This year's COSIM gathering will be co-hosted by Christian Aid Mission and Advancing Native Missions in Charlottesville, Virginia. The gathering will follow an open-space meeting format, drawing upon the expertise, experience and wisdom of participants to guide and generate discussion on relevant issues and challenges. The meeting will have four basic sections or themes focused on area-specific partnership (e.g. Africa, China, etc), Church-based partnerships, best-practices in cross-cultural partnership, and collaboration between support agencies. Registration can be done at www.cosim2016.org.