2021 gathering, under the theme of Dynamic Gospel - New Europe”.
“For this is the purpose of Lausanne Europe: that all these initiatives might contribute to the evangelisation of Europe”, the organisers concluded.
The LE2020 Conversation is open to all, and more information on how to start an Impact Group can be found here.