In the heart of a rapidly changing landscape, the 40th Anniversary of the Asia Evangelical Alliance (1983-2023), Asian Church and Mission in a New Landscape unfolded as a pivotal moment. Grounded in Joshua 3:4 “You’ve never been on this road before”, the Intergenerational Consultation of Kingdom Leaders delved into the intersection of church and mission in new and evolving landscape. 248 leaders from 24 nations, mostly in Asia converged under one roof to discern and envision the new landscape. The assembly was a living testament to the commitment to fulfill the Great Commission and a call to the Asian churches to unite, walk together, work together, and collectively be the resounding voice of mission in Asia and beyond. The conference recognized the necessity of involving the next generation, aiming to foster diverse perspectives and strengthen the church and mission. The Intergenerational Leadership and Authentic Discipleship stand as the framework of any AEA initiatives in advancing the Kingdom of God in Asia and beyond.
Prompted by a sense of urgency and a sense of responsibility to lead the Global Church to fulfil the Great Commission in this generation (With number comes responsibility), the six Task Forces (Church, Mission, Leadership and Theological education, Family Discipleship, Media-Technology and Young people) which began their works 6 months prior to the ACML, will continue to champion Asian Church’s journey into the
As we reflect on the conference’s impact, it becomes evident that what transpired within those conference walls was not merely a series of discussions but a catalyst for a renewed vision. The Asian Church and Mission in a New Landscape served as a compass, guiding us all through the new landscape. The fire that ignited in Sentul is not meant to be confined within Sentul’s boundaries. Instead, it is destined to blaze across the churches of Asia, carried forward through generations.
John P. Mridha