Welcome to ASM Forum 2022
We are presently in the third year of Covid-19 pandemic crisis (with 561 million infected, and 6.37 million dead, as of July 15, 2022). This is unprecedented since the Spanish Flu in the early 20th c. (with a third of the world population infected, and 40-50 million dead). The current pandemic, of course, is simply an addition to many other critical issues, such as global warming, global terrorism, and nuclear war alert, which pose mega-level threat to the very existence of human society, as well as the entire earthly habitat.
However, any such global crises can lead to the providential opportunity for Christian evangelism and mission, as the whole humanity is humbled—in light of great uncertainty and unpredictability regarding future events—and compelled to ask those critical questions about God and human existence. Such global crises, particularly the pandemic, should prompt us to seriously reflect and evaluate on the ways we have done mission in the past and to open ourselves to new and innovative paradigms for strategic mission in the near future.
It is the purpose of the upcoming ASM forum (to be held via ZOOM-online, November 24-26, 2022) to address such necessity for a major paradigm shift in mission strategy in light of our global pandemic experiences. In this online conference, then, we aim to focus on a very important theme of Christian spirituality in the context of missional engagement in the post-pandemic era.