John has been involved in global and regional networks for church multiplication for several years. Now with his new role in the Asia Impact Team these connections become even more crucial as we seek to mobilize leaders to planting churches among Asia’s Unreached People Groups (UPG). October is a crucial month in seeing the big picture and properly aligning for the future.
- Global Alliance for Church Planting (GACX) Global Forum, September 28-30.
The Global Forum including over 2,000 participants worldwide starts today. This worldwide event that unites Kingdom workers from 112 countries has a focus on discipling and multiplying churches. Converge is a member and our Converge President Scott Ridout is the chair of the board. Scott will be one of the main speakers during the GACX Global Forum. John will be focusing on Japan, broader Asia, and connections for our Converge Asia Impact Team.
2. Lausanne Congress on Evangelism, Asia 2021/22 Conference, October 11-14.
John considers it a great privilege to be invited to be a part of this event. 1,000 leaders have registered from over 40 countries to consider ‘Megatrends in the Asian Church’. This Asia meeting will be online this year with an in-person meeting October 2022. The Global Lausanne Congress on World Evangelism will be held in Seoul Korea in 2023.
3. Converge Asia Impact Team Strategy Summit, Portland/Eugene, Oregon, Oct 19-23.
Our team will meet for the second time in person to pray, encourage, coach, strategize, and plan. John has much preparation as he leads on Buddhist cultures, coaching training, and leadership and movements. John and the team will also be able to visit reputably the finest Japanese garden in America!