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3rd GT CONFERENCE in THAILAND INFO PACK # 3

Updated: Jul 1

3rd GLOBAL TENTMAKERS CONFERENCE in THAILAND 2024 . May I have

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Dear ITeams Eagles and Friends!

 

YES !!! It’s 3 weeks to go before our 3rd GLOBAL TENTMAKERS CONFERENCE to be held in the beautiful city of BANGKOK. Excitement is up in the air and hundreds of ITeams missionaries are preparing for an exciting trip ahead. There are additional conference information items that I would like to pass on …


A. CONFERENCE THEME : “THE CHOSEN ONES”


B. CONFERENCE VENUE: Jaisamarn Full Gospel Church

Soi 68 Ramkhamheng 82,Ramkhamheng Rd.

Hua Mak, Bangkapi, Bangkok Thailand


C. REGISTRATION: Official conference registration is on JULY 18 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Conference materials will be handed out to all participants. Registration area will be at the entrance area of the conference hall. Our Thailand based teams will be around to welcome you on registration day. During the registration, we will also be doing a photo and video shoot.

 

D. 3rd GLOBAL TENTMAKERS CONFERENCE PROGRAM


PROGRAM: July 18 (1 to 6pm)


A. 1 - 3pm REGISTRATION & PHOTO/ VIDEO SHOOT

B. 3 - 6pm OPENING PROGRAM

 

1. Official Welcome           

2. Opening Prayer.            

3. Praise & Worship            

4. Country Presentation: “WELCOME TO THE LAND OF SMILES - THAILAND”        

5. Song Number.                

6. Opening Message:  Reaching Out to the Lost in Thailand  

7. Congregational Prayer

8. Praise & Worship             

9. Plenary Message: TENTMAKING : "In the beginning of ITeams mission work, we have no  idea of what tentmaking is about...”    

10. Closing Praise Time      

 

C. Announcements: Translation services, meal instructions, city tour,  etc...

D. Free Time: BANGKOK City Evening Tour


PROGRAM: July 19 (8am to 12pm)

 

1. Praise & Worship                          

2. TM Question 1: What is Tentmaking?

3. SESSION #1 TM Sharer: "I am a Tentmaker and a church planter in Thailand

for more than 20 years and I led a team of Tentmakers..."  

4. Snack Break & Special Numbers   

5. Introduction of the Speaker

6. Plenary Message: “RIDING THE WAVE OF MISSIONS FOR THE GLOBAL ADVANCEMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD”  

7. TM Question 2: What are the advantages and disadvantages of

Tentmaking?

8. SESSION # 2 TM Sharer: "I taught TESOL for two decades, and it opened ministry opportunities across the world for many missionaries”

9.  Prayer for Thailand & China (Hongkong).    

10.  Song of Response:                   

11. Lunch Instructions & Prayer      

12. LUNCH TIME


PROGRAM: July 19 (1pm to 6pm)


13. Praise & Worship.                      

14. TM Question 3: Can I go to a country, be a tentmaker and serve in a church

at the same time?

15. Session # 3 TM Sharer: "I had twenty years Tentmaking experience. I taught

English and worked in an OFW church in Vietnam."   

16. Special Song Number               

17. TM Question 4: Is tentmaking an effective mission platform in bringing the

lost to the kingdom of God?

18. Session #4 TM Sharer: "My mission journey of 20+ years led me and my wife

to reach out to the Thais thru English teaching, pastored briefly in the US and then we reached out to the Japanese as missionary teachers”  

19. Prayer for Vietnam & Japan    

20. Snack Break & Special Nos.      

21. Session #5 TM Sharer: Opportunities for Tentmaking & Church Planting in CANADA          

22. Prayer for Canada.         

23. Introduction of Speaker

24. Plenary Message: “REKINDLING THE PASSION FOR MISSIONS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PASTORS AND MISSIONARIES THRU INSPIRATION AND EMPOWERMENT”

25. Song of Response.   

26. RECOGNITION AND AWARDS:

a. Awarding of Prizes to the winners of our “By Faith, I will be here…”FB faith exercise

b. Recognition of Valuable Contributions to the Mission Work of ITeams and Awarding of Free Round Trip Plane Tickets and Free Conference Registration.

27. CONFERENCE GROUP PICTURE 

28. Closing Prayer

29. NETWORKING TIME: Meet & Talk with ITeams Field Missionaries

30. FREE TIME: Bangkok City Evening Tour


PROGRAM: July 20 (8am to 12pm)


1. Praise & Worship                                                      

2. Devotional Message: “LIFE OF WORSHIP IN MISSIONS”     

3. TM Question 5:  Can missionaries use business as a platform for their mission work?

4. Session #5 TM Sharer: "I was unsure of what to do and where to serve in the early years of my mission journey. I travelled from Laos to Europe then back to Laos, not sure why I returned. I taught English at first but eventually decided to level up and was able to establish a school of my own." 

5. Prayer for Laos.            

6. SNACK BREAK & SPECIAL NOS.  

7. Introduction of Speaker

8. Plenary Message: “CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES in GLOBAL MISSIONS”

9. Song of Response        

10. Prayer for Lunch        

11. LUNCH TIME

 

PROGRAM: July 20 (1pm to 6pm)

 

12. Praise & Worship               

13.  TM QUESTION 6: I am called, and I am determined to go, how do I start?

14. Session #6 TM Sharer: "I took the steps of faith to go to outside of my comfort zone. I started as a teacher in Cambodia with my partner and friend. Our dream led us to start an international school in a place that is poor where success seems impossible."                  

15. Special Song Number.      

16. Introduction of Speaker

17. Plenary Message: Business as Mission for Community Transformation  

18. Q & A PANEL: Mission Opportunities for Business as Mission and Tentmaking Ministries in THAILAND  

19. Prayer for Cambodia, Philippines, and Thailand   

20. Snack Break & Special Numbers

21.Praise Time                                

22. Session # 7 TM Sharer: “Our Experiences and Lessons Learned from our

Tentmaking Missions in Taiwan.”  

23. Prayer for Taiwan                      

24. Introduction of the Speaker

25. Plenary Message:  URGENCY in GLOBAL MISSIONS MOBILIZATION  

26. RECOGNITION & PRAYER FOR ALL GMC LEADERS     

27. Song of Response ;                 

28. Special Dance Presentation  

29. Plenary Message:  THE CHOSEN ONES              

30. LORD'S SUPPER CELEBRATION

31. Recognition and Gratitude: IT Office Team, Speakers & Volunteers

32. Prayer & Praises to the Lord for the Culmination of the Conference “Let everything that has breath give praise to the LORD!”

33. CLOSING PRAISE CELEBRATION  

      

        *** END OF CONFERENCE ***

  • Meeting : All ACCESS 2 in Pattaya participants

  • Free Time: Bangkok City Evening Tour

 

 

D. INVITATION LETTERS * OTHER DOCUMENTS


Those who are joining the conference coming from countries that are required to secure an entry visa to visit THAILAND, may request for an official letter of invitation from our office. The document will be sent online. We just need to get the email address of the person requesting the document. Kathy Merencillo will assist you on the matter.

 

A set of travel documents, certifications, documentary proof of the conference in THAILAND, etc. will be sent to all conference participants. We advise that each document be printed out or saved on your mobile phone folders to ensure that you have them in your possession at all times. You must have it ready when demanded by the immigration officers and use it as a reference guide on your stay in Thailand. . Each set of document will be explained during your Pre departure briefings.

 

 

E. LANGUAGE TRANSLATION SERVICES


1. Language: We will provide English translations of Tagalog (Filipino) messages and THAI translations of Tagalog/ English messages. The translators will only be able to provide the gist, or the substance /essence of the message being conveyed and not a word for word translation. The translators will not be standing up on the stage with the speakers. They will be at the back row portion of the hall and will speak thru a wireless translation equipment to talk to the non- Tagalog/Filipino participants.

 

2. Translators: We have a team of missionaries who are assigned to take turns in providing the translation service. The lead translators are: Sis. Juliet Brines & Ptr Jules Ostan. They will be assisted by several missionaries who will translate for the English speaking participants. For the Thais, Ptr Gerry Aguilar will handle all the translation needs of the Thai participants.

 

3. Designated Area: The last row at the back will seat all foreign nationals who will need translation service, since it will be the closest to the translator and will offer less audio signal distortion. Headphones and receiving devices will be entrusted to each one and must be returned immediately to the translator after use. Our wireless transmitters are limited and we can only serve 30 individuals at a time.

4. Wireless Equipment: A wireless headset will be provided per individual. Our wireless equipment setup can serve only 30 individuals at a time. Please look for Kathy Merencillo or Jerald Sinsay if you know anyone who would be needing this service, please inform and assist them to the designated staff.

 


F. CLAIM YOUR BLESSINGS


1. ASSORTED “BY FAITH…” Blessings /Gifts

 

Those who participated in our Facebook Faith exercise “BY FAITH, I WILL BE HERE!” are requested to submit screenshots of your posting that shows the number of Likes (including hearts) to claim the gifts.  The number of Likes to win prizes start from as small as 100 likes to 1K – 2K. There could be over a hundred winners, so we are requesting the screenshots to be submitted early so we’ll have time to prepare all the gifts.

 

Deadline for submitting the screenshots to claim the prizes is on JULY 10, 2024. Prizes will be handed over to the winners at the conference. Those who will not be able to join the conference will forfeit their prize and will just be raffled off and distributed to the conference participants. 

 

“By Faith I will be here” .. PRIZES

 

100 Likes = One (1) Gift (Thailand Treat or Souvenir Item)

250 Likes = Two (2) Gifts (Thailand Treat or Souvenir Item)

500 Likes = ITeams Baseball Cap + Gift (Thailand Treat or Souvenir Item)

750 Likes = ITeams T shirt + ITeams Baseball Cap + Gift (Thailand Treat or Souvenir Item)

1000 Likes = ITeams Jacket+ ITeams T shirt + ITeams Baseball Cap + Gift (Thailand Treat or Souvenir Item)

1500 Likes = IT Cutting-Edge or Global Tentmakers Webinar Package Tickets (P2,000) + Ancient City Bangkok & ERAWAN Museum Ticket + ITeams Jacket + ITeams T-shirt + ITeams Baseball Cap + Gift (Thailand Treat or Souvenir Item)

2,000 Likes = IT Revitalized Mission or Access Mission Webinar Tickets (P4,000) + CHAO PRAYA River Tour+ Ancient City Bangkok & ERAWAN Museum Ticket + ITeams Jacket + ITeams T-shirt + ITeams Baseball Cap + Gift (Thailand Treat or Souvenir Item)


2. FREE PLANE TICKETS & FREE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

On the year of inception of this incentive program, 11 IT missionaries were given FREE TWO WAY PLANE TICKETS to SINGAPORE and FREE REGISTRATION to our 5th CUTTING EDGE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE. Last year, on our 13th EAST ASIA REGIONAL CONFERENCE held in TAIWAN , there were also 11 awardees of Free plane tickets and conference registration. And In our 2nd Global Tentmakers Conference held in Vietnam, we had 16 awardees claim their free plane tickets and free conference registration. With much rejoicing, we saw the numbers jump to twenty seven (27) on our 6th CUTTING EDGE CONFERENCE IN HONGKONG. The increase in number of awardees reflects the actual increase in our mobilization output which means we are winning over more believers to the great commission. Our conference attendance have also doubled in size with our Vietnam and Hongkong events drawing in four (4) plane loads of missionaries for each event. The number of participants who flew out of the country to join the conference was just unbelievable!!!

 

This year, at our Malaysia Conference we only had 7 awardees but we believe that is a momentary dip and the numbers will rise again for our upcoming conference in Thailand. And our expectations are validated early with14 awardees already on our list and with less than a month to go, we believe the number will still rise.

 

There are still three (3) weeks left to win the remaining  free 2way plane tickets and Conference registration. Some GMC’s are very close to reaching your target goal and winning the prizes. There is still plenty of time to do it. Go, go, go !!!

 

All awardees will be recognized during our Thailand conference and additional tokens of recognition will be handed to each one. This is an incentive program for IT Missionaries involved in missions’ mobilization under our Global Mission Center and Ignite Missions initiative. We also chose IT Missionaries who passionately and generously contributed their time and resources in helping our organization advance the global missions’ agenda.

 

If you are already eligible to receive a free roundtrip plane ticket, please get in touch with Sis Kathy Merencillo so we could book your flight right away to the conference.



G. OTHER IMPORTANT ITEMS


1.CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration for the conference will end on JULY 11 (THURSDAY) at 12 midnight. Our organizing team will need some time to prepare all the final documents which include Names of participants, ID’s , T-shirts ,meal stubs etc.… before departing for THAILAND. They will have around two days to complete / compile all the documents and conference materials before their departure on the 16th of July.


2.MEDICATIONS / MAINTENANCE MEDICINES

 

We will bring medications (off the shelf types) for standard ailments such as fever, allergies, headaches and stomach pains. They will be available for free to those who have a need for it. However, we advise those who are on maintenance medicines to bring enough to last for the duration of your trip in THAILAND. The type of medicines you are using may not be available in Thailand so please make sure that you would have them in your travelling bag at all times.


3.TRAVEL CLEARANCE FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES


If you are currently employed at any Philippine government institution, you are required to secure travel permit before you leave. Please try to secure one the earliest possible time. Our immigration officers will not allow you to board your plane if you fail to present that document.


4.PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFINGS


Our office will provide several important pre departure briefings/meetings via ZOOM to be handled by our office staff (dates to be announced ). Meeting ID and Passcode will be provided thru the Group page and will be posted on our website. The objective is to prepare all of you for your airport immigration encounter – both here and in Thailand. We want to make sure that all bases are covered well before you depart for Thailand. You will be provided with all the required departure documents to include ITeams Phils documents stating the nature of the event, conference program, etc.



This is it for now! There’s probably two or three more Info Packs to go before we all fly out to THAILAND.


Please pray for the success of our 3rd Global Tentmakers Conference. Let’s believe that GOD will do something amazing and unforgettable at our conference. Let’s all join hands in our commitment to bring honor and glory to the LORD to all the nations of the world.

 

May there be nothing but praises and thanksgiving to our Master and King all throughout the conference.


Ptr. Gani Sison & IT Office Organizing Team

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