Archive for December 18, 2008

ISAAC to co-host reception at IVCF Following Christ 2008 conference (Chicago)

December 18, 2008 Leave a comment

ISAAC is delighted to co-host a reception at Following Christ 2008, InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries conference (Chicago, IL) with IVCF’s Asian American Ministries. It will be held on Monday evening at 10:30 PM on Dec. 29th.

Both Executive Director, Tim Tseng, and East Region Director, Andrew Lee, will lead workshops on Tuesday afternoon. Tim’s workshop is entitled “Thriving as an Asian American Christian in the Academy.” Andrew’s is  “Faith and Pedagogy: How to integrate spiritual issues into the classroom curriculum.”

We look forward to the opportunity to share and support IVCF and the many graduate students and faculty that will attend this conference.

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ISAAC receives “Calling Congregations” Grant from the Fund for Theological Education

December 18, 2008 Leave a comment

ISAAC is delighted to announce that our East Region will receive a “Calling Congregations” grant from the Fund for Theological Education. FTE will provide $12,000 over a two year period for “activities and reflection designed to help congregations nurture the principles and practices that support vocational discernment, in general, and the call to ministry, in particular, among youth and young adults.”

Dr. Andrew Lee, Eastern Regional Director for ISAAC and author of the proposal, Calling Chinese American youth into Ministry, says that this program will be “a summer internship program in the New York metropolitan area for Chinese churches. College and High School students who are considering full-time ministry may apply to work as ministry interns in their respective churches.  The interns will receive guidance throughout the summer from mentoring teams.  There will also be directed times for them to meet together to process their experiences and to contemplate their potential call to ministry.  The objective of the funding grant is to aid churches in becoming calling congregations that are able to identify, nurture and raise up leaders for vocational ministry.”

The program will begin in the summer of 2009. ISAAC hopes to expand this program to other regions where Asian American congregations face the challenge of raising up young people to enter the ministry. Please direct questions to Dr. Andrew Lee.