A Church of visible and
vibrant practice of integrity and
Empowering the people of God
to champion the value and
practice of integrity and effective
A person of integrity and anti-corruption is moral in character, ethical in action, truthful in dealings, accountable at all times, and engages in transforming the society.
Identify and advance good governance, accountability structures, and anti-corruption advocacies.
Pursue and engage in the promotion of ethical life discipleship.
Educate and teach the principles and practice of integrity.
Promote models, studies, initiatives, and best practices of integrity and anti-corruption at both the individual and institutional levels.
History & Introduction
The Global Integrity Network is an issue network of the World Evangelical Alliance and the Lausanne Movement on Integrity and Anti-Corruption - which is a response to the Call to Action of The Cape Town Commitment for the church to identify and expose corruption in the church and society and to renounce and repent from this menace in the name and authority of Jesus as Lord.
Our understanding of integrity is wholeness - the entirety of life brought into submission to Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. We see the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world - a call to leave no one and nothing out. The call to personal integrity is about bringing the whole of life into alignment with the person, the teaching, and the example of Jesus Christ. Jesus is Lord of all. There is no sector of society, no corner of creation, no aspect of personal life that Christ does not claim as his. Not finances, not business, not sexuality, not motives. Integrity is about wholeness on the personal level.
That good news includes the whole story of God and his interactions with human race, from creation, to the fall, to redemption, to the final consummation - all centered in the person and work of the promised Messiah, Jesus, who lived a sinless life, who died in voluntary sacrifice for our sins, who was raised triumphantly from the dead, who has ascended to heaven, and from which he will return to establish his eternal kingdom in a transformed heaven and earth. A life of integrity expresses the gospel and prepares the way for the gospel, the good news of grace and truth revealed in Jesus Christ.
The focus on integrity addresses what may be the greatest hindrance to world evangelization; that is, the lack of integrity in the church. If our lives do not express integrity, wholeness, freedom from corruption, if there are inconsistencies and cracks, people will not believe or welcome our message. They will reject the good news as too good to be true, or as obviously not relevant. The stakes are immensely high.
The Global Integrity Network has an opportunity not only to build common ground with those who do not yet believe, and to prepare the way for the proclamation and further demonstration of the gospel, but it also has an opportunity to rally the global church and its leaders, so that the church does not through its hypocrisy and its lack of integrity undermine or undo all that is being done to bear witness the good news of Jesus throughout the world.
Dr. Manfred Kohl
Eva Marie Famador
Dr. Yoon Hee Kim
Dr. Willy Kotiuga
Dr. Gershon Mwiti
Bp. Nick Nedelchev
Dr. Matthew Niermann
Bp. Efraim Tendero Co-Catalyst
Dr. Kelly O’Donnell
Dr. Lazarus Phiri Zambia
Bp. Dr. Cesar Punzalan Philippines
Dr. Johannes Reimer Germany
Dr. Ivan Rusyn Ukraine