ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

CONNECT YOUR PASSION TODAY

Summary

Every other year the leaders of the various countries and assemblies of the Church of God in Asia and the Pacific come together for leadership meetings and a time of fellowship. There is a general conference, a women’s conference and an emerging leaders conference. This project provides assistance for airfare, rooms, and conference rooms.

Cost

The total project cost is $9,800

BACKGROUND

The Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference has been held every two years since 1982. The conference brings people together, allows for interaction and planning for future work.

Vision

The goal of this project is to provide a forum for the Asia and Pacific Church of God leaders to create community and unity for the region. The conference includes a business session where the leaders meet with the Regional Coordinator to plan and discuss the vision for the region. 

The women’s conference and emerging leaders conference are held alongside the general conference.

STRATEGY

The conference is taking place this year, October 22 – 25, 2018.  This year’s theme is Music: Every Tongue, Every Culture, Every Nation as a celebration of the diversity that is in the Church of God throughout Asia and the Pacific Region. A celebration of the differing use of music in worship from each culture brings different worship but that we are all one in the body.

planning-committee-for-ap-conference

“…For the first time, youths from various churches in Asia Pacific connected and were challenged to live out their faith.”

Rev. Wai Chan
Vice-Chair, APCGC Youth Committee 
and pastor at Nerima Church, Japan

The Asia – Pacific Leadership Conference

The Asia and Pacific Conference began in 1982 as the Asian Church of God Conference in Taipei, Taiwan. The next conference was held in 1984 in Hong Kong and perhaps for the first time, this gathering united both national leaders and missionaries and highlighted attempts at true partnership in evangelism and mission in the region.

Some additional places and years that the leadership conference was held:

1986 – Bangkok, Thailand
1988 – Cuttack, India
1990 – Singapore, Singapore (First Women’s Conference held)
1992 – Pattaya, Thailand
1994 – Shillong, India
1996 – Manila, Philippines
1998 – Cochin, India
2002 – Chiang Mai, Thailand
2004 – Kathmandu, Nepal (women’s conference only)
2006 – Phuket, Thailand
2008 – Bangkok, Thailand (women’s conference only)
2010 – Bangkok, Thailand
2012 – Dhaka, Bangladesh
2014 – Hong Kong, SAD
2016 – Chiang Mai, Thailand

In the early 1980’s, former pastor Konno of the Nerima Church of God in Tokyo, Japan wrote in the first issue of the Asian Church of God Magazine:

15025348_10154619056058808_8929173345561078325_o

“I believe that these developments (Asian assembly and the Asian Church of God Magazine) signify the great change of our attitude. It signifies, first of all, that fellowship beyond national boundaries exists. A cooperative missions program by Asians is being carried out. As I have mentioned before, the Church of God mission in Asia has been promoted mainly by the churches and missionaries of North America. Now the Asian churches are participating in the program. It is time for us to go forward from ‘participation’ to ‘cooperation’… When we develop this healthy and mutually constructive relationship with the Missionary Board, the Asian Church of God will grow strong with God’s help and his blessing.”

The Women’s Conference

The first Women’s conference took place in 1990 in Singapore and supported by the Christian Women Connection (formerly the Women of the Church of God). Although women had been welcome in the general Asian Conference since its start in 1982, this was the first time they had been granted their own conference. Since 1990, the Women’s conference continues to convene every two years.

2016-ap-conference-attendee-group-photo

The Emerging Leaders Conference

The first Emerging Leaders Conference was held in 2016 and had 21 participants.

emerging-leaders-conference-2016

Partnering to Make a Difference

The Cost

The cost per participant to attend the conference is $200. This includes the rooms for guests and the meeting rooms, and food.

Transportation to the conference is the biggest need that is not covered by participants. The national church of Japan and Korea are contributing to this cost, however are not able to cover the entire cost.

The goal of this project is to provide partial assistance for the travel portion.

The total cost needed is $9,800.

Promotion

This Leadership Conference opportunity will be promoted in all of the Church of God congregations in Asia and the Pacific. Invitations are extended to select persons from North America to attend.

Evaluation

The conference participants will be asked to complete evaluations and the planning committee will compile and analyze the results to use in planning the 2020 conference.

Will you join Global Strategy in preparing a path for the next generation of leaders?

Ways to make a difference

  • Check – make checks payable to “Church of God Ministries” and specify “Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference – 42.30395 in the memo line.
  • Online – visit this link.

For more information, contact Alyse Hoover at 800.848.2464 or gsprojects@chog.org.

Contact Us

Send us a note. Please include the best way for reaching you.

Start typing and press Enter to search