ABHMS 2012 Asian Conference & Asian Caucus Convocation


I want to share with ABCNJ friends and family about the ABC Asian Conference and Asian Caucus Convocation at the First Baptist Church in Waltham, Massachusetts, August 20-22, 2012. Our theme was Challenges and Opportunities for Asian and Asian American Churches. I was the representative for ABCNJ Associate Regional Pastorfor Asian Ministries and First Asian Baptist Church, Haddonfield, NJ. Our region was represented by my church (11 people - 4 adults and 7 teenagers.) and Evergreen Baptist Church in Teaneck, Rev, Joshua Pyon(1), First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church, Newark, Rev. Felix Tingson and Lay leader Felix Colinco, Calvary Baptist Church of Clifton, Rev. Manual de la Fuente and his daughter, Catherine.

The Keynote speaker was Dr. Russell Yee, Author of Worship on the Way (Judson Press 2012).  Yee is an ordained American Baptist minister on the pastoral staff of New Hope Covenant Church (Oakland, California).  Another guest speaker was Dr. Sydney Park, One of the editors of Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations. (Judson Press 2012). Park is a biblical scholar and assistant professor at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama.

We had a wonderful fellowship, and testimonies and track discussion and all different ethnic group discussion and Judson side tour etc. This brought all the Asian pastors and lay leaders and families together giving a challenge on how to make a difference and outreach in understanding to the next generation.