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A Global Network of Legal Professionals

Faith and Law Around the Globe (FLAG)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is FLAG?

Faith and Law Around the Globe (FLAG) is a global network of legal professionals, including attorneys, judges, law faculty and students. FLAG exists to:

1.    Reach legal professionals with the gospel;

2.    Help legal professionals to integrate their faith into their work as legal professionals;

      3.  Train and equip legal professionals to recognize and use their platform and network of relationshipsto communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ; and 

      4.  Provide an opportunity for intercultural fellowship and exchanges among legal professionals from around the world.

Why does FLAG work with legal professionals?

Reaching the hearts and minds of leaders and influencers around the world with the transforming power of the gospel is key to bringing about true societal transformation for any country.  If we can capture the hearts of the leaders and influencers, the society will follow.  By the grace of God, legal professionals are such leaders and influencers.  They have God-given platforms and relationships that can be used to reach their spheres of influence with the message of salvation. 

What are Platforms and Spheres of Influence?

In the case of legal professionals, their platform is the legal profession itselfwhich gives them a voice of authority and leadership.  Spheres of influence are areas in the lives of legal professionalsin whichthey have influence and can make an impact.  The areas and ways in which they can influence these areas include:

1.    Their personal lives –growing in their faith and allowing God to transform their lives.

2.    Family and friends– devoting more time to their intimate circles of closest relationships resulting in marriages that are firmly grounded in God, using teaching opportunities with their children to share about faith and a relationship with God, and living a life with their friends that is consistent with their faith.

3.    Work – living a life of integrity and humility as they interact with co-workers, clients, and other legal professionals.

4.    The local community – reaching out to towns and cities, through church activities, Bible studies, addressing local issues using biblical principles, and being good stewards of God’s creation.

5.    Their nation and the world –addressing national and global issues through the lens of the gospel.

What strategy does FLAG use to reach legal professionals?

FLAG’s strategy is to use a combination of global convocations, regional and national conferences and regular local gatherings of legal professionals to train and equip legal professionals to help build spiritual movements among legal professionals and to encourage them in turn to build spiritual movements in their individual spheres of influence.  Global convocations are designed to encourage those in attendance to return to their home country and launch FLAG movementsthere. Country movements are designed to spawn local movements.  At the local level, legal professionals meet together for

  • prayer;
  • discussions about how their faith can impact their legal practice and help them overcome challenges;
  • Biblical discipleship; and
  • training in how to becomeChrist-centered, multiplying disciples in their spheres of influence.

Where have global convocations been held?

FLAG convened global convocations in Berlin (2008), Hong Kong (2013) and South Africa (2016).

When and where is the next global convocation?

The next global convocation will be held April 4–8, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, United States of America.

What happens after a global convocation?

Global convocations should cast vision for what God can accomplish through legal professionals and act as a catalyst for transformation of our profession and communities. The desired outcome is that global convocations will lead to national and regional conferences. 

Where have FLAG regional and national conferences been held?

Following the global convocations held in 2008 and 2013, delegates returned to their home countries with a desire to replicate FLAG in their countries.  The first national FLAG conference was held in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2014.  The following year, a national conference was held in Sri Lanka, a regional conference in India, a national conference in Gabon and a second national conference in the DRC.  In 2016, following the global convocation in South Africa, introductory FLAG meetings were held at three different locations in Cameroon and a conference was held in the Middle East February 1-4, 2017.

What FLAG regional and national conferences are currently in the planning stages?

Conferences are being planned in Cameroon August 9-11, 2017 and in Kenya December 14–18, 2017.  A Francophone regional FLAG conference will be held in Cote d’Ivoire February 22-24, 2018 and conferences are in the early stages of planning for the Philippines, East Asia and Europe.

What happens after a regional or national FLAG?

Regional FLAG conferences are a time for legal professionals in the region to gather to share best practices they are using in their individual countries to share the principles of FLAG and to encourage each other.  Those in attendance from countries where no FLAG program exists are encouraged to launch a national FLAG program in their home countries.

National FLAG conferences are an opportunity to introduce the legal professionals in a country to the principles of FLAG.  Ideally, the organizers of a national conference will obtain contact information from conference delegates to use in organizing recurring FLAG meetings among the delegates and legal professionals within their spheres of influence. It is at these local meetings that prayer, Biblical discipleship and training in building spiritual movements will occur.  These local follow-up activities should result in a community from which plans for spiritually impacting the local and national communities will emerge.

Have national and local FLAG groups developed as a result of global and regional conferences? 

Yes.  As an example, two representatives from the Democratic Republic of Congo attended the Berlin global convocation in 2008.  Four legal professionals (including one of the attendees at the Berlin convocation) and one Cru staff member attended the 2013 global convocation in Hong Kong.  Their purpose in coming was to be able to return to the DRC and host a FLAG conference there.  In 2014, they held the first national conference in Lubumbashi which was attended by approximately 50 people.  Immediately following the conference, a meeting was held to introduce approximately another 50 legal professionals to the purposes and mission of FLAG.The next year in 2015 the DRC held their second national FLAG conference, this time in the capital city of Kinshasa where another 55 people attended. A movement was clearly beginning.  Legal professionals in FLAG DRC were running the FLAG program in the DRC.

In 2016 a delegation of 35legal professionals form DRC attended the 2016 global convocation in South Africa.  They returned home to hold their third FLAG national conference in the capital of Kinshasa, an event that was attended by 148 legal professionals.  This conference was totally locally organized and staffed.  This gathering also extended the reach of FLAG DRC into two additional provinces in the DRC.

The DRC FLAG team is now beginning to serve as a resource for other countries within Francophone Africa who desire to hold national FLAG conferences.  They are not only expanding the FLAG movement within the DRC but working with their neighbors to develop a regional presence for FLAG in Francophone Africa.

Will FLAG help me develop a FLAG program for my country or region?

Absolutely!  Please contact FLAG at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the International Director of FLAG, Bob Trierweiler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know of your interest.  We will have one of our FLAG staff members put you in touch with any local FLAG groups that may already exist in your area or in the absence of such a local program, work with you directly to help you develop a FLAG program for your country in conjunction with a local partnering ministry such as LeaderImpact.

Where can I find additional information about FLAG?

Visit the FLAG global website at FLAGglobal.org or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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