2022 CPI National Conference

November 9-11, 2022

Tsumagoi Resort
Kakegawa, Shizuoka

2022 Schedule and Speakers

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Tuesday, November 8  
Leadership Summit Registration1:00 p.m. Hotel Main Entrance
Kids Program Registration / Program Start1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Leadership Summit2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Dinner Buffet5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Kids Program7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Leadership Summit7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, November 9  
Breakfast Buffet7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Kids Program8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Leadership Summit 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Lunch12:00 p.m. –  1:30 p.m.Restaurant Buffet Terrace

Wednesday, November 9    
National Conference Registration 12:00 p.m.  Hotel Main Entrance
Kids Program Registration / Program Start 1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Hotel North Wing (1st Floor) 
Opening Session 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
Networking Session (1) 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Dinner Buffet 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location designated on name tag
Kids Program 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Breakout Session (1) 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

Thursday, November 10    
Breakfast Buffet 7:00 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)
Main Session (2) 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   
Breakout Session (2) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Pick up lunch boxes near Main Session Hall
Kids Program 2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.  Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Networking  (2) 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Dinner Buffet 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location designated on name tag
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.  

Friday, November 11    
Breakfast Buffet 7:00 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) 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

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!

Tomoko Steinbach
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.
Yuko Muhling
M.A in Behavior Therapy, MA 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.
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.
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.
Seitaro 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 9 (WEDNESDAY) 7:30 P.M.-9 P.M.

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 1 of 2)Convention Hall MASeima AoyagiJapanese
Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 1 of 2)Convention Hall MBJeremy SinkEnglish
LeadershipConvention Hall SA Japanese
Practical Issues of Church Planting (1)Convention Hall SBJay Greer Bilingual
ParakaleoConference Center AUtako GratelyEnglish
Discipleship (1)Conference Center CName Withheld (CPI Main Speaker)English
Reaching Next Generation for Christ  Brooks Cain Bilingual
    

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

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 2 of 2)Convention Hall MASeima AoyagiJapanese
Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 2 of 2)Convention Hall MBJeremy SinkEnglish
LeadershipConvention Hall SA English
Practical Issues of Church Planting (2)Convention Hall SB Jay GreerBilingual
Discipleship (2)Conference Center CName Withheld (CPI Main Speaker)English
Gospel Self-Care  Chie BurnsJapanese 
   Robert Greene English
    

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Two part session, Japanese)

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!

Trainer: Seima Aoyagi
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)

Trainer: 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.

Discipleship (Session A in English, Session B in Japanese)

What is a disciple? How do we make disciples? How do we help disciples mature in Christ? This class will survey the Biblical perspective of discipleship (making disciples and helping disciples mature), consider the context of urban Japan, and take an optimistic look at the resources available to accomplish this mission.


Sharing the Gospel Where You’re Called (Japanese)

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.

Leadership (English)

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.

Breakout session (1):  November 9 (WEDNESDAY) 7:30 P.M.-9 P.M.

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 1 of 2)Convention Hall MASeima AoyagiJapanese
Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 1 of 2)Convention Hall MBJeremy SinkEnglish
LeadershipConvention Hall SA Japanese
Practical Issues of Church Planting (1)Convention Hall SBJay Greer Bilingual
ParakaleoConference Center AUtako GratelyEnglish
Discipleship (1)Conference Center CName Withheld (CPI Main Speaker)English
Reaching Next Generation for Christ  Brooks Cain Bilingual
    

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

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 2 of 2)Convention Hall MASeima AoyagiJapanese
Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 2 of 2)Convention Hall MBJeremy SinkEnglish
LeadershipConvention Hall SA English
Practical Issues of Church Planting (2)Convention Hall SB Jay GreerBilingual
Discipleship (2)Conference Center CName Withheld (CPI Main Speaker)English
Gospel Self-Care  Chie BurnsJapanese 
   Robert Greene English
    

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Two part session, Japanese)

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!

Trainer: Seima Aoyagi
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)

Trainer: 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.

Discipleship (Session A in English, Session B in Japanese)

What is a disciple? How do we make disciples? How do we help disciples mature in Christ? This class will survey the Biblical perspective of discipleship (making disciples and helping disciples mature), consider the context of urban Japan, and take an optimistic look at the resources available to accomplish this mission.


Sharing the Gospel Where You’re Called (Japanese)

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.

Leadership (English)

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.