Asian American Emergents skypecast this Sunday
Spread the word about the Asian American Emergents skypecast [NOTE: sorry, messed it all up; please skype me to join!] coming this Sunday 10/29 at 9:00pm Eastern + 6:00pm Pacific. Note that this Sunday is the first day of Daylight Savings Time in the US.
We should be talking about planting emerging/emergent churches for Asian Americans with our special guest Bruce Reyes-Chow, making his first appearance on the skypecast that he originally dreamed up.
Had an incredible time here in Oregon; flying back East to Washington DC on a red-eye. Tell you more next week.
[update 10/29/06] We used an alternative way to do our event tonight, b/c I messed up the Skypecast setup and we also had other technical difficulties too, so we did it via a Skype conference call: Skypecasts allow up to 100 participants, but Skype conference calls only allow up to a maximum of 5. So, sorry Eddie for not being able to include you on time, this go around 🙁
On the call, we (Bruce Reyes-Chow, Sivin Kit, myself, plus 21-year-old Eugene from Vancouver listened in.) did dialogue around the issues of planting emerging churches to reach a new generation of Asian Americans. Bruce (who is Chinese/Filipino) started with a discusses the story of how Mission Bay Community Church started with PCUSA support; it now has a multiethnic diversity of about 40% Asian-American, 40% White, 20% other (African American/Multi-Racial). We explored the intersection of Emergent and Asians, talked about technical difficulties, and ended with advise about church planting.
We did manage to record the last 25 minutes of the conference call: listen in or download the MP3 audio + add your comment below to join the conversation.
thanks for a great conversation DJ, Bruce, and Eugene (eavesdropping) 🙂
No problem DJ. In God’s sovereignty, I ended up meeting guys from Laos and Taiwan (both of whom weren’t Christians but hanging out in that skypecast room). We had a good talk about Christ and comparing our various walks of faith. One was a professor at a university in Asia, teaching on moral ethics in society. It made for some interesting conversation to say the least.
The funny thing is that both of them were attracted to the skypecast title, which they thought was “Asian American IMMIGRANTS” instead of EMERGENTS.
God has a funny sense of humor 🙂
“Some of my best pastoral work was done as a bartender” – I love hearing that. Some AA Christians (and Pharisees) 🙂 I know won’t step anywhere near a bar…
Just curious — how have the Skype connections been working for all of you?
The Skype connection overall has worked well! It does sound better on a conference call (up to 5 Skypers) than a skypecast (up to 100 Skypers), and I’m able to record calls either way. We did get the occasional garble with network congestion on a skypecast, and the moderator’s panel on the skypecast does occasionally get glitchy. For what it is with VoIP and connecting people from around the US and the world (our Asian American Emergents skypecast may well be renamed Asian Emergents), it does work!
The other catch is this: a few callers have technical difficulty joining a skypecast. But, since I’m not looking over their shoulder, I’m not sure how to troubleshoot that, whether if it’s a Skype version thing, hardware issue, or what.