Asian American Christian Fellowship (AACF) began as a ministry of the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society (JEMS) in the Fall of 1972. AACF was previously known as the JEMS Campus Bible Studies and the first group to be established was on the campus of Cal State University, Los Angeles.
In 1977, "AACF" came into being as a group on the campus of California State University, Long Beach was to first to employ THE NAME.
AACF's purpose is to reach Asian American students on college and university campuses. How? By having students serve Jesus Christ to reach their peers, who may be the 95% of Asian Americans who do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The college experience is the last major opportunity to share Jesus as students congregate on college and university campuses and ponder major decisions for their future. AACF provides opportunities for students to grapple with the issue of God in their lives as well as explore the opportunity to serve their campuses and fellow students as they live out the life of Jesus while on campus. As a student initiated ministry with campus ministry direction, the focal points of Leadership Development and Discipleship are foundational for evangelism to happen.
AACF Mission Statement
The mission of Asian American Christian Fellowship (AACF) is to reach into the university and collegiate community, primarily to those who are Asian Pacific Americans, with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.
AACF Vision Statement
We are committed to making disciples by educating and equipping students in biblical foundations, Christian disciplines, and the development of spiritual gifts in order to prepare them for witness and service on the campus, in the local church, in the marketplace, and in world missions.
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