Followers of Jesus are people who have been reconciled to God and made righteous in Christ (2 Cor 5:14-18, 21). We are also ambassadors of reconciliation sent to reconcile others to God (2 Cor 5:15-20). Two sides to the same coin. And all of it is motivated by the love of Christ for us (2 Cor 5:14). It was the Father’s love that sent his Son. It was the Jesus’ love that exchanged his life for us. And it is our experience of this love that changes our heart and redirects our vision to live for Jesus and the gospel instead of our own kingdoms (2 Cor 5:15; Mark 8:34-35).
This is who we are… as individual Christians and as churches. It is not something that we can get around to when we have the time or life calms down. It is not something that our churches should focus on when we finally reach a certain size or have some unallocated money in the budget. In fact, individuals and churches are renewed as we actively, intentionally join God in his mission.
As individuals, families, and churches, this conference will:
- encourage us to embrace our calling as Christ’s ambassadors
- equip us for missional living
- educate us on how churches can work together to plant new churches
FREE to attend!
14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
~ 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Paul Kim, Lead Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in San Diego.
Paul planted and continues to serve as Lead Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian, a diverse, multiethnic PCA church in San Diego. They are committed to the strategic priority of church planting in their city and around the world. We look forward to learning from Paul’s insight on how local churches can be missional and committed to church planting.
Paul was born in Hawaii but has lived in California for most of his life. He met Linda at UC Berkeley and to his surprise, after a couple of years of pursuit, a relationship developed! They got married a few years after college, during which Paul attended seminary at Westminster, CA. In 2001, the Kim family moved down to plant Redeemer San Diego. Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids, eating good food, and rooting for the Chargers and Cal football.
8:00-8:30 AM……. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:50………… Opening Worship in Sanctuary
Children dismissed to the Children’s Program after worship, before the keynote.
8:50-9:20………… Keynote: “Compelled by Love” (2 Cor 5:14-21)
9:20-9:30………… Transition Time
11:30-11:40……… Transition Time
11:40-12:30……… Worship & Keynote: “Being a Sending Church” (Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-3)
Participants will choose two of the following workshops to attend. Each is offered during both workshop times.
Family on Mission panel discussion moderated by Mark Jacobsen, Missions Team Leader at Redeemer Montclair. Hear from a panel of parents who will share insights from their experience of seeking to model a missional lifestyle in the home and nurture their children for missional living.
Making Missional Disciples facilitated by Pastor Peter Wang, Grace Redeemer Church. Join us as we talk through Jesus’ model for investing his life in disciples to equip them to live Up, In, and Out and how that applies to disciple-making today.
Preventing Burnout and Raising Leaders facilitated by Pastor Paul Kim, Redeemer San Diego. What many churches need is a major shift in thinking when it comes to equipping leaders and doing the work of ministry!
Working Together for Missions facilitated by Pastor David Lee, Covenant Fellowship Church. This workshop is designed for members of missions committees to meet other missions committee members from sister PCA churches, share ideas and best practices, and explore ways we might learn from one another and even work together on joint projects or partnerships.
Moving From Ideal to Action: Putting Legs on Our Presbytery Vision for Planting Churches facilitated by Pastor Steve Sage, Grace Redeemer Church. Designed especially for pastors and missions committee members, this workshop will explore how every local church, regardless of size or budget, can realistically and tangibly help our Presbytery plant churches.
The Unreached Within Reach facilitated by Daniel and Kate Son, members of Grace Redeemer Church. Millions of “least reached people” from the world’s hardest-to-access countries are living where we live, work, and play. Catch a vision for what may be the most strategic frontlines, cross-cultural missions you could be involved with without leaving your job or home.
Nursery and Children’s Program
A Nursery is available for children ages 0-3.
A fun, interactive Children’s Program will be offered for children ages 3 through 5th grade. The program will teach our kids about church planting from the Bible and introduce them to four church planting missionaries to learn about what they do.
Children will begin by joining their parents in the sanctuary for singing and will be dismissed to the back of the sanctuary before the keynote talk (approximately 8:50). They will remain in the Children’s Program until their parents pick them up after the conference ends (12:30).
Deadline to register for Children’s Program: Friday, January 31st
There is no cost to attend the conference, but you must register so we can make arrangements for food, children’s ministry, and workshops.