Christianity Daily’s Rachael Lee did a great write up about our gathering, “At Exponential Conference, Asian American Leaders Convene“—
For the first time, a separate gathering for Asian American leaders convened at the Exponential West Conference that began on October 3 at Mariners Church.
The gathering was a pre-conference hosted by the ‘Thirty Network,’ a group that launched in February this year that aims to resource and cultivate Asian American ministry leaders.
“We want to advance Asian American leaders for them to be able to influence the whole church world,” said Kevin Nguyen, campus pastor of Saddleback Church Irvine South, and one of the leaders of the Thirty Network. “We want to provide access points like the space we had today to keep leaders inspired.”
Bigger conferences like this one are helpful for leaders, but may lack contextualized information, said DJ Chuang, a strategy consultant who is also one of the leaders of the Thirty Network. He said it’s important to “have an intimate space to have conversations like this among Asian Americans.”
The session, which was split into three parts, featured brief talks with Daniel Im of LifeWay Christian Resources, president of the Exponential Conference Dave Ferguson, and DJ Chuang.