Asia 2022 CONGRESS

“Rethinking Church & Mission: God’s Agenda for Today”

By Invitation Only

Asia 2022 Gathering

Oct 17-21, 2022
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Church Planting and Multiplication in Asia

"Monthly Webinars"

Vision & Mission

"The purpose is to see a church and missions movement emerge from our unique Asian context"

Speakers

2022 Plenary Speakers

We Invite Senior Leaders Around the World.

Based in the city of Udaipur, India, Dr. Finny Philip serves as one of the International Board Members of the Lausanne Movement and as the Editor and Director for Christian Trends. Dr. Finny Philip also serve as a Principal of the Filadelfia Bible College

Dr. Finny Philip

Asia 2021/22 Selection Committee Chair
Filadelfia Bible College Principal
Pastor Kisung Yoo is the Senior Pastor of Good Shepherd Methodist Church.
                    He has been inviting people to have a blessed life of wholistic unification with Jesus Christ through Gospel of Cross that 'I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.His ministry is focused on looking to Jesus who lives in all believers 24/7and walking with Jesus in the daily lives by implementing that to the discipleship training, daily journaling, daily column, and Worship with Jesus movement.'

Rev. Kisung Yoo

Good Shepherd Church
Senior Pastor
David Doong (Ph.D. in Theology, Fuller) is currently the pastor of Shi-Pai Friendship Presbyterian Church in Taipei, and has been appointed to be the next General Secretary of CCCOWE

Dr. David Doong

CCCOWE General Secretary in July 2021
Claire is a Researcher and Training Associate at the Singapore Centre for Global Missions.  She served many years in Cambodia.

Claire Chong

Singapore Centre for Global Missions
Researcher and Training Associate
Yoshiyuki Billy Nishioka graduated from Tokyo Biblical Seminary, Azusa Pacific University (B.A. M.Div.), and 
    Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies (Th.M. in Missiology / PhD. in intercultural studies). 
    Now he is the dean of Tokyo Biblical Seminary, research director of Tokyo Mission Research Institute, lecturer of Tokyo Christian University, 
    the Board of Japan Missiological Society, a member of Japan Lausanne Committee and a senior pastor of Kawagoe Church in Saitama, Japan. 
    Publications include “Worldview Methodology in Mission Theology” (Missiology 1996), The Time a Person Considers God(in Japanese, 1997), 
    Traditional Ritual as Christian Worship (co author, Orbis, 2018), and The Church Open to the Society (in Japanese, 2018).
    He is married to Mariko and with their three daughters.

Dr.Yoshiyuki Billy Nishioka

Tokyo Biblical Seminary
Dean
Chadwick Samuel Mohan is the Lead Pastor of the English Service and oversees Discipleship and Leadership Development at New Life Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels

Asia 2021/22 Selection Chair
New Life Assembly of God, Chennai
English Service Lead Pastor
David has served with Elam Ministries for nearly 20 years and was appointed Executive Director in 2014. Native to Iran, David's family has been serving the Iranian church for three generations.

As a member of Elam's leadership team, David has been at the heart of Elam's efforts to train thousands of leaders for the church in Iran, print and deploy nearly 2 million Scriptures in Persian, plant churches all over the Iran region, serve thousands of poor and persecuted, and produce TV programs that are broadcast weekly into Iran and made available online.David also spearheaded the development of Safar, a one-to-one discipleship tool to help believers walk alongside new believers as they take their first steps in the journey of faith (Safar.org).    David co-wrote Iran 30, an informational prayer guide translated into multiple languages, used by Christians all over the world in praying for Iran (Iran30.org).

David is a national and international speaker, and has appeared on Christian radio and television programs advocating for the persecuted church. He also currently serves on the boards of Bombay Teen Challenge and LeaderSource.

Rev. David Yeghnazar

Elam Ministries
Executive Director

2022 Workshop Speakers

David serves as the Chair of the Asia 2021/22 Congress and as the Regional Director for the Lausanne Movement in East Asia. After several years of pastoral ministry, he joined OMF to reach urban students and young people in East Asia. David previously served as the Director of the Christy Wilson Center for World Missions and Adjunct Professor of Church Planting and Missions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He has graduate degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Peking University and has expertise on the missions movement coming from China.  David and his family currently reside in Taiwan.

Rev. David Ro

Asia 2022 Congress,Chair
Lausanne Movement, Regional Director East Asia
Hwa Yung Hwa Yung (華勇) is Bishop Emeritus of the Methodist Church in Malaysia. He has been a pastor, a lecturer and the Principal of the Malaysia Theological Seminary (STM).

Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung

Asia 2022 Congress, Program Chair
Asia Lausanne, Chair
Bp Efraim M. Tendero is working as Global Ambassador with World Evangelical Alliance. Before this Role, Bishop Ef worked as Secretary General and CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) from March 1, 2015 till February, 2021. He has served as National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) for more than 20 years. PCEC is WEA’s national Alliance member that represents some 30,000 evangelical churches in the Philippines. He was also President of the Philippine Relief and Development Services (PHILRADS), the relief and development arm of PCEC that works hand in hand with local churches in holistic ministries to serve the poor and needy.

Bishop Efraim Tendero

World Evangelical Alliance
Global Ambassador
Claire is a Researcher and Training Associate at the Singapore Centre for Global Missions.  She served many years in Cambodia.

Claire Chong

Singapore Centre for Global Missions
Researcher and Training Associate
Calvin was originally from Hong Kong and went to Australia as an international student in 1974. 
                                            He studied biochemistry and medicine at the University of Melbourne, and worked as a doctor in Melbourne and Hong Kong for four years. 
                                            He went on to study theology and served in his home church in Melbourne as a pastor for international students for three years. 
                                            Together with Joyce, and their two daughters, he joined OMF International in 1993 and served among medical and dental students and doctors in South Korea (1993-2003).
                                            He then served in Australia (2003-2010), North East Asia (2011-2014), Hong Kong (2015-2018), and Singapore (2019) in a number of field, home 
                                            and international leadership roles.  
                                            Currently, he and Joyce are on home assignment in Australia until August 2020.  
                                            Their two daughters, son-in-law, and two grandchildren all live in Sydney.

Dr. Calvin Ma

OMF Australia
National Director
Rev. Vijayesh Lal serves as General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI). The Evangelical Fellowship of India, founded in 1951, is the central organization of Evangelicals in India and represents and serves more than 65,000 Churches and over 200 Organizations across the nation. It is also a charter member of the World Evangelical Alliance (an NGO with special consultative status with the United Nations). Rev. Lal has been at the forefront of issues connected with the Church and Religious Freedom in the Indian subcontinent for over 2 decades and has intensive grassroots experience and involvement. He initiated the ministry of Open Doors International in the Indian Subcontinent beginning in 1999 and was serving as its Executive Director till December 2013. He is also serving as the National Director for EFI’s Religious Liberty Commission since 1999. He has been deeply involved in training, socio economic development, advocacy and research initiatives in and outside India. He has participated and spoken at various national and international conferences on various themes connected with the Church in India, Religious Freedom, Youth issues and the Theology of and Response to Religious Persecution. He has written for various journals and magazines including Christianity Today, Evangelical Focus, Indian Currents etc. and has contributed articles for books on Religious Freedom and Church’s participation in nation building. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for AIM, one of the oldest Christian magazines in India. He is a member of the National United Christian Forum (NUCF)1 from its inception and also played a key role in the formation and strengthening of the Christian Legal Association of India, also serving as its first coordinator. He is married and lives in Delhi NCR region with his family.

Rev. Vijayesh Lal

Evangelical Fellowship of India
General Secretary
Riad is a citizen of Lebanon, Syria and the USA. He served in various capacities in leadership and higher education. Riad was Dean of the Program for Theological Education by Extension in Syria and Lebanon. He worked for the J. L. Schneller Schule, Lebanon in the capacities of Chaplain and Executive Director. He is Professor of Old Testament Studies at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Beirut, Lebanon. Riad was also Overseas Council’s International Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Europe. 
                                                        Riad has been involved with IFES since his years at Damascus University. He participated in conferences at Schloss Mittersill, Austria in the early 1990s and World Assembly in Wheaton, USA in 1991 and has spoken at IFES conferences in Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt. Riad was the Board Chair of LIVF, the Lebanese movement, for the past nine years and also serves on boards of several non-profit organizations. He has co-authored a book on governance in Arabic and leads sessions on leadership and organizational development. Among his other writings are The Book of Proverbs and Arabic Proverbial Works (Leiden: Brill, 1999) and A Virtuous Woman… A Handful of Lentils: A scholarly and practical study of Prophet Solomon’s proverbs and Arabic proverbs (Beirut: DMAH, 2013). His most recent book is Frustrated with God: A Syrian Theologian's Reflections on Habakkuk (English- Amazon, 2016; French- Langham, UK, 2018; Arabic- Ophir, Jordan, 2016). Until recently he has been the International Director of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education (www.icete-edu.org) and the International Director of Langham Scholars Ministry (formerly John Stott Ministries, www.langham.org). Riad is married to Izdihar and they have two children, Tim and Trivina.

Rev. Riad Kassis

Langham Scholars Ministry
Director
Lead pastor, Global PEACE leader for Russian speaking world, Regional Director for Eurasia Lausanne Movement Pavel Kolesnikov was born on 12 March 1965, in the city of Jalal-Abad (Kyrgyzstan); the fourth child in the pastor’s family. In 1966 the family moved to Almaty (Kazakhstan). In 1978 Pavel accepted Jesus as his Savior and Lord. After graduation from the musical school, he was accepted into the Musical college named after Piotr Tchaikovsky in 1980, violin class. In 1981 he was baptized; he started preaching, singing in the church choir, conducting the symphony orchestra in the First Baptist Church of Almaty. In 1984 the family moved to Moscow. He started Youth ministry in the local Baptist church in Mytishi town of Moscow region. In 1985 he was called up in the army. After returning home, he started working as a secretary for The Russian UECB Office of Evangelism and Christian Unity. He also participated in the Central Baptist Church choir and preached. In 1988 he got married. On the recommendation and with the blessing of the President of The Russian UECB – V.Logvinenko, he started pastoral ministry in Zelenograd Baptist Church (Moscow). In March of 1990 he was ordained to the pastoral Ministry in Zelenograd Baptist Church. In spring of 2010 he was elected the Chairman for the All-Union Commonwealth of Evangelical Christians 700 churches (20 evangelical association and unions). From 2010 to 2014 he studied in the International TCM Institute of Vienna in Austria, graduating with The Master’s degree in Practical Theology and Ministry. In 2011 he was elected as the President of Blagovestie Christian Union. Since 2014 has been the President of Rwanda Friendship Club in Russia. Since 2015 has been the Regional Director for Eurasia Lausanne Movement. Since 2016 has been the Co-chairmen the Consultative Council of the Heads of Protestant Churches in Russia Since 2017 has been the Global PEACE leader for Russian speaking world.

Rev. Pavel Kolesnikov

Lead Pastor at Zelenograd Baptist Church
Regional Director for Eurasia Lausanne Movement
Rev Asa Michael Kain is the Senior Pastor of the Dhaka Assembly of God Church. This church was founded by Calvin Olson who was sent from the Willmar Assembly of God Church in Minnesota. Reverend Kain has been the Pastor of this Church since 1981. This church is a growing church with twelve branches around the city meeting in different locations. They have Four services every Friday in the mother church. This church has sent out 40 local missionaries to plant churches throughout the nation. The first ever missionary has gone out of this church overseas and are now sending missionaries to neighboring countries. Reverend Kain has been serving for twenty five as the General Superintendent (Chairman) of the Assemblies of God in Bangladesh till date. In this movement he has seen one church planted every three weeks. Reverend Kain also serves on the World Mission Commission of the World Pentecostal Fellowship, representing Asia. He also serves as the Chairman on the Pentecostal Asian Mission (PAM). Reverend Kain has been part of several boards of NGOs and missions. He has traveled to forty countries teaching and preaching in different churches and theological seminaries and institutions. He has spoken in many of these nations in their Missions, Pastoral conferences and Seminars. He has authored numerous articles on contemporary and theological issues in different periodicals. He has authored a book titled, “Ministry and Planting Churches in Restricted Context”. Reverend Kain is married to Gwen Janice and has two children Milena and Matthew and they have five grandchildren.

Rev. Asa Kain

Dhaka Assembly of God Church
Senior Pastor
Arun Kumar has over 10 years of experiences across oil and gas engineering, social works, startups, learning and development, training, community building and marketplaces. He started off as one of the first scholars of the Honda Dreams Fund which propelled him to graduate with a Masters in Engineering at the University of Nottingham in Malaysia. Through an on-campus interview which he was strongly motivated to attend by his then professor and late-mentor, he landed a job as an oil & gas engineer in the USA and then Australia, traveling 80% of the time, learning different cultures and demographics of people from all over the world. Arun is essentially a storyteller who is passionate about bridging the gap between technology and society. He has spoken on BFM’s Raise Your Game 4 times where his talks on topics like Industry 4.0, Talentism, Language & Cultures and Mentoring have attracted invitations for corporate speaking engagements. He is currently a Product Manager by profession where he bridges business goals, user needs and engineering capacities to build and innovate tech products. Arun is also the Founder of Waymaker (www.waymaker.works), a peer-to-peer support platform to facilitate the transactions of help within the community, that was built and launched in late 2020 and has since facilitated help to hundreds of individuals and families as well as being featured on several major local publications.

Arun Kumar

Storyteller, Speaker and Trainer
Dr. A. N. Lal Senanayake is the President of Lanka Bible College and Seminary (LBCS), Peradeniya, and LBC-Centre for Graduate Studies Colombo, Sri Lanka. Before joining full time ministry at LBCS and LBC-CGS in 1993 he has been serving as Pastor for over 15 years. Currently while functioning as President of two institutions, Lal Senanayake is also serving as an elder and associate pastor at Lighthouse church, Kandy. Lal also serves in the Editorial Board of InSight Journal for Global Theological Education. He has also written several articles to books, which were published for the international Community. Laal after completing his under graduate studies at LBCS, he earned his Masters at the University of Nottinham and his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinoise.

Dr. Lal Senanayake

President of Lanka Bible College and Seminary (LBCS), Peradeniya,
LBC-Centre for Graduate Studies Colombo, Sri Lanka
Born on October 31, 1952 Manila, Philippines Dr. Glicerio Manzano JR.(JOJO) has been serving as Missionary and a teacher. As a missionary he has been associated with OMF International, 1995-2005 General Secretary, OMF Philippine Home Council, 1992-1994 Orientation Course Supervisor, OMFI-HQ, Singapore , International Nepal Fellowship, 1981-1989, Field Treasurer, Pokhara, Nepal, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, 1972-1976, Staff Worker, Office Manager As a teacher has has been associated with Febias College of Bible, 1995-2005, Part-time teaching Intercultural Studies Courses and  Asian Theological Seminary (2017-Present, Part-time Faculty, Acting Department Chair,2008-2017, Full-time Faculty, Intercultural Studies Department, 2009-2017, Chair, Intercultural Studies Department,2009, Associate Dean for Student Affairs,2010-2012, Deputy Officer-in-Charge and Finance Director, 2006-2008, teaching Assistant, Intercultural Studies Courses) and currently serving with Asia Graduate School of Theology as Program Director, Doctor of Intercultural Studies Department. He is married to Rebecca Bondad Manzano  with three children.

Dr. Glicerio Manzano JR.(JOJO)

OMF International
Asia Graduate School of Theology, Program Director
Paul Borthwick, with his wife Christie, serve on the staff of DAI (Development Associates International), a training group dedicated to the character and ministry development of leaders in the under-resourced world (www.daintl.org). Paul served as an adjunct professor in Global Christianity at Gordon College (www.gordon.edu) for more than 25 years and he served as an Urbana/Missions Associate with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship 1999-2019 (www.urbana.org).  
Paul and Christie's ministry together focuses on encouraging leaders and developing

Paul Borthwick

Development Associates International, Faculty
Gordon College, Adjunct Professor
Wayne is the director for Radius Asia (www.ri-asia.org) in Taiwan.  Radius Asia is a training program for Mandarin-speaking missionaries with heavy emphasis on language and cultural acquisition to proficiency, foundational Bible teaching, embracing suffering and hardship as tools in church planting and planting mature churches with indigenous leadership.  Wayne and his wife Gail served as church planters among an unreached tribal group in the South Pacific.

Wayne Chen

Radius Asia Director
Rev.Dr.David Sung Eun Choi  completed BA from Korea Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Phd from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His Career details are as per below: Senior Pastor, Global Mission Church (South Korea) President of Global Ministry Network President of Global Mission Church Social Welfare Foundation Director of KOSTA International Director of Gospel and City Director of Korea Lausanne Committee Adjunct professor of New Orleans and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Rev.Dr.David Sung Eun Choi

Global Mission Church Senior Pastor
Global Ministry Network President
Andrew Ng the founding Chairman for a faith based Humanitarian NGO ElShaddai Center Bhd since 2008, out of it a social enterprise was incorporated under Life 2 Life in 2018,  appointed National Coordinator for a loose network called Malaysia Diaspora Network in 2020.

Andrew Ng

ElShaddai Center Bhd
Founding Chairman
Dr. Havilah Dharamraj has a PhD in Old Testament from the University of Durham, UK. She serves as the Head of the Department of Biblical Studies at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore, India. Her research interests are biblical narrative and reception-centred intertextual readings of biblical texts. Her regional interest is comparative literature, that is, reading the Bible alongside sacred texts of other religions. She encourages the retrieval of traditional methods of storytelling as a tool for the ministry of the church.

Dr.Havilah Dharamraj

South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies
Head of the Department of Biblical Studies

Christopher Lim

CJ (Retired) Maria Lourdes Sereno

Samuel Sidjabat

Dr. Paul Cornelius

Seth Kim is a Korean-American who immigrated to the United States at a young age. He has been educated and awarded degrees from the University of Illinois, Trinity International University, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Seth is a pastor, speaker, leadership educator, church planter, and spiritual trainer. In 1996, Seth and his wife started Harvest Mission Community Church (HMCC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since then, he has traveled extensively around the world to work with different churches and organizations to train and equip people to live life with purpose and hope. After starting HMCC's first international church in Indonesia, Seth and his family moved out to Hong Kong in 2015 to launch HMCC of Hong Kong. He is passionate about developing people and seeing their lives transformed so that they can then transform the world.

Rev. Dr. Seth S Kim

Harvest Mission Community Church
Founder and Lead Pastor

Webinar Speakers

We Invite Senior Leaders Around the World.

Ranjit received God's call to ministry in 2002. After finishing his Master's in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Auburn University, Alabama, he left the United States to minister among young people in India. He later had the opportunity to complete a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. After graduation, Ranjit and his wife Deepa moved to Delhi in 2010 and served in pastoral capacity teaching God's word and discipling people. After attending the City to City Asia Pacific Intensive for church planting, Ranjit and Deepa planted New City Delhi, a church for urban professionals in the heart of Delhi. They are blessed with three children. Sanjana, Sandeep and Sanjay.

Ranjit David

New City Delhi
Pastor
Senior Pastor and Founder of CCF (Christ's Commission Fellowship) Philippines. Since 1984, CCF has grown into a church planting movement in the Philippines and other countries. CCF has helped form over 2,800 small groups and 37,000 house churches outside the Philippines. Peter is also the Founder and Chairman of Axeia Development Corporation. He is involved in other businesses, such as construction, residential and commercial real estate development, and education. He is passionate about the importance of healthy leaders and discipleship at home and in the workplace. He regularly speaks at seminars in different parts of the world on topics including marriage, parenting, leadership at work and growing healthy churches. Joyfully married to Deonna for 49 years, they have been blessed with five children who are all happily married and serving the Lord. As of the latest count, they have twenty-one charming grandchildren.

Peter Tan-Chi

Christ Commission Fellowship
Senior Pastor and Founder
Jason started his career as an investment banker after graduating with a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago and later with an MBA from the University of London. He was eventually called by God into full-time ministry, with a focus on strategy and leadership development, where he has 20 years of experience in the local church, NGO, and education contexts. Currently, he is serving as an “urban missionary” & “kingdom consultant”, developing teams and networks to pioneer new church expressions that will be relevant and effective in large cities. Jason and his wife Juliana have four young children and are passionate about equipping and empowering young adults for Godly marriage & family and for marketplace missions.

Jason Young

Roundtable Church
Founding Pastor & Urban Missionary
Chadwick Samuel Mohan is the Lead Pastor of the English Service and oversees Discipleship and Leadership Development at New Life Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels

Asia 2021/22 Selection Chair
New Life Assembly of God, Chennai
English Service Lead Pastor

Pastor Mark D


Asia2022 Program Schedule

Asia 2022 | 17-21 October 2022
 
Time Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
allocated 17 October  18 October  19 October  20 October  21 October 
      Morning Worship
Session 1
Morning Worship
Session 2
Morning Worship
Session 3
Morning Worship Session 4
 8:00 - 8:30 Preliminaries   & Worship
 8:30 - 9:00 30 min   Preliminaries & Worship Preliminaries & Worship Preliminaries & Worship  8:30 - 9:10 Bible Exposition
 9:00 - 9:40 40 min   Bible Exposition Bible Exposition Bible Exposition  9:10 - 9:30 Discussion
 9:40 - 10:00 20 min   Discussion Discussion Discussion  9:30 - 10:00 Table Groups Prayer
10:00 - 10:30 30 min   Table Groups Prayer Table Groups Prayer Table Groups Prayer 10:00 - 10:30 BREAK
      BREAK Plenary 7
10:30 - 11:00 30 min   10:30 - 11:30 Presentaion & Responses
      Plenary 1 Plenary 3 Plenary 5 11:30 - 12:15 Q & A, Discussion
11:00 - 12:00 60 min (Max)   Presentation & Responses Presentation & Responses Presentation & Responses 12:15 - 1:15 Closing &
12:00 - 12:45 45 min (Min)   Q & A, Discussion Q & A, Discussion Q & A, Discussion   Holy Communion
12:45 - 2:15 90 min   ANNOUNCEMENTS, LUNCH & REST  1:15 LUNCH & DEPARTURE
      Seminar 1 Plenary 4 Seminar 2  
 2:15 - 3:15 60 min (Max)   Presentation & Responses Presentation & Responses Presentation & Responses
 3:15 - 3:45 30 min   Discussion Q & A, Discussion (till 4:00) Discussion
 3:45 - 4:15 30 min   BREAK 4:00 p.m. onwards BREAK
      Country Meetings FREE Seminar 3
 4:15 - 5:15 60 min (Max)     Presentation & Responses
 5:15 - 5:45 30 min     Discussion
 5:45 - 6:15 30 min     REST
 6:15 - 7:15 60 min  
    OPENING Plenary 2 Dinner not provided Plenary 6        
 7:15 - 7:30 15 min Worship Worship
 7:30 - 8:30 60 min (Max) Presentation & Responses   Presentation & Responses
 8:30 - 9:15 45 min (Min) Q & A, Discussion   Q & A, Discussion
 9:15 - 9:45 30 min Praying Together   Praying Together

Bible Exposition

Topics and Speakers for the Bible Expositions:

We will use the text John 15:9-17 for our Bible exposition and for the conference, taken from Jesus' Farewell Discourse to his disciples. Included in this passage are the following major themes:

  • • Love and unity among Jesus disciples (vv.12, 17).
  • • Jesus’ self-giving as the ultimate measure of love for one another and also the call to obedience and sacrifice (vv.13 & 14).
  • • Friends of God (vv.14 & 15), and not just slaves/bondservants, implying a much deeper relationship modelled on Abraham (2 Chron 20:7; Is 41:8; & Jas 2:23) and Moses (Ex 33:11).
  • • Call and chosen to bear fruits (v.16).
Exposition 1
(Day 2):
A call to Love and Unity- “…So have I loved you. Now remain in my love” (John 15:9-10, 17);
Rev. Dr. Patrick Fung was born in Hong Kong and trained as a physician in Australia and is an ordained minister. Patrick and his wife, Jennie, previously served as medical missionaries in South Asia. Patrick is currently serving as the  OMF International General Director (formerly the China Inland Mission founded by Hudson Taylor). Patrick was the Bible expositor for Urbana 2015, plenary speakers for the Cape Town 2010 Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization and one of the Keswick Bible conference speakers in the UK in 2011 & 2015. Rev. Dr. Patrick Fung (SG)
Exposition 2
(Day 3):
A call to Obedience and Sacrifice- “I have kept my Father’s commands” (John 15:10, 13);
Dr. Havilah Dharamraj (IN)
Exposition 3
(Day 4):
A call to Intimacy-“I have called you friends” (John 15:15);
Rev. Dick Eugenio (PH)
Exposition 4
(Day 5):
A call to Action-“you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last” (John 15:16);
Dr. Eiko Takamizawa (JP)

Plenaries

Key Issues to be Addressed as Plenaries

 

1.Discipleship and Holy Living

Jesus said: “Go … make disciples of all nations …” (Mat 28:19). The church has grown wonderfully in many parts of Asia today and continue to do so. But the issue of discipleship and holy living is probably the biggest challenge churches in Asia present face. Many are tempted to think that the problem can be solved by running more and more programs. But programs by themselves do not produce strong disciples. The result is that mature Christian lives, wholesome Christian homes and churches which model true Christian communities are not easily found. If genuine disciples and mature churches are to emerge, the following issues need addressing:

  • • What are the marks of Christ’s disciples as found in the NT?
  • • Scholars on the Early Church have repeatedly noted that two things about the church helped advance the gospel in the midst of the surrounding paganism: the love of the Christians for both those inside and outside the church, and the high moral standards by which they live. How can the church today live as the “light of the world” that shines out like a “city on the hill” (Mat 5:14)?
  • • Overcoming the unholy compartmentalization between the “sacred” and “secular”?
  • • What are some key models, both historically and today, that are important in the discipling process? These include: great biblical preaching, monastic spirituality, Moravian 24/7 prayer meetings, Methodist class meetings, etc. How can these be replicated or implemented today?

Speaker: Rev. Kisung Yoo (Korea)

Respondent: Asiri Fernando (Siri Lanka)

 

2. CHURCH And State Relationship In Asia Today

Church and state relationships is becoming an increasingly acute issue in Asia. In the past 100-200 years, especially in those places where western colonial powers were in control, the state tended to maintain a neutral position towards the different religious communities. But in the past few decades many, but not all, Asian governments have tended to increasingly seek to exercise state hegemony and control over religious communities, especially minority groups. This has resulted in growing restrictions on religious freedom and civil liberties of minority groups. A similar pattern can be seen whether the government is controlled by a majority religious community or a secular ideological party (e.g. Marxism).

  • How is the church to relate to the state within such contexts? Is the church is compromise (e.g. the Constantinian model), withdraw completely from society (e.g. the Anabaptists) or to play a transformative role (as “salt” and “light”)?

Co-Speakers EJ (CN) & Joseph Liow (SG)

 

3. PENETRATING Asia’s Cultural Heartlands With The Gospel

Over the past hundred years the Gospel has reached hundreds of millions in Asia. But the heartlands of the more established religions, especially Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Shintoism, have been much more difficult to penetrate. One of the key challenges for Christianity in Asia is the perception that it is a “white-man’s” religion with ways of thinking and action, church structures, worship, and ways of doing church and mission largely alien to Asia’s cultures and ways of life. Some keys issues that we need addressing:

  • • What spiritual and intellectual challenges do these long-established religions posed for the church in Asia?
  • • How can the Asian church be effective in reaching these Asian religio-cultural heartlands which are still deeply influenced by Asian religious worldviews?
  • • How can Christians live and practice a faith that is much more contextually sensitive and culturally rooted in Asian soil?
  • • What practical steps can be taken to challenge Asian churches to do church and mission in this manner?
  • • How can the above issues be taken up without the church slipping into religious syncretism?

Speaker: Dr. Yoshiyuki “Billy” Nishioka (Japan)

Respondent: Dr. Ubonwan Michuthon (TH)

 

4. RECOVERING the supernatural

The western Enlightenment resulted in a scientific worldview that has little or no place for the supernatural. Yet everywhere in Asia, the supernatural remains a very fundamental aspect of the prevailing worldview. Thus, where the churches have grown fastest, again and again it is the supernatural manifestations of the Spirit’s power that have brought breakthroughs. This is not only the case of classical Pentecostal churches which came to us from the west, but also true of most churches of indigenous origins.

  • • How can we help our churches to recover the supernatural so that Asian Christianity can be fully in tune with the NT in this area?
  • • How do we structure our church worship and life so as to properly accommodate the exercise of spiritual gifts?
  • • There is a need to develop teaching materials on this whole area so that we will not allow extreme teachings to lead the church into heresy or wrongful pastoral practices in this area. E.g. Some of the teachings that have come to us from western Pentecostals/charismatics are unbiblical and unhelpful, if not downright heretical.

Speaker: Dr. Finny Philip (India)

Respondent: ZH (CN)

 

5. MISSION And The Suffering Church

In the past few hundred years, mission has usually been from the powerful to the powerless, from the rich to the poor, from the educated (in science and technology) to the less educated, in short from the center to the margins. But in the NT, mission was initiated from the margins of empire, by a weak and persecuted minority, and eventually transformed the center and “turned the world upside down.” If we look carefully we will see that this is and will increasingly be true of Asian churches, with the growing resurgence of non-Christian religions and ideologies everywhere, be it Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Marxist totalitarianism, secularism and the like. Parallel to this will be increasing persecution. In the colonial and immediate post-2nd World War period, Christianity was identified with the imperial powers and protected by them. But that is history! How do we “reinvent” mission from the margins rather than from the center? Among issues that must be look at here are:

  • • Where is the church small, weak and under persecution? How are the churches doing in these contexts?
  • • Some historical and contemporary examples of churches thriving in spite of being weak and persecuted?
  • • How can mission being done from the margins rather than from the center?

Speakers: Rev. David Yeghnazar & Mangalman Maharjan (NP)

 

6. REACHING The Next Gen

Details to be finalized

 

7. BUILDING Local Churches In Urban Asia—Are Megachurches The Way Forward?

About 45% of Asia’s people are urbanized today, with 20 megacities each having some 10-40 million people. If the gospel of Christ is to reach them, there must be strong, thriving and disciple-making churches built in urban Asia. Many Christians have been attracted by the megachurch model because it appears impressive and attractive. But many have found it to be weak in the discipling process and not giving space for potential leaders to grow. What models are there for building strong churches in urban Asia?

Speaker: Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels (India)

Speaker: Jason Young (Hong Kong)

Seminars and BreakOut Sessions 1 & 2

The following are a list of some issues that we need to address at the seminars and breakout sessions. The aims are to seek the Spirit’s guidance for the church of Asia to incarnate the gospel of Christ in Asia’s heartlands. We hope these seminars will be practical and help develop concrete expressions of Asian perspectives of Christian discipleship and ministry, so that our faith can be planted on Asian soil and grow and bear fruit to leave a legacy in Asia.

1. Models for ministry: What is fundamental? Servanthood or leadership?

As a follow up from the plenary session on structures and accountability in the Asian church, this seminar explores practical models of ministry which are biblical yet contextual in terms of leadership and accountability. Are pastors to be charismatic CEOs of churches or servants of Christ attending to the spiritual needs of the church community? Are church leaders recognized as “holy men/women” (in the cultural sense of the term) or merely as organizational leaders and managers of religious groups? How can the church put into practice the idea that the fundamental paradigm for ministry in the New Testament is the call to servanthood and not necessarily to leadership?

Speaker: Dr. Calvin Ma (Hong Kong/Australia)

2. PARTNERSHIPS Building Genuine Partnerships Between Asian Churches

The focus is on intra-Asian partnerships. What good partnership models are there between the different churches in Asia, between the older and more established and the younger and more vibrant, between those with more resources and those with less, etc.? How can we avoid paternalism on the one hand and the dependency syndrome on the other? How can we foster equal partnership which will help to produce mature indigenous churches which are self-supporting, self-propagating, self-governing and self-theologizing?

Speaker: Bishop Ef Tendero (Philippines)

3. THINKING Theologically In Context

The bulk of the textbooks and materials used in theological education and ministerial formation are written in the west where churches are primarily focused on the challenges of secularization, modernity and postmodernity. But the prevailing worldviews of Asian societies are not shaped by these but rather by the philosophical-religious frameworks of Buddhism, Chinese thought, Hinduism, Islam, primal religions and traditional cultures in their respective regions. To think contextually so as to effectively communicate the gospel and build truly indigenous churches involves the following and other issues:

  • • Understand and master the prevailing worldviews within our own regions and cultures.
  • • Develop theological frameworks that communicates the Gospel in our own contexts.
  • • This exercise must cover various aspects of our faith. This includes biblical commentaries and theological texts, Asian church history and biographies, liturgies and hymnology, etc.

Speaker: Dr. Samuel Law (SG)

4. REINVENTING Theological Education And Pastoral Training

Many Asian churches still send pastors and workers to the west for training. Most Asian seminaries are still reproducing Western models of theological education and pastoral training. Many non-westerners perceive the western model as too academic, lacking in contextual relevance in Asia, and weak on the spiritual formation. Is there a need for more incarnational Asian-style theological and pastoral training for the Asian church to disciple Asian Christians and what will it look like?

Speaker: Dr. Paul Cornelius (India)

5. REACHING The Next Generation In Asia

What is the sociological profile of the young in Asia and how can we reach them? How can the gospel appeal to the next generation in Asia, especially those at the grassroots of Asia (rather than the rich affluent urban youths)? By addressing issues of the Millennials or Gen Y or Gen Z, are we already assuming the social profiling of the young in Asia are similar to the social construct of those of the West in a postmodern world?

Speaker: Rev. David Doong (Taiwan)

6. MIGRANT, Refugee And Diaspora

Asia is witnessing an unprecedented wave of transnational migration as well as rural-urban migration. What are the issues and challenges faced by these migrants as they leave hometowns in search of better jobs, education and safe environments? As millions become the new urban poor living in slums or stateless refugees and victims of human trafficking, what can the church do to help liberate them from such dire straits?

Speakers: Andrew Ng (Malaysia) & Rev. Asa Kain (Bangladesh)

7. INFORMATION Technology, Social Media & Artificial Intelligence

With the advent of the digital age, IT, social media and AI will increasingly impact the life, ministry and mission of the church. Online shopping giants like Amazon and Alibaba on the one hand and IS’s clever use of social media for messaging and recruitment are only two of the more obvious examples. The church needs and to understand and respond to both the opportunities and dangers that this massive digitalization of the modern world poses.

Speakers: Arun Kumar (Malaysia) & IFES Tech Office Team

8. CHURCH Planting In Asia—A Critical Evaluation Of Models

In the past many Asian churches grew out of the work of Western missions, often following methods developed within Western contexts or a Western repacked adaptation of an Asian context. Some Western agencies and writers continue to promote their respective church planting models as the way forward in Asia. These include the Church Planting Movements (CPM) and Disciple-Making Movements (DMM), and also those taught by Redeemer City to City, Association of Related Churches, and others. But given the different cultural and sociopolitical contexts, these imported models may not be as useful or effective as indigenous models which have emerged from the grass-roots in Asia itself. Asian Christians must therefore critically evaluate models taught by Western agencies in comparison with indigenous Asian models as to their real relevance and usefulness.

  • • What models work best in Asia?
  • • What are their respective strengths and weaknesses?
  • • How can churches in Asia develop models that are truly relevant, contextual and effective in their own contexts?

Speakers: To Be Decided
Facilitators : Rev. Seth Kim and Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels

9. Asian Mission Movements: Reflections from Korea and Philippines

The two national churches that have sent out the most missionaries overseas to date are Korea and Philippines. What the respective strengths and weaknesses of each movement? What lessons can other national sending churches learn?

Speakers: Han Chul-Ho & Team (KR) Dr. Glicerio (Jojo) Manzano (PH)

10. LIVING In A Post-Covid-19 World

Covid-19 has upended many things we take for granted before 2020! For example, the internet has taken on a sudden accelerated degree of importance as education, meetings and conferences, business, etc. have moved online. The old normal is now being replaced by a new normal but how far that will go is still uncertain. What are the challenges for the church in face of the changes before us and how should the church position itself under such circumstances. Two facilitators will speak on this, one from the world of business, government & geopolitics, and the other from the church and missions organizations.

Speakers: Christopher Lim (Singapore: Geo-political & Socioeconomic trends); Dr. Lal Senanayake (Sri Lanka: Church and Mission trends).

11. NATION-Building: How can Christians Contribute To Nation-Building In Asian Societies

How can Christians participate in the public square so that increasingly Kingdom values of peace and justice, righteousness and integrity, freedom and responsibility, and human dignity and moral society will prevail? Case studies of the dynamic tension and relations between the church and state will be explored along with effective ways where the church can contribute to public theology

Speaker: CJ (Retired) Maria Lourdes Sereno (Philippines)

12. NATIONALISM And National Identity Versus Christian Commitment: Loyalties In Conflict

This is an issue that is increasingly pressing hard on the church in most countries in Asia, and it goes beyond nation-building. It expresses itself in different ways in China, India, Japan, Myanmar, Islamic nations, etc. Whereas previously the emphasis in the western tradition was loyalty to our respective nations. But as Samuel Huntington so presciently noted, the emphasis is now increasingly shifting to loyalty to or finding our primary identity in indigenous culture and religion. It is easy for Christians to claim that we can be Christians and loyal citizens at one and the same time. But when push comes to shove, something has to give. That will be an increasing challenge for us in the future, especially for Christian minorities.

Speaker: Vijayesh Lal (India)

Speaker: Joseph Liow

13. COMPATIBILITY Between Cultural Rites And Christian Faith In Asia Societies

This is an issue that first came to the fore in the modern period when the Jesuits attempted in the 17th century to reach China and India. There has never been a completely satisfactory solution, at least not on the Protestant side. ATA, for example, came out with a book on Christianity and respect for ancestors. The discussion has not gone much further.

Speakers: Claire Chong (Singapore & Cambodia) & Samuel Sidjabat (Indonesia)

14. MISSION CHINA: A Movement from a Persecuted Church

Beginning in the 1970s, a house church movement exploded in growth in China which occurred first in the countryside and then in the cities among urban intellectuals. Following the Cape Town 2010 Lausanne World Congress, house church leaders united together to catalyze an indigenous missionary sending movement called Mission China. Mission China has unique characteristics coming from a persecuted church under a growing geopolitical and economic power with nationalism on the rise. This seminar covers how house church pastors have forged ahead with a sacrificial missionary sending movement while experiencing some of the harshest persecution by its own government since the Cultural Revolution.

Speakers: David Ro with Mission China leaders

15. MISSION ADVANCE—"Managerial Missiology" Or Dependence On the Spirit?

Samuel Escobar refers to present tendencies which place strong emphases on adequate personnel, finance and modern management techniques in advancing mission. But this ignores less tangible but more fundamental concerns like prayer, unity and holiness in church, and the indispensable role of the Holy Spirit

  • • How can our paradigms be reshaped?
  • • How can we recover the centrality of prayer and our dependence on the Spirit?

Speaker: Hwa Yung (Malaysia)

16. NOT everything is Missions: Refocusing the Biblical Mandate for the Church

Everybody loves missions but nobody can agree with what exactly the mission is. What is causing more than 95% of all the missionaries to serve in “churched/reached” areas? Is the missions for Gen Z different from the missions from the days of Carey, Judson and Taylor? This workshop will examine the various definitions for missions today and how it is helping (or hurting) the Great Commission. The worship seeks to spotlight the supremacy of the local church in missions as well as the cost and hardship we must endure in order to finish the Great Commission

Speaker: Wayne Chen, Director of Radius Asia

Seminar and Breakout Sessions 3: Partnership With The World Church

This session will address the issue of partnership of Asian churches with churches in the regions listed below. Participant attends only ONE session, depending on the region they may be interested in. Two facilitators per seminar, one EACH from Asia and the region concerned.

  • 1. AFRICA: Nana-Yaw Offei Awuku
  • 2. United Kingdom: Jamie Memory
  • 3. EUROPE: Jean-Paul Remp
  • 4. LATIN AMERICA: Decio de Carvalho/Daniel Bianchi
  • 5. MENA: Riad Kassis
  • 6. RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA: Pavel Kolesnikov
  • 7. NORTH AMERICA: Paul Borthwick

ASIA co-facilitators:

  • • Rev Dae Heung Kang (KR), Gen-Sec, Korean World Missions Association
  • • LS (CN)
  • • Theresa Roco-Lua (PH)
  • • Dr. Qaiser Julius (PK)

Worship & Prayer

a. Overall, the worship team has been requested to avoid using only the modern westernized style of worship, popular with many in various parts of Asia. They have been requested to plan carefully with some the following key elements in mind:

  • • The variety of church backgrounds of participants
  • • Good examples of indigenous worship
  • • Familiar songs and hymns to be included but not exclusively
  • • Liveliness & spiritual sensitivity

    b. Morning Worship Sessions (Days 2 – 5)

    c. Evening Sessions (Days 2 & 4)

    d. Opening and Closing Sessions

    ii. Prayer Coordinator

    Chrisanne Chin (Malaysia)

Asia 2020 Conference Proceedings

Dr. Theresa R. Lua is the General Secretary of the Asia Theological Association (ATA), a network of more than 300 theological institutions from 33 countries in Asia and beyond.  Dr. Theresa Roco-Lua

 Rico Villanueva (Langham)

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The Detail of All the regional Event is provided below


Upcoming Events

Church Planting and Multiplication
in Asia

July 26,2022 to Nov 22,2022
  

Pervious Events

The Holistic Church and
The Next Gen

06 November 2021

Understanding and Reaching the Youth of our Nation

30 October Saturday

Mission Trends and the Unfinished Task in the Post-Covid Era

21 January , Friday 2022

The Furture
Church

10,11,12 January 2022

Contextualization of Theological Formation in Southeast Asia

Feburary 21,2022

STOP FOR A MOMENT, TO STOP EVIL
AND SUFFERING THROUGH JOINT PRAYERS

Monday, March 14, 2022 2 PM BANGKOK TIME

Church Planting and Multiplication
in Asia

Feburary 22,2022 to May 24,2022

The Age of Digital Technology and
Social Media in Church and Mission

Saturday 23 April 2022

Webinars

Asia 2021 Plenary Videos

MegaTrends in the Asian Church

Opening message by David Ro
Rev. David Ro
11-0ct-2021
Bible exposition by Patrick Fung
Dr. Patrick Fung
11-0ct-2021
Unity in the church in the Asian context by Bishop Efraim Tendero
Bishop Efraim Tendero
11-0ct-2021
Bringing the numerous networks of house churches
Q&A by Patrick Fung, Bishop Efraim Tendero
Worship from by Zhao Geng
Prayer by Joy wei
Bible devotion by Asiri Fernando
Asiri Fernando
12-0ct-2021
The shape of the asian church by Todd Johnson
Todd M. Johnson
12-0ct-2021
An Asian response to the topic ‘on the shape of the Asian church (Todd Johnson)’ by Steve sang-cheol moon
Steve Sang-Cheol Moon
12-0ct-2021
Q & A by Todd Johnson and Steve sang-cheol moon
Worship and prayer by Rev Chadwick Mohan and Indian team
Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels
12-0ct-2021
Worship by pastor Shalom Shendre from India
Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels
12-0ct-2021
Prayer by Pastor Chadwick Mohan from India
Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels
12-0ct-2021
Reaching the next Gen in Asia by David Doong and young leaders
Dr. David Doong
13-0ct-2021
Bible devotion by Takahito Iwagami
Rev. Dr. Takahito Iwagami
14-0ct-2021
The shift of the center of gravity of the church from the west to the majority world by Hwa Yung
Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung
14-0ct-2021
A Critical response from the west, especially from a European perspective by Lindsay brown
Dr. Lindsay Brown
14-0ct-2021
Q & A by Hwa Yung and Lindsay brown
Worship by Korea team
Prayer in Korean language and by Hwa Yung
Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung
14-0ct-2021

English Webinars

Psalm 2:11 " Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling."

A TRANSITION FROM A MEGA CHURCH TO A COMPLEX NETWORK OF SIMPLE CHURCHES IN INDIA BY CHADWICK MOHEN
Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels
12-0ct-2021
INTRODUCTION TO THE CHURCH AS AN AGENT OF TRANSFORMATION
Claire Chong
20-Apr-2021
ASIA 2021 ONLINE SESSION 1: MISSIOLOIGCAL ISSUES IN ASIA TODAY BY BONG RIN RO
Bong Rin Ro
20-Apr-2021
ASIA 2021 ONLINE SESSION 2: THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF GOD BY HWA YUNG
Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung
14-0ct-2021
ASIA 2021 ONLINE SESSION 5: LO, PING-CHEUNG THE CHURCH AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Prof. LO, Ping Cheung
20-Apr-2021
CHINA’S URBAN HOUSE CHURCHES MOVING FORWARD BY FRANKLIN WANG
Franklin Wang/王牧
20-Apr-2021
SESSION II: THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF GOD FOR THE SALVATION OF EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES BY HWA YUNG.
Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung
21-July-2020
3.ASIA 2020/2021 SESSION III: MICHAEL GREEN’S “EVANGELISM IN THE EARLY CHURCH-EVANGELIZING THE GENTILES” BY PATRICK FUNG, AUG 18, 2020,
Dr. Patrick Fung
11-0ct-2021
ASIA 2020/2021 SESSION IV: PHILIP JENKINS’S “THE NEXT CHRISTENDOM” BY THERESA ROCO LUA, SEPT 15, 2020
Dr. Theresa Lua
15-Sept-2020
ASIA 2020/2021 SESSION V: THE CHURCH AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS BY PING CHEUNG LO, OCT 20, 2020
Prof. LO, Ping Cheung
20-Apr-2021
ASIA 2020/2021 SESSION VI: EAST MEETS MIDDLE EAST BY RIAD KASSIS, NOV 17, 2020
Rev. Riad Kassis
17-Nov-2020
ASIA 2020/2021 SESSION XII: A TRANSITION FROM A MEGA CHURCH TO A COMPLEX NETWORK OF SIMPLE CHURCHES IN INDIA BY CHADWICK MOHAN, MAY 25, 2021
Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels
25-May-2021
ASIA 2020/2021 SESSION VIII: CHURCH IN INDIA AND CHINA BY FINNY PHILIP, JAN 19, 2021
Dr. Finny Philip
19-Jan-2021

Asia CPX Webinars

Psalm 2:11 " Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling."

Unleashed: Building Healthy Leaders
Peter Tan-Chi

Response to Unleashed: Building Healthy Leaders
Rev. Chadwick Mohen

The Power Of Happiness Groups
Pastor Yang Chern Hock Chye

Seeking the Shalom
Mark D.& Ranjit David

Church On The Go
Seth S Kim & Jason Young

Missional Church
Pastor Jaehoon Lee & Inkyu Paek
26-July-2022

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Steering Committee

We invite senior leaders

David serves as the Chair of the Asia 2021/22 Congress and as the Regional Director for the Lausanne Movement in East Asia. After several years of pastoral ministry, he joined OMF to reach urban students and young people in East Asia. David previously served as the Director of the Christy Wilson Center for World Missions and Adjunct Professor of Church Planting and Missions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He has graduate degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Peking University and has expertise on the missions movement coming from China.  David and his family currently reside in Taiwan.

Rev. David Ro

Asia 2022 Congress, Chair
Lausanne Movement, Regional Director East Asia
Hwa Yung (華勇) is Bishop Emeritus of the Methodist Church in Malaysia. He has been a pastor, a lecturer and the Principal of the Malaysia Theological Seminary (STM).He had also served on the Boards of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and the Lausanne Movement, and was a former President of IFES.

Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung

Asia 2022 Congress, Program Chair
Asia Lausanne, Chair
Rev. Dr. Patrick Fung was born in Hong Kong and trained as a physician in Australia and is an ordained minister. Patrick and his wife, Jennie.previously served as medical missionaries in South Asia. Patrick is currently serving as the OMF International General Director (formerly the China Inland Mission founded by Hudson Taylor). Patrick was the Bible expositor for Urbana 2015, plenary speakers for the Cape Town 2010 Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization and one of the Keswick Bible conference speakers in the UK in 2011 & 2015.

Rev. Dr. Patrick Fung

Asia 2021/22 Board of Reference Chair
OMF International General Secretary
Based in the city of Udaipur, India, Dr. Finny Philip serves as one of the International Board Members of the Lausanne Movement and as the Editor and Director for Christian Trends.Dr. Finny Philip serve as a Principal of the Filadelfia Bible College.

Dr. Finny Philip

Asia 2021/22 Selection Committee Chair
Filadelfia Bible College Principal
Dr. Theresa R. Lua is the General Secretary of the Asia Theological Association (ATA), a network of more than 300 theological institutions from 33 countries in Asia and beyond.

Dr. Theresa Lua

Asia Theological Association
General Secretary
Chadwick Samuel Mohan is the Lead Pastor of the English Service and oversees Discipleship and Leadership Development at New Life Assembly of God Church.

Rev. Chadwick Mohen Samuels

Asia 2021/22 Selection Chair
South Asia New Life Assembly of God Church Pastor
Philip Chang is the Chairman of Interserve Malaysia as well as serving the Lausanne Movement as its Regional Director for South East Asia.

Philip Chang

Asia 2021/22 Congress: Selection Chair
South East Asia
Chulho Han worked with Korea InterVarsity Fellowship for many years and served on the IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) East Asia Regional Team.

Chulho Han

Korea Lausanne Vice Chair
Director of Mission Korea Partners
Claire is a Researcher and Training Associate at the Singapore Centre for Global Missions.  She served many years in Cambodia.

Claire Chong

Singapore Centre for Global Missions:
Researcher and Training Associate
Takahito Iwagami is the general secretary of the Japan Evangelical Association.  He is also an ordained pastor of the Immanuel General Mission in Japan.

Rev. Dr. Takahito Iwagami

Japan Evangelical Association
General Secretary
Asiri Fernando is serving with  'Youth for Christ' Sri Lanka, leading the work in the mountain regions. He is actively involved in teaching and giving pastoral care to staff and volunteers engaged in grassroots evangelism. Asiri has a preaching/teaching ministry in his local church (and outside) and is passionate about serving the urban poor. Asiri is also writing his first book on Paul’s letter to the Philippians and he is an author at ‘Our Daily Bread’. Asiri is married to Cheryl and they have two kids, Yasas (6) and Yeheli (3). Asiri is also a singer-songwriter and loves reading, watching movies and playing cricket.

Asiri Fernando

Youth for Christ,
Sri Lanka
David Doong (Ph.D. in Theology, Fuller) is currently the pastor of Shi-Pai Friendship Presbyterian Church in Taipei, and has been appointed to be the next General Secretary of CCCOWE

Dr. David Doong

CCCOWE
General Secretary

Board of Reference

We invite senior leaders

After leading Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka for thirty-five years, Ajith now served as its Teaching Director. His primary work is teaching, mentoring, discipling, and counselling younger Christians. Most of his grassroots ministry has been with the urban poor. He is the award-winning author of 20 books published in 24 languages and of numerous booklets. He serves as Adjunct lecturer at Colombo Theological Seminary. Ajith and his wife Nelun are active in the Nugegoda Methodist Church. They have two married children and four grandchildren.

Ajith Fernando

Teaching Director,
Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka
Masanori Kurasawa, born in Japan, is a former president of Tokyo Christian University (TCU) and currently a special professor of TCU and its Graduate School of Theology.  He is also an executive director of TCU Faith and Culture Center.
    He serves as a chair of Japan Lausanne Committee and a board chair of Asia Theological Association in Japan.  He also serves as a board member of the Japan Missiological Society.

Dr. Masanori Kurasawa

Chair 2021/22
Japan Lausanne Committee and ATA Japan
Rev. Vijayesh Lal serves as General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI). The Evangelical Fellowship of India, founded in 1951, is the central organization of Evangelicals in India and serves more than 65,000 Churches and over 200 Organizations across the nation. It is also a charter member of the World Evangelical Alliance (an NGO with special consultative status with the United Nations).
    Rev. Lal has been at the forefront of issues connected with the Church and Religious Freedom in the Indian subcontinent for 20 plus years with intensive grassroots experience. He initiated the ministry of Open Doors International in India and Bhutan beginning in 1999 and was serving as its Executive Director till December 2013. He is also serving as the National Director for EFI’s Religious Liberty Commission since 1999.

Rev. Vijayesh Lal

Evangelical Fellowship of India
General Secretary
Rev. Jae Hoon Lee is currently serving as the second senior pastor of Onnuri Community Church after succeeding the late Pastor Yong-jo Ha.  Rev. Lee strives to lead with an innovative ecclesiology for this age and he continues the vision for “Dreaming of an Apostolic Church.” The core value of Pastor Lee's ecclesiology and pastoral philosophy is that the incarnation of Jesus Christ must appear incarnate in the world through the church today. For this reason, Rev. Lee is extending Onnuri Church's missional calling from overseas missions as well as social missions. Rev. Lee also served as the senior pastor for New Jersey Chodae Community Church. He currently serves as the chairman of CGNTV, Handong Global University, and the Lausanne Committee of Korea. Rev. Lee graduated from Myongji University and studied theology at Hapdong Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He also studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Th.M.), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (D.Min. Candidate).

Rev. Jaehoon Lee

Korea Lausanne
, Chair Onnuri Church, Senior Pastorr
Pastor Zhou Shenzhu, Chairman of the Global Apostolic Network Team for Spiritual Bread. From 1977 to 2011, he served as the senior pastor of Taipei Spiritual Bread Church. Under the leadership of his apostolic anointing for 34 years, the church has undergone a breakthrough by the Holy Spirit and transformed from a Jerusalem-type church to Antioch Up to now, more than 533 churches have been planted worldwide, and they are constantly moving towards the mission of'
                    the altar of the first' and 'the unity of the global Chinese churches' .

Rev. Shenzhu Nathaniel Chow 周神助牧師

Bread of Life Global Apostolic Network
Chairman, Former Pastor
Rev. Chung-Chien Shia (James) is the Secretary-General of Chinese Christian Evangelistic Association since 1990. He devoted his life in building up healthy and
    balanced churches by many strategies, such as “the Mustard Seed Plan”. Because of his great contribution to Chinese churches, he was awarded Honorary Doctor Degree
    of Biola University, CA in 1998.

    He is also the Secretary-General of Chinese Christian Relief Association (CCRA), having served with CCRA since 1998. The mission of CCRA is grounded in the two
    principles of providing aid in times of major disaster and community service.

    Rev. Shia is a renowned preacher in Taiwan and overseas. His achievements earned him respect and admiration.

Rev. James Shia 夏忠堅牧師

Chinese Christian Evangelistic orgs
General Secretary
Rev. Dr. Kim Sangbok is Ambassador-at-Large of Transform World Connections, Chancellor of Torch Trinity Graduate University, Seoul, and Pastor Emeritus of Hallelujah Community Church, Korea. He also served as co-chair of Global Consultation of World Evangelization 1995 (GCOWE ’95), chairman of Asia Theological Association, chairman of both the Asia Evangelical Alliance and the World Evangelical Alliance.

Rev. David Sangbok Kim

Former Chair 2021/22
World Evangelical Alliance
Honorary Advisory Pastor of North Point Alliance Church in Hong Kong Master of Divinity from Regent College Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary
                    After graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 1978, Rev. Gordon Sau Wah Siu, worked as a social worker. In 1981, he left for Canada to study at Regent College, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. In May 1987, he was ordained as a reverend and in July of the same year, appointed as the Senior Pastor of North Point Alliance Church Hong Kong.

Rev. Gordon Siu 蕭壽華牧師

North Point Alliance Church
Former Senior Pastor
Rev. Dr. Joshua Ting 陳世欽牧師
    Born in Sarawak, Malaysia; married Daisy Kiew with two sons and one daughter and two grandchildren First trained at Singapore Bible College (SBC), and then in Biola University, USA with two degrees - MA in Marriage and Family as well as Doctor of Ministry
    Was Dean of Students at SBC, and the Mandarin Pastor at Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles, California, USA

Rev. Joshua Ting 陳世欽牧師

Chinese Coordination Centre for World Evangelism
General Secretary
Dr. Eiko Takamizawa (Ph.D.) is a Japaneese Missiologist and a former professor of Mission/ICS at Torch Trinity Graduate University in Korea. She received M.Div. from ACTS, Seoul, and Ph.D. from Trinity International Univ., Illinois. She currently serves for Lausanne Global Listening Team as a co-leader and Theology Working Group as a member. She also serves for SEANET as a steering committee member. She founded “Mongol Kids’ Home: Support Manhole Children,” and serves as Representative of Supporters' Association.

Dr. Eiko Takamizawa

Torch Trinity Graduate University-Korea Missiologist
former professor of Mission/ICS
Wati Longkumer began his ministry as a student discipler in India. In 1996, he and his family went to Cambodia as a missionary teacher and supported the fletching Cambodian church leadership for 13 years. Upon return to India he has given leadership to the Mission department Nagaland Baptist Church Council and currently is the General Secretary of the India Missions Association. He is also the honorary head Chairman of the Asia Missions Association.

Dr. Longkumer Wati

India Mission Association
General Secretary
Pastor Kisung Yoo is the Senor Pastor of Good Shepherd Methodist Church.
                                    He has been inviting people to have a blessed life of wholistic unification with Jesus Christ through Gospel of Cross that 'I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.His ministry is focused on looking to Jesus who lives in all believers 24/7and walking with Jesus in the daily lives by implementing that to the discipleship training, daily journaling, daily column, and Worship with Jesus movement.

Rev. Kisung Yoo

Good Shepherd Church
Senior Pastor
Godfrey Yogarajah is the Chairman of the Asia Evangelical Alliance and the General Secretary of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka. He is also the Ambassador for Religious Freedom of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and a member of the International Council of the WEA, a network of some 620 million Chrisitans. For the past 30 years, Godfrey has been engaged in ministry with the persecuted Church globally. Accordingly, he travels extensively to restricted countries to meet with governments to advocate for religious freedom and train church leaders on coping strategies for persecution. A graduate of the University of Serampore in India with a B.Th and a B.D, Godfrey was awarded the 'Good Samaritan' award by Advocates International in 2004 in recognition of his contribution to minority rights, human rights, and religious freedom worldwide. In 2005, he was awarded the 'Pro Fide' Award by the Friends of Martyrs Finland for his work with the persecuted Church. In August 2015, Godfrey was bestowed the second highest national honour, ‘Deshamanya’ by the government of Sri Lanka for meritorious service to the nation.

Godfrey Yogarajah

National Christian Evangelical Alliance Sri Lanka
General Secretary Asia Evangelical Alliance Chairman
Rev. Dr. Eu Hong Seng is the Senior Pastor of  Full Gospel Tabernacle (FGT), Malaysia, and oversees all the daughter churches in Malaysia and overseas.  He is the Chairman of the:
    - National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF), a member of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA);
    - Evangelical Charismatic Churches of Malaysia (ECCM); and
    - Tung Ling Seminary Malaysia (TLSM).

    He was the former chairman of the Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) [the CFM represents approximately 95% of the Christians in Malaysia via the Roman Catholic Church, the Council of Churches of Malaysia, and the NECF.] He is presently the vice-chairman of CFM for the term 2021-2023.
    He also sits on the board of Tung Ling Bible School, Singapore;
    Rev Dr Eu is qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and is married to Gaik Sim, and they have two married daughters and 3 grandchildren.

Eu Hong Seng

Full Gospel Tabernacle (FGT), Malaysia Senior Pastor

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