How church ministry is like Apple

“Think different.” This was ad campaign that launched the rise of Apple Computer. Its rallying cry was to “…the ones who see things differently . . . because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” This phrase encapsulates the experience of many of us who are called […]

Three F Words for Asian American Pastors

How many Asian American pastors can you name that are nationally-recognized in the Christian community? Maybe one — Francis Chan. Even though Asian Americans are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in America (18 million) with over 7,000 churches, there are only a few Asian American pastors who are well known and being invited to large […]

Thirty Network Update One

Executive Summary – Southern California 2016 This past February, we hosted the first Asian American leadership gathering for the Thirty Network. The Thirty Network is a gathering of 30 Asian American pastors and ministry directors in their 30s (and under) for 30 hours of honest conversations about life and ministry. This invitation-only event connected 30 church leaders into a relational community with access to mentoring, coaching, and […]

Advancing our Cause. Pushing the Urgency.

Not too long ago, I ran across this picture-only book, East Meets West by Yang Liu (YES, I am big fan of books with fewer words). The author attempted to depict intercultural dynamics between the Eastern-Asian culture versus the Western-Anglo culture. Some of the illustrations may be a bit exaggerated, I thought this picture (above) resonated most […]

starting something called the thirty

This is the dream of a small group of Asian American pastors and ministry directors. We are stepping out in this faith adventure to raise up more Asian American pastors for the universal church. Yes, that’s a big idea, a God-sized idea. We want to do our part, a small part, of contributing to the […]