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October 2-5
Jakarta, Indonesia

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A conference helping further gospel movements in the Asia-Pacific region

It has been three years since the KL2020 conference. In that time, the world has been dominated by uncertainty. One thing, however, has become very certain: the church is living in the wilderness, hoping in a king who is not of this world.

Come join us in Jakarta as we gather with believers from the Asia-Pacific region and reflect on what it looks like to follow this king in the wilderness together.

This conference will feature:

Believers from all around the Asia-Pacific area gathering together for worship, learning, and mutual encouragement.

Deep theological engagement through ten plenary sessions on the book of Ephesians and three theological talks on the reign of Christ.

The option to choose two of ten workshop tracks led by partner ministries and churches.

Sessions in Mandarin, English, and Bahasa Indonesia.

This conference will feature:
(in alphabetical order)

Ben Chen | Andrew Katay | Peter Liu | Michael Oh | David Platt | Richard Pratt | Akshay Rajkumar | Philip Ryken | Stephen Tong

Workshop Tracks

At Jakarta2023, you will have the chance to join two different workshop “tracks.” Each track will include a series of workshops that will take place over the course of an afternoon. These workshop tracks will be hosted by different churches and ministries, such as:

 The Charles Simeon Trust

City to City Asia Pacific

Prayer Current

See Jesus Ministries

Stephen Tong Evangelistic Ministries International

Third Millennium Ministries

and more!

FAQ

Every three years, there has been a large conference that has gathered pastors and churches from around the Asia-Pacific region so that they can be encouraged in both planting new churches and renewing existing ones. The primary audience has been Mandarin-speaking people, but it is open to all. Previous conferences have been held in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. 

Jakarta2023 is more than simply a conference for people to attend. Lord willing, it is an opportunity for you to connect with others who also desire to follow the Risen King Jesus together, and find ways for greater gospel collaboration.

This conference is for Christians in the Asia-Pacific region (Mandarin-speaking and otherwise) to gather for the purpose of mutual fellowship and encouragement, that new churches may be planted and existing churches renewed in the gospel. This conference is also a wonderful chance for those who are passionate about serving Christians in the Asia-Pacific region to worship alongside them and learn from them.

The previous three conferences have had unique experiences and structures based upon venue, space, and speakers. The first two conferences did not have any workshop opportunities, while the third one allowed for people to choose different workshops to attend. 

This conference will have two afternoon sections for workshops. Rather than people choosing individual workshops, we will be offering the chance to choose one of five different tracks. Each track contains three sessions. We want people to go deeper on a given topic and come out of it with some specific next steps for reflection and implementation.  

This conference will also have a great representation from the region. Speakers represented will be coming from the US, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, India, and China.

Mandarin, English, and Bahasa Indonesia. We will always have English or Chinese from the main stage with side-by-side translation into Bahasa Indonesia. The third language will be broadcast into headsets at the same time as the side-by-side translation on stage.

The theme of the conference, “the Eschatological Reign of Christ Over All Nations,” is a crucial one for the church in China right now. In the midst of uncertainty, many Chinese Christians are recognizing that the reign of Christ—both at present and in the future—is not just a niche piece of obscure theology. Rather, it is a vital, lived reality. Recognizing the reign of Christ is absolutely necessary to the every-day practice of the Christian faith, especially for a people living in the wilderness.

The ten plenary speakers (in alphabetical order) who will be preaching through the book of Ephesians are: Ben Chen, Andrew Katay, Peter Liu , Michael Oh, David Platt, Richard Pratt, Akshay Rajkumar, Philip Rhyken, and  Stephen Tong. 

Andrew Katay will be delivering the morning theological foundation messages. The various workshop tracks will be led by the following organizations: Stephen Tong Evangelistic Ministries International, City to City Asia Pacific, Third Millennium Ministries, SeeJesus Ministries, Prayer Current, Charles Simeon Trust, and from churches in China.

We want conference speakers to represent various countries and regions. We want people to hear from and see pastors and speakers who do not look like or sound like them, so that we may see and experience the beauty of God’s diverse kingdom. Speakers were chosen because of their particular interest and experiences around global Christianity and in training pastors and church leaders.

The conference will be from October 2-5, 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia and will take place at the Reformed Millenium Center, in Sawah Besar, Jakarta.

The organizers of the conference are working as fast as possible to have registration live on this website. Please submit your information in the above google form so that you can be notified when registration goes live.

We have found it is best when people attend these conferences with others they are already connected with. It will provide the opportunity for more contextual feedback, application, and opportunity for synergy and specific nex steps. There will be an option for those coming as a part of a group to receive a group discount.

While you will be required to find and book your own flight, we will be providing group rates on hotels in Jakarta. At a later date, we will be sending out information for booking hotel rooms. Please stay tuned as we get nearer to the event.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! You can send an email to us at hello@jakarta2023.com.

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Dr. Philip Ryken

Dr. Philip Graham Ryken is the eighth president of Wheaton College, where he studied English literature and philosophy.

Dr. Ryken earned a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford. He preached at Philadelphia’s historic Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010.

President Ryken has published more than 50 Bible commentaries and other books and has served as a board member for The Gospel Coalition, the Lausanne Movement, and the National Association of Evangelicals. He has traveled to 35 countries on 6 continents to teach and preach the gospel.

Akshay Rajkumar

Akshay Rajkumar is an author, publisher, and founding pastor of a church called Redeemer. He also serves as Co-Editor and founding council member for The Gospel Coalition India. He studied English literature at Delhi University (BA English) and completed biblical studies at Singapore Bible College (MDiv). He was born in Chennai and grew up in New Delhi, where he now lives with his wife Shruti, their daughters Mia and Lily, and a beagle named Bugsy. You can find him on Instagram @thewearysoulrejoices.

Dr. Richard Pratt

Richard L. Pratt Jr. (MDiv, Union Theological Seminary; ThD, Harvard University) is founder and president of Third Millennium Ministries and served as professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He served as general editor for the NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible and is the author of several books and commentaries.

David Platt

David Platt serves as a pastor in metro Washington, D.C. He is the founder of Radical. 

David received his Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Don’t Hold Back, Radical, Follow Me, Counter Culture, Something Needs to Change, Before You Vote, as well as the multiple volumes of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series

Along with his wife and children, he lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Peter Liu

Peter Liu is a pastor and mentor to pastors in China. Over the past decade, he has been involved in over 140 church plants across China.

Andrew Katay

Andrew is the CEO of City to City Australia, a church planting and leadership development agency linked to Tim Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York. This role enables him to work across denominational boundaries to be part of seeing a Gospel movement take hold of cities and regions across Australia, which is a driving passion for Andrew.

Andrew is also the Senior Minister of Christ Church Inner West, a multi-site church in Sydney, Australia. He has considerable experience in University ministries, served as Chaplain to Sydney University and regularly contributes on issues of theology, culture and the church on various media platforms. He is married to Catriona and they have three adult children.

Ben Chen

Ben Chen is the Regional Director of East and Southeast Asia and the former Director of Chinese Language at Third Millennium Ministries. He was the senior pastor of Orlando Chinese Evangelical Christian Church from 2004 to 2015.