What people are saying about Asian Access...
"For Asian Access the words 'cultural sensitivity' do not denote a slogan, but a lifestyle. Without ever minimizing or compromising the good news we all proclaim, they have made it accessible, available, and understandable to millions. This is a work for which I am grateful and truly privileged to endorse."
Dr. Clive Calver
Teacher, Author, and Interational Speaker;
also former Senior Pastor, Walnut Hill Community Church and former president, World Relief
"There are plenty of ministries to help Christian leaders develop their skills. What sets Asian Access apart is a focus on the transformation of a leader’s soul. A2 holds an integrated vision of life and leadership that refuses to separate a person’s calling in the world from his or her communion with Christ. By targeting this deeper level of existence, Asian Access equips leaders with a new vision of faithfulness and not merely new tools of effectiveness."
Mr. Skye Jethani
Author, Speaker, Consultant and Pastor. Former senior editor for Leadership Journal
"One of the joys of aging is the opportunity to reflect on the work of God throughout the world. My first knowledge of the work of Asian Access came vicariously through a professor at Fuller talking about Scrum Dendo in Japan over thirty years ago. In the two decades that followed I had the chance to work with various people and ministries of Asian Access, building my confidence in the deep work that God was doing in and through the organization. For the past decade it has been a joy to closely watch the work flourish and develop. I respect the work of Asian Access and rejoice in this wonderful historical milestone. Congratulations on..."
"Just as Leadership Network focuses on developing leaders in North America, Asian Access focus on developing leaders in the emerging Asian context is vital for the future of Christianity. Asian Access is a timely ministry in this critical day when we are all looking to build closer relationships with believers in Asia. I commend their ministry to you."
Mr. Dave Travis
CEO, Leadership Network
"You can sense the energy and optimism of a ministry by visiting its website and meeting the key leaders. But…to know the heart and heartbeat of the ministry, get acquainted with their board members. As the board goes, so goes the ministry. So I’m delighted to say—based on up-close and personal observations and interactions—I know that Asian Access is led by God-honoring board members who care deeply about the Gospel and the Great Commission. And as stewards of the ministry, the board ensures that Asian Access continues to meet or exceed the rigorous accreditation, integrity, and transparency requirements of...
"Partnering with the team of Asian Access was an answer to prayer for me and my family. When I learned of the work they are doing to bring the Gospel to Japan, I was deeply moved. With Christ centered leadership training programs, aid to disaster victims and discipleship training, Asian Access is being used of God to offer the Japanese the chance to hear the Gospel and find true hope after generations of spiritual darkness. When my mother passed away in the summer of 2015, she had one dying wish, “Take me home. Take me back to Tokyo.” I’ve often wondered if...
"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
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