How did LCJE begin?
In 1980, The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE) sponsored the Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE) in Pattaya, Thailand. "Reaching Jews" was one of the 17 mini-consultation groups at that event. The enthusiasm of the leaders in the field of Jewish evangelism who attended to expand the network gave rise to the formation of a task force, now called the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE).
What has happened since?
LCJE has since 1983 met for international consultations every 3-4 years.The different LCJE chapters have met on a regular basis. There are chapters in North America, Europe, Israel, South Africa, AustralAsia, Japan, and Latin America.To find the contact information on the different Area Coordinators see here. For papers from the different conferences go to Papers.
The quarterly LCJE Bulletin is published to keep its members up to date on what is happening in between consultations.
The Basis of LCJE
LCJE is part of the Lausanne Movement and has as its basis the Lausanne Covenant. Members have to be in substantial agreement with the Lausanne Covenant.
For other Statements and related material.
The Aims of LCJE
LCJE is networking Jewish Evangelism by creating a platform where people involved in the field of Jewish evangelism can come together and
· Share information and resources
· Study current trends
· Stimulate one another's thinking on theological and missiological issues
· Strategize on a global level so that more Jewish people will hear and consider the Good News of Jesus
· Arrange consultations that will be useful to those engaged in Jewish evangelism
LCJE Rules & Procedures
For LCJE Rules & Procedures see here.
Who can join LCJE?
Jewish evangelism agencies, congregations engaged in Jewish evangelism, scholars and writers in the field, individual agency workers, and congregational leaders.
For different kinds of memberships.