51st Global Missions Convention

CrossCulture has been partnering with many Global Partners and missionaries throughout the years. We hold an annual Global Mission Convention each year to inform you of what God is doing in the world, inspire you to be part of His plan for the nations, and involve you to be part of the action in reaching the unreached.

This year is our 51st Global Mission Convention. There will be a mix of in-church and online events throughout the week. We hope that you can take part in this week-long convention and get revved up for God’s kingdom.

Speaker: Jonathan Wei-Han Kuan

Rev. Dr. Wei-Han Kuan is the Executive Director of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) – Victoria. He is Malaysian Chinese by birth; reads English, History and Law at university; and worked in taxation law before ordination as an Anglican minister.

Wei-Han’s research interest is in church history and the factors that make for healthy and missionally-effective evangelical faith. His thesis has been published as “Foundations of Anglican Evangelicalism in Victoria” and he continues to write for CMS, The Gospel Coalition and various book chapters.

Wei-Han is married to Valerie, and they have three school-aged children.

Dr. Jonathan Wei 乃是Church Missionary Society简称CMS维多利亚省执行主任。Dr. Jonathan委身服侍,培育新一代宣教士,在祷告、关怀、筹募宣教经费支持宣教士之余,也经常往来各宣教工场探访并鼓励宣教士等。

Revelation: Reading Plan

Our Convention speaker will be giving his messages from the book of Revelation. To prepare for this, let’s read it together before the start of the GMC. We recommend a 13-day reading guide from Third Mill. You can also add this to your YouVersion bible plans. (For a physical booklet, pick it up on Sundays from our foyer table.)

Revelation reading plan

Faith Promise Offering

Our target this year is $8500 per week.

This is an amount you prayerfully promise to give by faith weekly, monthly or annually, throughout the coming year for the support of our Global Partners.

Love Gift

Our target this year is $80,000.

This is a one-off gift to our Global Partners to express our appreciation and love for their dedication and commitment for the cause of the Kingdom. Donate via PayPal button below, or you can also make a transfer to our Missions Account with the reference “LoveGift”. We are so thankful for your contribution.

2022 Program

Take a look at our program schedule below and let’s get involved!

Sunday, 15 May

10am (English)
Auditorium + Online
The Lord of Mission (Revelation 1-5)
10.45am (Mandarin)
Chapel + Online
宣教的主(启示录1-5)
5.30pm (English)
Auditorium
God’s People in Mission (Revelation 6-7)

GP Consultations are 45-minute sessions with our global partners and/or invited church friends, grappling with real mission issues. The time allotted include Q&A sessions.

All Sunday sessions will be held in church, with 3 different time slots (11.45am / 12.30pm / 7pm). There will also be one Mandarin session (the rest are in English).

Each session will explore a different aspect of our theme “Ready, Set, Go”:

  • READY: Explore God’s call to be involved in cross-cultural mission.
  • SET: Be prepared, equipped and supported as a goer and/or a sender.
  • GO: Take a look at how cross-cultural ministry looks in different contexts and how senders can partner with goers in the work.

Click above tabs for information on each session.

GO
Sam Reeve
Church planting when literacy is zero
11.45am | Auditorium

How can a church be planted among people who are not able to read the Bible? In a country where 2 out of 3 Christians are non-literate, creative training is a must. Explore the options and one model that helps leaders to emerge and grow in outreach and pastoring clusters of new believers.

READY
Wei-Han Kuan
So, you want to be a missionary?
12.30pm | Auditorium

Our Convention speaker, Wei-han Kuan, will conduct a seminar for those interested in serving cross-culturally. This would suit school leavers and young adults as well as older adults sensing that a life change is imminent.

SET
Carolyn Moyer
Freedom in a Framework
11.45am | Price Hall
12.30pm | Price Hall

Spiritual and physical needs abound. Where do we begin?  To effectively serve, missionaries work within a framework otherwise they could go in many directions, accomplishing little.  The principles of defining a framework are applicable to any endeavour (personal, family, Life Groups, ministry). Explore how to intentionally create purpose, culture and focus that enhances God’s mission.

GO
Sunny Phillip
Shattered Assumptions – Learning and Growing Through Adversities
11.45am | Chapel Hall
12.30pm | Chapel Hall

Adversities induce trauma. Trauma shatters our assumptions in life, replaces orientation with disorientation, and substitutes coherence with incoherence. But human beings cannot live continuously in a state of confusion and uncertainty. Search for meaning is a compelling human need. We will identify various growth indicators and learn how we can care for a person in need in the context of mission.

SET
Luba Yeoh
Invisible Team 幕后团队 – who are the VIP behind every missionary and their ministry?
Mandarin
12.30pm | Chapel
English
7pm | Chapel Hall

What does it take for a missionary to get to the field? Who are the people behind-the-scenes that enable them to serve effectively long-term? Discover the people, the talents, and the perseverance needed to make up this critical invisible team.

幕后团队 – 谁才是宣教舞台幕后的关键人物? 差派宣教士去到禾场都需要什么? 谁是确保事工长期发展的幕后支持者? 让我们一起来认识组成这个关键团队所需要的人、才、力吧。

GO
Fiona Briers
Relationships start with conversations
11.45am | Studio277
12.30pm | Studio277
7pm | Price Hall

Any cross-cultural ministry must start with relationship-building to have lasting impact. So how do we engage with others from diverse cultural backgrounds in meaningful ways? Explore some tools to help dig into meaningful and deeper matters of heart and faith in non-threatening contexts.

Monday, 16 May

7pm
Chapel Hall
Leaders' Meeting

This is a face-to-face meeting in church. We will be looking at “The Spiritual Context of Mission” from Revelation 12-14. We invite all ministry leaders, life group leaders, elders, pastors, previous and current global partners and spouses to join us. Please bring your own dinner.

Tuesday, 17 May

GP Consultations are 45-minute sessions with our global partners and/or invited church friends, grappling with real mission issues. The time allotted include Q&A sessions.

Each session will explore a different aspect of our theme “Ready, Set, Go”. Tuesday sessions will be held over Zoom and there are 2 time slots at 7pm or 8pm. Click above tabs for information on each session.

READY
Tim Cross
The Marketplace, Mission & Me

Do you wonder how these three things can go together? Are you exploring how God may want to integrate your job with his global mission? Seeing more people sharing the good news cross-culturally is one of the most strategic (and challenging) areas of mission. This won’t be a fact-filled lecture by an expert. It will be a chance to enter into a conversation and learn from others.

There will be two sessions available, click on the session you’d like to join to access the Zoom link:

7pm
832 1143 4611 | Password: 273138
8pm
832 1143 4611 | Password: 273138
GO
Daniel Vika
Goooooal!! Sports Ministry to some of the least reached of the world

Join Daniel Vika from Operation Mobilisation (OM) as we explore: who are the least reached; what is sports ministry; how do we use sport to worship God; how do we use sport for discipleship and church planting; sports ministry and the needs in Europe.

There will be two sessions available, click on the session you’d like to join to access the Zoom link:

7pm
898 5800 9040 | Password: 694263
8pm
898 5800 9040 | Password: 694263

Wednesday, 18 May

7.30pm
Prayer Night via Life Groups

This event is dedicated to praying specifically for our global partners and is facilitated within each life group. No pre-recorded message from the speaker. Every life group is encouraged to gather within their group via Zoom to pray for our global partners. Prayer and praise points will be sent to the life group leaders. Invite your adopted global partner to join the meeting! If you are not yet in a life group but would like to participate, join a life group today.

Thursday, 19 May

10am
Price Hall
Global Partners' Stories

Come and hear of God’s faithfulness through the challenges and joys of ministry and service. Lunch will be provided.

GP Consultations are 45-minute sessions with our global partners and/or invited church friends, grappling with real mission issues. The time allotted include Q&A sessions.

Each session will explore a different aspect of our theme “Ready, Set, Go”. Thursday sessions will be held over Zoom and there are 2 time slots at 7pm or 8pm. Click above tabs for information on each session.

SET
Peers Sanguansri
Reaching the ends of the world

“Their voice have gone out to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.” (Romans 10:18) How are we as Christians progressing towards fulfilling this? What roles can we play in God’s plan to bring about the end of ages? Come and experience a taste of Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.

There will be two sessions available, click on the session you’d like to join to access the Zoom link:

7pm
880 8899 1238 | Password: 625485
8pm
880 8899 1238 | Password: 625485
GO
John & Pam Blakely
Translation and consulting for languages unknown to the consultant

This is an interactive workshop that discusses what translation is, looks at some examples of translation issues and views display of a translation project.

There will be two sessions available, click on the session you’d like to join to access the Zoom link:

7pm
835 7624 8217 | Password: 514195
8pm
835 7624 8217 | Password: 514195

Friday, 20 May

7pm
Auditorium
The World Context of Mission (Revelation 17-19)

We invite all youth (C4Youth), students (STEP) and young adults (Cultivate) to join in church for a night of praise and worship. Everyone else is invited too! Come for the session and listen to the message followed by discussions. Be challenged and respond to God’s call in this Convention theme of “Ready, Set, Go!”.

Invite friends via Facebook

Sunday, 22 May

10am (English)
Auditorium + Online
A Thousand Years of Mission (Revelation 20)
10.45am (Mandarin)
Chapel + Online
一千年的宣教(启示录20)
5.30pm (English)
Auditorium
The End of Mission: the City of God (Revelation 21-22)
After services
Chapel Hall
Missions Fair

After the morning and evening services, join us at Chapel Hall and Bluestone. You will have the opportunity to talk with 14 mission agencies and explore what God is doing and how you can be a part of His great work.

How can you respond?

If you have attended any of our events during this Global Mission Convention, please fill in this form to give us feedback, make comments, or let us know how we can support you as you align your heart with God’s heart for mission. You can also make a faith promise commitment in this form.

GMC Response Form

If you have attended any of our GP consultation sessions – whether in church or via Zoom – during this year’s Convention, we would like to hear your feedback. We hope that with your feedback, we will be able to provide even more relevant topics and discussions in future GMCs.

GP Consultation Feedback Form

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