Global Christian Forum

Important Papers

Over the years there have been a number of GCF events and gatherings that have produced important papers, discussion documents and articles which offer significant insight into a number of matters.

Many of these documents are available below. Except for the 2013 theological statement, ‘Our Unfolding Journey with Jesus Christ: Reflections on the Global Christian Forum Experience’ all are only available in English, as that is the language of their delivery. [‘Our Unfolding Journey’ is available in English, French and Spanish.]

Some of these document give a theological perspective on an issue or a concern to the GCF while others are reflections on the changing shape of world Christianity or on the nature of Christian unity, etc.

Below we have posted some of these papers and documents as a way of sharing their wisdom and insight. It is our hope that they will stimulate wider reflection and discussion on matters of great importance.

2013 Theological Statement:

‘Our Unfolding Journey With Jesus Christ: Reflections on the Global Christian Forum Experience.’ Three language versions available to download:

Our Unfolding Journey with Jesus Christ (ENG).pdf

La evolución de nuestro peregrinaje con Jesucristo (ESP).pdf

Notre Cheminement avec Jésus-Christ (FR).pdf 

Second Global Gathering: Manado (Indonesia), October 2011
  1. Witness and Unity in 21st Century World Christianity 
    Dr. Dana L. Robert, Boston University School of Theology, USA
  2. Trends and Changes in World Christianity
    Rev. Sang-Bok David Kim, ThD, DD, DLitt, WEA Chairman
  3. Life Together in Jesus Christ, Empowered by The Holy Spirit
    Mrs. Michelle Moran, President of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, UK
  4. Bearing Witness to Christ and to Each Other in the Power of the Holy Spirit 
    Rev. Dr. K.M. George, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, India
Int. Committee Meeting: Istanbul (Turkey), January 2011

Istanbul – Hegumen Philip Ryabykh – Trends and changes in the Russian Orthodox Church (42 KB)

Istanbul 2011 – Cecil M Robeck – Current status of Global Pentecostalism (192 KB)

Istanbul 2011 – James F. Puglisis – Trends and changes in the Catholic Church (45 KB)

 Istanbul 2011 – Lamin Senneh – Old Heartlands New Frontiers (54 KB)

 Istanbul 2011 – Lamin Senneh Presentation (33 KB)

 Istanbul 2011 – Prof. Dr Gennadios – Major trends in world Christianity (85 KB)

 Istanbul 2011 – Rev Dr Richard Bliese – Mission of Protestant Churches (46 KB)

 Istanbul 2011 – Revd Kim-kwong Chan – Emerging Christian Community in China (56 KB)

First Global Gathering: Limuru (Kenya), November 2007
  1. Discerning What God is Doing among His People Today: A Personal Journal 
    by Dr Wonsuk Ma, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies – Nov 2007, Nairobi, Kenya
  2. When East Meets West and North Meets South:
    The Reconciling Mission of Global Christianity (working draft) by Dr. Cheryl Jones
  3. “Words of Encouragement”
    by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
  4. Bible Studies
    Learning from Paul to pray for one another (Ephesians 1: 15-23)
  5. Tribute to Dr. George Vandervelde – Mgr. John A. Radano, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, member of the Committee on the Global Christian Forum.