TOKYO 2010 WORKSHOPS
ere will be 36 workshop presentations on May 12th and 13th, which will be held from 1:30 to 3:45
in the afternoon. ese workshops generally fall into five types of categories: History and analaysis of regional mission movements, disciple-making models in various spheres, issues relating to mission agencies and their work, study group counterparts of the task-forces that will follow in the next hour, and casting vision for finishing the task of reaching the remaining least-reached peoples. We have included here the text of outlines and position papers that we received in time for printing. Others that we receive after printing will be included on a CD, which will be made available to each delegate. Below are brief descriptions of each workshop.
Business and Missions Led by: Jacob Williams
Businessman and entrepreneur Jacob Williams will explore and propose ways mission agencies can partner with businesses to generate funds for ministry. e premise of Jacob’s thesis is that the tra- ditional methods of sending missionaries may be coming to a close, and new approaches need to be considered for funding the work.
Celebration and History of Regional Mission Movements (6 Workshops) Coordinated By Dr. Hisham Kamel, Dr. Paul Pierson, Decio DeCavarlho, Kyo Seong, Dr. Nakamura, Dr. Lee, Seth Anyomi, Rey Taniajura and Susanta Patra.
Six workshops will be held on May 12 and 13th giving an overview of what has happened in the mis- sions movement of a particular region over the last 100 years, as well as analysis of the current status of the movement and projections into the future. Regions covered will be Middle East, Latin America, East Asia, Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia and the West.
Challenges in Emerging Missions Led by: Gabriel Barau
An experienced mission leader and CEO of a Nigerian mission agency, Gabriel Barau, will address the practical real-world realities faced by today’s non-Western missions movement. Practical recommenda- tions and suggestions will be offered to overcome obstacles and learn from the progress of others which have successfully addressed commonly shared challenges.
Church Planting Movements: Led by: David Garrison, Kent Parks and Dale Park
Church Planting Movements (CPMs) are rapidly multiplying churches planting churches that sweep across a people group or population segment. is workshop will show you how God is at work in CPMs around the world. We will give special attention to the world’s fastest growing CPM, see- ing how 2 million new believers have been baptized and 80,000 new churches planted in less than a decade. Participants will learn how to adapt methods and insights from this movement into their own harvest field.