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EAST ASIAN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

The East Asian Leadership Initiative seeks to train and equip East Asian leaders for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. We focus on engaging leaders across East Asia who serve both in theological education and the local church. Specific attention will be given to the contextual training of leaders within their own nations as well as those who have relocated to urban centers outside of the East Asian context.

Important Projects:

  • Biblical Counseling conference for the Asian American church leaders in October 2019.

  • MTS, MA in CM and Certificate in Biblical counseling starting in Fall in 2019 in East Asian Countries

  • ESL Plan TBD

  • Theological education in East Asian countries

  • The first launch date for Accredited master’s degrees in China and Korea in Fall 2019

  • Different language Certificate and master’s degree online education options for East Asians in the United States will be available in 2020

  • Opportunities for on-campus Asian students to get involved.

“I am very excited about our East Asian Leadership Initiative. It has been my prayer for some time that God would use Southeastern to impact the East Asian community both here in the United States and around the world. We are thankful to have Minwoo on board to help determine and guide us in the best pathways for that impact to become a greater reality.” - Danny Akin

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WHY IS IT NECESSARY/ HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?

Out of 7.6 billion people living on Earth, approximately 4.5 billion people are Asians. In addition, East Asians comprise around 1.6 billion people, making up about 38% of the population in Continental Asia and 22% of the global population. However, with the exception of South Korea, it is one of the hardest places to spread Word of God. China with Communist government, Japan with polytheistic and socio-cultural religious backgrounds and other nations with their own unique cultural backgrounds. This is why the Global Theological Initiative (GTI) is vital in spreading word God. It not only brings the gospel to the lost world but also targets and trains leaders of their own background and culture. The East Asian Leadership Initiative seeks to broaden relationships with East Asian countries by developing new partnerships and training leaders through our Southeastern’s education in their context.