COSIM 2019 Open for Registration
Dates: June 12-14
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Venue: City Church, Charlottesville
Address: 1010 Rio Rd E, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Time: Evening of June 12th until noon on the 14th
Hosts: Christian Aid Mission / Advancing Native Missions
Registration Fee: $100 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 626-831-8228 (David)
Description and Purpose: The Coalition on the Support of Indigenous Ministries exists as a forum for sharing, encouraging and developing best-practices in partnering and supporting our brothers and sisters to advance the gospel in their nation and region. COSIM 2019 will have a special emphasis on collaboration between support ministries, as well as significant time dedicated to listening to our international partners so we may serve them better. COSIM has been advocating for best practices in cross-cultural partnership for 20 years, including annual conferences. There are few conferences like these that focus consistently and exclusively on this topic. 465 organizations and churches have attended COSIM events over the years. COSIM is led by an all-volunteer Resource Team of experienced practitioners.
Who should come: All who are involved in international mission partnerships are welcome. Typically, we have three principle participants 1.) Representatives of ministries who are involved in strengthening and resourcing the indigenous church in mission outreach around the world, 2.) Representatives of indigenous ministries who partner with international groups, 3.) Learners and beginners who want to hear from those with experience in international partnerships. Feel free to pass on this information to anyone you think would benefit.
Meeting Format: COSIM 2019 will follow a modified open-space meeting format, which draws upon the expertise of attendees for sharing and discussion. See below for the meeting outline and schedule to get a better idea.
7-9:00 Global Briefing
9-10:30 Ministry Sharing
10:45-12:15 Challenges and Opportunities
2-3:30 Best Practices
3:45-5:30 Break-out Discussion Groups
7:00-9:00 Global Briefing Part II
9 – 12:00 Collaboration Discussion