2022 CPI National Conference

November 9-11, 2022

Tsumagoi Resort
Kakegawa, Shizuoka

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2022 Schedule and Speakers

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Tuesday, November 8
Leadership Summit Registration 13:00 Hotel Main Entrance
Kids Program Registration / Program Start 13:00 – 17:15 Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Leadership Summit 14:00 – 17:00 Convention Hall M
Dinner Buffet 17:30 – 19:00 Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Kids Program 19:15 – 21:15 Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Leadership Summit 19:30 – 21:00 Convention Hall M

Wednesday, November 9
Breakfast Buffet 6:30 – 8:30 Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Kids Program 8:45 – 11:45 Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Leadership Summit 9:00 – 11:30 Convention Hall M
Lunch 12:00 – 13:30 Restaurant Buffet Terrace

Wednesday, November 9
National Conference Registration 12:00 Hotel Main Entrance
Kids Program Registration / Program Start 13:00 – 17:15 Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Opening Session 14:00 – 15:00 Convention Hall L
Networking (1) 15:30 – 17:00
Dinner Buffet 17:30 – 19:00 Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Kids Program 19:15 – 21:15 Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Main Session (2) 19:30 – 21:00  Convention Hall L

Thursday, November 10
Breakfast Buffet 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Kids Program 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (up to 12:45 p.m.) Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Breakout Session (1) 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Session (2) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Kids Program 2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Breakout Session (2) 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dinner Buffet 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Kids Program 7: 15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Main Session (3) 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Convention Hall L

Friday, November 11
Breakfast Buffet 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Childcare Program 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Closing Session (4) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Convention Hall L

Parents – Please note that the children’s schedule continues during “free time” for adults, hopefully allowing you some extra time of rest or fellowship.
Please pick up your children promptly for meals and after the final sessions so that child care workers can take their meals/break. Thank You!
Debbie Harrell
Debbie Harrell, 2022 CPI Kids Program Director Deborah Harrell serves as the TCK Resource Team Leader for Serge. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona where she developed a love of teaching and a passion for helping children develop a deeper understanding of the gospel. Deborah provides educational and parenting seminars. She is the author of What’s Up? Elementary Learning about Jesus and Yourself, and co-author of The Gospel Centered Parent and Discovering the Gospel, Jesus and Who You Really Are. She lives in North Carolina.

Amy Newsome Amy Newsome and her husband Wayne have been church planting in Japan for over 30 years. Amy has an MA in counseling as well as a biblical counseling certificate. She serves as a counselor with Mission to the World and The Well International, and loves to help missionaries and others in ministry thrive in their calling. She is available for both English and Japanese speakers. Click here to make an appointment.
Tomoko Steinback Tomoko has an MA in Christian Counseling with 15+ years of cross-cultural experience and 10+ years supporting internationals as they adjust to a new culture. Her current focus is helping individuals understand themselves in their struggle with depression, trauma, relational issues She is fluent in both English and Japanese and currently works as a Christian counselor in the Chiba / Tokyo area. Click here to make an appointment.
Yuko Muhling M.A in Behavior Therapy, M.A in Christian counseling. Licensed Mental Health counselor in FL (since 2004). Has worked with delinquent teenagers and with adults facing depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief issues. Worked with married couples having marriage issues. Fluent in English and Japanese. Currently serving with her husband, Kent, in Sendai as church planting missionaries. Click here to make an appointment.
Rie Mizuki Rie Honda Mizuki, PhD is a JEMS missionary serving in the Kansai area with her husband, Paul. Before coming to Japan, she worked as a licensed clinical psychologist with the Asian American Christian Counseling Service in the Greater Los Angeles area for over 25 years. Rie is a third culture kid, having been born in Tokyo and lived in both Japan and the USA during her childhood. She is the mother of three adult, married children, and the grandmother of two grandchildren, with a third on the way. She loves to walk alongside people on their life journey with the Lord. Click here to make an appointment.
John Houlette John has a D.Min. in Congregation and Family Care, and is a certified coach, marriage counselor, author and disaster response chaplain with 39 years of bilingual, Japan-based ministry in church planting, leader development and counseling. He is the director of Three Stream Ministries. He resides in Sendai and partners with Hokushin Calvary Church in Fukushima City. Click here to make an appointment.
Chie Burns She received her degree in Biblical Counseling from Master’s University in 2003. She has been counseling across the country since 2007. She is now working with a new church plant called “Logos Community Church Nagoya” along with her husband with a team in Nagoya. She is actively counseling in Japan, and involved as a counseling program at CCFJ (Christians Counseling for Japan) of CBI (Christ Bible Institute) in Nagoya. She lives in Nagoya city with her husband Tim and 3 children. She counsels both Japanese and English. Click here to make an appointment.
Jayne Hiramoto Fong Jayne Hiramoto Fong is an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist. She holds a Master’s and has been working with pediatric clients since 1996. She has lived and worked in Singapore, California and moved to Japan with her family in 2014 as a missionary with JEMS, serving in the Tokyo area. Jayne’s clients have had a variety of needs/diagnosis (i.e. speech/language delays, motor speech disorders, genetic disorders, autism and social skills). Her hope is to support students and families in her community, who struggle with communication, to empower and encourage them to be effective communicators and find their voice. Click here to make an appointment.
Jacquie Willson (Educational Consultant) Jacquie grew up in Japan as the daughter of missionaries. Her schooling experiences include time in Japanese preschool, international schools, public school in Canada, and an extended time doing homeschooling in Japan. She raised three daughters in Japan with her husband, Stephen. Jacquie is an educator and has been an elementary classroom teacher, a school principal and most recently the Director of School Support Services at Christian Academy in Japan and her responsibilities include educational consulting services for homeschooling families. Click here to make an appointment.

November 9, 2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Opening Session (Worship:  Seita Sakaguchi)
November 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.  “A Framework For Discipleship” (Name Withheld)
November 10, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. “The Power For Discipleship” (Name Withheld)
November 11, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Closing Session “The Future of Discipleship” (Seima Aoyagi)
This time, the main speaker will lead a new organization, the 10/40 Window, to help leaders grow their church-pioneering work in closed countries. The speaker’s name is hidden in consideration of the speaker’s travel and the safety of the partner. He is passionate about the gospel renewing life, increasing disciples, cultivating churches, and influencing the world’s largest cities. It is his great pleasure to empower local leaders and accelerate the movement in their respective cities . His past ministry experience includes working as a volunteer catalyst in a private country at Redeemer City to City in 2009. He moved to full-time staff in 2015 and has held multiple roles , including Senior Director of Global Strategy and Deputy Leader of Leadership Development . He has contributed significantly to the creation of the new holistic church development training . Prior to working at CTC, he pioneered churches in downtown two cities in North America. He also had college ministry at three universities in the United States. He now lives in his hometown with his wife. They have college and high school kids. Their common hobbies are art, traveling to countries around the world, and college basketball.
Seima Aoyagi Born in Chiba prefecture. He is Rev. Grace Harbor Church. He was rescued by a Hi-BA rally invited by his friend when he was in the second year of high school, and he was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Japan, Chiba Midoridai Church. After graduating from Sophia University, he worked as a college student for seven years at the invitation of a missionary. After earning a Master of Divinity (M.Div) from the Covenant Theological Seminar in St. Louis, Missouri, he was a church pioneer intern at the Presbyterian Church in Harbor in San Diego. He will be laid on of hands at the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCA) in 2009. He returned to Japan in 2011 and started pioneering missions in Toyosu, Koto-ku in 2012. April 2015 He started Grace Harbor Church. He lives in Tsukishima. He is a father of four children. His hobbies are camping, surfing and walking around town.  He is a member of the CPI leadership team.
Seita Sakaguchi A pastor of Toyosu Community Church, who lives in Toyosu with Emma (wife) and four children. He is a member of the CPI leadership team.

BREAKOUT SESSION (1): NOVEMBER 10 (THURSDAY) 9 A.M.-10:30 A.M.

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 1 of 2) Convention Hall SA Seima Aoyagi Japanese
Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 1 of 2) Convention Hall SB Jeremy Sink English
Leadership Convention Hall MA Dan Iverson, Chris Pain English
Practical Issues of Church Planting Convention Hall MB Jay Greer English
Sharing the Gospel Where You Are Called Conference Center A Tetsuya Dedachi Japanese
Parenting with Hope in a Broken World Conference Center B Debbie Harrell English
Building Your Road Map for Discipleship Conference Center C Name Withheld (CPI Main Speaker) English
Reaching the Next Generation Stella (2F above main reception) Brooks Cain Japanese, English

BREAKOUT SESSION (2): NOVEMBER 10 (THURSDAY) 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 2 of 2) Convention Hall SA Seima Aoyagi Japanese
Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 2 of 2) Convention Hall SB Jeremy Sink English
Leadership Convention Hall MA Ryuta Kimura, Dan Iverson Japanese
Parakaleo Convention Hall MB Utako Grately English
Church Multiplication & Movements in Japanese Soil Conference Center A John Mehn English
Practical Biblical Counseling Conference Center B Chie Burns Japanese
Keeping Your Heart and Keeping Yourself in the Race Conference Center C Robert Greene English

BREAKOUT SESSION (1):  TRAINERS

GOSPEL IN LIFE & MINISTRY (TWO PART SESSION, JAPANESE)
SEIMA AOYAGI
This is an introduction to Serge’s Sonship curriculum (also presented at CPI’s Grace Week seminars that are held during the year). The curriculum is based on the conviction that we can’t take the message of the gospel to others without continually applying it to our own hearts. We will spend the week soaking our hearts in the life-changing Gospel message and considering practical ways of living it out. Bring your whole ministry team to help develop a Gospel-centered culture for your team. Please join us!
Seima serves as lead pastor of Grace Harbor Church in Toyosu. After serving in student evangelism for seven years in Chiba where he was born and raised, Seima moved to the USA where he interned at a church in San Diego after graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. The family returned to Japan in 2011 where he served as the Director of the Disaster Relief Support Ministry for the Grace City Church for one year before beginning to be involved in church-planting. He currently lives in Toyosu with his wife and has four children.
GOSPEL IN LIFE & MINISTRY (TWO PART SESSION, ENGLISH) JEREMY SINK
Jeremy and his wife Gina serve with Serge Global and have lived in Nagoya since 2012. They have first-hand experience in direct church planting in the US and Japan and now lead a new team that embraces a facilitative model of church planting. Their goal is to see Japanese leaders and their wives being vibrant and successful in their missional efforts, leading to the planting of grace-centered, reproducing churches all over Japan.
LEADERSHIP (ENGLISH) DAN IVERSON, CHRIS PAIN
Godly, gospel centered, effective, reproducing leaders are desperately needed for the church and other ministries in Japan. We need more missionaries, Japanese pastors, Japanese staff, and lay leaders who also reproduce themselves (II Timothy 2:2). This seminar will focus on growing as leaders ourselves, and also on finding, mobilizing, and developing other leaders who reproduce themselves. As DL Moody said, “Don’t do the work of a thousand men. Put a thousand men to work!”
Dan has served MTW/JPM for 35 years in Japan. He was the lead church planter and pastor of Oyumino Church (PCJ), a multi-site church in Chiba, where he has served for 28 years. He also served as JPM’s Tokyo Chiba Team Leader for 30 years and JPM Mission Leader for 15 years. Dan and Carol have nine children and 34 grandchildren. 
Chris Pain came to Japan in 2007 and served in Sapporo partnering with Japanese Churches to reach business people and later serving as OMF’s Hokkaido Director. Since 2017 he has been serving as Field Director for OMF based in Ichikawa, Chiba and is part of a small church plant there. Psalm 78:72 inspires him when thinking about leadership – we need leaders with an upright heart and skillful hands. He is married to Kesia and they have 4 children.
PRACTICAL ISSUES OF CHURCH PLANTING (ENGLISH) JAY GREER
What are the basic things I need to do or know before starting a church? This session will talk about practical steps for church planting in Japan.
Jay is a pastor at Mustard Seed Christian Church Tokyo and previously served at MSCC Osaka and MSCC Nagoya. He and his wife Caitlin have four kids.
SHARING THE GOSPEL WHERE YOU’RE CALLED (JAPANESE) TETSUYA DEDACHI
As a church planter we’re called to share the gospel. However at times we are lost to what this really looks like in our ministry. To whom and where do we share the gospel? Let’s consider together what it looks like to evangelize in our community. Topics will include “side door” evangelism, discipleship, making relationships, small groups.
BUILDING YOUR ROAD MAP FOR DISCIPLESHIP (ENGLISH) Name Withheld (CPI Main Speaker)
PARENTING WITH HOPE IN A BROKEN WORLD (ENGLISH) DEBBIE HARRELL
Deborah Harrell serves as the TCK Resource Team Leader for Serge. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona where she developed a love of teaching and a passion for helping children develop a deeper understanding of the gospel. Deborah provides educational and parenting seminars. She is the author of What’s Up? Elementary Learning about Jesus and Yourself, and co-author of The Gospel Centered Parent and Discovering the Gospel, Jesus and Who You Really Are. She lives in North Carolina.
REACHING NEXT GENERATION (BILINGUAL) BROOKS CAIN
Brooks and Riva Cain moved to Nagoya in 2013 to lead Mission to the World’s NEXT Team, whose mission is to “serve the global church in reaching the next generation.” The NEXT Team hosts a local youth group called “Connect” where they collaborate with numerous churches to raise up lay youth leaders, disciple parents, and pass the gospel onto youth among among.
The Cains have three children, Quinn, Marley, and John and love spending time outdoors, exploring their city, and eating yummy food.

BREAKOUT SESSION (2):  TRAINERS

GOSPEL IN LIFE & MINISTRY (TWO PART SESSION, JAPANESE)
SEIMA AOYAGI
This is an introduction to Serge’s Sonship curriculum (also presented at CPI’s Grace Week seminars that are held during the year). The curriculum is based on the conviction that we can’t take the message of the gospel to others without continually applying it to our own hearts. We will spend the week soaking our hearts in the life-changing Gospel message and considering practical ways of living it out. Bring your whole ministry team to help develop a Gospel-centered culture for your team. Please join us!
Seima serves as lead pastor of Grace Harbor Church in Toyosu. After serving in student evangelism for seven years in Chiba where he was born and raised, Seima moved to the USA where he interned at a church in San Diego after graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. The family returned to Japan in 2011 where he served as the Director of the Disaster Relief Support Ministry for the Grace City Church for one year before beginning to be involved in church-planting. He currently lives in Toyosu with his wife and has four children.
GOSPEL IN LIFE & MINISTRY (TWO PART SESSION, ENGLISH) JEREMY SINK
Jeremy and his wife Gina serve with Serge Global and have lived in Nagoya since 2012. They have first-hand experience in direct church planting in the US and Japan and now lead a new team that embraces a facilitative model of church planting. Their goal is to see Japanese leaders and their wives being vibrant and successful in their missional efforts, leading to the planting of grace-centered, reproducing churches all over Japan.
LEADERSHIP (Japanese) RYUTA KIMURA, DAN IVERSON
Whether you are a lead church planter, a church member, a homemaker, or a student, we all have a sphere of influence. This session will help you implement Christ-centered leadership principles and habits to help you grow in whatever leadership responsibilities God has given you.
After graduating from Regents Theological College in England, Ryuta worked as a pastor and leader in various roles at various churches in England, Switzerland and Japan for more than ten years.  He planted and leads the Double O Cross Church in Kichijoji, Tokyo.  Ryuta serves as the training director for City to City Japan and is married to Patrizia from Switzerland and has two daughters.  He was born in Tokyo, lived in Chiba, England and Switzerland and now in Koenji, Tokyo.
PARAKALEO (ENGLISH) UTAKO GRATELEY
A member of Grace City Church Nagoya. Married to Damian with three teenage boys. A certified Parakaleo trainer, group leader and a coach.
CHURCH MULTIPLICATION & MOVEMENTS IN JAPANESE SOIL (ENGLISH) JOHN WM. MEHN
What are the models and strategy for multiplying the church in Japan? We will discuss how to initiate churches to reproduce, multiply, and grow into movements. We will discuss practical examples and clear strategies to evangelize, disciple, and multiply healthy churches among Japanese. Whatever stage you are in let’s come and dream what God can do. We will discuss updates from John’s Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil (2017) and content from the recently published book The Japanese as an Unreached People Group: Finishing the Task. Dr. Mehn served in Japan with Converge for 35 years and currently is a catalyst for Converge’s Asia Impact Team.
John Wm. Mehn served as church planting missionary in Japan with Converge for nearly 35 years and was a leader with the Japan Church Planting Institute. Presently John is assigned as a catalyst on Converge’s Asia Impact Team that equips indigenous Asian leaders to fulfill a vision for a gospel movement among unreached people groups. John has a Doctor in Ministry in Missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an author of three books on ministry in Japan.
PRACTICAL BIBLICAL COUNSELING (JAPANESE) CHIE BURNS
We as sinners, live in a broken world, with broken people. Our lives are marked by sin and suffering. Through this session, we will explore God’s redemptive work in our past, in our lives, and in our hearts. We will see clearly through the Word of God, that Jesus and the Gospel are the answer to the brokenness in our lives everyday. This session will include an explanation of what biblical counseling is, its application and practicality, and a discussion about actual issues we face.
Chie (B.A. in Biblical Counseling) returned to Japan in 2012 and resides in Nagoya with her husband, Tim and three children. They are involved in leading the Logos Community Church, a new church plant in the greater Nagoya area . She serves as a counseling and has also been serving as a trainer for the Christian Counseling Program at the Christ Bible Institute.

NETWORKING session (1):  November 9 (WEDNESDAY) 3:30 P.M.-5 P.M.

The Light Project, Faith & Works (Japanese) Convention Hall SA Facilitator: Tomoko Sacks
City to City Japan (English) Convention Hall SB Facilitator: Damian Grately
STEPS Biblical Counseling (Japanese) Convention Hall MA Facilitator: Asako Eguchi
Empowering Your Team by Knowing Your Core Values (English) Convention Hall MB Facilitator: Ken Taylor
College Ministry (English) Conference Center C Facilitators: Matt Chase, Jeff Saunders

NETWORKING session (2):  November 10 (Thursday) 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 p.m.

SOMA (English) Convention Hall MA Facilitator: Jon Cole
Introduction to Parakaleo (Japanese) Convention Hall MB Facilitator: Utako Grately
Business as Mission (English) Convention Hall SA Facilitators: Ken Taylor, Anne Marie Smoker
Rural Network (English) Convention Hall SB Facilitator: Dawn Birkner