9780817017064

Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780817017064

  • ISBN10:

    0817017062

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/16/2012
  • Publisher: Judson Pr
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Summary

In this intentionally grounded and richly theological volume, the editors bring together diverse leaders from pulpit and academy alike to explore the opportunities for ministry in an Asian North American Christian community that is increasingly challenged by a generation gap, not so much between age groups but between first-generation immigrants and the second- and third-generations. Contributors include Peter Cha, John Chung, Mitchell Kim, Sam Kim, David Lee, Grace May, Nancy Sugikawa, Gideon Tsang, Tim Seng, Jonathan Wu, Greg Yee, and Peter Yi.

Author Biography

M. Sydney Park, MDiv, ThM, PhD, is a biblical scholar and Assistant Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham. She also ministered in Korean-American churches for eleven years. Dr. Park is coauthor of The Post Racial Church: A Biblical Framework for Multiethnic Reconciliation (Kregel, 2011). Soong-Chan Rah, MDiv, ThM, DMin, is an urban ministry scholar and Associate Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was founding pastor of Boston's multiethnic Cambridge Community Fellowship, and has also pastored in Korean immigrant churches. He is author of The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (IVP, 2009). F. Albert "Al Tizon, MA, PhD, is Associate Professor of Holistic Ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and Director of Word Deed Network of the Evangelicals for Social Action. An ordained minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Dr. Tizon is author of Missional Preaching:

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Editors' Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Theology of the Household of God: Identity and Function of Christ's Body in Ephesiansp. 1
From Generation to Generation
Intergenerational Ministry: Why Bother?p. 21
The Disillusioned Generation: Ecclesiology from the Marginsp. 39
Now-Generation Ministryp. 59
Ministry Issues
Forming "Grace-Full" Pastorsp. 81
The Way Home: Brothers and Sisters Serving Togetherp. 100
Formation of Servants in God's Householdp. 120
Children of Light: Following Jesus in Public Lifep. 148
Extending Grace and Reconciliation: From Broken Households to the Ends of the Earthp. 169
Conclusion: Moving Forward and Outwardp. 197
Afterwordp. 203
About the Contributorsp. 205
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