Mark your calendars! November 2-4 for a conference for twenty-somethings Asian American Christians in the Southeast! Anyone interested is welcome to attend! I’m going to be there…you should go!
The name uses a loaded term, which I’m well aware may cause some people to furrow their brow with suspicion, so allow me to add text from the brochure to articulate what the hosts mean by the word “emerge”:
The purpose of the Asian student conference is to empower a generation of Asian American students to “Emerge” from the shadows and step into the destiny and spiritual leadership to which God is calling them; to “Emerge” from spiritual complacency to Spirit-filled witness; to “Emerge” from brokenness into wholeness.
The keynote speaker is Tom Lin and here’s his bio:
After graduating from Harvard University in 1994, Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as Team Leader at Harvard and Boston U. for 5 years. He pioneered new Asian American Christian Fellowships at both schools. From 2002-2006, Tom served as County Director of the Mongolian national Christian student movement, Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS).
Currently, Tom is serving as InterVarsity’s Regional Director for the Central United States. A 2nd-generation Taiwanese-American, Tom is also the author of the first Asian American ministry book published by IVP, “Losing Face, Finding Grace,” (Jan. 1997) and was a seminar speaker at Urbana ’96, ’00, and ’03 and plenary speaker at ’06. Tom continues to speak at various parachurch and church conference throughout the US and in East Asia.
I’ll be leading a seminar that will be co-authored by DJ Chuang on “The Future of Asian American Churches and What You Have to Offer.” Talk about ambitious…I’ve got a lot of work to do. DJ, if you’re reading this…we need to talk!