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GCOWE 97 Summary of the 10 Consultations
Thursday, July 3, 1997
This list summarizes who is involved in each of the consultations, and
the goal of their discussions. Keep this information in mind as you review
the daily reports.
|Who:||Successful business and government leaders
|Goal:||Using business skills to penetrate restricted access countries
and to find creative financing opportunities for frontier mission
|Who:||Heads of missionary sending agencies and denominations
|Goal:||Cooperation to ensure that *all* unreached people groups receive
some missionaries. (Appropriate spread of resources where needed.)
Caring for the Poor and Needy
|Who:||Those already ministering to the poor and needy
|Goal:||Cooperation to better help meet the huge material needs of
those most in need of the gospel.
African National Initiatives
|Who:||Missionary leaders from all African countries
|Goal:||How the national church in each country can reach out to its
country's unreached peoples and to assure that all segments of
society are reached.
Training for Church Planting Movements
|Who:||Church planting trainers and field church planters
|Goal:||Discover methods for training networks of church planters, i.e.
ways to teach the methods that will lead to *multiplying*
growth of indigenous churches amongst unreached peoples.
South Africa Local Pastors
|Who:||Pastors of South African churches
|Goal:||Developing a coordinated, racially integrated approach to mission
mobilization, and sending missionaries from South Africa to the
needy parts of the world.
Presidents & Academic Deans
|Who:||Heads of theological training institutions
|Goal:||Adapting current training centres to train missionaries to go
to the remaining cultures where they are most needed.
University Students & Youth Leaders
|Who:||Leaders of ministries to young people and college students
|Goal:||Harnessing the energy of the youth in reaching those most
in need of the gospel.
Worship & Performing Arts in Mission
|Who:||Gifted Christian artists and heads of like ministries
|Goal:||Using the arts to gain access to restricted countries and to win
a hearing for the gospel through non-threatening presentations.
|Who:||Leaders in children's ministry
|Goal:||Coordinated strategic initiatives and effective global child
evangelism; mobilizing children in world evangelization; both
locally as well as amongst the unreached people groups.
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