Connecting Ethiopia Mission Partners in Christ
2011 Ethiopia Mission Network Conference
April 28-30, 2011
St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
Dunwoody, GA
Guest Speakers:  The Rev. Rob Weingartner, Executive Director, The Outreach Foundation
Mr. Girma Borishie Bati, EECMY Director of Administration and Finance
Mr. Endalkachew Kidanewold, Ethiopian Banquet Guest Speaker
Tom LePage, Senior Director, Chalmers Center - "When Helping Hurts"
2011 Conference Report
2011 Conference Schedule
As a mission network of the World Missions Division of  the Presbyterian Church, USA, the Ethiopia Mission Network seeks to:
  • Share Information, experience and wisdom
  • Make contact with all who share a common vision of partnership within the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus
  • Discuss common strategies
  • Communicate face-to-face about challenges
  • Invite new participants into the network
  • Encourage and spiritually support all partners engaged in the work of mission
Conference Highlights
The 2011 Conference included presentations and discussion on the following:
  • What's so New About Being 'Missional' - Rob Weingartner
  • Building Effective Partnerships - Rob Weingartner
  • "When Helping Hurts" - Tom LePage
  • Accompanying EECMY in Outreach to Muslims - Debbie Braaksma
  • Power Issues in Partnership Relationships - Caroline Kurtz
  • Religion and Culture - Dr. Urgessa Biru
  • Doctrinal Issues Impacting our Mission Relationships - Debbie Braaksma
  • Bethel Synods Update - Michael Weller
  • My Ethiopian Roots - Endalkachew Kidanewold
Working &
Other Sessions

May include some or all of these
Working Sessions are small group discussions around specific topics may include:
  • Building Effective Partnerships
  • "When Helping Hurts"
  • Conversations with Ato Girma Borishie
  • Insights from East Africa Regional Liaison
  • Bethel Synods Updates
  • Various Panel Discussions