What is the Global Workplace Forum?

In June 2019, the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum (GWF) will bring together a diverse range of influencers from 140 countries in order to mobilize the whole church—in every corner of the global workplace—as bearers of the gospel. 

The next great work of God is through the believers in the workplace
— Billy Graham | Founder of the Lausanne Movement

GWF Participants

Who has been invited to attend the Global Workplace Forum?

  • 800 to 1000 globally representative participants
  • At least 50% will be from the secular workplace
  • At least 30% will be women
  • At least 30% will be younger leaders
  • Intentional inclusion of voices from all occupations, including blue-collar and ‘no collar’ workers

What’s happening in Canada relating to GWF?

The limited space at the Global event in Manila does not limit your opportunity to be involved in the discussion in Canada. A series of pre and post Manila consultations and forums are being planned across Canada, in early 2019. You are welcome to participate and will be given an opportunity to sign up. Locations, dates and any specific workplace topics will be updated on this website as soon as they become available.

To host a session in your city or receive updates about events contact us:

We have too long neglected the 99% who are not in full-time professional ministry.
— Michael Oh | President of the Lausanne Movement



Mobilize the whole church—in every corner of the workplace—as bearers of the gospel.



Break down the sacred-secular divide.



Return to the biblical truth that every believer is involved in the work of God.



Work together toward kingdom impact in every sphere of society.


The Cape Town Commitment

Truth & the Workplace

The Bible shows us God’s truth about human work as part of God’s good purpose in creation. The Bible brings the whole of our working lives within the sphere of ministry, as we serve God in different callings.
— Lausanne Cape Town Commitment

“By contrast, the falsehood of a ‘sacred-secular divide’ has permeated the Church’s thinking and action. This divide tells us that religious activity belongs to God, whereas other activity does not. Most Christians spend most of their time in work which they may think has little spiritual value (so-called secular work). But God is Lord of all of life. ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men’, said Paul, to slaves in the pagan workplace. . . "

Cape Town Commitment (II-A-3C)