The biggest Christian event in Asia of the year is almost here—Asia Conference 2010. This is the second one after the highly-successful inaugural conference in 2008. Speaking at this conference are some of the biggest names in the Christian preaching circuit, including Rev. Dr. David Yonggi Cho of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, and Dr. A.R. Bernard, senior pastor of the 33,000-member Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York. Attendees are also able to sign up for electives with top speakers and pastors, and for recreation, there are dozens of exciting competitions to take part in.
This year, CHC will be collaborating with Church Growth International, based in South Korea, in organizing the conference. The conference will be hosted by Rev. Dr. Kong Hee, founder and senior pastor of CHC together with Rev. Dr. Yonggi Cho, founder of CGI.
According to Derek Dunn, CHC’s executive pastor, the conference will be a significant one for Asia as two of the largest congregations are collaborating to run this event.
“What an honor it is for CGI to ask us to combine our event with their mega event. We are truly humbled and believe that the conference will be a successful one. To have Dr. Cho gracing our pulpit is going to be an historic event.”
Apart from this, the conference will also showcase an impressive line-up of renowned international preachers and heroes of faith, all gathered under one roof. Delegates can look forward to great faith-boosting sessions with Phil Pringle and Reinhard Bonnke, among others. The first Asia Conference in November 2008 was attended by over 20,000 delegates from more than 60 different countries. Featuring world-class speakers from around the globe and a list of practical ministry and professional-related electives, participants had the opportunity to glean lessons for personal growth.
One person who is all geared up for Asia Conference is Lin Hui Hui from Northeast Asia. At the last Conference, during a session by Phil Pringle, Lin received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and went back to his country with renewed strength and vision. Lin comes from a traditional church background and most of his church members were not very open to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. However, within a few months of his return, his family, consisting of full time workers and pastors from five churches, were subsequently filled with the Holy Spirit and began to see God moving powerfully in their churches.
Lin shared, “The conference taught me to be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit and I received an impartation of faith, which helped me greatly in starting a new church.” Since then, Lin’s church has grown to 100 members. This year, he is planning to bring up to 120 people from his hometown to Asia Conference.
For others, the Conference is a chance to enjoy exciting activities. Student, Jelin Siow, 19, is excited about a competition which tests contestants’ scriptural knowledge and memory. “I’m actually looking forward to Word Power! It’s a chance to increase my knowledge in the Word. Plus, I stand a chance to win an iPhone!”
“Whether you are a pastor, full-time worker, businessman or student, I believe God has something for every one of us,” says Dunn. “Mark down the dates in your calendar and don’t miss out on all that God has in store for you. You will be propelled into greater heights as we gather together for a week of encounters in His presence.”
The conference will be held for five days from Wednesday to Sunday, May 26 to 30.
For more information and updates, please visit the conference website at www.asiaconference.org.sg. Registration is now open for all sessions and electives.