COSIM 2017 Moves Collaboration ForwardFor immediate release
The COSIM community gathered this Oct 9-11, 2017 at the International Learning Center just outside of Richmond. The conference was divided into four areas: Global Briefings, Best Practices, Challenges and Opportunities, and Collaboration.
The global context of COSIM 2017 comes at a challenging time for international mission partnership. Major challenges face the global church as we seek to effectively partner with our brothers and sisters undergoing persecution in China, South Asia, the Middle East and former Soviet Union countries. At the same time, incredible breakthroughs are being made in all of these regions among the remaining frontiers of the gospel. The lifeline of partnership with and between the global Church has proven to be a vital factor in this historic advance of the Kingdom. Totally unengaged people groups are being reached at a rate of almost 200 per year, with just 1,500 remaining. Over ninety percent of these new engagements are happening through the work of indigenous ministries in partnership with the global body of Christ.