Manila, Philippines:  During the second week of February, 45 delegates, speakers, and guests from across the Asia-Pacific Region and internationally, joined in person and through video conference in Manila.

ANESAP Group PHotoThe event brought together Nazarene school chancellors, principals, presidents, academic deans, Field Strategy Coordinators, Field Education Coordinators, and Regional leaders.

This cooperative effort addressed crucial areas including a review of the Regional Course of Study Council’s curriculum work, which has been in process for over a year, review of global education and clergy development, and significant time focused on emerging trends and challenges / opportunities facing education on the Region.

Delegates and guests came from across the Region.

Delegates and guests came from across the Region.

“This gathering of educators from thirteen Nazarene schools is the first of its kind on the Asia-Pacific Region and may well be a quantum leap forward in the mission of the Church of the Nazarene,” said Dr. John Moore, Regional Education Coordinator.  “Educators unanimously affirmed the value of this strategic collaboration and are making plans to follow up with a later conference to follow though with implementation, accountability and strategic planning. We invite our friends to pray with us over the future of education on the AP region!”

Guest presenters included Dr. Dan Copp, Global Education Commissioner, Dr. tammy Condon, Administrative Director International Board of Education, Dr. Bob Brower President of Point Loma Nazarene University and Dr. Kerry Fulcher PLNU Provost. John Haines, Eurasia Region Education Coordinator presented an interactive session via internet.