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Five Cries of Asian American Christian Young Adults – resource available

March 7, 2011 4 comments

After presenting the “Five Cries of Asian American Christian Young Adults” at a ISAAC Nor Cal workshop in Nov 2010, the Evangelical Formosan Church, LA’s Bridging Conference in Feb 26-28, and at the Bay Area Sunday School Convention on Mar 5, I’ve finally finalized the written presentation! It is posted at this link:

[download Tim Tseng’s Five Cries of Asian American Christian Young Adults pdf]

The updated powerpoint presentation is here:

Peter Wang’s presentation is here:

To contact Peter Wang and to receive Josh Lee’s presentations about retaining and reaching Asian American Young Adults, contact them directly at these links:

Rev. Peter Wang
English Pastor
Southbay Chinese Baptist Church, San Jose, CA
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Rev. Josh Lee
English Pastor
Crossing English Ministry
Chinese for Christ Church, Hayward, CA
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Videos of ISAAC Equipping Symposium at Fuller now available!

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Greetings friends!

We’ve posted most of the videos of ISAAC So Cal-Fuller’s Equipping Symposium on our vimeo account. More will be posted! Have a look: http://vimeo.com/isaacvid/videos

Also, photos can be found at ISAAC’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ISAAC/18289178852

– Tim Tseng and Young Lee Hertig

Northern California Update (from Tim Tseng)

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Nov. 1, 2010

Our last event of 2010 will be a workshop entitled Five Cries of Asian American Young Adults (Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 AM – 2 PM) at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in San Jose. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Episcopal Amerasia Ministries and the Pacific Asian American and Canadian Christian Education project with the support of our Northern California member churches.

The “Five Cries” that will be presented will address:

(1) social-cultural impacts on Asian American Young Adults,
(2) retention of Asian American Young Adults, and
(3) attracting Asian American Young Adults.

Registration deadline: Nov. 14.

Click here for more information and to register.

Northern California Updates: Read more…

National Update (Sept. 16, 2010)

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Sept. 16, 2010

Greetings friends!

I’m happy to share several new developments with ISAAC and SANACS since our last national newsletter. But first, you can save 10% off your purchase of our publications. Go to our revamped and simplified website: http://isaacweb.org, click “Publications,” select publication and click “Buy,” and enter code ‘ AUTUMN ‘ at checkout. The SANACS Journal 2010 is now available! [Click link]

Now for upcoming events and updates.

Read more…

ISAAC speakers @ North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Convocation (Aug 4-7, 2010)

August 4, 2010 Leave a comment

ISAAC So Cal Director, Young Lee Hertig and ISAAC Executive Director, Tim Tseng, are speaking at the 16th Biennial  North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) Convocation in Seattle, WA, this week. Tim’s talk is entitled “Scripted, scripting, and scripture: the hope of Asian American Christianity.” Young Lee’s is “Generational and Gendered Scripts: World Cup vs LA Lakers NBA Championship.” They will also lead a joint workshop.

Effective Asian American Young Adults Ministry workshop wrap up

March 29, 2009 Leave a comment

March 28, 2009 – ISAAC’s Bay Area Equipping and Resource Center held the first of several workshops to strengthen Asian American church leaders. 49 Chinese, Taiwanese, Burmese, Korean, Indonesian, Filipino, Japanese, and Caucasian participants made the workshop surprisingly diverse. Video and audio tapes of the presentations were recorded and will be made available shortly. We are grateful to the Good Shepherd Christian Church for allowing us to use their wonderful facilities.

Tim Tseng’s presentation provided some recent demographics about the religious identification among Americans, in general, and Asian Americans, specifically. It also shared some recent findings regarding the culture of consumption among Asian American young adults and the emotional health of Asian American teens who regularly attend Asian American churches. The presentation can be viewed and downloaded here:

Host pastors Joseph Chiu and Peter Wang gave very practical suggestions about how both first and second generation church leaders could help make Young Adult Ministries in bilingual and multi-generational churches more effective. Many of the insights shared by both presenters and the participants are applicable not only to bi-cultural congregations, but also to young adults ministries, in general.

ISAAC hopes to make the audio-visual recordings of the presentations available soon. But this workshop is just the beginning of the development of resources for effective Asian American Young Adults ministries. We are starting an email discussion to encourage participants to continue to communicate and encourage each other. The group is called AsianAmYAM. Here are the details:
– Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/asianamyam
– Group email address: asianamyam@yahoogroups.com

Photos have already been posted at the home page. Please sign up tonight!

We also plan to start a blog where some of our best ideas can be posted.

We are also grateful that Inheritance Magazine, the Southeast Asian Committee, and ERRC-China provided information and resources for our workshop participants!

Keep checking the ISAAC website for updates and new information!

Johnson Chiu, Director, ER Center
Timothy Tseng, Executive Director, ISAAC
Marie McCulley, Registrar

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

March 1, 2009 3 comments

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.