INTEREST GROUP (IG)

UBF UNIVERSITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP ISBC INTERNATIONAL SUMMER BIBLE CONFERENCE HIS KINGDOM

Interest Group

We are excited to offer diverse Interest Group (IG) sessions at ISBC 2018. IG sessions aims to offer conference attendees an opportunity to learn more about specific topics of their interest in the area of Christian life and ministry. Participants will be able to join in the discussion and network with other UBF members of common interest, professions and services. Each IG will be led by a group of facilitators and we hope that this opportunity may be a platform for leadership development as well.

40 IG sessions will be offered in 5 categories (Ministry, World mission, Spiritual growth & family, Bible & theology, and Peer group). They will be offered on Friday afternoon at the conference in two time slots (IG I 2:00-3:40 PM and IG II 4:00-5:30 PM). Some of the IG session will be repeated twice, other will be offered in one of the two time slots, and still others will use both time slots for more in-depth discussion. The topics, abstracts, and facilitator teams can be found in the following pages. They can also be found on the conference website (http://hiskingdom2018.org).

Conference attendees will be able to sign up for their preferred IG session(s) through the registration website. The facilitators may begin to communicate with those who have signed up for their sessions prior to the conference. Some IG sessions will be offered in Korean or Spanish. We look forward to your active participation in IG sessions at our upcoming ISBC 2018.

Moses Noh and John Yoon (ISBC 2018 IG Coordinators)

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

Daniel Byeon (Korea), David Won (Chicago), Phillip Brown (Washington), David Kim (Indianapolis), Mark Yoon (Kenya), Ben West (Minneapolis)

ABSTRACT

In obedience to Jesus’ Great Commission (Mt 28:18-20), we have focused on making disciples of Jesus among college students. Traditional “campus fishing” and 1:1 or group Bible study, reflection writing & sharing approach still remains as our primary method. New approaches have also been tried and tested across the UBF community worldwide. In this Interest Group, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities that we are facing today as well as share some success stories and advices related to our campus outreach and disciple making ministry. Specific topics to be covered in this session include, but are not limited to the followings.
• Ways to invite students to Bible study
• Sharing the gospel with students on campus today
• Effective Bible study materials
• Success stories of disciple making
• From disciples to disciple-makers (reproducers)
• Serving campus mission as a small house church
• Campus outreach and disciple making in cross-cultural setting (as missionaries)
• How to evangelize the whole campus in collaboration with other Christian clubs
• Significance of disciple maker’s continual spiritual growth

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

James Roh (Philadelphia), Mark Yang, Sr. (Chicago), Peter Park (Toledo), Paulus Cha (Humber)

ABSTRACT

We are called to the body of Jesus Christ and live out the kingdom of God in our community. How can we build a gospel-centered community? How can we bear Christ’s image in our community? How can we overcome disharmony and conflicts and build a body of Christ together? This interest group aims to discuss this critical topic and gain insights from presentations, case studies, and discussions.
The Gospel Centered Community interest group consists of three sub-sessions. The first session introduces and delves into the meaning of the gospel centered community (40 minutes). Presentations will touch upon the biblical background of gospel centered community and share the discernments to cultivate Christ-centered community. The sharing will also include the principles and processes of formative community revolving around Jesus’ grace and mission.
The second session will bring a few examples to light in the form of case studies (40 minutes). The case study presenters will share some success and failure stories with the participants and cast questions about the challenges and opportunities in building a gospel centered community.
Lastly, the third session will involve the participants to break into groups and engage them in discussions (80 minutes). Main questions will be given to each group, and the groups will immerse themselves into prayerful, honest and reflective discourses with each other. One leader will be designated for each group, and the leader is encouraged to present the findings at the end of breakout session. The question and answer time will follow.
The interest group will end with united prayers by small groups (20 minutes). We will pray to God for imparting his humility, intervention, and wisdom to us based on the prayer topics discovered throughout the presentations and discussions.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - REPEAT TWICE (2:00PM-3:40PM and 4:00PM-5:30PM)

FACILITATORS

Daniel Lee (Shippensburg), Matthew Singh (Portugal), Dr. William Kim (Indonesia), Moses Kim (Trenton), David Yun (Cornerstone)

ABSTRACT

This Interest Group (IG) will give the audience/participants a few suggestions/guidance to flourish the house church ministry. First, participants will have a good deal of general information about the house church; the history, positive aspects, and even vision of house church ministry. Second, participants can have an understanding of how to handle and overcome emotional difficulties in a house church ministry such as loneliness and isolation to keep the UBF identity. Third, participants will be shared with a couple of examples to overcome loneliness and isolation problems through cooperation with other neighbor house church ministries. Fourth, even without cooperation with other house churches, there is a suggestion of successful ministry of house church. Fifth, on the top of above, there will be additional suggestions/discussions to flourish a house church ministry in this group; the importance of keeping the faith as a missionary, benefits of constant Bible Study and prayers, and a wonderful chance of spiritual growth in having a house church ministry and so on.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

Juan Seo (Pasadena), Gustavo Prato (Venezuela), Abraham Lee (Germany), Luke Hong (Montreal)

ABSTRACT

UBF ministry is a cross-cultural ministry with a goal of raising native leaders through evangelizing college students. God has used UBF missionaries preciously and raised many local leaders in different countries and chapters. However, raising leaders in a cross-cultural context is still a very difficult task. How can we raise native leaders more effectively? Leadership succession is also a difficult task. What is the best timing, process, preparation for leadership transition?
The goal of this Interest Group is to collaboratively explore practical guidance regarding how to raise leaders and how to do leadership succession. During the first session, Msn. Juan Seo, who served in Venezuela, will present a practical method for raising native leaders in a cross-cultural context. During the second session, Pastor Abraham Lee from Germany will give a presentation about leadership succession based on biblical principles. Msn. Luke Hong from Canada will introduce case studies on UBF chapters with data collections and analyses in relation to raising leaders and leadership succession. Shep. Gustavo Prato from Venezuela will share his experience on leadership succession. Participants will also have opportunities to share their stories and ask questions. English will be a primary language in this session but translations for Korean, German, and Spanish will be available. Our desire is to learn from each other and enhance our practices of raising leaders and leadership succession.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - REPEAT TWICE (2:00PM-3:40PM and 4:00PM-5:30PM)

FACILITATORS

John Park (New Jersey), Elijah Moon (Korea), Little Sarah Kim (Chicago), James Point (Turkey), Maria Park (New Jersey)

ABSTRACT

UBF has been a campus ministry from its onset in 1961. Many people have become Jesus’ disciples while they were on campus and committed their lives to campus mission. As they grow older, they establish house churches and have children. The number of 2nd and 3rd generations is rapidly growing in our community throughout the world. They have great talents and potential to be leaders of our church. How can we help the next generation to be the leaders of our church?
Discipling our children as they go through high school and college is very important. We tend to pay less attention to them while serving others. We often take it for granted that our children are a part of our ministry. But many 2nd gens do not find their identity in our church and leave for other communities. What is the current status in UBF with regard to raising the next generation as Jesus’ disciples? How many 2nd gens and 3rd gens are there in UBF? What percentage of them are becoming the leaders of our church? How can we help them to find their identity in our ministry and grow as the leaders of our church? This IG session is dedicated to finding answers to these important questions. Many success stories and practical implementations will be shared in this session. We will also review how the Jewish education to learn from them how they pass the identity as God’s chosen people on to the next generation.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

Grace S. Lee (Princeton), Mary Cowen (Princeton), Esteban Cho (Bolivia), Grace Park (New Jersey), Esther Yun (Atlanta), Samuel A. Lee (Princeton), Peter Lim (New Jersey)

ABSTRACT

The objective of this session is to strengthen UBF core values of 1:1 Bible study and shepherding by introducing Biblical counseling materials, training and resources. Everyone who is serious about learning 1:1 Bible study, shepherding, and ministry through counseling is welcome. Biblical counseling can be defined as shepherding through spiritual discipline and Biblical friendship. We do this because we are called to instruct one another in knowledge and goodness (Romans 15:14).
In part 1, we want to introduce “life through the lens of Scripture.” The goal is to help people see others and problems through Scripture and find solutions to human suffering and sin. Some testimonials and case studies on various topics will be presented.
In part 2, we will think about how we can strengthen 1:1 Bible study and our ministry through Biblical counseling. Practical ministry experiences (challenges and suggestions) will be presented followed by Q&A. Biblical counseling study materials, resources, and training programs will also be introduced.
Here are some of the testimonials from those who participated in Biblical Counseling workshops before. “As a bible teacher, I had very enriched and rewarding experience. I could see the change in the hearts of the counselee who struggled with trauma, abuse, anger, parenting, and marital conflict.” “Provides fresh perspective in obeying God’s word, so it drives you to depend on His grace.” “The basic context and form of Bible counseling was similar to the study of one to one bible study. It seemed little bit more systematic and professional...Bible counseling is a good opportunity to preach the gospel to campus souls who do not know God.”

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - REPEAT TWICE (2:00PM-3:40PM and 4:00PM-5:30PM)

FACILITATOR

Scott Moreau (Wheaton College)


ABSTRACT

Every international organization faces the realities of cross-cultural communication. Too often, we proceed with ministry as though we are our own home settings, thinking that they means we used will work just well in the new country as they did in our own. What are critical factors we need to consider to minister well when we cross into new cultures? What might the Bible have to say about cultural differences and values? In this session we will explore these questions with the intention of giving participants insights into their own ministry so that they may be more effective reaching, evangelizing, and discipling those among whom they minister.

BIOGRAPHY

Scott Moreau is Professor of Intercultural Studies and the Academic Dean of Wheaton Graduate School. For 16 years, he was the editor of Evangelical Missions Quarterly and that general editor of Baker Books’ Encountering Mission series. He has written or edited over 20 books and 300 articles, and has received numerous recognitions for his writing, teaching, speaking and service to society.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

John Yoon (Hyde Park), Barnabas Lin (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship)

PURPOSE

Peer gathering of UBF young emerging leaders ages 18-35 with a calling to serve the Church as leaders for the next generation

Context: NT Wright once described that one of the greatest impediment to advancing the mission of Christ in the world is the scandal of disunity within the Church. Global Christians will face shared challenges in presenting the Gospel to a postmodern generation that is increasingly disillusioned with a fragmented Christian witness on their campuses and their neighborhoods. The Partnership in Missions gathering will create a network of young leaders who will focus on the unique challenges of their generation and to imagine creatively how strategic missional partnerships might move from expanding our own “ministry empires” in competition with others to collaborating and serving God’s Kingdom together.

Proposed Schedule:
· Time of Worship
· Ice-Breakers / Introductions
· Testimonies of Missional Partnerships
· Guest Speaker: Barnabas Lin (Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Urbana ’18 Planning Team)
o Topic: “The Vision of the Urbana '18 Conference: How to Develop Missional Partnerships That Serve His Kingdom”
· Small Group Discussion & Prayer
· Invitation/Introduction to the UBF Emerging Leaders’ Cohort (ELC)
· Young Leaders Gathering Café (time for networking and friendship building)


FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATOR

Daniel Park (Chicago), ISBC 2018 Praise and Worship Team

ABSTRACT

What is worship? Too often, worship is defined as what we do when we gather on Sunday. Particularly, the singing part of Sunday gathering almost became the definition of worship in this generation. In this session, we will provide the holistic biblical description of worship and the principles of worship gatherings. A significant portion of the session will be based on ‘Engaging with God: A biblical theology of worship’ by David Peterson. Also, several local chapter praise and worship members will share their practical experiences and comments as applications of such biblical foundations.

Topic 1. Biblical understanding of worship - Sometimes, the disputes on how our worship service should look like can be ‘hot’. Unfortunately, however, often the opinions regard only the style of worship service and they are based on personal experiences. A sound biblical understanding of worship can offer a solid common ground in our discussions on the worship service. Our life as a Jesus’ disciple will also be positively influenced by the Biblical understanding of worship. The quality of Monday-Friday life, personal devotion, sanctification, and some other elements in the disciples’ life depend on whether or not we understand and practice worship properly. Overall, the church and Jesus’ disciples really need to know what the Bible says about worship.

Topic 2. Principles of worship gatherings - Though worship can happen anywhere at any moment in our lives, worship at church gatherings is the climax of worship. What are the biblically informed guidelines of designing and practicing church worship services or gatherings? It is crucial for the pastor and worship leaders to be well equipped with such understandings, as they design and lead the services and gatherings. It will honor God and build up Christ’s body.

We would like to invite three groups of people who may be interested in this Interest Group: (1) UBF praise and worship team members at local chapters, (2) local chapter directors/pastors responsible for designing and leading worship services, and (3) Bible students/shepherds interested in worship. We pray that this Interest Group may raise an awareness of the importance of worship and accelerate the networking of praise and worship teams in our UBF community.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - REPEAT TWICE (2:00PM-3:40PM and 4:00PM-5:30PM)

FACILITATOR

Darren Gruett (Chicago)

ABSTRACT

How can a lay preacher effectively prepare a sermon and preach week after week when balancing the constraints of his family, job, and other church responsibilities? This IG will delve into that question by looking at some of the special challenges that face lay preachers as they pastor their homes and their flocks with God’s Word. It will also exam some of the unique blessing and opportunities that come with being a lay pastor.
The session will include topics on the differences between full time pastors, bi-vocational pastors, and lay pastors. It will also present some of the pros and cons of one on one ministry and counseling in the context of being a lay pastor, and how lay pastors and preachers can best serve their families and flocks with limited time and resources.
Special emphasis will be placed on time management, personal discipline, organizational habits, communication skills, administrative tasks, sermon preparation, pastoral ministry, and leveraging technology. The session will dive into best practices when it comes it preparing a sermon, building a home library, making use of commentaries, and recommended resources for those in lay ministry. Additional topics will include balancing family and ministry, with a holistic view of the family as being part of one’s ministry.
This session is designed primarily for lay preachers who are struggling to improve their messages and ministry with a desire to connect with others who are also serving in this special calling, but full time pastors will also find the session useful as well.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - REPEAT TWICE (2:00PM-3:40PM and 4:00PM-5:30PM)


FACILITATOR

Josue Bae (Mexico)

ABSTRACT

Podemos decir que en nuestra iglesia la obra principal es estudiar la Biblia y enseñarla a los universitarios. A través de la Biblia podemos conocer a Dios y a Jesucristo, el camino de la salvación y la vida que le agrada a Dios. Y para obtener el tesoro escondido en la Biblia debemos estudiarla de manera inductiva. Esta ponencia se trata de: Introducción – la importancia de estudiar la Biblia, explicación sobre el método inductivo. Observación – la importancia de buena observación, los métodos prácticos para buena observación. Interpretación – requisitos de un intérprete, principios generales de la interpretación, cinco categorías de la literatura bíblica. Aplicación – directrices para aplicar las Escrituras en nuestra vida.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATOR

Josue Gutierrez (Panama)

ABSTRACT

Sesión 1: En este grupo de interés discutiremos la definición de una Iglesia Hogareña (Iglesia Hogar u Hogar Iglesia), contrastándola con el matrimonio cristiano y el matrimonio de fe. Aprenderemos algunos ejemplos de matrimonios e iglesias hogareñas en la Biblia y cómo podemos servir como Iglesia Hogareña para el crecimiento y fortalecimiento de la Iglesia.

Sesión 2: Compartir experiencias de Iglesias Hogareñas establecidas (M. Josué y M. María de Panamá, además de las Iglesias Hogareñas participantes). Compartir experiencias y contestar preguntas de los participantes.

FRIDAY (IG-II) 4:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

Richard Choi (Chicago), Paul Choi (St. Louis), Agnes Sohn (Chicago), James Ahn (Chicago), Daniel Sohn (Chicago), North America UBF Short Term Mission Committee

ABSTRACT

We live in the age of the Holy Spirit that our sons and daughters will prophesy, our young men will see visions, our old men will dream dreams. (Acts 2:17) When we receive the Holy Spirit through our Lord Jesus we are a kingdom and priests to serve our Lord and his world mission. We are called to be short-term missionaries, long-term missionaries and silver missionaries to bring the good news of salvation to homes, cities, nations, and to the ends of the earth. The kingdom of God is where these three generations--children, young adults and parents--work together as a family, church, and nation for his world salvation work through the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, our children (HBF) and young adults (college students) are called to be kingdom worker with world mission vision. They are also eager to serve gospel ministry as missionaries to the world. Therefore, we encourage and pray for our new generation of young people to participate in short term mission and experience a missionary life with God’s kingdom vision. In the long run, we hope and pray that God will lead them to commit to his kingdom work, discipleship ministry on campus and world mission. We the short-term mission committee will present on UBF short term mission history, opportunities, testimonies, and preparation (programs/training, expenses, etc.). We will invite all attendants to join an open discussion about short term mission topics and collect their ideas and suggestions on promoting and improving our short-term missions for mobilization, training, sending and follow up with short term mission candidates/missionaries. We also hope and pray that many young people will volunteer to be short term missionaries during the meeting and Conference.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - REPEAT TWICE (2:00PM-3:40PM and 4:00PM-5:30PM)


FACILITATORS

Samuel H. Lee (Korea), Joseph Chung (Chicago), Daniel Yang (Rwanda), Moses Chang (Belize), Isaac Lim (Kyrgyzstan), Daniel Rhee (South Africa)

ABSTRACT

Right before his glorious ascension, our Lord Jesus gave us the Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nation…” (Mt 28:19a). God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son. He really wants to save all people of the world and bring them to the Kingdom of God. In order to fulfill this Great Commission, God poured out his Spirit on all people and said, “…your old men will dream dreams” (Acts 2:17c). By God’s grace, many people of our generation are expected to live even up to 100 years. Now each year, our UBF coworkers in developed countries, such as S. Korea, US, Canada and European Nations, are retiring from their work, even at the age of early Fifties. A wise man said, “The best preparation for retirement is to prepare the best work to do after retirement.” The best work after retirement is carrying out our Lord Jesus’ Great Commission of World Mission, with dreams and visions given by the Spirit. Currently more than 50 coworkers in the global UBF community, are retired. The number will continue to increase rapidly in the coming years. They all have a great wealth of knowledge and necessities, such as in-depth Bible study materials, decades of shepherding experience, financial resources, good health, language abilities, etc. To encourage and mobilize these valuable Bible teachers and missionary candidates, the Silver Mission Committee members (Dr. Samuel H. Lee [Chair of the Committee, Korea], Msn Daniel Rhee [South Africa], Moses Chang [Belize], Isaac Lim [Kyrgyzstan] and Daniel Yang [Rwanda]) would like to serve the Silver Missions Interest Group at the 2018 ISBC. We can serve the IG by covering: 1) Jesus’ commission (Mt 28:18-20), 2) Examples of biblical silver gospel workers (Moses, Caleb, St. John etc.), 3) Review of God’s work through Silver missionaries in UBF today, 4) Silver mission opportunities, 5) Practical logistics involved in Silver mission work (Bible study, language, Visa etc.), 6) Question and Answer Session: to include further discussions, recommendations and feedback, and 7) Network building skills (KakaoTalk, Skype etc.). We look forward to revitalizing and enriching the mission calling of missionaries through the 2018 ISBC Silver Missions Interest Group.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

Luke Lim (Uganda), Paul Koh (Chicago), Livingstone Kang (Uganda), David Park (Korea)

ABSTRACT

(Mt 9:35) “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.”
Jesus’ ministry was preaching and healing. Jesus preached the good news of God's kingdom and healed the sick. Are you a medical professional? Are you interested in medical mission? What can we do with medical profession as we follow Jesus as his disciples? Bethesda Mission Hospital (BMH) was founded by UBF and has been serving Uganda since 2002. We will share what BMH has been doing in Uganda and how you may join medical mission in short term or long term mission in BMH. We will also discuss what medical mission is, how to link medical mission with discipleship ministry, and how to participate in medical mission. Students who pursue medical profession and active/retired medical professionals are welcomed. Students who want to expose themselves to medical field in developing countries or volunteer to serve the needy are also welcomed. Silver missionary candidates who are looking for new mission field are welcomed as well.

FRIDAY (IG-I) 2:00PM-3:40PM

FACILITATORS

류응렬 (현 와싱톤중앙장로교회 담임목사, 전 총신대학교 신학대학원 교수) (Eungyul Ryoo, Sr. Pastor of Korean Central Presbyterian Church)

ABSTRACT

결혼 10주년 기념으로 아내와 함께 서인도제도(West Indies)를 방문했다. 기독교 역사에 가장 위대한 선교의 흔적을 남긴 사람들, 모라바인이 첫 선교지로 발을 디딘 흔적을 찾아보기 위해서다. 1727년 8월 모라비안 교회에 임한 성령의 역사로 100년이 넘도록 지속된 매일 24시간 중보기도의 불길이 타오르게 했고, 세상을 바꾸는 선교의 혁명을 가져왔다. 1732년 서인도제도의 노예들을 위해 선교사를 모집했을 때 26명이 지원했다. 2명의 선교사가 파송되었고 그후 20년 동안 보낸 선교사가 그 전 200년 동안 보낸 개신교의 모든 선교사 수보다 많았다. 예수님이 오실 때까지 우리의 호흡이 다하는 날까지 세계선교를 위해 부름받은 사람들, 이 시대 UBF의 방향을 모라비안에서 찾아보고자 한다.
류응렬은 1986년 종로 UBF에서 안요셉 선교사님의 가르침을 통해 예수님을 만나 인생이 변화되었다. 대학과 대학원에서 영문학을 전공하고 신학공부를 마친 후 총신대학교 신학대학원에서 10년 동안 설교학교수로 섬겼다. 지난 20년 가까이 선교지에서 여름과 겨울을 보냈으며 2013년부터 미국 수도 워싱턴에 위치한 와싱톤중앙장로교회 (kcpc.org) 담임목사로 섬기고 있으며, 보스턴에 위치한 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary에서 객원교수로 가르치고 있다.

FRIDAY (IG) TBD

FACILITATORS

Joshua Hong (Hyde Park), Peter Park (Nigeria)

ABSTRACT

The objective of this IG session is to promote and to revive a culture of prayer as the backbone of Kingdom ministry through UBF. Those who love Jesus and his kingdom ministry are all welcome regardless age, gender and nationality.
We live in the age of technology. We spend, maybe, waste much time with phones and computers rather than having time with the Father. Prayer is more than a labor. Prayer is not an older people’s task. Prayer is a fellowship with the Father and with the Son in the Holy Spirit. In prayer, we can see the spiritual world, and experience reality of God’s power, and assume the power of the Holy Spirit. Through this workshop, I pray to fan into flame the fire of prayer in UBF church community.
Teach us how to pray-----
• Why pray? Eph 6:9-20, spiritual warfare aspect; the power of God aspect
• What to pray? Luke 11:1-13--Father’s glory, Father’s kingdom and Father’s will
• How to pray? Luke 11:1-13--seek, ask and knock--Luke 18:1-6
• Personal prayer--Jn 14,16--dialogue with the Holy Spirit
• Communal prayer--two or three pray in Jesus’ name.
• Intercession --Jonah and Moses
We will facilitate this time in dialogue with the people and we will try to draw out their prayer life with the testimonies. This will not be a lecture but a time of communion and prayer.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - REPEAT TWICE (2:00PM-3:40PM and 4:00PM-5:30PM)


FACILITATORS

David Baik (New York), Steve & Amy Stasinos (Chicago)

ABSTRACT

“For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” (Ephesians 5:31)
The biblical ideal for marriage is that two lives (husband and wife) become one. But without the healthy boundary in marriage, the ideal marriage remains unreal, less fulfilling and counter-productive. A healthy boundary is vital to all relationships, especially to a marriage relationship. “When two people are free to disagree, they are free to love. When they are not free, they live in fear, and love dies.” (Boundaries in marriage by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend) Healthy boundary setting can be a long process. Our session at the conference can cover only the introductory part. We will try to convey some basic concepts of boundaries for a healthy marriage: (1) what is a boundary? (2) A few principles of boundaries to marriage, and (3) Setting boundaries with yourself.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM


FACILITATORS

Greg Lewis (Toledo), Bill Pottenger (Lehigh), Mark Hui (Taiwan)

ABSTRACT

Part #1
Many people struggle to balance the many demands on our time for family, work and ministry. You’ve heard the old adage “I never met anyone who said on their deathbed that they wished they’d spent more time in the office.” How can we find the balance in our busy lives for these three main areas? This interest group will explore answers to these questions. Part #1 will begin with the Scriptural foundation for how to understand and achieve such a balance. This will be followed by break-out into small groups to discuss what we’ve learned in our own personal contexts, and come up with practical ways we’ve found to achieve a balance. Towards the end of Part #1, the break-out groups will report their findings to the large group. Part #1 of the interest group will close with a recap of the highlights of the session.
Part #2
In view of the Scriptural framework of Part #1, we will explore some important principles related to balancing family, work and ministry. The undergirding thrust in their implementation is God’s desire for us to persevere toward maturity. The basic principles include recognizing your strengths, accepting your limitations, maintaining boundaries and maintaining emotional stability. We will explore what a slowed-down spirituality could look like in our modern context and share important lessons gleaned from Peter Scazzero’s Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Courses. The break-out session will include small group activities and discussion, reflection, personal sharing, and prayer.

FRIDAY (IG) TBD


FACILITATORS

Crystal Shannon-Morla (Triton), Ruth Kille (Toledo)

ABSTRACT

The Connecting Work and Faith interest group will look at how Christians live out their faith in the workplace. We aim to help participants understand how work and faith go together and can glorify God. Specifically, we will present 5 ways to make your work more personally meaningful and valuable to God’s kingdom using New York Times Best selling author Tim Keller’s book, Every Good Endeavor. Other topics for discussion will include: 1) defining your “calling”, 2) knowing your work identity and 3) addressing issues in the workplace. This engaging group will use personal testimony, video, and small break out groups.

FRIDAY (IG-II) 4:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

Kristin Weed (Pittsburg), Stephanie Bekit (York), Rebecca Lee (Springfield), Sarah Kayser (Tempe)

ABSTRACT

We’re young moms on campus! A limited brigade of young Christian soldiers with aprons and spatulas in hand J The purpose of this interest group is to gather young moms together to have fellowship, network, share experiences and learn together how to foster a thriving personal relationship with Jesus and effective discipleship ministry on campus. We have unique challenges because we wear many hats but Jesus is there to help us be the woman of God that he wants us to be. We will spend time in prayer, examine scripture, and receive practical insights into the unique privileges and challenges of being a young mom on campus. This interest group is offered only during the second IG session time slot from 4-5:30pm. Childcare is available upon request when you register for the His Kingdom conference for children ages 1-10. Mothers with young infants under age one are welcome to bring them to the interest group session. Our hope is that through this interest group you may be encouraged, inspired, equipped, and challenged to go one step further for the Kingdom. We’re young moms on campus! We don’t have it all together but we love Jesus and seek to further His Kingdom apron strings and all!

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

Isaac Choi (Chicago), Young and Curie Lee (Chicago), Daniel Jung (Tokyo)

ABSTRACT

God prepares the family system through marriage. He wants to see godly children in the family that he made (Malachi 2:15). Parenting is a part of God’s ministry.
Parents often see their children go against their expectations or some are lost. A parent’s good intention is not enough.
It seems like parenting is beyond any parent’s ability. Applying good parenting skills are not enough, either.
The Scriptures show that godly parenting is to raise our children in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4b).
Successful parenting is the core of a successful gospel ministry. It is laid on godly family relationships between parents and children and the relationship between parents and God.
It is probably the most difficult, but meaningful, task in our life that continues God’s salvation work for the world through the generations of a faithful family.
In our community, there is a strong need for godly parenting. Parents want to share wisdom from their own parenting experiences and pray together with those who are in need. This IG will be a platform to share our experiences with others and learn from each other.
May God richly bless all parents’ prayers for our children’s generation and their children’s generation.

FRIDAY (IG-I) 2:00PM-3:40PM

FACILITATORS

Paul Dang, James Tetzlaff, John Dang, Alex Cole (all from Milwaukee)

ABSTRACT

The two covenants of law and grace present one of the major contrasting themes in the word of God. “For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” When Jesus came into the world to die on the cross, the Lord was establishing the New Covenant: "This cup is the new covenant in My blood." Understanding the differences between these two covenants is of utmost importance for living the Christian life as God intends. God’s law tells that He desires holiness to characterize the way live. Only God’s grace can provide such godliness in our lives. The law of God is the “what”; the grace of God is the “how.” May the Lord God enlighten our spiritual understanding that we might increasingly grasp the differences between law and grace. May the Lord God show us the full implications of the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. May the Lord God teach us the path of humble dependence upon your grace through Jesus and enable us to live a holy and righteous life in the sight of God. "

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - REPEAT TWICE (2:00PM-3:40PM and 4:00PM-5:30PM)


FACILITATOR

John Armstrong (Founder of ACT3)

ABSTRACT

The greatest virtues God gives to those who follow Jesus are three: faith, hope and love (1 Cor. 13:13). But the greatest of these is plainly said to be love. Why? Love is the greatest virtue since it alone perfectly reflects the eternal character of God the Trinity because “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16). But love is perhaps the most misunderstood word in the Bible and our everyday language. This is because love is death on a cross. And love is resurrection life empowering us as the church to reflect the divine nature to the whole world. In this session the teacher will explore the meaning and explain what a life of costly love entails and show how and why he wrote his book, Costly Love (2017), to make this grand biblical theme clear for all disciples of Jesus.

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. John H. Armstrong is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America (RCA). He founded and became the first president of the ACT3 Network (Advancing the Christian Tradition in the Third Millennium) in 1991. ACTS3 recently became The Initiative, an intentional ecumenical community designed for the healing of the North American church. He is the author/editor of seventeen books, including his newest book, Costly Love: The Way to True Unity for All the Followers of Jesus (New City Press, 2017). He serves a senior advisor to Christian History Institute and has helped to produce several documentaries on church history and renewal. John married to his wife Anita (1970) and has lived in suburban Chicago since 1969. He is the father of two adult married children and the grandfather of two girls and two boys.

FRIDAY (IG-I) 2:00PM-3:40PM


FACILITATORS

Helen Rarick (Chicago), Wesley Yun (Atlanta)

ABSTRACT

Do you struggle with money? Or do you want to be a better steward of what God has given you? There are thousands of verses in the Bible about handling money and possessions. The financial principles contained in God’s word can teach us to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. This session will teach you some of these principles from God’s word and help you overcome real-world financial struggles with practical hands-on tools and guidance (You will not have to disclose your own financial situation). Some topics will be: Giving generously to God and to others; Budgeting; Ditching debt; Saving for retirement is important; What is investing? Come and learn from God’s word on how to be a better steward of the resources that God has given to you.

FRIDAY (IG) TBD


FACILITATORS

Augustine Sohn (Chicago), David Miller (Cincinnati)

ABSTRACT

As campus ministry workers, we have been busy serving the ministry, family and our day job. Sometimes we feel that we are doing 2-3 person’s work, working full time, taking care of children and serving ministry. However, health is a very important aspect of our being and foundation of who we are. The presenters believe that we need physical, mental and spiritual health to be a healthy person and be a partner of UBF ministry.
At this seminar, we have a testimony of a personal health issue and implication of a disease to a person and the ministry. Second part will be presented about a few pointers of health maintenance after age 50. Health is important in all age. But the authors believe that after age 50, we cannot ignore this physical aspect of our being and try to share what is available to maintain a healthy life in our middle age. 20 to 30 minutes will be spent on a question and answer session to make this session interactive.

FRIDAY (IG) TBD


FACILITATOR

Little Sarah Kim (Chicago)

ABSTRACT

Marriage between a man and a wife is the foundation of all human society. God’s vision for us is to have a holy and happy marriage where two people enjoy a loving, supportive and mutually growing relationship. At a time when more than half of marriages end in divorce, it is vital to pray for and to help young people to prepare for marriages so they enjoy thriving marriages that glorify God. Those who work in a high-level profession invest up to eight years in graduate studies but rush into marriage without much preparation. In addition, young singles are praying for marriage but not praying to have a successful, thriving and God honoring marriage. This workshop is for singles and for those who are in a committed relationship and praying for a holy marriage. This discussion is based on the book “Things I Wish I’d known before I got married” by Gary Chapman. Some of the topics are:

1. Being in love is not an adequate foundation for building a successful marriage.
2. The saying, “Like mother, like daughter” and “Like father, like son” is not a myth.
3. How to solve disagreements without arguing.
4. The toilets are not self-cleaning.
5. Marrying into a family.
6. Personality profoundly influences behavior.
7. Developing a healthy dating relationship.

The format of this workshop will be interactive where the participants to share their honest thoughts and feeling about these topics. As facilitators, we want to provide a safe environment where young people can ask questions and search for biblical answers.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - (PART I-2:00PM-3:40PM) and (PART II-4:00PM-5:30PM)

FACILITATOR

Abraham Hwang (CU, Mexico), Raul Muñoz (Mexico)

ABSTRACT


(Part 1) Five caracteres del evangelio
- Abraham Hwang (Mexico), Raul Muñoz (Mexico)
1. solucionar el resultado por medio de resolver la causa.
2. la eficacia(el evangelio tiene máxima eficacia)
3. sacrificar el tiempo presente para el futuro.
4. vivir para otros es bendecirse a sí mismo
5. el sacrificio ante Dios.

(Part 2) el principio de la verdad
- Abraham Hwang (Mexico)

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - REPEAT TWICE (2:00PM-3:40PM and 4:00PM-5:30PM)


FACILITATORS

Ezra Cho (Washington), Samuel Lee (Ottawa)

ABSTRACT

This class will deal with the history of biblical interpretation from the 1st to 21st century. This process will give an overview of the flow of biblical interpretation so that we may find our position in biblical interpretation. Furthermore, this class will go over some methods of biblical interpretation that are prevalent in the field. We will focus on the methods and ways of interpretation of the Scripture to become good independent bible teachers. We will especially share together the syntax, historical, social, and literal context, theological message, and application as well as have inductive bible studies. This course will broaden our perspective on the bible as a whole.

FRIDAY (IG-II) 4:00PM-5:30PM


FACILITATORS

Augustine Suh (Chicago), Kevin Albright (Chicago), Paul Hong (Toledo)

ABSTRACT

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)
This session is designed to introduce and discuss the UBF HQ Online School Program. Due to dynamic and complex missional challenges, continuing quality education programs are crucial in supporting Christian growth and maturity, and in ensuring biblically sustainable ministries. In view of our leaders’ unique needs, time and resource constraints, the UBF Education Committee is developing education/training programs that are timely, relevant and effective to support local UBF ministries. This program considers the contents of a Master of Divinity program at reputable evangelical seminaries, but with the emphasis on unique UBF mission, vision and core values. The primary objective of this session is to build up shared understanding of the HQ Online School Programs by engaging communication. Every UBF leaders who seeks learning opportunities for equipping and empowering those who aspire for spiritual formation, ministry growth and leadership development is welcome.

Session Outline:
• An overview of HQ Online Program: Current Pilot Program Contents
• Comments of Pilot Program Participants
• Presentations of Short-term and Long-term Tentative Plans
• Discussion

Notes:
Courses available: [1] Church History I & II; [2] Bible Doctrine I, II, III;
In progress: [1] NT Interpretation I, II, [2] OT Interpretation I, II, [3] Bible Study Methods; [4] Christian Leadership, [5] Biblical Counseling, [6] Cultural Anthropology, [7] Worship, [8] Preaching, [9] Missiology
Optional courses: [1] Biblical language tools, [2] Biblical theology, [3] Biblical Ethics, [4] Apologetics, [5] American Church History; [6] History of Mission

FRIDAY (IG-I) 2:00PM-3:40PM

FACILITATOR

박요한 (한국스탭) (John Park, Korean Staff)

ABSTRACT

왜곡된 카톨릭 신앙의 분위기 속에 참된 신앙을 회복하며 시작된 종교개혁, 그 종교개혁자들이 주장했던 신앙의 본질을 확인한다. 특히 종교개혁자들이 주장했던 5대 신앙내용을 심층적으로 공부하는 가운데, 우리 UBF가 과연 참 신앙위에 서 있는가를 점검한다.

FRIDAY (IG-II) 4:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATOR

김모세 (한국스탭) (Moses Kim, Korean Staff)

ABSTRACT

종교개혁의 가치 중 하나는 그것이 신앙의 본질을 회복하는 역사적 사건으로 끝나지 않고 신앙고백, 신조, 요리문답 형식으로 신앙의 본질을 후대에게 잘 전수하였다는 점에 있다. UBF도 신앙계승이 문제화되고 있다. 하이델베르크 요리문답은 쉽고 간결하고 운율적 형태로 기록하여 장년뿐 아니라 청소년 교육에 유용하다. 또한 본문중심의 성경공부의 한계를 극복할 수 있다. 본 인터레스트 그룹에서는 하이델베르크 신앙고백을 살펴봄으로써 신앙계승에 있어서 교리교육의 중요성을 주지시키고자 한다.

FRIDAY (IG-II) 4:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATOR

김창원 (한국스탭) (Changwon Kim, Korean Staff)

ABSTRACT

칭의와 성화가 구별되지 않을때 행위구원론의 오류나, 구원파와 같은 방종주의로 나갈 수 있다. 또한 구원은 믿음, 성화는 인간의 노력과 열심의 원리로 착각하여 신앙생활의 한계에 부딪힐 수 있다. 작은 문제가 아니다. 신앙의 형태를 결정하여 신앙의 한계와 혼란에 직면하거나, 동역에 있어서 갈등문제를 야기할 수 있다. 본 인터레스트 그룹에서는 구원론에 있어서 칭의와 성화와의 관계를 설명함으로써 UBF 구성원들이 올바른 신앙관을 갖도록 돕고자 한다.

FRIDAY (IG-I) 2:00PM-3:40PM

FACILITATOR

김갈렙 (한국스탭) (Caleb Kim, Korean Staff)

ABSTRACT

21세기 미국에서 등장, 성경보다 예언같은 자신들의 직통계시 중심의 신앙으로서 매력적이 요소가 있어서 영적인 2세들도 많이 빠져들고 있다 (예: 미국의 IHOP-다윗의 장막, 한국의 큰믿음교회 변승우 이단). 경건한 예배의 상실, 거짓예언으로 인한 상실감 등 많은 문제가 야기되고 있다. 한국 교신과 합신은 신사도주의에 대해 지극히 불건전한 사상으로 이단으로 판정하였으며 그 집회참여를 금지하기로 결정하였다. 미혹받는 사람이 많기 때문에 이 문제점을 짚어내는 것은 매우 중요하다. 본 인터레스트 그룹에서는 신사도주의 성령운동은 문제점을 토의하고 경각심을 불러일으키고자 한다.

FRIDAY (IG-II) 4:00PM-5:30PM


FACILITATOR

안스테반 (한국스탭) (Stephen Ahn, Korean Staff)

ABSTRACT

성경을 바르게 해석하고 설교할 때 말씀의 권세가 있고 참된 성령의 역사가 있다. 반면 성경을 바르게 해석하지 못할때 모든 이단적, 불건전한 사상들이 생겨난다. 본 인터레스트 그룹에서는 요한계시록 해석을 중심으로 강의를 진행하고자 한다. 특히 666과 베리칩등에 대한 잘못된 이해등을 성경해석학적 관점에서 명쾌하게 정리하고 밝히고자 한다. 또한 올바른 성경공부와 메시지 작성의 툴을 제공하고자 한다.

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) - (PART I-2:00PM-3:40PM) and (PART II-4:00PM-5:30PM)

FACILITATOR

이바울 (한국스탭) (Paul Rhee, Korean Staff)

ABSTRACT

‘성경, 무엇을 말하는가’의 저자 이바울 목자님이 성경전체 개론 강의를 할 계획입니다.

*참가자 전원에게 본인의 저서를 선물로 드립니다.

FRIDAY (IG-I) 2:00PM-3:40PM

FACILITATORS

Noah Rhee (Kansas City), Paul Jin (George Mason), David Cho (Tampa), David Jun (Japan), Abraham Koo (Missouri), John Seo (Toledo), Abraham McIlhenny (West LA)

ABSTRACT

Raising professor shepherds has been one of the important prayer topics in UBF for many years because we are a campus ministry and professor shepherds can be very influential to college students. Many professor shepherds have been raised so far and many more are currently in PhD programs. We would like to take this opportunity to network together with professor shepherds, PhD students and postdocs in the UBF community. We hope to share struggles and joys together, and discuss opportunities and challenges of professor shepherds. We also want to provide mentoring to PhD students and postdocs by addressing their questions and providing practical advices. Also, all those who are interested in pursuing professor shepherd path are invited to join us.

FRIDAY (IG) TBD


FACILITATORS

Abraham Song (Seattle), Joseph Cho (LA), Andrew Jang (Korea)

ABSTRACT

God has raised many IT professionals in UBF community for the past several decades. The purpose of this IT forum is to get to know each other and to discuss ideas about how we can support UBF ministries and the work of God using our expertise. There will be three presentations. Joseph Cho (LA, USA) will present UBF Bible Reading App and discuss how to use mobile device in a way to improve our spiritual life. Andrew Jang (Korea) will present the importance of coding education with case studies. Abraham Song (Seattle, USA) will present how to secure IT jobs in North America and become a self-supporting missionary. He has been working on a book with related contents. This IG session may also discuss about the future and impact of emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI).

FRIDAY (IG-I & II) 2:00PM-5:30PM

FACILITATORS

Elijah Park (Poland), Paul Lee (Switzerland)

ABSTRACT: Korean

성경 요절: 잘하였다 착하고 충성된 종아 네가 작은 일에 충성하였으매 내가 많은 것으로 내게 맡기리니 네 주인의 즐거움에 참예할지어다(마태복음 25:21)
우리는 <선교를 위한 비즈니스> 그룹을 통하여, <선교를 위한 비즈니스>의 핵심적인 영적 원리, 가치와 목적을 공유할 수 있다. 그리고 각 나라 가운데서 개인 혹은 기업 형태로 자비량하는 선교사들의 네트워크와 비즈니스 모델을 파악하고 공유한다. 자비량 선교사의 성공적인 비즈니스 개발과 신규 비즈니스 개발을 위해서 갖추어져야할 기본적인 요소들, 영적, 실질적 위험 요소들, 추천 가능한 비즈니스 모델과 정보들을 나눌 수 있다. 나아가, 자비량 선교사들의 지속적인 인적, 경험적 상호 협력을 위한 바람직한 향후 방향에 대하여 공감과 의견을 나눈다.
본 SBM그룹에는 현재 개인적으로, 기업적으로 비즈니스를 통해서 자비량 선교를 하는 모든 선교사와 목자들이 참석 가능하며, 현재 Job taker(직장인)에서 벗어나, 자비량의 길을 모색하고자 하는 모든 선교사들과 목자들, 퇴직후 창업을 하고자 하는 모든 이들이 참석할 수 있다. 본 그룹은 한국어로 진행할 예정이다.
본 SBM 그룹에서는 서두에 자비랑 비즈니스의 핵심적인 영적 가치와 원리를 나눌 것이다. 그리고, 두 가지의 자비량 비즈니스 성공 사례를 나눌 것이다. 그 후, 자유로운 토론을 통해서, 상기에 언급된 목적과 방향을 기준으로, 자비량 비즈니스를 위한 실제적인 정보, 경험, 축적된 노하우를 나누게 될 것이다.
각 대륙별 steering committee들을 통해서, UBF내 자비량 선교사들의 인적 네크워크를 파악하고, 정보를 지속적으로 공유해 나갈 것이다. 본 SBM그룹을 통해서, 자비량 비즈니스의 정보와 노하우의 네트웍크를 개발하고, 축적해서, 각 나라와 장소에 맞는 자비량의 모델을 생산, 확대해 나갈 수 있을 것으로 기대할 수 있다. 그리하여, 지금까지 하나님께서 인도하시고 축복하신 자비량 선교 모델을 공유하고, 정립하고, 미래적이고 진취적인 개척과 확장을 위해 함께 기도할 수 있을 것으로 기대한다.

ABSTRACT: English

Key Verse: “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your mater’s happiness!’ (Mt 25:21)

This Interest Group is to develop self-supporting business networks and share relevant knowledge and practical experiences. In view of time and space constraints for building meaningful networks and fostering conducive environment for relevant information sharing, self-supporting business models have not been well conceived. After more than 10-20 years of mission field experiences, there is increasing need for integrating sustainable missional goals and practical life needs in bi-vocational UBF missional contexts.

OBJECTIVES
As a part of formal ISBC program, this Interest Group is an initial engagement effort for (1) exploring opportunities for relational networks, (2) presenting missional models and principles. (3) defining motivations and requirements for entrepreneurial start-ups, (4) sharing experiences and insights from actual business field practices.
TARGET GROUP
UBF leaders who (1) have experiences with self-supporting businesses, (2) plan developing entrepreneurial start-ups (3) share lessons for self-supporting business for mission.
SESSION OUTLINE
- Welcome and Opening Remark
- An overview of spiritual and practical principles for SBM.
- Presentation of constructive business models: Lessons and implications.
- Discussion:
o Program offered in Korean (English translation as needed)
o Sharing practical issues including challenges and opportunities.
o Development of relational networks and subsequent follow-up plans
o Others

FRIDAY (IG-II) 4:00PM-5:30PM


LANGUAGE

FACILITATORS

Sam & Anna Toh (Chicago)

ABSTRACT

Calling all High School Students! Be inspired and encouraged as we gather together high school students from all over the world. Enjoy a time of praise and worship. Hear life testimonies from other students. Engage with God’s word in a relevant way. Meet some peers and make some new friends. We hope to see you all there!
English

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