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6th CUTTING EDGE CONF in HONGKONG INFO PACK #2

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

6th CUTTING EDGE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2023 in HONGKONG .... may I have more info , pls! (Letters & Info Packs)


Dear ITP Eagles and Friends,


In a little over a month, we will see each other in the beautiful bustling city of HONGKONG. The last time that we did a conference here was YEAR 2006. We are so excited to be back for this gathering and we look forward to walking the streets of Hongkong with you. Here are additional information to add to the first info pack…


A. CONFERENCE THEME: “I AM READY!”


B. REGISTRATION: Official conference registration is on NOVEMBER 23 from 8 am to 10 am. Conference materials will be handed out to all participants. Registration area will be at the entrance area of the conference hall. Our Hongkong & Macau team led by Ptr Tony and Diosy Mendoza will be around to welcome you on registration day. During the registration, we will also be doing a photo and video shoot.


C. CUTTING EDGE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE PROGRAM


PROGRAM

NOV 23 THURSDAY 8am to 5pm


REGISTRATION & DISTRIBUTION OF CONFERENCE MATERIALS

OFFICIAL WELCOME (Hongkong & Macau Teams)

OPENING PRAYER

VIDEO: 6th CUTTING EDGE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2023

PRAISE & WORSHIP TIME

CONCEPT PRESENTATION: CUTTING EDGE LEADERSHIP

CE SNIPPET #1: CAPACITY BUILDING (Leadership Development)

SPECIAL SONG NUMBER

PLENARY 1: RAISING NEW GENERATION GLOBAL LEADERS!”

CORPORATE PRAYER

BATTLE SONGS OF VICTORY

PRAYER FOR THE MEALS

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH TIME. .

PRAISE & WORSHIP

CE SNIPPET # 2 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPME (Church/Organizational Strengthening)

SPECIAL SONG NUMBER

PLENARY 2:CREATING A LARGE SCALE IMPACTFUL PRESENCE”

CORPORATE PRAYER

SONG OF RESPONSE

3:00 – 3:15 SNACKS TIME w/ intermission numbers

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

CE SNIPPET # 3 VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT Church/ National Mobilization)

SPECIAL SONG NUMBER

PLENARY 3: “IMIT”: Our Essence & Relevance in the End Times

CORPORATE PRAYER

CLOSING SONGS OF VICTORY

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FELLOWSHIP/ NETWORKING / PHOTO OPS


NOV 24 FRIDAY 8am to 5pm

OPENING PRAYER

DEVOTIONAL: David’s Leadership: Leading Others to Experience the Closeness of God

PRAISE & WORSHIP

SPECIAL SONG NUMBER

VIDEO PRESENTATION

CE SNIPPET #4: CAPITAL MOBILIZATION (Fund Sourcing)

CORPORATE PRAYER

SONGS OF FAITH

10:00 –10:15 SNACKS TIME w/ intermission nos.

Video: “Global Filipino Dream”

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

PLENARY 4: REAWAKEN THE VITALITY & VIBRANCY OF OUR FAITH”

SONG OF RESPONSE

12PM to 1PM LUNCH TIME . .. .

PRAISE & WORSHIP TIME

CE SNIPPET #5 GROWTH & EXPANSION (Church Growth & Global Opportunities)

SPECIAL SONG NUMBER

PLENARY 5: FINDING & SHARING YOUR DRIVE AND PASSION”

PRAYER OF RESPONSE

3:00 – 3: 15 SNACKS TIME w/Intermission Nos

VIDEO: “Get Ready!”

PLENARY 6: “STAYING COMMITTED TO YOUR END GOALS”

CORPORATE PRAYER

AWARDING CEREMONIES

· ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS of "By Faith” & “I’M Ready” FB Faith Exercises

· RECOGNITION AND DISTRIBUTION of Free Plane Tickets to our 2023 AWARDEES


PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

SONGS OF THANKSGIVING

GROUP PICTURE


NOV 25 SATURDAY 8am to 12pm

PRAISE & WORSHIP

DEVOTIONAL: Nehemiah’s Leadership: Motivating Others to Action and Success

SPECIAL SONG NUMBER

IT HIGHLIGHT MINISTRY PRESENTATION : GLOBAL MISSION CENTERS

PRAYER for the GMC LEADERS

9:30 – 9: 45 SNACKS TIME w/ intermission nos.

SPECIAL SONG NUMBER

VIDEO: IMIT 2023

CONFERENCE MESSAGE: I AM READY!”

LORD’S SUPPER

CLOSING PRAYER

CELEBRATION SONGS


12PM … LUNCH TIME (extra lunch will be served)

--- END OF CONFERENCE---


D. INVITATION LETTERS * OTHER DOCUMENTS

Those who are joining the conference coming from countries that are required to secure an entry visa to visit Hongkong, 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 event in Hongkong, 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 Hongkong and Macau. . 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. (Vietnamese, Chinese and Bahasa (Indonesia & Malaysia) translations of Tagalog/ English messages will depend entirely on the availability of translators.)

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 translator is: Jules Ostan . He will be assisted by the following: Hannah Deborah Abuan, Ptr. Tony Mendoza, Sis Ana Tuquero, Ning Insauriga, Bro Tan Le. For the Vietnamese, Bro Tan Le will handle the translation needs of the Vietnamese participants. Sis Ning Insauriga will oversee the translation services for Bahasa speaking 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. ACCOMODATIONS IN HONGKONG


Conference participants are responsible for their own lodging. For this conference we could choose our own accommodation based on our budget and preference. We have also requested our Hongkong team to look around for possible free hosting accommodations to help those who are financially challenged. As soon as we get confirmation from them, we will inform all of you right away. Those who have church networks here in Hongkong are requested to help others with their accommodation needs. So far, our Hongkong host have offered his church for free on a bunk style accommodation but for a very limited number. Our office staff will be coordinating with your GMC leaders as soon as they receive news or accommodation status updates .


The hotels in Downtown Hongkong don’t come cheap specially those closer to the well-known tour sites. There are literally hundreds of lodging options available for you to choose from ranging from backpackers type of accommodation to starred hotels. A big number of missionaries who visited Hongkong these past few months are somewhat familiar already with good and budget friendly accommodation options. You may consult them directly. We will announce the names of those who could assist in searching for the best place to stay in the area. Since our conference will be held in the Northpoint area, please use this as your reference in choosing the hotel you’ll stay on. If you choose a hotel because of its cheap price but is more than an hour’s travel to the conference venue, then you’ll probably wind up spending more and be more stressed.


There are budget hotels that offer dormitory style rooms (6 beds per room) that offer better priced accommodations and are ideally located to places you will be visiting including the conference venue. If you are coming as a group, this could be a really good cheap option.

Prices would range from P800 + to P1400 per days stay. Booking sites that offer backpackers and dormitory style rooms will appear when you inquire from Google “Dormitory style accommodations in Northpoint Hongkong” Hostelworld.com is the preferred booking site for budget, backpackers, dorm type style accommodations. If you prefer to stay in private rooms, there are hundreds of hotels available to choose from in booking sites like Agoda.com or Booking.com with a wide range of prices depending on the category of the hotel.


You may want to check first in the map the proximity of the hotel to our actual conference venue. We advise that you evaluate each hotel at their respective websites before you make your decision. Go to Google and simply type the name of the hotel and you will be directed to their sites. Room bookings can be done online directly at their websites or at hotel booking sites like Booking.Com, Agoda.Com, TripAdvisor.com, Hostelworld.com, etc …


If you’ll still have a difficult time locating a place to stay in during the conference, you may join yuor GMC group that will be assisted by our office team. We are still working on arrangements for us to use rented (AirBnb) apartments or homes where we could have groups stay in the same place. Our Hongkong team is still on the lookout for additional church and dormitory options.


We will still provide accommodation updates on our next Info Pack.



G. ACCESS 2 IN MACAU


1. ACCESS 2 DATES : November 26 to November 30, 2023


2. MACAU VENUE– HOTEL ROYAL MACAU (Estrada Da Vitoria 2-4 Macau)


3. ACCESS 2 BUDGETPhp 12,000 (includes 5 nights’ accommodation in rented transient houses, food for 5 days, bus transportation from HK to Macau, local transportation within Macau to visit several sites and churches). Those who are offered outside accommodation by relatives, friends or church members residing in Macau may just pay the amount of Php 7,000 (covers everything stated above minus the accommodation. Please contact Kathy Merencillo directly for coordination.)


4. ACCESS 2 BRIEFINGS: Meeting schedule will be announced in the GMC group chat. It is important for all Access 2 participants to join the briefing to be included in the groupings and be informed of the necessary instructions for the Access 2 program.


5. TRANSPORTATION FROM HONGKONG TO MACAU. We are chartering several buses to bring all participants from Northpoint to the famous Ruins of St Paul’s in Macau. Departure from Hong Kong to Macau will be on November 26 at 10am. Those who are not part of the Access 2 group but would like to join the trip to Macau need to inform Sis Kathy Merencillo for seat reservation.




H. PRE & POST CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES


We will be discussing on our next Info Pack the Pre and Post Conference activities – with optional tours to special sites. Missionaries in Training who signed up for Access 2 will follow an itinerary set by our Access 2 Evaluators Team.. The rest will have their options open to any trips or activities in Hongkong as well as those who will joining the Macau leg. We will be presenting suggestions on good places to go to and activities to do on our next posting.



That’s it for now !! Another info pack, the third, will be posted a few days from now.


Looking forward to walking with you in the exciting streets of Hongkong & Macau…


Blessings,

Ptr Gani Sison





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