Dear CPI Registrants,
Are you ready? The momentum is picking up and we are excited as we anticipate gathering together next week from all over Japan to pray, worship, learn, refocus, renew, network, and share together the needs and opportunities for Gospel-centered church planting movements in Japan and beyond.
This will be one of our largest gatherings ever, so please take note of the following information which will help you with your packing and arrival for CPI (see map of the conference site in the below to understand the instructions below).
Your Arrival Registration will take place in the “CPI Lounge” of the Lake Hotel Saiko. You will be either lodging here or in the Hotel Kuwarubi (just a handful of people will be in a hotel about five minutes away). Our volunteer team will be waiting for your arrival outside and may be able to inform you which building you are lodging in if you want to unload first. Please be sure to register right away! Most of you arriving on Tuesday/Wednesday will be able to get into your rooms by 1 p.m. (or possibly earlier on Wednesday).
Parking is first come first serve in the back of the hotel buildings.
Urgent need for projectors (and adapters for laptops): If you have one that CPI can use during the sessions, please email email@example.com.
Coming with children?
-For children under 3, please bring your own food and bedding
Check out the conference website site http://conf.jcpi.net/ for train/bus/car directions, conference schedule, speaker and session info, signing up now for an appointment with one of our seven qualified consultants. Please note that there are special free hotel shuttle buses from Kawaguchiko station (no signup necessary) .
If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you soon!
Anne Marie Smoker
You can make an appointment from Tues Nov 10th to Fri Nov 13th with any of the seven excellent consulting staff by clicking on the weblink under each counselor’s name.
Any questions or issues please write JapanCPI@gmail.com.
This CPI Conference could be the best ever!
• CPI has moved to a new location! Mt. Fuji and Lake Saiko.
• The hotel is very new and a better value with awesome food.
• Everyone gets a room upgrade.
• At a cheaper price (for most people).
There are flyers posted at the websites
• English http://jcpi.net/events/national-conference
• Japanese http://www.jcpi.net/jpn/event/conf2015
More information is at the Conference websites (under construction)
• English http://conf.jcpi.net/
• Japanese http://conf.jcpi.net/jpn/
New Location: Good bye Hakone Hello Fuji Lake Saiko!
Japan 2015 CPI Conference
November 11 (Wed) – November 13 (Fri)
“everyone working together as a team is a great encouragement.”
This conference is designed for anyone who is interested in fostering and strengthening healthy churches in Japan and beyond.
Come learn together in a bilingual setting from those who have developed Best Practices in the frontlines of practical ministry in Japan. Worship, training, electives, networking, fellowship and more.
More information coming soon.
Please come early for the Pre-Conference
Our Special Pre-Conference Day November 10 (Tue) – November 11 (Wed)
A refocusing day for the entire CPI community with several options for personal assistance, several training tracks, elective seminars, and ministry team gatherings.
1. Gospel-centered Preaching
2. Training for Trainers (T4T)
More information Coming Soon.
Why I spent many hours today and yesterday trying to get folks to CPI conference.
I was calling and writing missionaries, Japanese pastors and dendoshi, and seminary students in our circles. I found 100,000 yen in our team and field budget to help seminary students attend.
I did that because I really believe there will be no better church planting and church development training for those we work with. They will be encouraged in the gospel. They have great stimulation from the messages, discussions, networking, and training tracks. Today and yesterday these hours calling and writing were some of the most strategic ministry hours I can spend. And, the money spent on people going some of the most strategic use of funds that we have.
So, for God’s glory and for the sake of lost Japan, who can you invite/ help fund TODAY?
Your partner in the gospel for the sake of lost Japan,
Feeling tired? A bit overwhelmed? Feeling under resourced? Thinking that in the midst of relief work happening in Tohoku that the CPI National Conference is less relevant to your ministry this year? We want you to know that every member of the CPI leadership team since 3.11 has been heavily involved in Tohoku in disaster response ministry. We are wrestling too with what ministry means in the “NEW NORMAL.” We debated cancelling the conference, but felt it was way too important this year to cancel.
At a time when many overseas are praying for Japan we want to come together and allow God to touch us and encourage us and send us out as people ready to see a NEW WAVE OF CHURCH PLANTING INITIATIVES across Japan.
We also want you to know that we have RESOURCES there for missionaries, Japanese pastors and lay people interested in church planting multiplication. We have speakers and trainers from the Japanese context to bless us. This year we will be introducing a totally new interactive format. This will better allow us to pursue God’s will for us and Japan.
Along with the normal training is community worship, children’s and youth ministry programs and a resource area. We also have our consultation center that might help us all plan to stay healthy in ministry or get help when we are struggling.
Martin Crowhurst (WEC) and the CPI Leadership Team