Benjamin Shin: Defining Mentorship

Here is Dr. Benjamin Shin’s plenary session message “Defining Mentorship,” at the Asian American Ministry Conference, November 8, 2014. Benjamin C. Shin has served in the ministry as a pastor, parachurch leader, and professor for more than 20 years.  He is a graduate of UCLA, Talbot School of Theology, and Dallas Theological Seminary.  He enjoys reading, music, sports (especially the UCLA Bruins), and spending time with people.  His vision and passion includes mentoring leaders, re-building churches, and teaching the Word of God.  He is married to his bride, Jen and has 2 wonderful boys named Adam and Zachary.  He currently serves as Associate Professor of Bible Exposition and Director of the Asian-American Ministry track for the Doctor of Ministry at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada,...

Cory Ishida: It’s All About Mentorship

Here is Rev. Cory Ishida’s plenary session message “It’s All About Mentorship,” at the Asian American Ministry Conference, November 8, 2014. Pastor Cory Ishida was born in Alhambra, CA in 1947 to Nisei (second generation Japanese American) parents. He grew up in Pasadena, CA and graduated from UCLA with a degree in zoology. Cory has been married to his wife, Reine, since 1969. They have three married daughters and ten grandchildren. Cory was called as the senior pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles (Evergreen LA) in 1977. In 1997, he, along with 300 members of Evergreen LA, planted Evergreen Baptist Church of San Gabriel Valley (Evergreen SGV) located in La Puente,...

Training Churches and Leaders at the Asian American Ministry Conference

We thank God for our first ever Asian American Ministry Conference. The Lord certainly blessed us above and beyond our expectations and we believe that He certainly brought the right people who can start a movement of mentorship in our churches and community. Everything went so well and it was just unbelievable; we’ve heard that a number of people were so blessed by the break-out sessions too. And the Lord gave each of the mentors a unique message related to mentorship like pieces of the puzzle that completed a beautiful picture of grace, truth, and love. For next year, the Asian American Ministry Conference will be held on November 7th, 2015, on the topic of leadership. Save the date and subscribe to the free email newsletter for more information as they become available. And a word of thanks to Christianity Daily for mentioning AAMC in this article, Asian Americans Hope to Build a Movement of Mentorship in Churches and Society, by Rachael Lee: Relationships between older and younger people in an Asian setting tends to be considered in a negative light, and is thought to be stiff, hierarchical, and not very comfortable. However, church leaders have recognized that there is a need for relational and deep mentorship in order for the younger generation to be raised up as the next leaders of the church and of society as a whole. In an effort to build a movement of mentorship in Asian American church culture, the Asian American Ministry cohort of the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) program at Talbot School of Theology in Biola University decided to host its first annual Asian American Ministry Conference (AAMC)…...

“What Kind of Mentor Should I Look For?” with Dr. Benjamin Shin

At the Asian American Ministry Conference, Dr. Benjamin Shin, Associate Professor of Bible Exposition, will be one of our keynote speakers. He’ll also be leading a breakout session: “Mentoring Pastoral Staff”, November 8th, 2014 at Biola University! For details and registration, see http://aace.link/conference Check out our YouTube channel!...