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Seoul Commitment

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In June of this year about a hundred church leaders from Mainland China joined their counterparts from around Asia and beyond for the Asian Church Leaders Forum, held in Seoul, Korea. In response to the conference's reaffirmation of the 2010 Cape Town Commitment the participants from China (many of whom had planned to attend the Lausanne Congress in Cape Town but were prevented from doing so) drafted their own commitment to engage as partners with the global church in world evangelization. Their statement is here reproduced in its entirety.

首尔承诺(中国)

我们承诺,领受福音的精神。我们立志谦卑学习洛桑的福音远象,行在福音的光中,在中国社会宣扬福音,在中国教会推动福音运动。

我们承诺,竭力保守圣灵所赐合而为一的心。我们立志效法洛桑的合一榜样,彼此接纳,活出圣约群体彼此相爱的样式,在世人和天使面前见证上帝,使他的荣耀得着称赞。

我们承诺,携手迈入普世宣教。我们立志领受洛桑的宣教异象,忠心为普世宣教祷告,展开宣教动员,推动宣教教育,差派宣教士。

我们承诺,全力培育新一代青年领袖。我们立志领受洛桑回应时代的精神,把福音远象传递给年轻一代,以创造性的方式传扬古旧的十架救恩。

Seoul Commitment (China)

We commit ourselves to loving the gospel of Christ. We are determined to humbly learn the vision of evangelization of the Lausanne Movement, to walk in the light of the gospel, to proclaim the gospel in Chinese society, and to advance the evangelical movement.

We commit ourselves to maintaining the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We are determined to receive one another, to strive for the unity exemplified in the Lausanne Movement and to live out a loving covenant community, so that we can bring praise to His glory as a spectacle to angels and men.

We commit ourselves to joining hands with the global church in world missions. We are determined to take the vision of world mission of the Lausanne Movement, to pray faithfully for world missions, and to take action in mission mobilization, mission education and missionary sending.

We commit ourselves to raising up younger leaders of the next generation. We are determined to respond to the challenges and opportunities of our era in the spirit of Lausanne Movement, pass the vision of evangelization onto the younger generation and proclaim the salvation message of the old rugged cross with creative methods.

Image credit: Seoul, by Clint Sharp, via Flickr

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