2022 CPI National Conference

November 9-11, 2022

Tsumagoi Resort Sainosato
2000 Tamari, Kakegawa, Shizuoka 436-0011

2022 Schedule and Speakers

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Tuesday, November 8
Leadership Summit Registration 1:00 p.m.  Hotel Main Entrance
Kids Program Registration / Program Start 1:00 p.m. -5: 15 p.m. Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Leadership Summit 2:00 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)
Leadership Summit 7: 30 p.m. – 9: 00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 9
Breakfast Buffet 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Kids Program 8:45 a.m. –11:45 a.m.  Hotel North Wing (1st Floor)
Leadership Summit  9:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 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)
Main Session (2) 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)
Breakout Session (1) 9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.   
Networking (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)
Breakout Session (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 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!
 
 
 
 
Name Withheld
Our speaker leads a new organization that empowers leaders to grow church planting movements in closed countries (due to security concerns, with are withholding his name).  From a volunteer catalyst for an undisclosed country with Redeemer City to City in 2009, he transitioned to full-time staff and has played multiple roles including senior director for Global Strategy and Vice President for Leadership Development.  He was instrumental in the creation of a new holistic church planting training system that is used all over Asia and Africa.  Prior to working with CTC, he was a church planter in downtown settings in the USA and also did college ministry at three different universities in the US.  He and his wife have one child in college and another in high school.  They share collective love for the arts, traveling the globe and colleege basketball.

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.

   Seita Sakaguchi, Worship Leader
   Seita and his wife Emma with their four children live in Toyosu and are planting Toyosu Community              Church, where Seita serves as a pastor. He serves as a member of the CPI Leadership Team.   

Breakout session (1):  November 10 (THURSDAY) 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 1 of 2) Convention Hall MA Seima Aoyagi Japanese
Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 1 of 2) Convention Hall MB Jeremy Sink English
Leadership Convention Hall SA Japanese
Practical Issues of Church Planting (1) Convention Hall SB Andy Rodriguez English
Sharing the Gospel Where You’re Called Conference Center A Japanese
Evangelism (1) Conference Center C Name Withheld (CPI Main Speaker) English
Session 7
Session 8

Breakout session (2):  November 10 (Thursday) 3:30-5:00PM

Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 2 of 2) Convention Hall MA Seima Aoyagi Japanese
Gospel in Life & Ministry (Part 2 of 2) Convention Hall MB Jeremy Sink English
Leadership Convention Hall SA English
Practical Issues of Church Planting (2) Convention Hall SB
Reaching the Next Generation for Christ Conference Center C English
Session 6
Session 7
Session 8

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

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 serves as lead pastor of the All National Fellowship in Nagoya. Additionally, Jeremy and his wife Gina are involved in mentoring and training young church planters and Christian leaders through partnerships with Christ Bible Institute and CPI.
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!

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

Trainer: 
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)

Trainer: Andy Rodriguez
Andy serves as the lead pastor of Mustard Seed Christian Church in Nagoya, a church he helped plant in 2009. He also serves as the Vice-President of Mustard Seed Network, a network of church-planting churches in urban Japan.
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.