By Joy Wong
1. To get a better grasp of where you come from
All your life, you’ve been taught American history but wonder, where do we as Asian Americans fit in?
2. To know you’re not alone
You’re feeling frustrated, tired, and isolated as part of a dwindling team of English-speaking leaders/pastors in an Asian immigrant church.
3. To work towards understanding and being understood
You want to meet and dialogue with those across the generational and cultural divides in a safe, learning environment.
4. To find role models
You’re looking for role models, both male and female, of Asian American scholars and pastors who are interested in critically engaging with the changing times and culture.
5. To embrace your Asian American identity
You’re done despising your Asian-Americanness — it’s time to celebrate God’s work in generations past, and realize the enormous contribution our unique God-given identity presents for the Church at large.
6. To learn from the experts
Rich Mouw, Doug McConnell, David Yoo, Tim Tseng, Charlene Jin Lee, Amos Yong, Chandra Mallampalli, Grace Yia-Hei Kao, Eugene Cho, Bo Lim, Esther Chung-Kim, Helen Rhee, Kevin Park, selected authors of Mirrored Reflections (Chloe Sun, Debbie Hearn Gin, & Young Lee Hertig), and Fuller faculty… all in dialogue about Asian American History and Asian American Christianity. Need I say more?