2022 CPI National Conference

November 9-11, 2022

2022 Schedule and Speakers

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Tuesday, November 8
Registration 1:00 p.m. Start Hotel Main Lobby
Childcare Program Registration / Program Start 1:30 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
Childcare 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
Childcare 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 Registration12:00 p.m. StartHotel Main Lobby
Childcare Program Registration / Program Start1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Hotel North Wing (1st Floor) 
Opening Session2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Networking Session (1)4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Dinner Buffet5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Location designated on name tag
Childcare Program7:15 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 Buffet7:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Childcare Program 9:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. 
Breakout Session (1)9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.  
Networking (2)11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.Pick up boxes near Main Session Hall
Lunch12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. 
Childcare Program3:15 p.m. –5:15 p.m.Location designated on name tag
Breakout Session (2)3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Childcare Program7: 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 Buffet7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Restaurant Buffet Terrace
Childcare Program8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Hotel North Wing (1st Floor) 
Closing Session9:30 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!

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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
 

Breakout session (1):  November 10 (THURSDAY) 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.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 SBAndy RodriguezEnglish
Sharing the Gospel Where You’re CalledConference Center ATetsuya DedachiJapanese
Evangelism (1)Conference Center CName Withheld (CPI Main Speaker)English

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

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  
Reaching the Next Generation for ChristConference Center C English
    

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)

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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)

Trainer: Tetsuya Dedachi (Oyumino Christ Church/Honda Chapel)
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.

Small Groups (English)

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The Word of God tells us to love one another in the church, but the question is how. The small group ministry answers how we love one another inside the church on a practical level.

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.

Sharing the Gospel in Japanese Soil (English)

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How can we understand the Japanese to be more effective in sharing the Gospel? We will discuss actionable principles in engaging Japanese religious beliefs and worldview. What are contact points for contextualization in order to transform people and society? This seminar is for those new or experienced in evangelizing Japanese.

Gospel

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Gospel (Japanese)

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Small groups are essential communities where believers and not yet believers can personally experience the Gospel of Christ. By living in community we are able to bear witness to being transformed by Christ in our daily lives. Let’s learn together how we can effectively use small groups in our own communities.