27th – 30th November 2012 … Seoul, South Korea
ETHNE is a global movement that serves to keep the eyes of The Church focused on the Forgotten Fourth of the world (almost 28%) who have little or no access to The Gospel (unreached or least reached peoples). The majority of these peoples have never even met a follower of Jesus. As a global movement, we stand on the shoulders of many efforts that have gone before us (e.g. AD2000, Great Commission Roundtable) as well as complementing current global movements such as the World Evangelical Alliance and Lausanne. Following successful meetings in Bali, Indonesia, in March 2006 hosted by SEALINK (the South East Asia UPG network) and in Bogota, Colombia in November 2009 hosted by COMIBAM,
THE NEXT ETHNE GATHERING WILL BE HOSTED BY THE KOREAN WORLD MISSION ASSOCIATION AND HELD IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA FROM THE 27th -30TH OF NOVEMBER 2012.
As we anticipate this next “family gathering” of people and ministries focused on least-reached peoples, WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US to:
(i) ASSESS & CELEBRATE what GOD is doing in the Nations, through reports from each
region of the world on what is happening among the least-reached.
(ii) ACCELERATE effective ministry to those who are still unreached. Various Strategy Groups will focus on issues such as Prayer for the Unreached, Holistic Gospel Movements (church-planting movements leading to community transformation), Member-care for workers, Crisis Response (connecting short-term relief to long-term church-planting movements), Ethno-Arts (using non-print media to communicate Christ), and Youth Missions Movement (raising the next generation of UPG workers and leaders). More than anything, ETHNE’12 is about coming together to seek GOD, acknowledging our need for one another in the Body of Christ…. SO THAT THIS GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM WILL BE
PREACHED AMONG ALL PEOPLES. Our goal is to build relationships between leaders, ministries and churches involved in UPG ministry and regional networks, so that the wealth of ideas, information, personnel, finances, resources and most importantly, vision and relationships can flow more effectively for His glory in reaching the least reached.
Will you prayerfully consider joining us in Seoul, South Korea? We are inviting you because we believe your presence will contribute to a fruitful gathering in ETHNE’12.
The meeting starts on the 27th of November at 6pm with dinner and ends on the 30th of November (night) with the final plenary. (IMPORTANT: Due to a strict limitation of places and quota given for each region, we request all delegates to be present for the entire duration of the meeting, arriving by the early afternoon of the 27th of November and departing the 1st of December.)
Attendance is By Invitation Only. Kindly do not forward this Invitation to anyone. If you feel someone you know needs to be invited, especially a younger leader you know, please inform your Regional Leader or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (For ETHNE to continue to be a vital, sustainable movement, we need the involvement of younger men and women.) Registration Forms will be sent in due course, but if you wish to register your interest to attend ETHNE’12, kindly send an email to email@example.com or inform the Regional Leader who sent you this invitation. We are still finalizing the costs for ETHNE’12, but for your budgeting purpose, we suggest you use a figure of US$500 for the in-country costs (transport to/from airport, conference materials, accommodation on twin-share and meals).
As we finalise plans for our time together in Seoul, we request your prayers for us.
Until all have had a chance to hear and experience the Good News!
Paul Han, Executive Director Korean World Mission Association
Henry Lee, Director Frontiers, Korea
S. Kent Parks, President, Mission to Unreached Peoples & Co-Facilitator, Ethne
On Behalf of the ETHNE’12 Steering Committee