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ISAAC Resource Team Activities – Spring and Summer 2007

Here is an update of ISAAC Resource Team activities:

ISAAC Board member, Ms. Grace Choi-Kim and her husband, Brian, spent much of the Spring developing their international business in Mongolia, China, and South Korea. She hopes to develop a Family and Marriage program for ISAAC. Brian dreams of creating a discipleship and capacity building program for Asian American Christian business leaders.

Dr. James Chuck, Senior Consultant for ISAAC, continues to steadily develop the Bay Area Chinese Churches Research Project (Phase II). He is currently compiling data on Chinese congregations in the San Francisco Peninsula, which will lead to a consultation to be held at Sunset Baptist Church on Oct. 27. Over the summer, he will gather and analyze data from Chinese churches in the South Bay and East Bay. Timothy Tseng, Russell Moy, Russell Yee, and Russell Jeung serve on the Project Planning Team.

Rev. Mark Hearn has been appointed the Director of ISAAC’s Summer Immersion Program (July 25-28 in Los Angeles). Resource team members Young Lee Hertig, Andrew Lee, Russell Moy, Tim Tseng, and Russell Yee are scheduled to participate in SIP, a program designed to better equip educational, church, para-church, and professional organizations to understand and work in Asian American Christian settings.

Dr. Young Lee Hertig, ISAAC Vice-President and Southern California Regional Director, also chairs Asian American Women on Leadership (AAWOL), a network affiliate of ISAAC. She participated in the 2007 Luce Conference of Korean Christianity at UCLA on April 27. She taught a course on Asian American Pastoral Care and Theologies at Logos Evangelical Seminary (May 21-25) and will participate in the National Korean Presbyterian Council Annual Meeting in South Korea (June 13-23). She is also involved with The Spirit of Wholeness in Christ: A Racial Ethnic Multicultural Event (Los Angeles, CA, July 10-14). On July 19-23, she will participate in the 50th Anniversary celebration of the National Council of Churches in Christ’s Faith & Order Commission (Oberlin, Ohio).

Dr. Andrew Lee, ISAAC Eastern Regional Director, taught three courses at New Brunswick Theological Seminary this Spring (Biblical Exegesis for Preaching in Lent; 1 Corinthians and Today’s Church; Jeremiah and the Call to Ministry). He spoke at Penn State Asian American Christian Fellowship Retreat (College Park, PA ) on March 30-April 1, led a workshop on Asian American ministry at Metropolitan NY (Southern) Baptist Association mid-year meeting (Greenwich, CT) on Apr 14, and spoke at the Atlanta Chinese Christian Church (Atlanta, GA) on May 18-20. He attended the Asian Summer Theological Institute in Philadelphia, PA on May 30. He has preached at the Chinese Conservative Baptist Church Sunrise Service (New York, NY) and Trust in God Baptist Church, NJ Mission (East Brunswick, NJ) on Apr 8. He preached at Oversea Chinese Mission Vision Church (New York, NY, Apr 22), Grace Faith Church Outreach event (New York, NY, Apr 27), the Mid-Hudson Chinese Christian Church (Wappinger Falls, NY, Apr 29), the Brooklyn Chinese Christian Church (Brooklyn, NY, May 6), and the Staten Island Chinese Christian Church (Staten Island, NY, May 27) this spring. Dr. Lee will participate the New York Theological Seminary’s Faculty Development Institute (theme: “When Urban is Global” (New York, NY) on June 14-24 and lead a consultation with the Mid-Hudson Chinese Christian Church (Wappinger Falls, NY) on June 5 and 11. He will be the retreat speaker for Oversea Chinese Missions Jireh Church (June 29-July 1) and the Staten Island Chinese Christian Church (July 5-8). Over the summer, Dr. Lee will preach at various Chinese churches in the New York City area.

Dr. Russell Moy, ISAAC Secretary, is chairing the Association of Theological School’s Committee on Race and Ethnicity’s Asian and Asian North American seminary faculty consultation planning team.

ISAAC Board member, Dr. Viji Nakka-Cammauf, also serves on the Board for the William Carey Heritage Foundation, Perspectives Northern California and the World Christian Fellowship. She preached at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Fremont, CA) on May 6 and co-taught with Dr. Russell Yee a course entitled “Asian American Evangelism, Ministry, and Worship” at Logos Evangelical Seminary (Los Angeles, CA) on May 16-18. She will speak at Redwood Chapel’s Children in Crises Lunch (Castro Valley, CA) on June 3 and then lead a mission team to Chennai, India to support the Little Flock Children’s Homes (June 29-Aug 20)

ISAAC Board member, Dr. Wing Ning Pang, is the Executive Director of Christian Leadership Exchange. CLE co-sponsored a China Forum on Theological Education at Fuller Seminary (March 7-8) and will co-sponsor a Conference on China (Asilomar, CA) on July 6-8.

Dr. Tim Tseng, ISAAC President, preached at Grace Community Covenant Church (Mountain View, CA) on April 1 and at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Fremont, CA) on May 13. He participated in the Chinese Entrepreneurial Association forum (Burlingame, CA) on May 5. This July 11-17 he will present a paper entitled “Evangelical Reconstruction of Chinese American Protestantism” at the Symposium on Religion in China at Shanghai University (Shanghai, China).

Dr. Russell Yee, ISAAC’s Treasurer, has been developing ISAAC’s operations. He is currently writing a resource on Asian American worship for Pacific Asian American and Canadian Christian Education ministry (PAACCE) and has received some attention for his article “The Search for Asian American Worship” on the Next Gener.Asian Church blog. He received a grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship which focuses on Southeast Asian Christian worship, which has resulted in two New Urban Voices conferences (Long Beach and Richmond, CA).

Your support is much needed! Please pray for us and consider giving to ISAAC’s mission!

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