Since the start of LCJE in 1980, a number of international conferences have been held, as well
as a number of regional conferences arranged by the different LCJE chapters.

Upcoming Conferences

2018

LCJE North America 35th Annual Conference - Atlanta (16-18 April 2018)

 

Jewish Evangelism: History, Theology and Practice

CONFERENCE HOTEL
Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area

2000 Century Boulevard NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
Hotel website: www.marriott.com/atlne

Make your reservation by calling the hotel at (404) 325-0000 or online by following the link below:
Book your group rate for 35th Annual LCJE-NA Conference
Rooms are $138/night (Guest room – 1 King or 1 Queen or 2 Double)
Please make your room reservations by March 19, 2018.

Conference website: www.lcje-na.org

Previous Conferences

2017

LCJE Japan - East Asia Conference (13-15 Nov. 2017)

LCJE Japan - rock island photo

Naoji and Shoji Ishiida

Korean conference attendees at Schereschewsky gravesite in Tokyo

    Conference attendees from 13 countries at Wakayama Lutheran Church

Wakayama City, Japan (with follow-on forums in Osaka and Tokyo)

Conference Theme: "Jewish Evangelism in East Asia: Looking for Opportunities, Making Connections"

LCJE Japan sponsored a landmark conference in Wakayama City, Japan to connect churches in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and other parts of East Asia, to Jewish mission organizations from outside the region. LCJE Korea and the Japan Lausanne Committee were supporting organizations for the conference. Attendees from 13 different countries attended (www.lcje.asia). The main conference was held from 13-15 November 2017, with follow-on forums with Japanese Christians held in Osaka and Tokyo on 16 and 18 November, respectively. Besides the main theme of the conference (see above), a theme for one of the days was "Cross-Cultural Jewish Evangelism: Difficulties and Solutions." LCJE Japan Area Coordinator Charles Klingensmith greeted the conference attendees, along with LCJE Korea Area Coordinator Jeong Jacob Lee. Then Charles presented the first session: "And the Gentiiles Shall Come to Thy Light: Three Jewish Trailblazers in Mission to Asia - Isidor Loewenthal, Bernard Jean Bettelheim, and Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky." (more on Schereschewsky below). The Duo Takase (violin and piano) presented a wonderful mini-concert the first night. The conference hosting team included Charles, the Ishiida brothers (Naoji and Shoji), Makoto Takase (just mentioned) and Isaac Ishiguro.

Conference Presentations

Other conference sessions included: "The Work of CWI in East Asia" (Joseph Steinberg, Sarah Chan and Eugine Yu-Jen Tsai, CWI); "The Work of the Korean Church for Jewish Evangelism" (LCJE Korea personnel); "Jewish, Saved in Asia" (Burton Bialek); "Reaching Out to Jews in the Heart of China"; "A Messianic Congregation in Tokyo" (Paul Uchiyama); "Reaching Out to the Jews of Tokyo" (Noriko Akimoto/Junko Miyamoto); "Jews in Japan/Growing Jewish Tourism" (Shoji Ishiida); "Messianic Resources for Jewish Evangelism" (Barry Rubin); "The Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies" (Elisabeth Eriksen Levy), "Jewish Evangelism and Theological Education" (Amy Downey, Tzedakah Ministries); "Manga Messiah" (New Life Ministries); "Theological Education in Israel and Jewish Evangelism" (Kenny Lim); "Vision and Mission of One New Man in China, Japan and Korea" (Prof. Dr. Jin Sup Kim, President, Baekseok Theological Seminary, Chairperson, Asia Theological Association-Korea; Chairperson, Israel Theology Forum). This was followed by a "Panel Discussion on Jewish Evangelism in East Asia."

Israeli Travelers Ministries in Asia; Past Japanese Prayer Movement for Israel

There was a major emphasis at the conference on reaching Israeli travelers with the Gospel. Sessions included: "Meeting Yeshua Far from Home: My Story, My Work" (Omri Jaakobovich, HIT - Hosting Israeli Travelers network); "Burgers, Beds, Bibles and Blessings: Guest House Evangelism in New Zealand" (Scott Brown, Celebrate Messiah, New Zealand); "Sightseeing Guide: Reaching Israeli Tourists in Hong Kong" (The Stepping Stones Tutti, Odeliah Tseng and Iris Lo); "Reaching Israeli Tourists: Street Evangelism ABCs" (Bob Mendelsohn, Jews for Jesus). Shoji Ishiida, who took care of many conference logistics, is a staff worker with "A Bridge Between Zion and Japan." He is the Director of Baruch HaBa Kyoto, a recently established free guest house in Kyoto for Messianic Jewish Israeli travelers and their friends. This ministry is described as "a broad network with Israeli Messianic Jews and Asian Christians" who love the Jewish people. They also produced a fascinating video titled, "For Zion's Sake," which tells about the amazing prayer movement in Japan in the 1930s among some believers who prayed for the restoration of Israel. This movement was heavily persecuted and crushed by the authorities, but many believers in Japan remember that praying for the Jewish people has been part of their heritage. For more information, contact: info@zion-jpn.or.jp.

Senior Pastor Dr. Byung-Kee Kwon of GUGI Glory Church in Seoul, as well as the Open Society for Intercultural Exchange, Inc. presented on the special cultural programs that they put on in Israel as part of their outreach ministry called "Arirang2" (The One New Man Project of the Next Generation). Among other things, this ministry also supports aliyah ministry as well as ministry to widows and orphans in Israel. Jae-Nam ("Jeremy") Park, Director of the Israel Ministries Network in Korea, also attemded, as well as Executive Chairman of the Israel Ministry Network Pastor Group, Rev. Samuel John Kim. David and Victoria Trubek of Tiferet Yeshua Congregation in Israel also attended and presented their ministry, as well as Robynne B., who is the Director of Hebrew and English Ministries in the greater Tel Aviv area with Chosen People Ministries. Kirsten deSouza represented Jews for Jesus France at the conference.

Visit to the Tokyo Gravesite of Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky

LCJE International Coordinator Jim Melnick gave the conference keynote address. A special treat for conference participants was a November 17 visit to the grave of renowned Jewish believer Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky (1831-1906), translator of the Scriptures into Mandarin Chinese, who is buried in Tokyo. Conference participants prayed at the gravesite in multiple languages, thanking the Lord for the life and testimony of this remarkable man. They also recited the Sh'ma and sang "Amazing Grace" - probably the first time in the modern era that such a scene had ever taken place at this grave. Schereschewsky was born in Lithuania into an Orthodox Jewish family before coming to faith. He was an Anglican missionary to China and eventually became Anglican bishop of Shanghai.

See conference photos here.

11th LCJE European Conference (Berlin, Germany)

14-17 August 2017 (Berlin Stadtmission)

"The Reformation and Its Impact on Jewish Evangelism, Messianic Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations: 1517-2017-20??"

Berlin - LCJE EUropean Conference

Panel - Luther and the Jews_August 2017Panel on "Luther and the Jews" at 11th LCJE European Conference

The focus of the conference was on the legacy of the Reformation and its impact on Jewish-Christian relations, past and present. There was also a focus on the future, searching for God's plan and our role as Protestant and Evangelical believers in Jewish-Christian relations and mission. There was a desire to reach out to the next generation and this was fulfilled: about half of the attendees were newcomers to LCJE, many of them young adults. A new proposal for organizing the European branch of LCJE was also considered.

Over eighty participants from 12 countries, including Israel and the USA, were present at the conference. They issued the following statement titled,"The Reformation and Its Impact on Jewish-Christian Relations and Mission" (click for statement)

Papers and presentations from the European conference will be posted here soon.

Jesus Our Reconciler
Arne Pedersen

 

Emmaus Conference Centre

LCJE Fifth CEO Conference (Haslev, Denmark)

8-12 May 2017 - Emmaus Conference Centre

Major Themes: Dwelling in the Word, The Burdens of Leadership, New Ministry Dreams and Partnerships, Envisioning Our Future, Unity in Diversity, Jewish Walking Tour of Copenhagen, Mentorship and Next Generation Development, Specialized Ministries, Trends and Strategies

CEO Conference 2017 - Haslev, Denmark David Harley pic

Group photo at CEO conference (Haslev, Denmark)        David Harley     

Wes Taber picAmy Downey pic

     Wes Taber         Amy Downey

Murray Tilles2 pic Mitch Glaser at the piano pic

     Murray Tilles         Mitch Glaser at the piano

Four CEOs Four CEOs discuss Jewish missions (left to right): Joseph Steinberg (CWI),            ,  Alex Jacobs (CMJ-UK), David Brickner (Jews for Jesus), Mitch Glaser (Chosen People Ministries)

Outside Copenhagen synagogue Inside synagogue with former Chief Rabbi

Outside Copenhagen synagogue  Inside synagogue with former Chief Rabbi of Denmark

We met in a beautiful setting outside of Copenhagen at the Emmaus Conference Centre with 36 participants. Major themes included:

"Dwelling in the Word, The Burdens of Leadership, New Ministry Dreams and Partnerships, Envisioning Our Future, Unity in Diversity, Jewish Walking Tour of Copenhagen, Mentorship and Next Generation Development, Specialized Ministries, Trends and Strategies."

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Fifth CEO CONFERENCE PROGRAM (2017) and List of Participants (click here)

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Social Justice Opportunities - as an Outlet for Jewish Evangelism - (first recording - .m4a file) (second recording -.m4a file)  (.pptx - PowerPoint)
Amy Downey

Recruitment and Mentorship (paper)
Linda Ekerhovd (NCMI)

Jewish Missions Responses to Growing Global Anti-Semitism (paper)
Mitch Glaser

Devotional I: Dwelling in the Word - The Pressures of Leadership - (Part I - Exodus 3: 1-14 & 5: 22-23)
David Harley

Devotionals II & III: Dwelling in the Word - The Pressures of Leadership - (Part II - Numbers 11: 1-14 & 12: 1-3; Part III - Numbers 14: 1-12 & 20: 1-12)
David Harley

Europe - Jewish Demographics: immigration trends, anti-Semitism (recording .m4a file)
Rolf Heitmann

PANEL: Seeking Unity in Diversity - Israeli-Palestinian Relations (recording - .m4a file)
Rolf Heitmann

PANEL: Seeking Unity in Diversity - Israeli-Palestinian Relations (recording - .m4a file)
Alex Jacob (and continuing discussion)

The Burdens of Leadership (PowerPoint)
Jim Melnick

Message from an Earlier Meeting of Jewish Mission Leaders: Reflections on the Løgumkloster Consultation in 1964 (paper)
Bodil F. Skjøtt

"Leading Others" program; Mentorship and the Next Generation (recording - .m4a file)
Rob Styler and Dan Sered (and continuing discussion)

Preparing for a Successor (PowerPoint presentation)
Wes Taber

World Jewish Demographics (PowerPoint presentation)
Wes Taber

Working Together - A Smaller Mission Perspective (recording -.m4a file)
Murray Tilles with Joseph Steinberg, respondent

PANEL: Seeking Unity in Diversity - Israeli-Palestinian Relations (recording - .m4a file)
David Zadok

 

The LCJE North America Conference was held from 6-8 March 2017 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

LCJE North America 2017 conference Denver - March 2017

At the LCJE 2017 North America Conference, held in Denver, Colorado, one conference panel discussed the book, "The New Christian Zionism," edited by Gerald McDermott. Panel (from left to right - Theresa Newell (moderator), Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Rich Robinson, Craig Blaising, and Darrell Bock.

 

2016

LCJE SOUTH AFRICA Conference

Logos Christian Church, Cape Town, 5 November 2016

Conference Theme: "Reflections on the Gospel in the Middle East"

LCJE South Africa conference - November 2016

 

 

 

LAUSANNE - Younger Leaders' Gathering (YKG) 2016 (Jakarta, Indonesia)

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YLG2016 Workshop on
Jewish evangelism (click here)

 

 

LCJE - AUSTRALASIA

2016 FIFTH REGIONAL CONFERENCE - Sydney (Naamaroo), Australia

June 20-23, 2016

AustralAsia 5thDr Michael Brown

Click here for program outline and audio links. Conference photos can be seen here.

 

LCJE - NORTH AMERICA

Dallas Fort Worth

2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - Dallas/Fort Worth, TEXAS

February 22-24, 2016

"Jewish Evangelism in 2016 - What's Working and What Isn't?"

Crowne Plaza Arlington, 700 Avenue H East, Arlington, Texas 76011

Conference papers can be accessed here or here.

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2015

LCJE 10th International Conference, held in Jerusalem from 16-21 August 2015: "From Jerusalem and Back: An Unchanging Gospel"

Photos from the conference can be found here.

Papers and presentations from the conference can be downloaded here.

The conference survey results can be downloaded as a PDF file here.

LCJE History Video - Anniversary of International LCJE Gatherings (Susan Perlman) - video shown at the Pavilion in Jerusalem (20 August 2015)

The link to the Messianic Times' story on the conference can be found here.

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Conference Statement of the LCJE 10th International Conference, held in Jerusalem from 16-21 August 2015:

"From Jerusalem and Back: An Unchanging Gospel"
The Tenth International Conference of
the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE), held in Jerusalem, Israel


For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:3)

From 16th-21st August 2015, more than 200 participants from six continents met in Jerusalem – the city from where the gospel went forth into all nations – for the tenth International Conference of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism (LCJE). LCJE is an international network of agencies, congregations, educational institutions and individuals engaged in mission to the ewish people, and is affiliated with the global Lausanne Movement. LCJE began in 1980 at the Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE) in Thailand as a task force on reaching Jewish people and has grown to include eight regional chapters. LCJE is the longest standing working group within the wider Lausanne Movement and Michael Oh, the CEO of Lausanne, describes Jewish mission as ‘part of our DNA.’ The conference celebrated and honoured the many Hebrew Christians and Messianic Jews who, during the last 2,000 years, have enriched not only the believing Jewish community but also the wider church. At the conclusion of the conference the delegates issued the following statement:

"We, the participants at the 10th International Conference of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism, as Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus, rejoice that in every generation there have been Jewish people who embrace Jesus as Messiah and continue to identify as Jews.

We thank God for the increasing number of such Jewish people worldwide, especially in the land where Messiah lived, died for our sins, rose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God.

We rejoice in the impact of a new generation of Jewish followers of Jesus on Israeli society through their bold witness and contribution to the country in education, the arts, health care, the military and start-up companies, and by providing help to the marginalised within society.

We rejoice also that God is working among Arab believers in the land and pray for their effectiveness in proclaiming Jesus in these troubled times.

With the wider Lausanne Movement we affirm that Jesus, through his saving work, has ‘broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility’ and we applaud those Messianic Jews and Arab Christians who live out this reality. We also affirm:

* The Jewishness of Jesus, who, as Israel's Messiah, is the Saviour of the world

* The Jewishness of the Christian faith

* The irrevocable character of God's gifts and calling in relation to Israel

* The special importance of taking the gospel to the Jewish people as an ever-present obligation on the Church, in accordance with Romans 1:16

Encouraged by the promises of God regarding Israel and the evangelistic successes of the past, LCJE is seeking to nurture a new generation of gifted leaders who, empowered by the Holy Spirit, will inspire the worldwide Church to share the life-giving message of Messiah with Jewish people until, as foretold by the apostle Paul in Romans 11:26, ‘all Israel will be saved’!"

(The conference statement is also available in PDF form and can be downloaded here).

 

Group photo LCJE 2015

Conference participants at the LCJE 10th International Conference, Jerusalem (August 2015)

 

LCJE North America Annual Conference (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) "This Year in Jerusalem: Messiah at the Exclamation Point" Evangelism and Reconciliation in the Land (20-22 April 2015)

Vancouver city shot

Conference papers can be accessed here.

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2014

Fourth Bi-annual LCJE AustralAsia Conference, Sydney, Australia (21-24 July 2014)

Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops, NSW, Australia
Main speaker: Dr Darrell Bock

The Fourth Bi-Annual LCJE AustralAsian Conference was held at Stanwell Tops in New South Wales, Australia, from 21-24 July 2014. Photos from the conference can be accessed and downloaded on Flickr here.

The past conference schedule can be accessed here.

Group photo of Fourth AustralAsia Conference - July 2014

Group photo - Fourth Bi-annual AustralAsia Conference (July 2014)

Aerial view of Tops Conference Centre, Sydney

Aerial view of Tops Conference Centre, Sydney, Australia

(Click here for past registration information)

For information on AustralAsian conferences, please contact the AustralAsia Area Coordinator: australia@lcje.net

LCJE 10th European Conference. Kiev, Ukraine (April 28 - May 1)

We praise the Lord for a successful and blessed conference despite the Ukraine-Russia crisis, which was ongoing at the time of the conference. Our Ukrainian brethren were greatly encouraged by our presence, and we were very thankful for a large contingent of participants at the conference from various countries of the former Soviet Union, including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, and Armenia.

The conference was held during the last three days in April with an optional tour on May 1st to the town of Berditchev as well as to Babiy Yar in Kiev.

Some of the participants at the 10th LCJE European Conference (Kiev, Ukraine, April 2014)

Download here (PDF): Statement of the LCJE 10th European Regional Conference - April 30, 2014 (Kiev, Ukraine)

Statement of the LCJE 10th European Regional Conference

Photos from the conference can be accessed and downloaded on Flickr here.

The conference program can be downloaded here.

 

One of the faous churches of the Pecherska Lavra in Kiev One of the churches in the famous Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra.

The menorah at Babiy YarMemorial menorah at Babiy Yar in Kiev

 

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Statement of LCJE - North America March 2014 Conference (Chicago/Wheaton, Illinois, USA) (PDF Download)

Billy Graham Center - Wheaton, Illinois

The Billy Graham Center - Wheaton, Illinois, USA (near Chicago)

Photos from the LCJE-North America (NA) 2014 conference in Chicago (Wheaton, Illinois) can be accessed and downloaded on Flickr here.

Papers from the LCJE.-NA 2014 conference are available here.

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2013

Fourth LCJE CEO Conference, May 27-31, St. Chrischona, Basel, Switzerland.

The 4th LCJE CEO Conference was held at St. Chrischona, Basel, 27-31 May 2013. The venue was the Pilgermission St. Chrischona, set in beautiful surroundings in the corner where Germany, France and Switzerland meet. It is today home to a theological seminary and also has a long and rich history with respect to Jewish evangelism, especially in Jerusalem. Participants included executives and leaders of organizations and churches who are involved in Jewish evangelism and who are members of LCJE (individual or agency members), as well as their spouses.

There were 37 participants in this CEO Conference. Topics included: "The Social and Political Context of Jewish Mission," "Issues in Israel," "The Internet and Other Media," "Women in (Jewish) Ministry," "The Next Generation and LCJE," and "LCJE and the Future." Other topics covrered areas such as: communicating with donors, reactions to a recent reconciliation initiative, "What's in a Name?" - dealing with replacement theology and supersessionism, and the importance of academic work for Jewish evangelism.

A fascinating historical walking tour was provided by Claudius Buser. Martin Rosch welcomed the participants with an introduction to the Three Countries' Corner (Drei Lander Ecke), as well as hosting a local tour that included a visit to a new Holocaust memorial site and display.

2012

· LCJE North America Conference

· LCJE AustralAsia Conference

 

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· 9th International LCJE conference

· LCJE North America Conference

· LCJE AustralAsia Conference

 

· LCJE European Conference

· LCJE at Lausanne III

· LCJE South African Conference

· LCJE North American Conference

 

· LCJE AustralAsia Conference

· LCJE CEO Conference

· LCJE North American Conference