History of the Asian American Language Ministry
The Committee to explore ways in which the General Church could assist development of Asian American ministries in a comprehensive manner was formed by the action of 1992 general Conference.
The proposal was submitted to the 1996 General Conference and approved with $900,000.
The 2000 General Conference approved the continuation of AALM with $1.8 million.
The Petition was submitted to the 2004 General Conference for the continuation of AALM.
Highlights and accomplishments for 2001-2004
- 18 new congregations, 42 redeveloped congregations, and consultations with 12 annual conferences to develop new Asian American ministries
- The first next-generation (English Speaking) Vietnamese ministry in Anaheim, California
- Annual training events for Cambodian, Vietnamese, Hmong, Chinese, Filipino, and Lao laity and pastors
- Leadership training opportunities for Cambodian, Vietnamese, Hmong, South Asian youth and young adults
- Annual Summer Internship Program for 48 Indochinese young adult
- 8 new outreach ministries/programs developed by local churches; 3 existing programs expanded; and a new Asian American youth center developed
- Congregational development plans and strategies for Filipino, Cambodian, Chinese, and Hmong ministires developed by Asian constituencies