Meet Kay Hiramine

Kay Hiramine

Kay is the Catalyst for Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG). Kay was born into a first generation Japanese American home. He received an International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) from the University of Geneva, Fordham University, The Center for International Health and Cooperation and the Royal College of Surgeons at the University of Belfast. He has also been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Philosphy (PH.D) from Kathmandu International University in June, 2010. The doctorate degree is in the field of Philanthropy.

Kay’s distinguished career in the non-profit sector has involved starting multiple non-profits and overseening global initiatives involving millions of people and every country of the world.

Kay is one of the founders of Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG), located in Palmer Lake, CO. He has worked with NGOs, IOs, government officials, business leaders and faith based groups in humanitarian activities around the world. Kay resides with his wife Julie in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have five daughters.

Session

Friday, 8:30 AM – Networking for Success (see more sessions here)

Why a Ministry to “World Changers”?

The church has gotten really good at ministering to specific needs. For instance, an entire constellation of stars shines along the beltway of life seasons: nursery ministry, children’s ministry, middle school ministry, teen ministry, college ministry, young adult ministry, singles ministry, ministry to young mothers, women’s ministry, men’s ministry, couples ministry, and seniors’ ministry.

And that’s just for the age groups.

Why this cottage industry of demographic-specific care? It’s simple: certain people need certain kinds of care.

We have even recognized that ministers need certain kind of care, as demonstrated by pastor’s breakfast and prayer groups that occur annual across the country.

But one people group that is often over-looked is fledgling ministry leaders, those young people who are beginning a heaven-sanctioned journey of obedience.

These leaders are not hypothetical.

  • Amy Carmichael founded “Welcome Hall” when she was 22.
  • Loren Cunningham launched YWAM when he was 25.
  • Mark Driscoll launched Mars Hill Church when he was 25.
  • Our beloved Dr. David Noebel began Summit Ministries when he was 26.
  • Billy Graham held his Los Angeles revival meetings when he was 31 –after become the president of Northwestern Bible College the year before.
  • Bill Gothard gave his first “Basic Youth Conflicts” seminar when he was 31.
  • Elizabeth Elliot published her first book when she was 32.
  • John Piper became senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church when he was 34.
  • Kay Arthur joined her husband on the mission field when she was 32 and then co-founded what would become “Precept Ministries International” when she was 36.

And we probably should mention Jesus, who began his ministry when he was about 30 years old (Luke 3:23).

What was one of the things that all these these leaders and ministries have in common? Answer: difficulty.

They were people in need of incredible support during difficult times.

We believe that every minister –whether they’re a preacher in a congregation of 50 or the president of a multi-national organization– needs care.  But certain ministers need certain kinds of care. The leaders that God is raising up from this generation need a special kind of care.

And that’s our mission: to care for the leaders that God is raising up continue His work for the next 50 years and beyond.

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Meet Dewey Novotny

Dewey Novotny

Dewey Novotny’s involvement in student ministry and leadership development spans three decades with pioneering the Hugh O’Brian Arizona Youth Leadership Seminars and launching a grassroots ministry for College and Career aged world changers. More recently he directed a Student Resource department for the Advanced Training Institute, a large home school organization, and has since founded and developed Life Purpose Planning.

Whether vocationally flying “aluminum tubes” across the Atlantic, fly-fishing in Alaska, or inspiring others to seek God’s best, he spreads contagious enthusiasm across the country. He uses his experiences as an F-16 military and commercial airline pilot to motivate young people to wholeheartedly “discover, define, develop, and deploy” into their individual, God-ordained, world-changing life purpose.

Sessions

Friday, 7:30pm – Staying the Course (see more sessions here)

A Concise Theology of Changing the World (Volume 1): Jesus is Changing the World and He’s Recruiting

Even with all the commonalities that shape our daily experiences, each of us sit in a stream of special experiences and relationships. We all exist after a long line of surprisingly dissimilar events. In our more introspective moments, we may ask ourselves, “Why has God placed me where I am? Why this family, in this area, in this church, surrounded by these people?”

The answer is both simple and universal: God has placed each of us in unique settings and backgrounds so that the unity of His spirit would spread throughout the diversity of His creation.

While God has gifted us in a variety of ways, He has bound us together in a universal way: His Spirit taking command of our desires and directing us to see His will be accomplished on earth as it is in heaven.

That’s what it means to change the world: To see the world defect from its rebellion and return to her Maker and God. That is a work that God has designed and implemented before He laid the foundation of the world. And now he calls us to that ministry as well.

What we bring to the table is not nearly as important as the fact that God brought us to the table to celebrate His Kingship over the whole of creation, both seen and unseen. God’s graciousness reveals Him, brings salvation, teaches us what not to do, teaches us what to do, shows us what to hope for and explains to us why He’s doing all this.

Paul writes to Titus (a world changer, according to Titus 1:5) saying, “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.” (Tit 2:11-14 ESV).

That is the message of the World Changer: Jesus is changing the world and He’s recruiting. The presence of God is changing the world and the presence of God is in us, His specifically chosen people. Therefore, our labor sits under heavenly direction as an answer to a heavenly call for the purpose of a heavenly result.

Meet Jeff Myers

Jeff Myers

Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. He also serves as Distinquished Service Professor and Senior Fellow for Leadership Studies at Bryan College in Dayton, TN. Dr. Myers speaks to more than 50,000 people each year in corporations, schools, homeschool conferences, parent groups, and youth-serving organizations. Over the last decade, Dr. Myers has worked with Summit Ministries to develop cutting-edge leadership experiences in Colorado, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Alberta, Canada. Dr. Myers’ many books and video courses include Of Knights and Fair Maidens, Playpen to Podium, Secrets of Great Communicators, Secrets of the World-Changers, Secrets of Everyday Leaders, For Such a Time as This, Handoff, and Cultivate. Dr. Myers earned a Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Denver. He and his wife Danielle have four children—Graham, Emma, Cate, and Stuart—and live in Manitou Springs, CO.

Sessions

Saturday, 8:30 AM: Stop, Drop and Roll
Saturday, 10:30 AM: 24/7 Discipleship: Taking Care of People Who Take Care of People

Why A World Changers’ Summit?

For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! (1 Cor 9:16 NIV)

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” (Act 13:2 NIV)

Why a World Changers’ Summit?

Simple: Because God calls us to change the world together.

Every world changer has had that awesome and terrifying realization that they have been given a special set of gifts and a special calling.

So we set out. Compelled by this magnificent, heavenly itinerary we arrive half-way into the journey only to confirm again and again that we are in way over our heads. Wave upon wave of the unforeseeable crashes down unto our calling but we press forward, knowing that this is what God has called us to.

Why? We’re compelled. Not by grandeur or applause, but by calling.

But when we look at the world changing ministries of the New Testament, we don’t see a scatter-shot of individuals trying to work from scratch. We see teams, groups of people dedicated to doing what God has called them to do and supporting each other as God directed.

These people knew each other, cared for each other and supported each other (for the most obvious example, see Romans 16).

This summit is designed to be a gathering of people who are in the throws of God’s calling. This is a place to meet those who are experiencing the meaning of costly discipleship, to shake their hands, hear their stories and hear what God is teaching them.

In other words, this is a summit for people like you.

We have scheduled a team of experienced world changers, guys who have been in the trenches, to come and offer their ministerial street wisdom.

We are also bringing in experts in various fields with whom you can sit down and discuss the topics most burdensome to you –everything from time management to tax law.

We have also set aside time for you to interact with the other ministry leaders attending the events. Time to brainstorm, swap war stories, pitch ideas, be warned by failure and encouraged by success.

God is changing the world through His people. Through you. So we want to support that work. Your work.

Please join us this April for World Changers’ 2012.

Change the world. Don’t do it alone.