Location: Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport
3220 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85040, United States
Book online or call: 800-315-2621
Purpose: Learning with others /networking with others about cross-cultural partnership—to bless the peoples of the world
Theme: “LISTEN: Deepening the Conversation in Cross-Cultural Partnership”
The conference is for: Mission agency leaders, mission pastors, missionaries, lay leaders involved in cross-cultural ministry or partnerships, staff members of partnership mission agencies, funding and foundation leaders—anyone and everyone involved in cross-cultural partnership or the support of indigenous ministries.
Rationale: As members of the global Church collaborating to bless the peoples of the earth, we will explore together the hard work and vital role of LISTENING.
The need is greater than ever for the global church to collaborate wisely and fruitfully across East and West, North and South—through a spirit of mutual servanthood. This mutual servanthood cannot happen without deep listening—to one another and to the Lord of the the nations. This COSIM conference exists to help us move forward in this arena.
“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” –Matthew 11:15
Please join us May 6–8, 2013 in Phoenix!
Interactive plenary sessions will include…
Exploring a Common Language for “Sailing” in Our Cross-Cultural Partnerships (Alex Araujo, United World Mission)
When the West Meets the Rest: Problems, Solutions, and the Role of Listening (Samuel Chiang, International Orality Network)
Listening to the Persecuted Church: Lessons for Cross-Cultural Partnership in the Middle Eastern Context (Brother Karim, Jay Temple, Eric Vess, Advancing Native Missions)
The Hard Work of Dreaming Together: Partnership in the Latin American Church to Bless the Peoples of the Muslim World (Allan Matamoros, Steve Johnson, Pueblos Musulmanes Int’l., Latin America Mission)
Partnership in the Context of Orality: Where Literate and Oral Cultures Clash (Malcolm Hartnell, Phoenix Seminary)
Honoring the African Local Church & Community: Equipping Local Church Leaders to Care for Children Orphaned by AIDS (Michelle Tessendorf, Orchard: Africa)
Listen Well to Begin Well: Develop the Skills for a Better Trajectory for Your Cross-Cultural Partnership (Phil Thornton, Global Impact Missions)