We are pleased to inform you that at the Second Asian Christian Counselors Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 11-14 Oct 2017, a formal meeting was held with some 150 Christian counselors from 14 Asian countries to establish the Asia Christian Counseling Association (ACCA). Following this, ACCA’s first Board Meeting took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 2-3 Mar 2018 with the national bodies of India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and China as the Founding Members.
The vision and mission of ACCA is to promote Christian counseling to all the 53 countries in Asian with an approach that interfaces psychology, theology, spirituality and missions, so that what we do is more authentic to God’s Word and contextualized to local needs. Indeed, we want to move Christian counseling beyond clinical practice to informal individual, group and communal counseling that is not just a profession but also a ministry that incorporates spiritual resources into our counseling knowledge and skills for mission outreach.
ACCA will pursue our objectives by setting the direction and pace in Asian Christian counseling through equipping and strengthening the existing national Christian counseling bodies and facilitating the set-up of new national organizations in the Asian countries where they are not already existent.
We believe that in our times, God is moving mightily throughout Asia to extend His Kingdom. We covet your prayers that ACCA will spearhead the development of Christian counseling services among professionals and lay counselors from our churches to meet the growing needs of mental and emotional sufferings that is already so prevalent in our region, thus contributing strategically to what God is doing in Asia.
Dr. Edmund Ng
India: Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC)
National Association of Christian Counsellors Malaysia (NACC)
Philippine Association of Christian Counselors, Inc. (PACC)
Asosiasi Konselor Kristen Indonesia (AKKI)
Association of Christian Counsellors of Singapore (ACCS)
Address: 69A Pagoda Street, Singapore 059228
Tel: +(65) 8798 3122
Dr. Edmund Ng
Ms Joy Laverinto
Dr. Chackochen Mathai
Mr Robert Silva
Dr. Lin D. N.
ACCA Board 2018-2020
Chairman: Dr. Edmund Ng (Founder/Adviser, NACC)
Members: Joy Laverinto (President, PACC)
Dr. Chackochen Mathai (General Secretary, ACC)
Robert Silva (Sri Lanka)
Dr. Lin D. N. (Board Member, CCCC)
Peter Soo (Vice-President, NACC)
Elisabeth Mailool (Secretary, AKKI)
Jane Lee (Secretary, PACC)
Sam Kuna (Adviser, ACCS)