Spring 2016 Conference
Global Church for a Global World
Hong Kong, April 11-14
One out of every eight people now live outside their home country. As these global citizens seek to find meaning away from home, many are coming to faith in places where the church is both multi-cultural and cross denominational. International Church pastors from around the world will be gathering in Hong Kong to declare together, it’s time, we need, “a global church for a global world”.
Come explore with us what this growing trend means for the greater body of Christ. Hear from International Church leaders their “best practices” in dealing with the unique issues that we wrestle with as global church pastors. We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong, April 11-14, 2016.
A few years ago I visited King of Kings Community in Jerusalem (www.kkcj.org) during a trip to meet with international […]Read More ›
In Doing God’s business, author Paul Stevens (2006) aims not to write “a ‘how-to’ book on leadership or management,” but […]Read More ›
In Kingdom Calling, Amy Sherman (2011) puts the cookies on the lower shelves when it comes to exploring and practicing […]Read More ›
By David Young Summary: To be a diaspora Christ-follower is a liminal experience with all of the tensions of being […]Read More ›
Rest/Counsel/Care Resources for International Church Leaders This is a sampling of retreat/counselling/vacation/guesthouse venues/services available for retreat/restoration/vacation for cross-cultural workers and […]Read More ›
Summary: These unique characteristics (mobility, diversity, leadership vacuum) can be approached as problems for pastoral staff and leadership. For example, research […]Read More ›
Summary: This oasis/nurture mindset—with its primary inward focus on member care and shepherding—is inadequate for making disciples of this highly […]Read More ›
Jacob BloembergLead Pastor / Hanoi International Fellowship
“We had some fuel going but MICN was the spark that ignited our IC to become missional. The language, phrasing, encapsulating big ideas into capturing statements made it transferable to our IC context.”
Cam ArensenFormer Senior Pastor / Evangelical Community Church of Abu Dhabi
“The only place I can meet with true peers! MICN is my home base, which is not geographic or organization, but a solid group of good friends.”
David KingSenior Pastor / Evangelical Church of Bangkok
"In the never-ending 'parade' of ministry to the transient diaspora of international churches, how refreshing it is to find a group of like-minded practitioners who minister to that 'parade'."
David YoungLead Pastor / Alliance Bible Church (previously Changwattana Community Church, Bangkok)
"It felt like we were planting a new church each year and with such high turnover we could have easily lost focus but our friends at MICN helped us understand that the challenges of the IC are our greatest ministry oppertunities."