4/18/08 –  Over 170 free copies of the IV Press Invitation To Lead, still available!  See below.

4/17/08 –  Please check out the “Partners” page.  We are adding weblinks of partners as they are sent in. 

4/1/08 –  Praise the Lord for 370 pastors and leaders who gathered from all over the nation for the 2008 AALC last week!  It was a tremendous time of learning, worship, and fellowship.  Many affirmed our goal was achieved of helping to encourage and equip leaders who serve the Asian American community.

CD’s of the 4 general sessions at the 2008 AALC (Lisa Espineli Chinn, Dave Gibbons, John Townsend, Ken Fong) are available for just $5 each plus $1 each for shipping.  Order all 4 and get free shipping.  Please send checks made out to MESA to 7216 Elvora Way, Elk Grove, CA  95757.  Please be sure to specify which sessions you wanted and what address to mail them to.  Thanks!

We hope to upload the workshops on this website soon to be downloaded for free.

For those who attended the 2008 AALC, there is a special opportunity to receive a free copy of Invitation To Lead (by Paul Tokunaga) as a gift from IV Press and Paul (free shipping as well).  Just email  abronson@ivpress.com and mbarnish@ivpress.com  and say you attended the 2008 AALC and would like your free copy of Invitation To Lead.  Please be sure to include your mailing address and to thank them for their generous offer.  This offer is for the first 200 who attended the 2008 AALC who respond before April 30.  As of April 18, less than 30 of these free books have been claimed!

Also for those who attended the 2008 AALC, Louis Lee is very sorry for a mistake he made regarding a book discount offer from Cloud-Townsend Resources.    The only discount being offered is free shipping for those who attended the 2008 AALC event.   Here is the weblink to view the Cloud-Townsend books –  http://store.cloudtownsendstore.com/type-books.html .


Over 400 pastors, parachurch leaders, seminarians, and spouses attended the first AALC in 2004. We anticipate more than 500 to attend this second AALC on March 24-26, 2008.


Monday-Wednesday,  March 24-26, 2008 


The 2008 AALC will be utilizing the facilities of the Grace Korean Church (Grace International Ministries,  1645 West Valencia Dr., Fullerton, CA 92833 –  please do not call this church for AALC information.  Thanks!)


The purpose of the AALC is to encourage and equip those who serve the evangelical Asian American community nationwide.


Dr John Townsend, Cloud-Townsend Ministries

Pastor Ken Fong, Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles

Lisa Espineli Chinn, Director of International Student Ministries, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Pastor David Gibbons, New Song Church, Irvine, CA


27+ workshops addressing a wide range of ministry topics


Churches and ministries are joining as partners in this conference.

Please register ASAP!    ONLY $169 (includes 4 meals)!  Register ASAP!   Note!  For registrations received after Tuesday March 18, we cannot guarantee your meals!  Please register ASAP!

Only $89 for full time students, missionaries (and any full time Christian worker who must raise their own support), and spouses.    Please register ASAP!

The first 400 to register (and pay) will receive free books and CD’s, and be eligible for special doorprizes. 

Limited Childcare available at the conference!  But you must contact Louis Lee ASAP  (deadline is Wed March 19) at AALC2008@aol.com!  Only children ages 2-6 will be accepted for a fee of $50 per child  (childcare only during the four general sessions and workshop times, please see schedule of conference).   Meals are included only for children accepted and paid for in this arrangement.   Please do not send payment before you receive confirmation of your childcare reservations  from Louis Lee.

Please do not bring any children of any age into any of the conference meetings.  Thanks for being considerate to the hundreds of others attending the conference. 

The 2008 AALC Planning Core Team consists of  Tommy Dyo (National Director, Epic Movement, Campus Crusade for Christ), Louis Lee (General Director of MESA, Ministries for English Speaking Asians), Ben Shin (Professor, Talbot School of Theology), Tom Steers (National Co-Director of Navigators Asian American Ministries), and Ron Sugimoto (Assistant General Director/Board Member of MESA, Ministries for English Speaking Asians)

“LA Gathering” (for more info, please click on “News” tab above)

On Wed Sept 26, 2007, over 140 Asian American leaders in the LA region gathered for the “LA Gathering.”  If you did not receive an email invitation, please email AALC2008@aol.com and ask to be added to the LA Gathering mass email list to be notified for the next LA Gathering.