What people are saying about Asian Access...
"Asian Access is about coming alongside leaders who love to make a difference in their communities! Grateful for what Joe Handley and they are doing to jumpstart and sustain leaders in their competencies!"
"Asian Access has always been a God-blessed and God-directed ministry. Our church family has been in partnership with Asian Access from its very inception and has the privilege of watching it grow and mature under the guidance of Scripture and the Holy Spirit.
Asian Access is a ministry that actually accomplishes its mission "to identify, develop and release emerging kingdom leaders to unite the church, multiply leaders and congregations, and extend the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ"
There is a vital need for...
"Over the years through my missional involvement with Pastors in the region I have recognised four critical leadership challenges. First, the exercise of Pastoral Spiritual authority that is derived from clarity of call and purpose of the call; second, the definiteness of a Vision that is bigger than their own congregations, third, is the ability to move people to the vision through sound Biblical teaching, building community, developing reproductive leaders and passionate commitment to mission. And fourth, is...
"Asian Access is coming alongside leaders to accomplish what God has called them to do in the way God has called them to do it. This is why I have been involved in this ministry for decades. Asian Access is not called to transfer knowledge, but to create learning communities. This is what gets me excited. I am convinced that true partnership always takes place in authentic community. Asian Access is committed to this type of community within and across cultures."
"Many groups over the years have wanted to partner with us. The reason we serve with Asian Access is because they know the value of mutuality. Ministry isn't one-sided for them—from West to the Rest. Rather, it is a true partnership where the best from the West is connected with the best from the East in dynamic collaborative community. Asian Access truly models this form of servant leadership."
Adrian De Visser
"There's a desperate need today for business leaders to become Christ-like transformational leaders. That's where A2's marketplace training fills a strategic niche. A2.business is building on a proven track record in empowering leaders for over 35 years. Now they are investing in business leaders who want to transform their communities and nations."
"Asian Access is one of the most effective ministry organizations in facilitating genuine respect-filled partnerships across cultures to further our Father’s global mission. I have witnessed how A2 has drawn together the experience and formal training of Jesus-followers in one culture with the spiritual vitality and ministry innovation of those in another culture in which the church is experiencing rapid growth to do remarkable things to His glory. I believe God has raised up A2 to play a rather unique role in God’s promise to establish a people made up of every people group, language and nation to “with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...
"I believe that the test of leadership is found in the third generation. It involves mentoring leaders who would reproduce leaders. This is why I thank God for Asian Access! It is an outstanding movement that's strategically committed to sustainable leadership development! Mentoring leaders. Multiplying disciples...”
"I know the goals; I know the mission of Asian Access. I know what they're about. I support that with all my heart. But what I'm really excited about is the dedication and the point like focus on that it all emanates out of a love for God and a life with God..."
"[Charity Navigator is] proud to announce Asian Access has earned our fourth consecutive 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 7% of the charities we rate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Asian Access outperforms most other charities in America..."
"I often meet young pastors and Christian leaders who have been through the Asian Access nurturing programme in Sri Lanka. They always speak warmly of the things they learned and how it is impacting their ministries and lives now. So I thank God for this ministry..."
"I heartily endorse Asian Access as you are filling a vital need in the church in Asia. The emerging urban church leadership is dynamic yet fragile. They have no older generation of pastors to look up to. Asian Access' proven mentoring approach builds communities of leaders, providing needed accountability and encouragement while developing personal character and ministry skills."
Dr. Brent Fulton
President, ChinaSource; Editor of the ChinaSource Quarterly
"Asian Access continues to leverage their assets for maximum kingdom return by using proven strategies to invest in leaders. They are also leading the way with creative strategic alliances to model new levels of partnership in mission, as recognized by our selection (along with SIM USA) for the 2012 eXcelerate Award."
Mr. Steve Moore
"Everything rises and falls upon leadership. Such is true in the corporate world and particularly so in the ministry world. Asian Access is committed to teaching, training and equipping leaders across Asia. It is a proven strategy with measurable results and is worthy of broad support."
"I have had the opportunity to witness the work of Asian Access firsthand. They reach, train and reproduce local pastors and leaders to reach new believers throughout Asia. It is inspirational to watch the leadership of Asian Access operate in such an efficient, effective and biblical manner. They boldly march into territories where Satan has claimed victory for centuries and shine the pure light of the Gospel. The Kingdom vision of Asian Access is an inspiration to me and the congregation of Fellowship Bible of Northwest Arkansas."
Mr. Mickey Rapier
Fellowship Bible Church of NW Arkansas
"Gail and I have been supporters of Asian Access for more than 20 years. We believe in their mission, their people and we have deep respect and admiration for Joe Handley and his visionary leadership."
Dr. Jon Wallace
Azusa Pacific University
"Everywhere I travel in the world and ask local Christian leaders what there greatest need is, almost to a person they say, "Leadership development." The training and the methodology behind Asian Access' equipping of leaders in this area is visible in the best way, in the fruitfulness of the indigenous leadership and they are doing it with the understanding that we are in the Global Church Era and that the "old ways" can't be the only way anymore."
Mr. Scott White...
"It is a blessing and honor to accept and join the Board of Directors of Asian Access ("A2"). A2 is a recognized mission serving with distinction in Asia for indigenous church leadership development and church planting. I am excited to participate in vision casting with A2 for new ministry initiatives and countries to serve in fulfilling the Great Commission."
Mr. David D. Kim
Servant, Mobilizer, Founder: Telos Ventures
Asian Access Board of Directors
All over the world the question is repeated: How can we multiply Christ-like servant leaders? And how can we encourage Christian leaders to work together, rather than in isolation or in competition? It takes only a brief time with an Asian Access cohort to see that these leaders are discovering the answers. The components of effective leadership training can be found in a variety of current approaches, ...
Dr. David W. Bennett, D.Min., Ph.D.
Global Associate Director for Collaboration & Content, The Lausanne Movement
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