Asian American Pastor? Need your wisdom.

Are you an Asian American pastor, or know of one? Get $10 for filling out a quick survey*, and help with this research project. You can pass it along too, or better, link to the permalink here.


I am a professor at Talbot School of Theology of Biola University in La Mirada, California.

As one of my long-range research projects, I am studying the life and ministry of Asian American pastors, in particular the primary factors that contribute to clergy wellness and longevity in ministry.

I invite you to participate in the research by filling out a 20 minute on-line questionnaire, which is found at

Your password is: church

The information you provide will be kept confidential. ~The majority of the questions ask you to respond to a statement stating how strongly you agree or disagree. Also, at the end of the questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to provide some written comments.

If you have any questions about the research project, please write to [email protected] .

Thank you in advance for your invaluable collaboration.

In Christ,

P.S. * As an incentive, the first 70 people who fill it out will be given a $10 gift certificate to either or Starbucks! The only qualification is that you are serving in an English speaking ministry where the majority of attenders are of Asian-American descent. After filling out the survey e-mail me back so that I can facilitate the gift certificate redeeming process.
Jonathan Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of C. E.
Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639
562-944-0351 Ext. 5519
Email: [email protected]

[update: as of 11/15/05, 2:30pm ET, still had 50 gift certs left and they hope to get more]

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  1. Elijah says:

    okeedoke, I filled out the survey. I had some time last night and figured it’d be fun and a good way to process my past ministry experiences as well. I had some interesting emotions show up, especially alot of latent resentments, hehe.

  2. John Teter says:

    DJ, thank you for the link. I look forward to reading about his findings. Unfortunately, my congregation is black and Latino so I don’t think I qualify, but I want to peep the results. Keep up the great blogging and ave a great holidays!

  3. Tom Siwicki says:

    I just took the survey and let Dr. Kim know that I received the referral from you blog. Maybe you can get him to send you one of those Starbuck’s certificates for helping him out!

  4. Pastor deogratias Moris Nzellan says:

    Ihope you are fine& continue well for the power of God. Iam a pastor and also Ihave seventy people for the church.
    The purpose of this message I wany to be apostlic friendship for the work of God.Iliving in East Africa country in Dar-es-salaam and the Church name is called Evangelisti Assembles of