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WE as Gods people. ..and the Diasporas in Vancouver (or in the place that God has placed you in) !* *This BC2013 workshop presentation is based on material originally developed by Brian Considine of Mission America Coalition for City and Community Ministries. Rev. Jojo Remigio , Ph.D - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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WE as Gods people.....and the Diasporas in Vancouver (or in the place that God has placed you in) !**This BC2013 workshop presentation is based on material originally developed by Brian Considine of Mission America Coalition for City and Community Ministries. 1Rev. Jojo Remigio, Ph.DGlobal Diaspora Network2Who are in the Diasporas?Peoples who have been historically and geographically dispersed and scatteredPeoples on the move or who migrate across national boundaries due to various factors Currently estimated at more than two hundred million people by the International Organization on Migration3Lausanne I: The International Congress on World Evangelization Lausanne, Switzerland (July 1974)

Lausanne Covenant becomes the global rallying point for evangelical missions and evangelism

Lausanne II: International Congress on World Evangelization Manila, Philippines (July 1989)

A review of how the Lausanne Covenant has been implemented since 1974 and a ringing affirmation of how it should be carried out in the future Lausanne III Congress on World Evangelization Cape Town, South Africa (October 2010)

the most representative gathering of Christian leaders in the 2000 year history of the Christian movement (Christianity Today)

The vision for Lausanne III was re-stimulate the spirit of Lausanne represented in the Lausanne Covenant: to promote unity, humility in our service to and for the Lord, and a call to action for global evangelization4Lausanne I: Ralph Winter shifted global mission strategy from a focus on political boundaries to a focus on distinct people groups. Winter argued that in addition to targeting countries, mission agencies needed to target the thousands of people groups worldwide, over half of which have not been reached with the gospel message.

Lausanne II: Luis Bush first highlighted the need for a major focus of evangelism in the "Resistant Belt," covering the middle of the eastern hemisphere. Further research in mid-1990 led to the 10/40 Window concept, which contrasts the major needs and few resources devoted to this part of the world.

Lausanne III : A groundbreaking evangelical declaration for world evangelization was crafted and finalized for Cape Town 2010. The Seoul Declaration on Diaspora Missiology summons the Whole Church of Jesus Christ, including its missions agencies and its academiesto mobilize, train, deploy, support, and empower Kingdom Workers for the various diasporas around the world.

Where Lausanne I established focus on distinct people groups and Lausanne II focused attention on the 10/40 window, Lausanne III focuses attention on a new move of God the Global Diaspora. The Diaspora is the movement of many different peoples all across the globe to destinations not within their national or cultural boundaries. The great majority of this movement is into cities. 5 Diasporas into Global CitiesBiblically, the gospel spread via the cities of the Roman world. A study of the book of Acts shows the early churchs priority given to reaching out to cities.Strategically, we know that commerce and culture flow through the cities. The flattening of the world has given large cities. national influence and global linkages.Globalization has caused large cities to be more similar rather than different around the world. Cities have become the destination of the Diasporas as peoples cross boundaries from the rural to the urban areas even as people move relentlessly to global cities. The potential for the global Kingdom harvest represented by 21st Century cities is unparalleled due to the diversity of peoples coming to cities. But are we winning our cities for the Lord Jesus? 6

MobilIzing VANCOUVERCHURCHES To reach DIASPORAGroups7

Why Reach DIASPORA GROUPS IN VANCOUVER? The World has come to, is coming to, and will come to VANCOUVER!8

Why Reach Vancouver? Because it is a key destination of the Global diaspora9

Why Reach the Diasporas in VANCOUVER? And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all peoples, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14

Therefore go and make disciples of all peoples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 10HOW TO Reach the Diasporas in VANCOUVER? Bless the nations

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HOW TO Reach the Diasporas in VANCOUVER? Mobilize prayerSo pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. Matthew 9:38 Connections with others engaging this people somewhere else Awakened hearts, willingness to prepare for outreach and love for your particular people groupA Godly outreach and church-planting team with a synergistic blend of gifts, abilities and talents Open hearts among your people group, that they would be drawn to Christ and an indigenous church planted among them

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HOW TO Reach VANCOUVER? STUDY and researchGuidance in discovering the peoples of our city Insight into which people group He would have you to reach out to

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HOW TO Reach VANCOUVER? TOOL UP, Mobilize and engage by Meeting needs"And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me! Matthew 25:4014

HOW TO Reach VANCOUVER? HOW to meet needsof our Ethnic Peoples

English as Second Language

Work ethic training

Life skills training

Job training

Social services navigation

Daily Bread of our Church Peoples

Worldview training

Cross-cultural training

Research & Study

Biblical grounded training

Awareness raising

Church mobilization

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HOW TO Reach VANCOUVER? And then he told them, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Mark 16:15 How to meet needs: Plant Churches and be involved in them16

HOW TO Reach the Diasporas in Vancouver? Partner by reporting and networkingWith local churches who can provide missionally minded workersWith local Christian agencies that can help with missional expertisein a manner that will bring national & global missionalconnections 17HOW TO Reach the Diasporas in VANCOUVER? Bless the nations

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HOW TO Reach VANCOUVER? next stepsInitiate the steps to blessing the diasporas in your community prayer, study, research Partner with others of like mind and vision

Convene gatherings of Christians to pray, network and strategize for reaching out to the diasporas

Mobilize diaspora workers for the Kingdom harvest

Host diaspora outreach meetings 19

Reach VANCOUVER 2013Every People Group in Vancouver is Prayed for!

Every People Group in Vancouver is Cared for! Every People Group in Vancouver has been Shared a culturally relevant message of the salvation available in the Lord Jesus Christ !

Cities are incredible portals to get the Gospel to the entire world Terry SharpCan you imagine if 20Rev. Jojo Remigio, Ph.D Demographics consultant, senior researcher and editor for the Global Diaspora Network

amador.remigio@gmail.com21