2017 Annual Conference
Shepherding Christ’s Church in SE Asia, our 2017 4th annual conference, will be held from November 9th to 11th in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”( John 10:11)
Jesus is the Good, Great, True shepherd, shepherding the Church in all areas of the globe, and also in Southeast Asia. He has also willed that the Church be lead by His ‘under-shepherds’ – pastors and elders. And those who are in positions of leadership in the church are called to “shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;” (1 Peter 5:2)
This great and high calling, to shepherd Christ’s Church as God would have it done, is the focus of our conference this year.
How do we define pastor & elder? How do we train & develop them? How do we choose the next generation of pastors, and raise them up to leadership? How do we do all this in light of Scripture and in light of the Reformation? How do we do this all in our context and culture? These are the questions and topics we will be exploring this November.
So mark your calendars, plan your trip, and join us at our 4th annual conference! We hope to see you there! May it be an uplifting and edifying time for all.
Plenary 1 – Defining Pastors through Doxology
Plenary 2 – Determining of Pastors through Discernment
Plenary 3 – Development of Pastors through Doctrine
Plenary 4 – Deploying Pastors through Discipleship (Panel Discussion)
Workshop 1 – The Errors and Pitfalls of Pastoring
Workshop 2 – A Brief History of Pastoral Training
Workshop 3 – Christology for Pastors
Workshop 4 – Church Leadership in the Pattern of the Great Shepherd
Worship – Grace City Church, Bangkok Thailand
Southeast Asia Network for the Gospel’s Conference 2017 Schedule Suggested Schedule Time Description Speakers Topic Nov 9 8:00-10:00 Arrival Recommended arrival time 11:00-12:00 Registration/Check In Registration 12:30-13:30 Lunch Lunch provided in package 14:00-16:00 Plenary Session 1 Ethan Hansen Defining Pastors through Doxology 16:00–16:15 Break 16:15-17:45 Workshop 1 17:45-19:00 Dinner 19:00-20:30 Workshop 2 Nov 10 7:00-8:00 Breakfast at hotel 8:30-10:00 Plenary Session 2 Ethan Hansen Determining of pastors through Discernment 10:00-10:30 Coffee Break 10:30-12:00 Workshop 3 12:15-13:15 Lunch 13:30-15:00 Workshop 4 15:00-15:15 Break 15:15-16:45 Intra-country Group Gatherings 17:00-18:00 Dinner 18:00-19:15 Intra-country Group Gatherings 19:15-19:30 Break 19:30-21:00 Plenary Session 3 Steve Curtis Development of pastors through Doctrine Nov 7:00-8:00 Breakfast for those staying at hotel 8:30-10:30 Plenary Session 4 Panel Discussion Deploying pastors through Discipleship 10:30-12:00 Intra-country Group Gatherings Including 45 minutes of prayer for countries in SE Asia 12:00-13:00 Lunch
Ethan Hansen and his wife, Chris, came to Faith Bible Fellowship in Big Lake, Alaska in the summer of 1997. Ethan attended Columbia International University and Columbia Biblical Seminary. After serving in the military in Desert Shield and Desert Storm and as associate pastor in southern Arkansas, Ethan brought his family to Alaska.
Ethan and Chris have four children: Daniel, Isaac, Charles, and Elizabeth. Their lives are focused on serving the Lord Jesus.
Ethan says, “It is a great privilege to serve the people in our church. There are no greater privileges than being a pastor and ministering as a family with our youth group. Our passions include exalting Jesus, teaching the Bible, and loving people.”
Steve Curtis (DMin, PhD) is the founder and International Director of Timothy Two Project, International. Based in Manila, his primary focus is providing essential theological education to indigenous pastors throughout the Majority World. Steve has taught pastors in several nations, with an emphasis in Southeast Asia.
He is also Extraordinary Researcher in Missiology for the North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa). He serves on the Mission and Evangelism Commission for the World Reformed Fellowship, and is the Executive Director of the Evangelical Reformed Fellowship.
He has published numerous books and articles, principally in the areas of theology and missiology, most recently, the book, Reach and Teach: Educational Short-Term Missions as a Ministry of the Local Church (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2016), and the articles “Will and Grace: The Essence of the Pelagian Debate,” Journal of Asian Evangelical Theology 20/2 (Sept 2016), and “Missiological Missteps and the Need for Theological Education in Myanmar,” International Bulletin for Mission Research (forthcoming).
Tim Miskimen is currently serving in Chiang Mai, Thailand as Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology. Tim serves under the Asia Baptist Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University.
Karl has worked as a missionary in Thailand for 10 years under the auspices of OMF International. He has been involved with English teaching, church planting, publishing and theological education. For the past 4 years, he has taught church history and missions at Bangkok Bible Seminary and has been an editorial and theological advisor at Kanok Banassan (OMF Publishers Thailand).
Karl earned a Masters of Divinity (M.Div) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology (Th.M) at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. In 2017, he began research for a Ph.D in World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh. Karl is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).