connecting in Chicago

This week I’ll be in Chicago and have an opportunity to connect with old and new friends in the Kingdom. At something called the Asian North American Theology and Ministry Consultation, there’ll be maybe 100 or so Asian American leaders involved in various roles of leadership having structured conversations about critical issues. It’s co-sponsored by the Catalyst Leadership Center and the Carl F. H. Henry Center, with Peter Cha playing a vital role as point person on the whole initiative. The gathering’s aim is described as:

… to create an intentional space in which Asian North American theologians and pastors will gather and reflect upon the shared task of the ministry of the Gospel in today’s Asian North American context. As the result of this consultation, it is our hope that ANA theologians and ministry practitioners will be encouraged to collaborate with one another for the ministry of the Gospel.

It’ll be really great to hang out with David Park (, Soong-Chan Rah (, and many others. I’d given them all more link love, but I think many do not yet have web presences. Yet.

Later in the week, I’ll be part of a meeting with a small group of next generation Asian American senior pastors, pioneering the way for a new generation of innovative churches that’ll shape the next evangelicalism.

Both of these events are sequestered. So that means there’ll be no live-streaming video nor live-blogging, and probably twittering would be minimal. [update] 4 others are twittering, using hashtag #ana@dpark75, @semaforic, @reginapchan, @profrah

However, on the evenings of Monday 5/18 and Tuesday 5/19, the ANA consultation will be open to the public!

An Asian North American worship gathering will feature these speakers — Monday: Dihan Lee (Open Door Presbyterian Church) and Nancy Sugikawa (Lighthouse Church); Tuesday: Ken Fong (Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles) and Dave Gibbons (NewSong Church). Location is A.T. Olson Chapel at Trinity International University (2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL.) Evening gathering starts at 7:30pm. [please direct questions to [email protected]]

I’ll be in Chicago representin’ L2 Foundation and Leadership Network, and if permissible and with those less easily confused, maybe my raw & uneditd self too.

You may also like...

6 Responses

  1. Drew H says:

    Sounds great, DJ. Will there be twittering or live-blogging from the worship gatherings? I'd love to follow somehow.

  2. djchuang says:

    Drew, well, right now the answer is an unknown. If it happens, I'll link to it on my twitter @djchuang — I will say that I won't be live-twittering or live-blogging, as lately my approach has been to make the most of my face-to-face time with people, since I can be online 24/7 any other time. F2f is premium.