Join believers from across the Asia-Pacific (including from the Chinese house church) as they learn, worship, and seek to further church planting efforts around the Asia-Pacific region.
As a special guest of the conference, you will have a chance to “taste and see” this work up close. We will help guide your journey to Asia, offering more in-depth context, as well as giving you the chance to meet with and hear from Chinese Christians. We hope you will join us!
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 participate in different two workshop series led by partner ministries and churches.
Sessions in Mandarin, English, and Bahasa Indonesia.
At Jakarta2023, you will have the chance to join two different series of workshops. Each series will feature its own sessions hosted by different churches and ministries. Some of these ministries include:
• The Charles Simeon Trust
• City to City Asia Pacific
• Prayer Current
• seeJesus Ministry
• Stephen Tong Evangelistic Ministries International
• Third Millennium Ministries
• and more!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
While you will be required to find and book your own flight, we will be providing group rates on hotels in Jakarta.
You can find hotel information and reserve your room on our hotels page.
Due to personnel limitations, child care will not be provided.
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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.
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.
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.
Dr. Michael Oh has served for the past 10 years as Global Executive Director and CEO of the Lausanne Movement, founded by Billy Graham and John Stott, that since 1974 has been used by God as the primary convener, mission strategizer, and collaboration catalyzer for the global church. He leads a core leadership of 24 Regional Directors, 70 Global Issue Network Catalysts, and YLGen (Younger Leaders Generation), and the movement extends to 35,000 leaders in every nation on earth. He is also the founder and Board Chair of CBI Japan (cbijapan.org), which includes Christ Bible Seminary, church planting efforts, and various outreach ministries (including the Heart & Soul Café) in Nagoya, Japan.
Michael received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania where he also did his undergraduate degree and a master’s degree. His theological training (Master of Divinity) was received at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was named Alumnus of the Year, and he also completed a master’s degree in Regional Studies East Asia at Harvard University. He has spoken at many conferences including Desiring God, Urbana, Cru, Cross Conference and The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife Pearl have 5 children.
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.
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. 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.
Dr. Stephen Tong is founder and senior pastor of the Reformed Evangelical Church of Indonesia. He is also founder and president of Stephen Tong Evangelistic Ministries International, and he is author of numerous books, including Revelation and the Bible and Knowing God’s Will.