ASIAN AMERICAN LANGUAGE MINISTRY (AALM)
Congregational Development – Leadership Development – Community/Outreach Ministry – Language Resource Development
Every member of the body of Christ is important and equal in the eyes of God.
The diverse nature of the Church and the Kingdom of God as experienced on the first Pentecost.
Unity between Asian community and the general church.
A vibrancy of the witness in Asian-Americans’ deepened participation in the church’s total ministry.
Areas of Ministry and Goals for 2017-2020
Development of New Congregations
Work cooperatively to develop new congregations in consultation with annual conferences and districts and 12 sub-ethnic national caucuses.
Recruitment and Training of Pastoral and Lay Leadership
Develop language friendly and culturally appropriate lay leadership training program.
Provide Local Pastor Licensing courses in specific Asian languages to equip pastors for ministry with their language group.
Equip and encourage next generation leadership by dealing with current realities such as discrimination, generational conflicts, cultural understandings, and living in a multicultural, multiracial society.
Development of Community Ministries
Develop programs and services to better serve immigrants within their communities, such as legal services, immigration/citizenship education, English as a Second Language classes, ministries with the poor (housing, employment, social services), and faith-based community centers.
Development of Language Resources and Materials
Develop relevant resources, culturally sensitive written materials, as well as audio-visual resources in the areas of evangelism, Christian education, leadership development, stewardship, and worship.