Off-campus Fuller users: Please use the following link to log into our proxy server and download this thesis.

Publication Date



The goal of this study was to explore the current reality of the potential of the Church in Asia. This project will argue that what was once a mission field could, in this generation become one of the greatest mission forces in history. This thesis was tested in Cambodia, as over the last two decades church growth has been exponential. In recent years the ministry of Youth With A Mission in Battambang, Cambodia has trained and sent Khmer as long-term missionaries within Cambodia and to some of the most unreached nations.

Through an examination of Scripture, this study identifies character traits, integrity, and leadership development as keys for raising up apostolic leaders in Asia to release mission movements. Furthermore, biblical exegesis argues that missional hubs like a modern day “Antioch” or “Ephesus” need to become strategic sending centers for the Church in Asia. To test this hypothesis a literature review of resources about mission movements was conducted that produced incredible insight into multiplying leaders, specifically in the context of Asia and with the ability to be replicated rapidly.

This project concludes with ministry practice and implementation that identifies a field-tested model proven with success over recent years through pioneering teams sent out from YWAM Battambang. The new ministry project has specific goals that will create a leadership pipeline to empower and release teams to pioneer into unreached provinces in Cambodia and beyond. This project commends the larger church in Asia to partner across denominational and organizational boundaries, to join with God’s desire to see an apostolic mission movement of Asians raised up and released that will transform Cambodia and the continent of Asia and beyond in this generation.

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

First Advisor

Dr. Ron Smith

Document Type





Asia, Christian leadership, Missions


Missions and World Christianity


his was uploaded by the David Allan Hubbard Library from the Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN). If there are any mistakes in this record, please contact

Upload File


Date Uploaded


Collection Number


File Name



Material is subject to copyright.

Embargo Period



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.