Conferences for Asian American Christian Women?

A friend was asking about finding a Christian women’s conference for Asian Americans. I didn’t know of any regularly scheduled Asian American Christian women conference out there.

[update 2023] also see this list of ministries that are empowering Asian American Christian women

[update 2021] Vivian Mabuni’s Someday is Here hosted “a live event for Asian American women in all walks of life. We will hear from various Asian American authors and speakers present on topics tailored to Asian American women.” February 20, 2020 in Southern California was the first one. The next live event scheduled for March 6, 2021 has info at + follow for updates.

Thought I’d check on Twitter. I tweeted this out:

“Is there an Asian American Christian women’s conference sometime somewhere in North America? (Asking for a friend who’d like spiritual refreshment without the extra work of recontextualizing)

And got a couple of tweet replies back. One highly recommended the PANAAWTM conference coming in Atlanta this April. PANAAWTM is the acronym for Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry, and their annual conference has an impressive run for 34 years and still going. Another tweet mentioned an API women leadership conference from May 2012–

I passed these along to my friend. But she was looking for something more about spiritual refreshment and maybe Bible teaching, rather than theological work or ministry leadership training.

I thought about the question on the back burner of my mind during a slower Saturday afternoon. I thought of a different way to go at that question.

Instead of looking for a women’s conference hosted by a Christian ministry, what about a women’s retreat of a local church that reaches a sizable number of Asian American women? I worked through my list of Multi-Asian churches, not all of them, but the older ones that might be more likely to have multiple generations and more programs for different groups.

Women’s Retreat at Asian American Churches

I found two:

  1. Asian American Baptist Church in Dallas (Texas) has a women’s retreat
  2. Ambassador Church in Anaheim and Brea (California) has a women’s retreat

Would you know of any others? Let’s help our sisters in Christ be encouraged and strengthened together.

(by the way, I did find a church that had a women’s retreat every 3 years, but that’s not going to work every year..)

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