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Summer Immersion Program (SIP) 2007

When? July 25-28, 2007
Where? Los Angeles, California
Who? Seminary and college administrators, denominational, parachurch organization, business, and professional network leaders.
Program? A cross-cultural immersion experience into diverse Asian Christian communities in the Los Angeles area (i.e. Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, others)
Why?
1. To develop a curriculum or program that helps your organization become better equipped to teach about and work with Asian American Christians.
2. Observe how the church and Christian social agencies ministers in Asian American communities.
2. Learn about the history and contemporary experiences of Asian Christians in the Southern California and U.S. contexts.

SIP’S GOAL:
We would like your organization to partner with ISAAC to develop innovative curriculum and programs that enhance your organization’s capacity to teach about and work with Asian American Christians

POSSIBLE OUTCOMES:
1. Collaborating with ISAAC to design an experiential course for seminarians interested in understanding and ministering to Asian Americans.
2. Collaborating with ISAAC to design staff training programs and/or resources that provide cultural sensitivity and deepened knowledge of issues that Asian American Christians face.

SCHEDULE:
For site locations contact Mark Hearn

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
11 AM Registration at Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)
12 Noon Catered Lunch at JACCC
12:45 PM Welcome, Introduction, Overview
1:00 PM The Contemporary Japanese American Christian Community with Cyril Nishimoto (Iwa)
1:30 PM Session 1: Asian American History (Chinatown) with Bob Linthicum (vans transport participants to Union Station)
3:00 PM Session 2: Asian American History (Little Tokyo) with Bill Watanabe (vans from Union Station to JACCC)
4:30 PM Debriefing at JACCC
5:00 PM Break: Hotel Check-in for out-of-town guests
5:45 PM Depart from New Otani for dinner in Chinatown
6:00 PM Dinner at Empress Pavilion
7:00 PM Depart for Session 3
7:30 PM Session 3: The Contemporary Chinese Congregation: First Evangelical Church of San Gabriel Valley; panelists (Dr. Wing Ning Pang, Dr. Chloe Sun; Rev. James Yu; Rev. Wayland Wong)
9:00 PM Return to hotel/home

Thursday, July 26, 2007
8:30 AM Depart for KIWA
9:00 AM Breakfast and overview at KIWA; commuters can park at Immanuel Presbyterian and shuttle over to KIWA
9:30 AM Session 4: KIWA
10:30 AM Take subway to Session 5
10:45 AM Session 5: Contemporary Korean Congregation @ Immanuel Presbyterian
12 Noon Catered lunch at Immanuel Presbyterian Church
1:00 PM Depart for Session 6 in two vehicles
1:30 PM Session 6: The Pilippino Context and Advocacy Organizations
– Group A: Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (1:30-2:30pm)
– Group A: Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (3:00-4:00pm)
– Group B: Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Center (1:30-2:30pm)
– Group B: Pilipino Workers’ Center (3:00-4:00pm)
5:00 PM Debriefing at First Baptist Church of LA (Mid-Wilshire)
5:45 PM Depart for K-town Dinner
7:30 PM Return to hotel/home

Friday, July 27, 2007
8:30 AM Depart for Session 6: Little Saigon and Union College of California/sack continental breakfast
9:45 AM Session 7: Vietnamese immersion in Little Saigon
12 Noon Lunch at restaurant in Little Saigon
1:30 PM Depart for session 8
2:00 PM Session 8: Newsong-Irvine
3:30 PM Debrief at Newsong
4:30 PM Depart for Dinner at Caspian in Irvine
6:30 PM Return to hotel/home

Saturday, July 28, 2007
8:30AM Check out of hotel/check bags in with concierge.
9:00 AM Continental breakfast and overview at Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society (JEMS)

9:45 AM Session 9: Plenary session: Critical, theological and social analysis and reflection
12 Noon Lunch (TBD)
1:30 PM Session 10: Affinity group reflection: Integrating this learning experience with our respective contexts, institutions, and organizations
3:30 PM Feedback and Evaluation
4:00 PM Contextual liturgy and communion
4:45 PM Closing remarks
5:00 PM SIP ends

REGISTRATION FEE: $250 (this fee is waived if you represent a sponsoring organization). Please write your checks to “ISAAC” (memo – SIP) and send it to:
Dr. Russell Yee
Treasurer, ISAAC
4044 La Cresta Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602-1731

Contact Tim Tseng if your seminary, denomination, parachurch organization, professional network, or congregation would like to be a sponsor!

If you need housing, ISAAC has made arrangements with the
New Otani Hotel & Garden in Little Tokyo
120 South Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
800.639.6826 or 213.629.1200
213.622-0980 (fax)
http://www.newotani.com/
$125/night for double queen or single king

Please identify the group name: Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity” [ISAAC]

AIRPORT SHUTTLE to/from LAX to the New Otani

SUPER SHUTTLE (door to door airport service)
(800) BLUE-VAN
Price: LAX to New Otani Hotel ($16.00)
Directions: Wait for dark blue shuttle outside the Luggage Claim area at LAX.
Seats are first come for serve, or individuals can reserve a seat online at: www.supershuttle.com

FLY AWAY (Union Station airport bus)
Price: LAX to Union Station (only $3.00)
Directions: Wait for the big turquoise FlyAway charter bus outside of LAX luggage claim area. Arrives every 30 min and drops passengers off at Union Station.
Upon arrival at Union Station, call the New Otani Hotel and they will send a complementary hotel driver to pick up the pasenger (213.629.1200).

PARKING FOR HOTEL GUESTS:
The New Otani Hotel will give a discounted rate of $8.80 per car per day for hotel parking. (regular parking is $15.00). SIP hotel guests must tell the front desk at check-in that they need parking at a discounted group rate.

COMMUTER PARKING
Joe’s Parking on southeast corner of Los Angeles and 2nd Street (please hold on to the parking receipt for reimbursment).

SIP Planning Team
Mark Hearn, Coordinator, Ph.D. student, Claremont School of Theology
• Kenneth Kho, Pastor, Atwater Baptist Church
• Young Lee Hertig, ISAAC Southern California Regional Director and Azusa Pacific University
• Jonathan Lew, Ph.D. student, Claremont Graduate University
• Russell Moy, ISAAC Board
• Timothy Tseng, ISAAC President
• Karen Yonemoto, Ph.D. candidate, University of Southern California

SIP Co-Sponsors
Logos Evangelical Seminary
Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society (JEMS)
A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary

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  1. David
    May 30, 2007 at 3:32 am

    Is there anyway that I could be a part of this? I don’t have to participate or contribute, but I would love to glean from the conversations and promote this program and dialogue online through my blog and possibly to gather momentum for the Southeast region of the US.

  2. Nate
    June 5, 2007 at 7:20 am

    everything about this event stokes the fire in my heart! it’s good to know that we are looking at how to take the next steps towards effective ministry amongst southeast asian communities. i’m definitely there!

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