Mission Leaders Conference

Missio Nexus is partnering with Evangelical Missiological Society, Alliance for Excellence in Short-Term Mission and Ethnic America Network for the 2014 Mission Leaders Conference.

Registration for the Mission Leaders Conference is now closed. If you are already registered for the conference, please see the schedule below for more information.

Full Schedule

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    Globally Engaged Churches   Executive Leadership   Missiology Today (EMS)
    Diaspora/Ethnic Ministries (EAN)   Short-Term Mission (AESTM)   Mission Finance & Administration Seminar
Wednesday, September 24 • PRE-CONFERENCE
1:00–9:00 PM         Standards Introductory Workshop • $175, dinner included CPE credits offered at Mission Finance and Administration Seminar
Thursday, September 25 • PRE-CONFERENCE

Morning Pre-Conference Check-in for Attendees Only : 8:00 AM
Main Conference Check-in Opens: 10:30 AM
  Breakfast on Your Own
8:30 AM Church-Based Ministry to Immigrants • $49 • Damon Schroeder • Courtney Tudi • Jenny Yang • Leith Anderson Training Directors’ Roundtable • Mark Morgenstern • 11:00am     Standards Introductory Workshop • Continued  
9:00 AM CEO Roundtable • $39 • Cobie Langerak     CFO Roundtable • $39 • Tim Maxwell
12:00 PM Women’s Networking Forum Lunch • $29 • Eleanor Berry Women’s Networking Forum Lunch • $29 • Eleanor Berry
12:30 PM Lunch on Your Own
2:00 PM Set 1: SuperWorkshops Session 1
  Migration and Mission: Biblical Foundations for a Divine Perspective on New Global Realities • M. Daniel Carroll R. Migration and Mission: Biblical Foundations for a Divine Perspective on New Global Realities • M. Daniel Carroll R. Migration and Mission: Biblical Foundations for a Divine Perspective on New Global Realities • M. Daniel Carroll R. Engaging Diaspora Peoples in North America • T.V. Thomas • Voltaire D. Cacal • Chandler H. Im Past Reflections, Present Realities, Future Visions: The Church at Brook Hills and Short-Term Missions • J.D. Payne Recent Tax, Finance & Legal Developments • Dan Busby and John Van Drunen
3:30 PM Set 2: Workshops  
  Standing Up for Injustice: What Your Church Can Do to Help Free Modern Day Slaves Living Among Us • Bryson Vogeltanz Open the Door: Disciple Making Among Diaspora Muslim Unreached People Groups • John B.

1. Where Do We Stand Today on Global Migrations? • Mike Pocock

2. Diasporas, Transnationalism, Anthropology and Missions • Steve Ybarrola

3. Diaspora Ministry in the Book of Acts: Insights from Two Speeches of the Apostle Paul to Help Guide Diaspora Ministry Today • Larry Caldwell 

4. God’s New Humanity in Diaspora: A Church of the Nations, for the Nations • David E. Stevens

Welcoming the Stranger: How to Speak Up For and Minister to Immigrants Among Us • Jim Goodroe and Jenny Yang Short-Term Mission Partnerships: How Does That Work? • Daniel Rickett Session 2
Starts at 4:15 PM
  Update on Health Reform Issues • Danny Miller
5:45 PM Dinner
7:00 PM GENERAL SESSION: Immigration & Migration

Leith Anderson • President, National Association of Evangelicals
Jenny Yang • Vice President of Advocacy & Policy, World Relief
9:00 PM All Track Networking Receptions
Friday, September 26
  Breakfast on Your Own
8:00 AM           Session 3
Choose 1 or 2:
8:30 AM GENERAL SESSION: Globalization

Robert Doll • Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management
Steve Moore • President, Missio Nexus
1. Selecting & Implementing Accounting Software • John Harmon

2. Form 990 Tax Update • Adam Smith

9:15 AM Session 4
  Accountability & Tax for Missionary Activities • Gregg Capin and John Butler
10:30 AM Set 3: Workshops  
  Reimagine ‘Missions’ as being OPEN for Immigrants in Your Community • Jason Knapp Faith and Justice: The Church’s Answer to Slavery • Michele Rickett

1. The “With” of Diaspora Missiology: The Impact of Honor and Hospitality on Future Missionary Training, Sending and Partnership • Jacques Hebert  

2. Mapping the Diaspora with Facebook • Trevor Castor 

3. Assessing the Value of Diaspora Community Input to Missiological Research • Fred Farrokh 

4. Mission and the Palestinian Diaspora • Andrew Bush

Mobilizing of and Partnering with Diaspora Churches and Agencies • Gregg Detwiler and Voltaire D. Cacal

Choose 1 or 2:
1. Going Beyond Excellence in Short-Term Mission to Cohesion • David Bosworth

2. Beyond Welcome Back: 10 Things You Need to Know About Reentry • Lisa Espineli Chinn

Session 5
Starts at 10:50 AM
  Cultural Intelligence When Funding Foreign Organizations • Mary Lederleitner
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM           Session 6
1:30 PM Set 4: Workshops Changing Funding Models – Panel • Barb Bowman
  Globalization and Global Mission • Paul Borthwick Megacities and the Urban Future • Doug Batson

1. Ethiopian Immigrants as Cross-Cultural Missionaries: Activating the Diaspora for Great Commission Impact • Esther J. Stewart

2. Diaspora to the Diaspora: Engaging Diaspora Turkmen in Istanbul • Mark Hausfeld & Joshua Fletcher

3. Towards an Urban Model of Church-Mission Partnership among Diaspora Groups in San Francisco Bay • Leonard Stucky  

4. Organizing to Reach the Diaspora: A Case Study in Changing Overseas Structure from Geographic Components to Global Affinity Groups • Jerry Rankin 

Choose 1 or 2:
1. Enhancing Multi-Ethnic Diversity in Mission Leadership • John Sewak Ray and Roberto Foster

2. Addressing Blind Spots of the North American Church on Diaspora Peoples • Linda Gross and Roland Wells

OPEN Doors: Identifying Doors God Opens for Shorter Term Mission Endeavors and the Cost of Effective Integral Engagement • Gil Odendaal
3:00 PM           Session 7
3:30 PM Set 5: Workshops U.S. Funding for International Activities • Stuart Lark
  Witnessing to the Asian Diaspora • Allen Yeh CEO Panel and Open Forum • Executive Leadership Presenters • Faciliated by Marv Newell & Eldon Porter

1. Mission By and Beyond the Diaspora: Partnering with Diaspora Believers to Reach Other Immigrants and the Local People • Stan Downes

2. Three Models of Acculturation: Applications for Developing a Church Planting Strategy Among Diaspora Populations • David R. Dunaetz  

3. Faith on the Move: Mission, Migration, and the American Church • Allison Norton & Matthew Krabill

4. Diaspora Missiology and Beyond: Path Taken and Ways Forward • Enoch Wan

Global Missiological Implications of Reaching International Students • Lisa and Leiton Chinn

Choose 1 or 2:
1. Diaspora in North America and Mid-Term Missions • Don Johnson

2. Contributing to Poverty Alleviation Through an STM: It’s a Difficult Dance • Steve Corbett


Session 8
Starts at 4:15 PM

  Q&A Panel • Dave Cram, MFA Seminar Team & Presenters
            If registered/paid for MLC Add On, join us for dinner & remaining scheduled activities.
5:45 PM Dinner
7:00 PM GENERAL SESSION: Urbanization

Leroy Barber • Global Executive Director, Word Made Flesh
Ray Bakke • Urban Church Pastor & Advocate, Recipient of the 2014 Lifetime of Service Award
Saturday September 27
  Breakfast on Your Own
  Set 6: SuperWorkshops
9:00 AM Globalization and the Pressure Points of Our Age • J.D. Payne Globalization and the Pressure Points of Our Age • J.D. Payne Globalization and the Pressure Points of Our Age • J.D. Payne Intercultural Unity: Why It’s Missing and Why It Matters • Ken Baker • Bob Rasmussen Short-Term Missions can be a WIN, WIN, WIN: The Recipe for Success • Brian Heerwagen Please choose one of the Super Workshops listed at left.
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM General Session: Exploitation

Nikki Toyama-Szeto • Senior Director of Biblical Justice Integration & Mobilization, International Justice Mission
A Story of Justice • International Justice Mission (name withheld for the sake of privacy)
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