Regheta to Attend Leadership Event in Budapest

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ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (March 16, 2007) – The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE) has selected Leonid Regheta to attend a senior leadership gathering in Budapest, Hungary, scheduled for June 18-22.

Regheta and his wife, Leanna, are project missionaries of the Evangelical Covenant Church in St. Petersburg. They are coordinating Covenant missions as well as developing relationships with other church leaders. Leonid also teaches at Saint Petersburg Christian University.

Last year, he was one of 550 people chosen to attend the LCWE  Younger Leaders Gathering in Malaysia. The LCWE picked Regheta to be one of 40 from the conference to attend the senior leadership event.

Regheta says the meeting “will focus on prayerful pursuit of the role leaders from around the globe can play in world evangelization.” The gathering’s leaders also will make the first public announcement of plans for the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne III) to be held in 2010.

The LCWE seeks to serve leaders worldwide by providing a place for Biblical discussion and the development of practical strategies to address world evangelization issues, Regheta says.

The spirit and ethos of Lausanne are rooted in the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin, Germany, co-sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Christianity Today magazine.  A much larger and internationally diverse congress and a globally representative planning group were convened in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1974 – thus the name of the movement (LCWE).  The continuation committee and the “Lausanne Covenant” are viewed by many to be the crowning achievement of that conference.

Those desiring to contribute to fund raising to help defray the $1,100 estimated cost for hotel, food and travel may send checks earmarked for “Regheta Lausanne Support” to the Department of World Mission, Evangelical Covenant Church, 5101 N. Francisco Ave., Chicago, IL, 60625.

Leanna will represent Russia at the Women Ministries Triennial XII in Chicago August 9-12. “I am honored to represent Russia at this gathering and carry the Russian flag at the special international service,” she says.

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