Jenn Suen Chen (a spiritual director, international speaker, enneagram coach, and writer) joins DJ Chuang to continue this conversation series about the four stages of spiritual formation. Awakening is the third stage, following shaping and undoing. Most of us want to grow spiritually; here’s how you know what it looks and feels like, and when it’s happening.
Jenn Suen Chen explains the second of four stages in her spiritual formation paradigm: undoing. By sharing our real life experiences of going through the stages of shaping and undoing, these first 2 stages, we learn how it looks and feels when God is working in our lives during times like these.
Jiwon Woo, Program Director at Mustard Seed Generation, explains how their mental health training is equipping churches to address mental health issues in congregations and communities around the USA. The next 7-week training starts on April 7th, 2023.
Phyllis Myung and DJ Chuang invites you to join us for this in-person event on March 18th, 2023 in New York City, New York – “Have You Eaten? A Mental & Emotional Health Symposium for Asian American Christians” – Register for free at asianamericanchristiancollaborative.com/health-symposium – space is limited
One of the most commonly documented ailments of the modern soul is loneliness, which could be defined as “the emotional state of being disconnected.” But if that’s the problem, then how do we get authentic connection? Using details from his own journey as an immigrant to New York City, and then a transplant to Boston and then later, the Bay Area, pastor David Kim shares how a search for connection led him down false (and destructive) roads. He’ll also share how story of God in Genesis 16 helped him understand and live in the healing reality that he is seen, heard and valued.
Where do we even begin to tackle this huge topic? We’re going to begin by presenting the entire episode of The Same Boat Podcast that talks about Spiritual Abuse in the immigrant Asian church. This episode features a conversation with Dr. Roy Kim (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at New Legacy Family Counseling), Pastor Wilson Wang (lead pastor of Renew Church OC in Fullerton CA), and Jenna Fu. Thanks to The Same Boat Podcast for permission to syndicate their episode.
#CW (content warning: this episode talks about infertility and sexuality)
Dr. Jessica Cho shares her experiences and research into options for women seeking to be a mother, but have infertility and fertility issues, and the many challenging considerations involved with options like domestic adoption through the child welfare system, foster children, international cross-cultural adoption, fertility treatment, or remaining childless. We talk about how this affects our faith and identity in Christ, and how God gives hope in the midst of one’s sorrows, griefs, and yearnings.
Dr. David Chao shares about the pioneering work of the Center of Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary that’s paving the way for Asian Americans to more fully experience the abundant life. These four main focal areas are: race, mental health, discipleship, and leadership.
And, you’re invited to join a free online conference on January 19, 2023, “The Pursuit of Asian American Happiness: Improving Mental Health in the Asian American Church” to get inspired and equipped – get more info and register at https://pts.events/2023-mental-health-conference/