AMA 2019 CONVENTION

November 11-15

When

Nov 11-15 2019

Where

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

Social

#2019AMA

The Asia Missions Association(AMA) consists of national missions associations in Asian countries. The AMA has hosted a triennial convention in different Asian countries since its All-Asia Mission Consultation in Seoul on the year 1973. Each convention ending with resolutions and action plans has contributed to the growth of missionary movement of Asian churches. The last 12th AMA convention was held in Manila, Philippines in 2016. The year 2019 marks the 46th Anniversary of the AMA and the 13th AMA Triennial Convention will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand with the theme “Migration and Mission”.

• Delegates: 1~2 Delegates from each member associations and member mission organizations.
• Fraternal Delegates: Recognized Missiologists and Non-Western Missions Partners Outside of Asia
• National Church Delegates: 1~2 Delegates from each Asian country
• Distinguished Guests: Executives of European, Latin American and North American Missions Associations and Mission Agencies
• General Participants: Leaders of Missions Organizations; Church Missions Commissions and Field Missionaries from Asia

Asia Missions Association is the organization that brings together its member national missions associations in Asia, such as Korea Word Mission Association(KWMA), Philippine Missions Association(PMA), India Missions Association(IMA), Hon Kong Association of Christian Missions(HKACM), Bangladesh Missions Connection(BMC) and others.

One of the characteristics of today’s changing world is globalization and the frequent migration of people. A variety of causes including business opportunities, better education, overseas job employment, and wars lead people to relocate. We may refer to those who are relocated as diaspora, immigrants, migrants, refugees, relocated people, asylum seekers, overseas workers, foreign students, and others. They are both the most receptive targets of mission and also potential missionary forces to the host countries and to their own people in their home countries.

Emigrants and Mission

People leave their countries to settle in other countries for various reasons. Emigrants are people who move across geographical boundaries with the intention to settle somewhere. The number of emigrants are dramatically increasing in the process of globalization. God has used emigrants for the evangelization of the nations in the past and continues to do so today.

Diaspora and Mission

Diasporas, like the Jewish diaspora in the Bible, are people who are moved to other countries voluntarily or involuntarily. Many of them, particularly committed Christians, are greatly used by God for the coming of the kingdom of God in the countries they live. They are key people for the evangelization of the world and transformation of their own people.

Refugees and Mission

Refugees are dislocated and stateless people. The exoduses of people are occurring particularly from warring countries, where many flee their homes, often risking their lives. They need immediate aid from the states and churches. We need to minister to people with the Gospel of the One who cares deeply for their need.

Overseas Workers and Mission

Overseas worker are people who live legally outside their countries for a limited and definite period on a work contract. They are in better conditions than refugees, but they too are minorities in other countries. They are more receptive than their fellow country people in their home land. Some go to other countries with missionary intent while others go without missionary intent, but both can be great missionary forces.

Foreign Students and Mission

Foreign students are foreign nationals who study at any school in other country on a student visa. They experience a great paradigm change as they learn new ideas. They are prospective leaders of their countries. Once they are evangelized, they will become great change agents.

Business and Mission

Governments restrict entrance of missionaries to their countries, but doors are open for business people to enter and do business in their countries. Business as mission (BAM) is a new paradigm of mission particularly in countries that restrict visas for traditional missionaries. They can make contributions to the economic development of the host nations and work for the Kingdom of God.

National Migrants(Relocated) and Mission

There are minority groups in almost every country. Though they are in the position of weakness, they could have great impact on the lives of the majority group in the countries they reside. Patriarchs such as Abraham, Isaac, and Joseph, and Jewish war captives such as the Hebrew girl in Naaman’s home, Daniel and his three friends in the Babylonian Empire were all part of the minority group but were great missionaries of God to the host countries.

SCATTER & PREACH

ACTS 8:4

Our speakers come from around the world, especial from Asia though, with wide-ranging mission expertise and experience. They are professionals for the global mission and leaders from national missions associations in Asia, international and continental missions associations, mission societies, seminaries, and churches.

Below you'll find the schedule for AMA Convention 2019. We'll keep this page regularly updated with all new speakers and sessions, so be sure to keep checking in!

15:00 PM 17:30 PM

Welcome & Registration


17:00 PM 19:20 PM

Break & Dinner


19:30 PM 19:50 PM

Special Performance


19:50 PM 20:20 PM

National Reports


20:20 PM 21:00 PM

Message A

Rev. Jacob Nahuway


06:00 AM 07:50 AM

Breakfast


08:00 AM 08:20 AM

Praise & Worship


08:20 AM 09:00 AM

Biblical Exegesis

Dr. Moon Jang Lee


9:10 AM 09:50 AM

Plenary A: Immigrants & Mission

Dr. Miyon Chung


09:50 AM 10:10 AM

Coffee Break


10:00 AM 10:50 AM

Plenary B: Diaspora & Mission

Dr. Enoch Wan

"Diaspora and Mission"


11:00 AM 12:00 AM

Global Links A

MANI: Dr. Emmanuel Nwachukwu

MISSION NEXUS: Dr. Marvin J Newell

HETHNET: Mr. Ashok Kumar

Mission Eurasia: Dr. Michael Cherenkov


12:00 PM 13:20 PM

Lunch


13:30 PM 14:30 PM

Workshops A


14:40 PM 15:40 PM

Workshops B


15:40 PM 16:00 PM

Coffee Break


16:00 PM 17:00 PM

Missiological Committee Meeting

Chairman: Dr. Moon Jang Lee


17:00 PM 19:20 PM

Break & Dinner


19:30 PM 19:50 PM

Special Performance


19:50 PM 20:20 PM

National Reports


20:20 PM 21:00 PM

Message B


06:00 AM 07:50 AM

Breakfast


08:00 AM 08:20 AM

Praise & Worship


08:20 AM 09:00 AM

Biblical Exegesis

Dr. Moon Jang Lee


09:10 AM 09:50 AM

Plenary C: Refugees & Mission

Mr. Pahwahkay Sirichanakul


09:50 AM 10:10 AM

Coffee Break


10:00 AM 10:50 AM

Plenary D: Overseas Workers & Mission

Mr. James Aberin


11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Global Links B

Frontier Ventures: Dr. Kevin Higgins

EEMA: Rev. Wolfgang Büsing

COMIBAM: Mr. Decio De Carvalho

SEANET: Dr. Alex G. Smith


12:00 PM 13:20 PM

Lunch


13:30 PM 14:30 PM

Workshops C


14:40 PM 15:40 PM

Workshops D


15:40 PM 16:00 PM

Coffee Break


16:00 PM 17:00 PM

Commissions Meeting

Missiologists: Dr. Daniel J. Kim

Asian Missionary Fellowship: Dr. Susanta Patra

Church & Missions: Rev. Johannes Nahuway

Information, R&Communication: Dr. Hong Yang


17:00 PM 19:20 PM

Break & Dinner


19:30 PM 19:50 PM

Special Performance


19:50 PM 20:20 PM

National Reports


20:20 PM 21:00 PM

Message C

Rev. Boayen Boonratna


06:00 AM 07:50 AM

Breakfast


08:00 AM 08:20 AM

Praise & Worship


08:20 AM 09:00 AM

Biblical Exegesis

Dr. Moon Jang Lee


09:10 AM 09:50 AM

Plenary E: Foreign Students & Mission

Mr. Tan Teng Yang

"Missions Opportunity Among Foreign Students"


09:50 AM 10:10 AM

Coffee Break


10:00 AM 10:50 AM

Plenary F: Business & Mission

Dr. Chansamone Saiyasak


11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Workshops E


12:00 PM 13:20 PM

Lunch


13:30 PM 14:30 PM

Workshops F


14:40 PM 15:40 PM

Workshops G


15:40 PM 16:00 PM

Coffee Break


16:00 PM 17:00 PM

Officers Business Meeting

Head Chairman: Dr. Wati Longkumer


17:00 PM 19:20 PM

Break & Dinner


19:30 PM 19:50 PM

Special Performance


19:50 PM 20:20 PM

National Reports


20:20 PM 21:00 PM

Message D

Rev. Ken Choe


06:00 AM 07:50 AM

Breakfast


08:00 AM 08:20 AM

Praise & Worship


08:20 AM 09:00 AM

Biblical Exegesis

Dr. Moon Jang Lee


09:10 AM 09:50 AM

Plenary G: National Migration(Relocated) & Mission

Mr David Bogosian


09:50 AM 10:10 AM

Coffee Break


10:10 AM 10:50 AM

AMA 2019 Declaration

Dr. Wati Longkumer


11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Holy Communion

Dr. Timothy K Park


12:00 PM 13:20 PM

Lunch


The Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Chiang Mai, capital of the North of Thailand. It is well placed in a business district, with easy access to different areas of interest in the city. The hotel has been designed to give you that warm, at home feeling.

CHIANG MAI ORCHID HOTEL

23 Huaykaew Rd, Chang Phueak, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200

Telephone: +66-53-222-099

http://www.chiangmaiorchid.com

AMA will set up booths at the airport terminals on November 11 to assist you with your transportation needs. It will cost you 150 Bhat (less than 5 US Dollars) by taxi, in case.

Registration does NOT include room/accommodation. You need to book a room by yourself. Please refer to the hotels information below the registration section.

If you are a speaker or a delegate, who has been invited by us, please register on “DELEGATES”, not on “STANDARD”.

Standard

$250

Until October 31, 2019

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  • NO ROOM
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
  • Materials

On-Site

$300

Until November 15, 2019

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  • NO ROOM
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
  • Materials

Delegates

TBD

Delegates & Speakers Only

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  • NO ROOM
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
  • Materials

HOTELS located within a 10-minute walk to the Convention Venue Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel. The Price varies between US$15 and $75. We recommend using the booking Site, ``Agoda`` below.

 NAMERATE US$ Per Room
1Chiang Mai Orchid HotelUS$ 35-40
2Bed Bike HostelUS$ 9-14
3BaandinkiUS$ 16-21
4B2 Nimman Premier HotelUS$ 26-31
5F Plus F HostelUS$ 14-19
6Green Palace HotelUS$ 14-19
7The Dome ResidenceUS$ 21-26
8L Nimman Boutique HotelUS$ 39-44
9Leaf HostelUS$ 9-14
10Hop Inn ChiangmaiUS$ 18-23
11The London TearoomUS$ 43-48
12S17@Nimman HotelUS$ 35-40
13Sakulchai PlaceUS$ 19-24
14Victoria Nimman HotelUS$ 21-26
15Pyur OtelUS$ 18-23
16Varada PlaceUS$ 12-17
17The Little SiriUS$ 12-17

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We wouldn't be able to host our conference without help from these amazing companies. A huge thanks to all our sponsors and partners!

Chiang Mai was the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. It is located in a green valley on the banks of the Ping River. Chiang Mai is the largest and most cultural city in northern Thailand. It is a land of mountains and colourful hill tribes, a dream destination for travelers and adventurers.

Can I attend the Convention?

Yes, but Not All. The AMA convention is a triennial gathering mainly of the official delegates from its member national missions associations and mission organization in an Asian country. We also invite church and mission leaders from international and continental mission associations, mission organizations, church denominations, seminaries. However, the convention is open to public with limited spaces. If you would like to attend the Convention, please register as soon as possible, before spots fill up. 

What is included in the convention registration fee?

For a full list of what is included in the registration fee, please see the ‘Registration Information’ section on the Convention Website. This will tell you whether a room and meals are provided as part of your fee and materials you should expect to receive.

How do I pay my registration fee?

In order to expedite the registration process, please complete the registration with your credit card details. Your registration receipt will be available on the system for you to download.

Can I receive some financial support?

Yes, but Not All. We encourage all participants to come at their own expenses or support from their organization. However, we will financially support some official delegates from the least developed countries. If you want to get some financial support to attend the Convention, please contact us.

Can you send me an invitation letter for a visa?

 Yes, you can download the invitation letter under your account in the registration system. If you need more documents for your visa, please contact us.

What is the address and phone no of the venue?

You should keep the address and phone no in case that you are lost. For the immigration card, just write hotel name only and its phone no on it.

Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel

23 Huaykaew Rd, Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200

Telephone: +66-53-222-099

How can I arrive to the venue of the Convention?

AMA will provide booths at the airport terminals on November 11 to assist you with your transportation needs. If you want to come to the hotel by taxi, it will cost you 150 Bhat (less than 5 US Dollars). Please send us your flight itinerary in advance and our staff will be there with an AMA signboard, assisting you at the airport. When you return to the airport, you will be charged around 100 Bhat by the hotel shuttle service (less than 4 US Dollars).

Can I arrive early than November 11?

Yes, you can but you have to arrange your accommodation and transportation by yourself.

How can I contact you in case of emergency?

In case of emergency, please call064-229-4818 and 093-215-7425.This hotline will be operated from November 3 to 9. You also contact us thru SNS: Kakao Talk, Line, Whatsapp, Telegram. Our id is kseom1.

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