Christians should be people of integrity — the world is watching us as we image Christ, and if we are not living with integrity, we shame Him. Sadly, failures of integrity happen far more often than we would like, with devastating consequences for churches and ministries. I was intrigued, then, to see the Lausanne Movement (a Christian missions collective) talking about the need for global integrity as an integral part of our missions movements:
We believe our common identity and shared responsibility as Christians who are global citizens can be leveraged to integrate integrity into the individual-institutional-international levels, and everything in-between. We believe it is a propitious season to invest in global integrity.
We envision a growing, sustainable Global Integrity Movement, perhaps catalyzed by the Lausanne Movement in collaboration with other major groups. It would be a platform for ‘connecting influencers, integrity, and ideas for global mission’.