The Transformation of the Church

A Database of Historical and Current Data on the Strategic Partnerships &

Interlocking Directorates of Organizations in the Global Ecumenical Movement



The World Evangelical Fellowship [WEF, 1951]


[revived from “dying embers” by the NAE / roots in the Evangelical Alliance 1846]


Evangelical Alliance UK 2001: "Uniting [All] to Change Society"


About WEF


WEF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

                        U.N Resolution 1996/31

“Principles applied in establishing consultative relations with non-governmental organizations:

“2. The aims and purposes of the organization shall be in conformity with the spirit, purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

“3. The organization shall undertake to support the work of the United Nations and to promote knowledge of its principles and activities, in accordance with its own aims and purposes and the nature and scope of its competence and activities.”

“25. Organizations to be accorded special consultative status because of their interest in the field of human rights should pursue the goals of promotion and protection of human rights in accordance with the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.”


Originally WEF's mission was viewed as being similar to that of the United Nations

having the same vision of “unity and cooperation” as being the promoter of the annual Week of Prayer

WEF sponsors the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church** [IDOPPC] - Steve Haas

            IDOPPC Advisory Board


WEF and the Roman Catholic Church

WEF participation: Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium [1994]

- WEF on drafting committee, representative Brian O'Connell

WEF has published:
A Contemporary Evangelical Perspective on Roman Catholicism
The Nature and Mission of the Church: Conversations between the World
Evangelical Fellowship and the Roman Catholic Church" [1999, WEF Theological Commission]


WEF at the Tantur Ecumenical Centre [Vatican-owned]

“In 1993 there was a first meeting in Venice (Italy) for conversations between Evangelical and Roman Catholic representatives, co-sponsored by the World Evangelical Fellowship and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The themes were Justification, Scripture and Tradition. As a follow up to it, a second meeting for conversations was held in the Ecumenical Institute of Tantur (Jerusalem), Oct. 12-19, 1997.”


WEF History & Leadership since 1951***

Prominent Leaders associated with WEF today:

• Peter Kuzmic - WEF Theological Commission

Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization

International Board of AD2000 and Beyond

Assemblies of God**

                        • Luis Palau

            Ravi Zacharias       






WEF's Theology Commission [1973]***

How it relates to/ strategizes for the Association of Theological Schools [ATS] which accredits US schools of theology/ schools of divinity; developing a global curriculum.


WEF's Thelogical Leadership Development

Theological Training for Leaders of the Global Church

WEF's use of  YWAM's Discipling the Nations [DNA]


WEF's Religious Liberty Commission  


            John Langlois - Chairman

            Samuel Ericsson- Christian Legal Society & Advocates International

Robert Seiple - World Vision & Institute for Global Engagement


WEF's Youth Commission

Paul Fleishmann, National Network of Youth Ministries [NNYM]

[see Mobilizing Churches for Prayer, NNYM]


WEF Commission on Women's Concerns

Executive Chair: Winnie Bartel - National Association of Evangelicals [NAE] board

[see NAE]

            WEF's Global Celebration for Women*** [September 2001]



WEF Member Organizations

World Evangelical Fellowship is a global network of 120 national/regional evangelical church alliances, 104 organizational ministries and 6 specialized ministries serving the worldwide church through WEF.


[partial listing]


WEF Affiliates

*          Dawn Ministries

*          International Christian Media Commission (ICMC)


WEF Associate Members  (listed in alphabetical order)

*          AD2000 and Beyond Movement**

*          Campus Crusade for Christ International

*          Chinese Coordinating Centre of World Evangelization

*          Christian and Missionary Alliance 

*          Church of God World Missions

*          Compassion International

*          COMIBAM - Iberoamericana 

*          Evangelical Free Church Mission 

*          Every Home for Christ International 

*          Global Mapping International

*          Global March for Jesus**  

*          InterDev [Brian O'Connell - also NAE Governmental Affairs, D.C.]

*          International Bible Society

*          Jews for Jesus

*          Luis Palau Evangelistic Association

*          Mission Aviation Fellowship

*          Navigators

*          OC International

*          OMS International

*          Operation Mobilisation

*          Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

*          Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM)

*          SIM

*          The Sentinel Group**

*          Trainers of Pastors International Coalition (TOPIC)

*          United States Center for World Mission

*          World Concern

*          Youth for Christ International


WEF 11th General Assembly 2001 ~ World Evangelical Fellowship





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