“The Great Commission is not given to any particular ethnic church, but to all the churches on earth. We are integral parts of one body who have different and unique gifts. We must work together in partnership as the founding members of the Asia Missions Association dreamed and endeavored.”

Timothy K. Park, PhD

Honorary Head Chairman of Asia Missions Association


In 1971, Dr. David J. Cho made several trips to various Asian countries, discussing the possibility of calling an All-Asia Missions Consultation. This proposal was warmly received and the Consultation was held in Seoul, South Korea in August, 1973. As a result of the Consultation, the Asia Missions Association was formed in August 1975. It consisted of 14 Asian nations: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Asia Missions Association has hosted a Triennial All Asian Missionary Conference in different countries in Asia since its All-Asia Mission Consultation in Seoul. Each conference ended with resolutions and action plans that have contributed to the unification of Asian Churches and Mission Agencies for the advancement of the Gospel. The year 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of the AMA and 14th AMA Triennial Convention was held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The next convention will be held in Seoul, Korea, in 2023.


  • All-Asia Missions Consultation in Seoul, Korea, 1973
  • The 1st Convention in Seoul, Korea: Inauguration of Asia Missions Association,
 – “The First Convention of AMA, Seoul, Korea”
  • The 2nd Convention in Singapore, 1978

 – “Strengthen and Lengthen” (Isaiah 54:2)
  • The 3rd Convention in Seoul, Korea, 1982 – “Isaiah 62:10”
  • The 4th Convention in Pasadena, USA, 1986
 – “Peace Council of World Christians”
  • The 5th Convention in Utsunomiya, Japan, 1991
 – “World Christian for World Mission”
  • The 6th Convention in Kobe, Japan, 1997
 – “Mission to the World for Glory to God and Peace on Earth”
  • The 7th Convention in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2000
 – “Missionary Vision for the Third Millennium”
  • The 8th Convention in Moscow, Russia, 2003 – “New Global Partnership for World Mission”
  • The 9th Convention in Ephesus, Turkey, 2006 – “Mission, The Apostolic Way”
  • The 10th Convention in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2010 – “Asian Churches in Global Mission”
  • The 11th Convention in Inchon, Korea, 2013 – “Discipleship in the 21st Century Mission” (Luke 9:23)
  • The 12th Convention in Manila, Philippines, 2016 – “Globalization and Mission”
  • The 13th Convention in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2019 – “Migration and Mission”
  • The 14th Convention in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2023- “Missions in the Post Pandemic Era: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Normal World”