Reaching the Foreigner Among Us: Church and Agency Partnering Together - Part 1

God is moving the nations to us. Migration is part of God’s sovereign plan to bring the nations to Himself. Learn how to move your church toward effectively engaging diaspora communities. This event will challenge paradigms of ministry, suggest ministry pathways and propose ways your church can partner with missions agencies to reach unreached people groups among us.

Talk #1 Reframe: Rethinking Church and Agency Approaches to Missions in Light of the Diaspora

This session will describe the current playing field in diaspora ministry, discuss how strategies used by agencies and churches can either hinder or help each other, and propose a way forward working together.

Kevin King

President
International Project

Kevin King is the President of International Project, an organization that focuses on church planting among unreached people groups in ethnic communities and on university campuses. Kevin launched Equip, a one-year program focusing on training cross-cultural church planters who will start simple multiplying churches. Kevin’s vision is to see a movement of churches started among unreached people groups starting with diaspora communities, and spreading to least evangelized countries. You can learn more about International Project’s ministry at: www.internationalproject.org

Talk #2 Renew: Changing Your Church’s Heart Toward the Foreigner

This session will address the heart issues within the church regarding migration, and discuss how church leaders can move their people toward loving the foreigner and seeing migration as an opportunity for missions.

Bill Kynes

Senior Pastor
Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale

Bill Kynes is the senior pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, VA, where he has served since 1986. He and his wife Susan have four married sons and ten grandchildren. Bill attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, receiving an M.A. in theology. He received an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, IL, before returning to England for a Ph.D. in New Testament from Cambridge University. His publications include A Christology of Solidarity: Jesus as the Representative of His People in Matthew (1990) and Seven Pressing Questions: Addressing Critical Challenges to Christian Faith (2015). He serves as a Senior Fellow with the C. S. Lewis Institute and has served on a number of boards of the EFCA and other Christian organizations, including Trinity International University and The Gospel Coalition.