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  LCJE Asia Regional Conference
Jewish Evangelism in East Asia:
Looking for Opportunities, Making Connections
November 13 to 18, 2017
Wakayama, Osaka and Tokyo, Japan
  Hosted by Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE) Japan

LCJE Japan announces a landmark conference to be held in November 2017 to connect Christians in East Asia to Jewish mission organizations interested in reaching East Asia’s increasingly diverse Jewish population. The gospel is "for the Jew first" in East Asia too!


Index

1. Words from the organizer
2. Messages of support
3. Schedule
4. Speakers and panelists
5. Costs for international participants
6. Qualification for participation
7. How to apply
8. Deadline for application
9. Supporting organizations
10. Hosting team

**ENROLLMENT FULL**
By God's grace, the enrollment for foreign guests is now full, as of July 11th.
We cannot accept new application from outside Japan, but if you are really interested, please see 7. How to apply.

1. Words from Organizer

       Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE) Japan announces the first conference ever to be held to build network among local churches and church bodies in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and other parts of East Asia, along with Jewish mission organizations from outside the region that nevertheless would like to reach Jewish people visiting or resident in this part of the globe. Our aim is to foster all kinds of practical introductions and lasting connections between Asian Christians and Jewish mission organizations, together to bring the gospel to Jewish people here in East Asia.
      This conference, "Jewish Evangelism in East Asia: Looking for Opportunities, Making Connections" will be held this year at Wakayama Lutheran Church in Wakayama City, Japan, from November 13 (Monday) to November 15 (Wednesday), followed by forums on Jewish Evangelism for the interested Christian public in Osaka November 16 (Thursday) and Tokyo November 18 (Saturday).
      Jewish people both of the Diaspora and Israel increasingly are found in East Asia. So why not greet them with Messiah Yeshua and His Jewish gospel, in this region where that would be the last thing anyone would ever expect, for whatever reason they're here? We Christians in this part of the world must work together in taking the first necessary and practical steps in establishing mission workers in the varied countries of this region. We need to talk!
      You'd be surprised at the needs, the possibilities, and the willingness of your brothers and sisters in LCJE Japan, LCJE Korea, and LCJE Hong Kong to get on with this work. What we want to do is to challenge Asian Christians to that same willingness. Won't you help us? We hope to see you here in November 2017!

Charles Klingensmith
LCJE Japan Area Coordinator
with
Jeong Jacob Lee
LCJE Korea Area Coordinator
Charles Klingensmith   Jacob Lee


2. Messages of support


Dear Brothers and Sisters,
      Greetings in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, Seed of Abraham, Son of David, our Messiah, our Savior.
      I am excited to know that you are gathering in Japan, a country so very dear to my heart. To those reaching out to Jewish men and women in East Asia and to those who are visiting from outside of the region who are passionate about seeing the Gospel proclaimed to the Jewish people, I welcome you all. It is my prayer that new and unique partnerships will arise between churches and between church and para-church, all for the glory of Jesus Messiah.
      I am grateful to our hosts at Wakayama Lutheran Church. Thank you for your faithful service to the region and for this important issue.
      Thank you to the organizers of this event, representing multiple countries and organizations. I am sure that you have put in long hours to make sure that every part of the gathering is fruitful and meaningful. We do not know how much work it has been, but the Lord knows! And we thank you warmly.
      The first two parts of the Lausanne Movement vision is (1) The Gospel for Every Person and (2) An Evangelical Church for Every People Group. That is why I am so very excited about your gathering. "Salvation is from the Jews,” our Lord has said. And as Paul has said, the Gospel is “first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." The Gospel is from the Jew AND for the Jew. For every Jew who will call on the name of the Lord will be saved. So, brothers and sisters, let us see the Gospel proclaimed to every Jewish man and woman, and the Church among the Jews strengthened and multiplied.
      That the Lamb might receive the reward of His sufferings,

Michael Oh
Global Executive Director / CEO
Lausanne Movement



      I am looking forward with great anticipation to our upcoming conference, "Jewish Evangelism in East Asia: Looking for Opportunities, Making Connections." This promises to be a landmark conference in bringing together the major Christian leaders and ministry workers throughout East Asia who have a burden for reaching Jewish people with the Good News of salvation in our Messiah Jesus and linking them with their Western counterparts who are involved in Jewish missions. I am deeply encouraged by the greeting of the Global Executive Director of the Lausanne Movement, Dr Michael Oh, for our conference, who recently wrote that "The Gospel is from the Jew AND for the Jew" and who expressed the hope that we can "see the Gospel proclaimed to every Jewish man and woman, and the Church among the Jews strengthened and multiplied." That is our great hope also and our vision! Please pray for all the conference preparations and that the Lord will move in a mighty way among us when we gather together in Wakayama City in November!

Jim Melnick
LCJE International Coordinator



3. Schedule (Details are subject to change.)
The main conference and the open forums will be conducted bilingually in English and Japanese with consecutive interpretation.

November
13 (Mon)
to
15 (Wed)


Main
conference
Location: Wakayama Lutheran Church,
Wakayama City, Japan
http://kelc-wakayama.sakura.ne.jp/
Accommodations: Hotel Avalorm Kino-Kuni,
Wakayama City
https://www.avalorm.com/

Nov. 13 (Mon):
16:00 Registration
17:00-21:00 Reception and opening session

Nov. 14 (Tue):
10:00-12:00 Moring session
12:00-14:00 Lunch and fellowship
14:00-15:30 Afternoon session 1
15:30-16:30 Rest and fellowship
16:30-18:00 Afternoon session 2
18:30 Dinner

Nov. 15 (Wed):
10:00-12:00 Moring session: testimonies
12:00-14:00 Lunch and fellowship
14:00-15:30 Afternoon session 1
15:30-16:30 Rest and fellowship
16:30-18:00 Afternoon session 2 (Closing session)
18:30 Dinner, the end of the main conference

November
16 (Thu)

Open Forum
Osaka
Travel From Wakayama to Osaka

Location: Kitahama International Bible Church,
Osaka City http://kibc.osaka.jp/index_e.html
Accommodations: Center Hotel Osaka
http://www.centerhotel.co.jp/osaka/

November 16 (Thu):
14:00-20:30 Open Forum and Discussion (with a dinner break)
November
17 (Fri)

Travel to
Tokyo
November 17 (Fri):
Travel to Tokyo
Accommodations: YMCA Hotel Tokyo
http://ymcajapan.org/ayc/hotel/

Sightseeing to the grave site of Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky*

*Schereschewsky (1831-1906) was an Orthodox Jew born in Russian Lithuania who believed in Jesus and became an Anglican missionary to China and the Anglican Bishop of Shanghai. He also lived in Tokyo from 1897 to 1906 and translated the Bible into Chinese languages there.
November
18 (Sat)

Open Forum
Tokyo
Location: Ochanomizu Christian Center, Tokyo http://ochanomizu.cc/
Accommodations after the Forum: Not provided by LCJE Japan. Please contact us if assistance is needed.

November 18 (Sat)
10:00-17:00 Open Forum and Discussion (with a lunch break)
You will be dismissed at 17:00 (no dinner included.)

Outline of the Tour and Locations

The main conference will end in the evening of November 15, but you are encouraged to join the open forums and discussions in Osaka and Tokyo on November 16 and 18, which will be a good opportunity to connect and have fellowship with Christians in Japan who are interested in Jewish evangelism. No additional fee is required to participate in the open forums and discussions, including transportations and accommodations.

If you want to extend your stay and join or speak in church services, please contact LCJE Japan. We will do our best to help you.




4. Speakers and panelists (in no particular order, as of June 8)

Jim Melnick (USA)
LCJE International Coordinator
Fluent in Russian language, he is in charge of the evangelism for Russian Jews at US-based Life in Messiah International.
He has been LCJE’s International Coordinator since 2011.
Michael Zinn (Israel)
Chosen People Ministries, Israel Director
Born to Jewish family of Holocaust survivors and moved to Israel with wife Natalie in 1989. Studied at Ukrainian University (CEng), Hebrew University (BA), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MA), and Hebrew University.
Currently the director of Chosen People ministries in Israel and his office is in Jerusalem.
Joseph Steinberg (United Kingdom)
Christian Witness to Israel, CEO
Missionary with CWI for three years, then for the last 25 years he has worked with various churches and mission organisations in the UK.
Former UK director of Jews for Jesus and former director for Mission Stewardship at the Church Mission Society (CMS).
Sarah Chan (United Kingdom)
Christian Witness to Israel, Asia/Chinese Coordinator
Born in Hong Kong, she joined the staff of CWI in 1982 and has been sharing the gospel among the Jewish community in North West London ever since.
She has been CWl's Chinese coordinator since 1993. UK-based CWI has a branch in Hong Kong, China.
Barry Rubin (USA)
Messianic Jewish Publishers & Resources, President and Publisher
Running one of the world’s largest publishers of books and Bibles from a Messianic Jewish perspective and on Jewish evangelism.
The author of You Bring the Bagels, I'll Bring the Gospel: Sharing the Messiah With Your Jewish Neighbor.
Kenny Lim (Israel)
University of the Holy Land, Vice-President Mandarin Studies
Born in Singapore, graduated from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan.
Working in Jerusalem to raise up Chinese disciples of Jesus who will have such a life that would provoke Jews to jealousy.
Omri Jaakobovich (New Zealand)
Hosting Israeli Travelers, CEO
Building a worldwide network of guesthouses which host Israeli travelers for their salvation in their Messiah.
He himself is an Israeli who encountered the Messiah Yeshua through a Christian guesthouse owner in New Zealand.
Scott Brown (New Zealand)
Celebrate Messiah New Zealand, Director
His ministry has three accommodation facilities which provide free accommodation to thousands of young Israelis visiting NZ each year. These facilities are staffed with Jewish believers who actively share their faith with over 1000 Israelis guests each summer.
Odeliah Tseng Shun Yan Grace Janice (China)
The Stepping Stone Tours Ltd, Co-founder
Providing free sight-seeing services to Jewish backpackers/travelers who visit Hong Kong so that they can evangelize them with the gospel.
Hoping to assist in other Asian countries so that they can form some kind of network of free sight-seeing services for Jewish people.
Iris Lo Wei Shan (China)
The Stepping Stone Tours Ltd, Co-founder
Providing free sight-seeing services to Jewish backpackers/travelers who visit Hong Kong so that they can evangelize them with the gospel.
Hoping to assist in other Asian countries so that they can form some kind of network of free sight-seeing services for Jewish people.
Shoji Ishiida (Japan)
A Bridge between Zion and Japan, Staff worker
Director of Baruch HaBa Kyoto, a recently established free guest house in Kyoto for Messianic Jewish Israeli travelers and their friends.
A Bridge between Zion and Japan ministry has a broad network with Israeli Messianic Jews and Asian Christians that loves Jewish people.

There will be more speakers and panelists.


**ENROLLMENT FULL**

5. Costs for International Participants

300 USD (includes hotel accommodations from November 13 evening to 17 evening in Wakayama, Osaka, and Tokyo; train/bus transportation from Wakayama to Tokyo; conference participation fee and conference materials).
Accommodations for the evening of Saturday, November 18 are not included.
Hotel and train reservations will be handled by LCJE Japan.
Conference participants are responsible for their own airfare to and from Japan, and transportation between the airport and the venue.



6. Qualification for participation

Anyone involved or interested in Jewish evangelism in East Asia is welcome. You do not necessarily have to be representing some mission organization.



7. How to apply

As we stated at the top of this page, the enrollment for foreign guests is now full. However, we can at least put you on the "waiting list", and notify you when the situation changes.

Please send email to info@lcje.asia
We will send the application form and guide you.



8. Deadline for application

Deadline for speakers: Friday, July 7th *EXPIRED*
Deadline for the others: Thursday, August 31st *NOW FULL*



9. Supporting organizations

Japan Lausanne Committee
LCJE Korea
A Bridge between Zion and Japan



10. Hosting Team


Charles Klingensmith
(LCJE Japan Coordinator)

Makoto Takase
(Hatikva Ministry in Japan)

Naoji Ishiida
(A Bridge between Zion and Japan)
    Many more from Japan


For further information, please contact Charles Klingensmith, LCJE Japan Area Coordinator, at rehoboth@gol.com
Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCLE) Japan http://lcjejapan.com/