What is EAGC?

EAGC=East Asia Graduate Conference

EAGC stands for the East Asia Graduate Conference. It is the Christian conference of East Asia which is held once every three years. 
Each movement belongs to IFES organizes EAGC by turns.

Theme "Reconciliation at work"

Since humanity rebelled against God, our relationship with Him was broken. Only through Christ' work, we are reconciled to Him. As an "ambassadors of Christ" in reconciliation 
(2 Corinthians 5:18-20), we are called to "work" for the task of reconciliation in all areas of life.


Shoichiro Sugaya

Sho was born in 1964. He is a missionary sent out by Ichibaku (“Grain of Wheat”) Church in Nagoya. He accepted Christ at a student camp at the age of 16. During his university days, he joined a short-term mission trip organized by KGK, where the Lord challenged him to be a missionary. After graduating from university, he taught English at a high school for 4 years before studying theology at a bible school in Singapore. Sho and his wife, Yoko, were sent as missionaries to Cambodia in 1995 and they did university student ministry and church work in Phnom Penh. Since April 2008, they have had the role of sending cross-cultural workers out from Japan, and from summer 2019, they will be supporting mission leaders in several countries in north-east Asia.

Dr. Chris Rice

We'll invite Mr. Chris Rice! Chris Rice works in the field of peace, justice, reconciliation, and Christian life and mission. His three award-winning books are “Reconciling All Things” (Christianity Today Book Award), the memoir “Grace Matters” (Publishers Weekly Best Adult Religion Book of 2002) and “More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel” (Christianity Today Critic’s Choice Award). For ten years, Chris served as co-founder and Director of the Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation. Earlier he spent 17 years in Jackson, Mississippi serving in an inner-city neighborhood. His current work engages social division in the U.S., East Africa, and China, Korea, and Japan. He also serves as Senior Associate for Reconciliation for the Lausanne Movement. His writing has appeared in Sojourners, Christianity Today, and the Christian Century. Chris grew up in Seoul, South Korea. In October 2014 he and his wife Donna begin service with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) as Country Representatives for Northeast Asia.