Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
Chiang Mai, Thailand | October 18-22, 2019
Theology Conference | October 22-23 2019

Workshops


Harmon & Cindy Schmelzenbach
October 20, 3:15-4:30 - Sunday

Discover how to nurture the most important qualities of effective teams through exploration of Strengths, clarity, and healthy interaction. Filled with practical take-aways, this interactive workshop will chart the path to increased engagement, deeper satisfaction and significant productivity for teams of all types. Professional 'One-on-One' or ‘Team' coaching will be made available as a follow-up for participants in this workshop.

Jubilee Thanga
October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday | October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday

God has given His children to be creative and initiative to design children ministry model that work best in our own context. Every local church has all resources we need to make Christlike children in our community. We just need be innovative and develop ministry design.

D. S. Arnel & Inocencia Piliin
October 19, 3:15-4:30 - Saturday | October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday

D. S. Arnel & Inocencia Piliin
October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday | October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday

Matthew Galman
October 19, 3:15-4:30 - Saturday | October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday

This workshop will present the biblical basis for compassionate community health and will focus on how a local church can impact the health of its community.

Steve Barber
October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday

This workshop is for everyone who considers themselves low-tech or non-technical users of computers. Bloom technology is used avidly by Summer Institute in Linguistics (part of Wycliffe Bible Translators) to involve anyone of any ages to create simple books with or without pictures.  Often children or youth with more technical skill or interest can help adults to complete these books. This workshop will introduce Bloom software to amateur users, allowing them to translate and even record audio books.  Participants who bring a laptop will walk out with the common use licensed software installed and with the ability to use it.

Roni Gunawan & Darmanto
October 19, 3:15-4:30 - Saturday | October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday

This workshop will present the biblical basis for compassionate engagement before and after a natural disaster, and will focus on how a local church can prepare itself to help its neighbors in times of calamity. 

Lisa Lehman
October 20, 3:15-4:30 - Sunday

This workshop will give guided writing practice about stories of faith journies or transformed lives. Groups of 2-4 people from the same language group are invited to be both a spiritual accountability group and a writing editorial committee for each other as they explore ways to share their spiritual life journeys with Jesus and each other.  We will include principles and questions from John Wesley's accountability groups, but we will also develop the writing process from generating ideas, drafting, editing, rewriting, and proofreading.

Dr. Dick Eugenio
October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday

It is helpful for the church to understand what our young professionals are going through so that we can address their discipleship needs. What challenges are they facing, and how can the church address these? How can young professionals remain connected to the local church in their midst of their busy-ness? How can they bring the church with them to their workplace?

Floyd Cunningham
October 19, 3:15-4:30 - Saturday | October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday

Dave Hane
October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday | October 22, 1:30-2:45 - Tuesday

Fletcher Tink
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday | October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday

Where do we fit into the overall scheme of things? In the quest for answers, this seminar opens up the world of the Bible and everyday life as dynamic images of God at work: as composer and performer, as metalworker and potter, as garmentmaker and dresser, as gardener and orchardist, as farmer and winemaker, as shepherd and pastoralist, as tentmaker and camper, as builder and architect. It shows how, through the language and idea of work, the divine hand is revealed. This book offers us the opportunity to encounter God in a way that is mind-expanding, life-changing, and work-transforming, taking us to the very edges of human understanding.

Harmon & Cindy Schmelzenbach
October 19, 3:15-4:30 - Saturday | October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday

Discover three professional coaching principles and how you can integrate them powerfully into your leadership and personal interactions. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore what it means to show up in conversations in new ways that open doors to deep honoring, energizing empowerment, and meaningful insights. One-on-one professional coaching will be made available as an additional follow-up option for participants in this workshop.

Janary Suyat de Godoy
October 20, 3:15-4:30 - Sunday | October 22, 3:15-4:30 - Tuesday

In this workshop, you will learn the dynamics of a small group. Small group leaders will learn how to facilitate, structure, and prepare themselves for a meeting. Leaders will learn different tips on how to ask questions, how to listen effectively, and how to be an encouragement to the small group members. At the end of this workshop, we hope you will feel more equipped to lead a small group or become a better small group leader.

Ernalyn Longcop
October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday | October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday

In this workshop, you will learn what a small group is and what it is not. You will also explore the different types of small group that you can start. You will hear examples of people from different contexts and how they have started building relationships with their contacts that led to a small group for discipleship. At the end of this workshop, we hope that you would be inspired to start your own small group.

Bruce Allder
October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday

This workshop explores a definition of discipleship as a relational engagement with Christ and others, not simply a cognitive understanding of who Christ is. Using Jesus as the model, an incarnational approach to discipleship is presented as one that develops in the safety of a meaningful, gentle relationship of a mentor.

Neville Bartle
October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday

This workshop will enable oral learners to become stronger disciples of Christ and to be those who make Christlike disciples.  It is also open to non-oral learners who interact regularly with oral learners and who are eager to learn oral methods of discipleship. We will use stick figures created by Neville Bartle as tools to make disciples of oral learners.

Janary Suyat de Godoy
October 19, 3:15-4:30 - Saturday | October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday

In this workshop, you will discover how to mobilize the youth and all those from your church, district, or field, who desire to offer their gifts and talents, to evangelistic work and compassionate service. You will learn how to use Maximum Mission as a tool for the development of leaders and the start-up for planting churches. At the end of this workshop, our hope is that you will be inspired to help the church discover, develop, and deploy emerging leaders into the harvest.

Harry Malos
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday | October 22, 3:15-4:30 - Tuesday

"The importance of raising awareness, understanding and recognition of diagnosable Mental Health conditions that clearly indicate the need for a Mental Health Professional, is crucially important for ministers. They need to know when it's appropriate to refer someone to such a professional and facilitate that connection where needed. These conditions would include clinical depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, autism, suicidal tendencies, addictions, self-harming behaviours etc. The church has historically functioned in the dark regarding these conditions which are prevalent in society. According to the World Health Organisation, " One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Our unawareness as a Church leads to missed opportunities for compassionate ministry - or worse, misguided advice and could actually do harm or prevent someone from getting the help they need. Other factors include liability concerns for the church, where these distinctions might not be properly understood and followed. The importance of raising awareness, understanding and recognition of diagnosable Mental Health conditions that clearly indicate the need for a Mental Health Professional, is crucially important for ministers. They need to know when it's appropriate to refer someone to such a professional and facilitate that connection where needed. These conditions would include clinical depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, autism, suicidal tendencies, addictions, self-harming behaviours etc. The church has historically functioned in the dark regarding these conditions which are prevalent in society. According to the World Health Organisation,"One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Our unawareness as a Church leads to missed opportunities for compassionate ministry - or worse, misguided advice and could actually do harm or prevent someone from getting the help they need. Other factors include liability concerns for the church, where these distinctions might not be properly understood and followed. The importance of raising awareness, understanding and recognition of diagnosable Mental Health conditions that clearly indicate the need for a Mental Health Professional, is crucially important for ministers. They need to know when it's appropriate to refer someone to such a professional and facilitate that connection where needed. These conditions would include clinical depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, autism, suicidal tendencies, addictions, self-harming behaviours etc. The church has historically functioned in the dark regarding these conditions which are prevalent in society. According to the World Health Organisation,"One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Our unawareness as a Church leads to missed opportunities for compassionate ministry - or worse, misguided advice and could actually do harm or prevent someone from getting the help they need. Other factors include liability concerns for the church, where these distinctions might not be properly understood and followed. The importance of raising awareness, understanding and recognition of diagnosable Mental Health conditions that clearly indicate the need for a Mental Health Professional, is crucially important for ministers. They need to know when it's appropriate to refer someone to such a professional and facilitate that connection where needed. These conditions would include clinical depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, autism, suicidal tendencies, addictions, self-harming behaviours etc. The church has historically functioned in the dark regarding these conditions which are prevalent in society. According to the World Health Organisation,"One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Our unawareness as a Church leads to missed opportunities for compassionate ministry - or worse, misguided advice and could actually do harm or prevent someone from getting the help they need. Other factors include liability concerns for the church, where these distinctions might not be properly understood and followed."

Harmon & Cindy Schmelzenbach
October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday

Let’s learn what Burnout is, how to recognize it and the top 6 contributors to Burnout. Most importantly, let’s learn how to prevent it in ourselves and others and how to recover from it where needed. This is something that affects up to two thirds (66%) of all workers and is clearly within the realm of addressing resilience, thriving and engagement. This is a crucial element in the Region's prioritizing of Member Care/Development and has direct implications at all levels of leadership and ministry across this Region.  Harmon and I have facilitated quite a number of workshops covering this topic for some time now. While extreme individual cases might need the involvement of a Mental Health Professional, in most cases this would clearly be a very " coachable " topic. Understanding indicators and contributors toward ‘Burnout in Ministry' needs to be a safe and normal topic of discussion for Nazarene leaders across Asia Pacific, so that proven and healthy approaches to prevention can become part of our organisational ethos.   The real potential is that as ministry leaders learn and apply these truths, unhealthy attrition will dramatically decrease and instead, these leaders become resilient, thriving, fulfilled, engaged leaders - sustainable and multiplying!

Leody Echaves & Evan Rey T. Macasa
October 19, 3:15-4:30 - Saturday | October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday

This workshop will present the biblical basis of justice and freedom from oppression as we focus on OSEC Awareness (Online Sexual Exploitation of Children) and how a local church can be proactively involved.

Samantha Chambo
October 20, 3:15-4:30 - Sunday | October 22, 1:30-2:45 - Tuesday

Aggie Muaror
October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday | October 22, 3:15-4:30 - Tuesday

Fletcher Tink
October 20, 3:15-4:30 - Sunday

Live your biblical faith seven days a week. These days, people talk about their schedules filling up 24/7—twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We wear busyness like a merit badge, as if the more we do, the better we become. But R. Paul Stevens says that's not biblical. For Christians, life isn't about checking off 'to-do' lists. It's about connecting with God and infiltrating thoughtful, biblical faith into our everyday lives. Sometimes that means activity, but sometimes not. Everyday spirituality embraces purposeful times of work, relationships, and rest, centered on God instead of personal or cultural expectations. But how can you do it? It's not easy exiting the fast track to practice a slowed-down yet down-to-earth holiness. Stevens understands this, and offers practical insights to developing a 'subversive spirituality'—a meaningful faith that seeps into your work, family, sexuality, friendships, outreach, aloneness, and leisure—and fills you with joy. But most importantly, it motivates you to lovingly abide with God seven days a week.

Suvit Amolkunsawat
October 22, 3:15-4:30 - Tuesday

This workshop will give hands-on practice in designing layout for at least a few pages of text and a book cover, using Microsoft Publisher software.  Participants must bring their own laptop with Microsoft Publisher already installed.

John Watton & Jerome Thauma
October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday | October 22, 3:15-4:30 - Tuesday

This workshop will present the biblical basis for compassion and will focus on how a local church can seek ways to express the compassionate heart of God to its neighbors.

Nate Owens
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday | October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday

Christ has called us to be agents of peace, but how do we exhibit that peace to others? How we handle conflict in our own churches shows those outside the church how well we embody the Holy Spirit. In this workshop, attendees will learn tools to recognize their own role in conflict, to listen to what other people want in conflict, and to live with ongoing conflict that might have no easy solution.


October 19, 3:15-4:30 - Saturday | October 22, 1:30-2:45 - Tuesday

This workshop will present the biblical basis for compassionate ministry to seniors and will focus on how a local church can holistically minister to seniors in and around the church body.

October 20, 3:15-4:30 - Sunday

Dr. R
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday

This workshop will explore practical principles, strategies, and tools that enhance, equip, and enable multiplying and multi-generational discipleship groups/churches which may be applied in any context in the world.

Dr. R
October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday

This workshop will explore practical principles, strategies, and tools that enhance, equip, and enable multiplying and multi-generational discipleship groups/churches which may be applied in any context in the world.

Harmon & Cindy Schmelzenbach
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday

Discover the universal Four Basic Needs of your team members, and how you can meet these in your natural leadership interaction through exploration of your Strengths. This interactive workshop will be most effective if participants have completed the Clifton Strengths Assessment. Contact to take the assessment. Professional One-on-one Strengths Coaching will be offered as an optional follow-up for participants in this workshop.

Bruce Allder
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday | October 20, 3:15-4:30 - Sunday

Sound theological education is an important part of the discipleship process within the church. This workshop explores the “Emmaus Model” of theological education which has been adopted by the Asia-Pacific Region as its approach to education.  The model takes seriously both the content and practice of theology, all within a context of relationships. The way we learn is important for setting the expectations of what is possible (and needed). Time is spent looking at ways of learning and teaching that expand the possibilities of character and spiritual formation. The focus of this educational process is making Christlike disciples that in turn make Christlike disciples, all within the Wesleyan theological framework. 

Bruce Allder & David Ackerman
October 19, 3:15-4:30 - Saturday | October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday

Prerequisite - EM1 - Examples are examined of what the Emmaus model might look like in a classroom setting where students are preparing for ministry using the Ministerial Course of Study. Both pedagogy and styles of assessments that are compatible with the Emmaus model are explored briefly.

Dr. R
October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday | October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday

Prerequisite - EM1 & EM2a - Making Christlike disciples that lead to genuine life transformation and mission is the focus of all missional Nazarene congregations. The focusof this workshop is how to make Christlike disciples who replicate themselves using the principles of the Emmaus model.

George Williamson
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday | October 20, 1:30-2:45 - Sunday | October 21, 1:30-2:45 - Monday

Scot Riggins & John Watton
October 22, 1:30-2:45 - Tuesday

Dan Balayo & Jasmine Eugenio
October 20, 3:15-4:30 - Sunday | October 22, 1:30-2:45 - Tuesday

This workshop will present the biblical basis for compassionate engagement with children and will focus on how a local church can holistically minister to the children in and around the church body.

David Ackerman & John Moore
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday | October 21, 3:15-4:30 - Monday

This workshop is designed for Asia Pacific school leaders (Presidents, Chancellors, Principals, Academic Deans, Board of Trust chairpersons/members, and educational leaders). Updates on developments since the 2018 ANESAP meeting focusing on recent developments, progress made, next steps and systems developments, with a Q&A, collaborative efforts regarding all things educational on the AP Region.

Nate Owens
October 22, 1:30-2:45 - Tuesday

We are called to share the story of Christ’s redemption, and in our current world we can share these stories on a large scale. The basic form of this sharing is still writing, whether as a script or as an article. This workshop will tell you the basic things to keep in mind when reporting stories of ministry in your context. Attendees will also learn rules for writing articles to hold the interest of the reader.

Ervz Tia & Enoch Tee
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday

Ervz Tia will share practical photography tips like how to compose a photo, capture video & record audio with whatever tools you have. He will introduce the principles of how to produce quality media for the Church. Enoch Tee will show how to tell an impactful visual story for ministry. Focusing on the importance of representing different communities respectfully & how that can improve the Church's Media.

Regional NYI Council
October 19, 1:30-2:45 - Saturday | October 22, 1:30-2:45 - Tuesday

In this workshop, you will learn that youth ministry is not only about entertaining young people. In NYI, we believe that young people are important in the kingdom of God and that the Holy Spirit can empower them as agents of transformational ministry. You will hear stories of how the youth from our different fields are actively involved in evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. At the end of this workshop, our hope is that you would be inspired and have ideas on how to create opportunities for the youth to be actively involved in evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.