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Tim Tseng’s Presentations at EFC’s Bridging Conference (Feb. 19-21, 2009)

It was a delight for me to have the opportunity to give a plenary presentation and two workshops at the Evangelical Formosan Church’s 2009 Bridging Conference at EFC-Los Angeles (Feb. 19-21, 2009). I was impressed by the efforts of both immigrant and American-raised or born generations of leaders to cooperate, teach, and learn from each other.

This conference was an occasion for me to test some concepts about creating healthy inter-generational leadership cultures. Through ISAAC, I hope to develop training and consulting resources for helping bi-generational Asian American churches more adequately address the “silent exodus” phenomenon. I’ve posted my slide shows on this blog. Email me if you’d like the original slides. – Tim Tseng

Plenary Presentation
This is the plenary presentation that I gave on Thursday evening (Feb. 19th).  I attempt to interpret the history of Chinese (and Taiwanese) American Christianity through the lens of “faith, hope, and love” – and call for Chinese (and Taiwanese) American churches to move towards an ethos of “love.”

Workshop One: Creating Bridging Cultures
This presentation summarizes three tools that I argue can help create “bridging cultures” among church leaders from different cultural or generational backgrounds. It is still a work in process, but I’m eager to help church leadership teams develop healthy “bridging cultures.”

Workshop 2: Preparing for College
My wife, Betty, and I believe that healthy inter-generational ministry requires attention to one of the most critical stages in family life – the transition from high school student to college. Churches that provide practical support for this stage of life may find many opportunities for integrating discipleship with their family ministries.

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  1. Ken
    March 16, 2009 at 9:51 am

    These look interesting. Thanks for sharing them.

    If you have audio recordings, you can use slideshare to sync the audio to your slides. That we we could hear your explanation of each slide.

  2. March 29, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Hello Tim,

    Dropping by to thank you for a wonderful presentation on Saturday. I especially appreciate the knowledge you shared on young adult christians which directly applies to me and many of my friends in church. As I was listening, I was nodding my head and couldn’t concur enough.

    God bless. 🙂

    In His Love,

    Pan Phyu Phyu

  1. March 11, 2009 at 7:48 am

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