AEA Promote and nurture unity, collaborations and cooperation among ministry organizations, church networks and primarily the National Evangelical Alliances within Asia and with those outside Asia for the purpose of building, strengthening and expanding the Kingdom of God in Asia and beyond.
AEA Stimulate, encourage, and support Asian churches’ increase engagement in making disciples (holistically) off all people (nations).
Four Years Goals
- Legally register AEA (tentatively in Bangkok).
- Effective functioning of Secretariat with dedicated staff (tentatively: General Secretary,
Media Coordinator, and Corporate Services, Administration Staff, and Special Staff to initiate and facilitate the establishment of new National Alliances).
- AEA Operational Handbook Published: clear job description for Commission Directors and Secretariat Staff, Term of Reference for accountability, resources and expectations.
- Fundraising strategy established and tested / piloted.
- Fundraising team appointed to execute AEA business model and strategy (if necessary hire a full time staff or part of the Administration Staff’s job).
- Effective functioning of Media and Social Media as one of the key features of AEA
- Establish at least two effective functioning alliance.
- The appointment and effective functioning of the AEA International Advisory Panel.
- Modelling effective steps toward an Intergenerational Cross Gender Leadership at the Executive Council.
Conducted to train and Equip leaders from Asian nations, and work towards building visionary leadership in Asian national Churches.
Every 2 seconds 5 more babies are born in this world. Out of that 3 were born in Asia.
Poverty-In the Setting of Globalization
– Increasing gulf between rich & poor.
– Affluent materialism vs object Poverty.
Post -Tidal Wave Challenges
Over 140,000 dead (worst affected Indonesia, Sri lanka, India) affected social, economic and psychological needs.
Political and Cultural Nationalism
– Political instability.
– Oppressive forms of government.
– Rise of neo- nationalism.
Phenomenon of “Counter Missions” Religious persecution targeting Christians.
The church has seen spectacular growth in the midst of opposition and overwhelming odds.
In the 1980’s there was a visible growth of the church in China, Korea and Indonesia. In the 90’s the growth of the Church was visible in India, China, Nepal, Central Asia and Mongolia.
World’s only Hindu kingdom. First church in 1959 and had only 29 members. Today more than 500,000 Christians in Nepal.
1989 only 4 Christians
Today Over 20,000 Christians
– Two Million deaths during 1975 – 1977.
– Late 70’s only 2,000 Christians.
– Today Over 150,000 Christians.
– In 1949 there were 1.2 Million Christians.
– Severe persecution under Communist rule.
– Today estimated 100 million Christians.
– 1884: 1st protestant church planted
– 1984: 30,000 Churches
– Today: Over 60,000 Churches
– 10 of the world’s largest ‘Mega churches’
– Largest sender of missionaries.
– 1990 – 22 million Christians.
– Today over 300 million Christian.
– Growth rate – 83%
– Evangelical Christians 140 million.