2015 Bay Area Chinese Christian Therapist Directory available

The 2015 Bay Area Chinese Christian Therapist Directory is available here. Dialects are listed.

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November 19, 2015

Dear Pastors,

One of the needs many Chinese churches are facing is ministering to members of their congregation in crisis or trouble. Sometimes the burdens these families face are beyond the resources of the church alone, and require the help of professional counselors. Depression, addiction, family conflict, abuse – these are real situations even among the family of God.

I understand that many pastors would like to refer their parishioners, friends, and family for trusted help, but don’t know where to turn.

As a resource to churches, I have compiled a list of Christian counseling professionals in the Bay Area, and also agencies that provide counseling services. These therapists have included their own profiles as a way for you to know who they are and the types of services they provide. In addition, many of these counselors can be contacted to give presentations and workshops at your church, to help equip the saints in administering God’s grace. It is my prayer that together we can build up the body of Christ.

This is the third edition of this directory, so please note that some contact information has been updated.

In Christ’s service,

Ann Lo, LMFT [email]

Emerging Leaders Cohort application deadline – 12/10/2105

November 30th, 2015

Hello everyone!

A quick update – the deadline to apply for the Emerging Leaders 2016 cohort is December 10, 2015. Apply on-line at:

Download the details of the program in PDF here:

Be sure to speak to your pastor, elder, or spiritual mentor before applying. No more than 10 applicants will be accepted for this round.

Tim Tseng, Director of the HCLI

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Emerging Leaders Program is launching!

  • Do you sense a calling to ministry among Asian Americans but are not sure what it is all about?
  • Would you like be a better disciple maker of Asian Americans but don’t understand what makes them tick?
  • Have you felt frustrated as a leader in an immigrant Asian church or among Asian Americans?

If you can say “yes” to any of these questions, then we would like to invite you to join the Emerging Leaders Program, a new vocational discernment and mentorship program just for people like you.

Next Gen slides.002The Emerging Leaders Program is a vocational discernment program of the Healthy Church Leaders Initiative of the Asian American Leadership Center (AALC). The program will help a cohort of 8-10 male and female emerging leaders to clarify their callings in Asian American settings over a period of 8-10 months.

For more information and to apply go to:

The ideal participant would be one of the following:

  1. A student (undergraduate junior or senior, or a graduate student) or recent graduate who is considering a vocation in ministry among Asian Americans.
  2. A seminarian who would like to be better equipped to serve Asian Americans.
  3. A layleader who would like to be more effective in Asian American settings.

Upon completion of the program, participants will:

  1. gain a better idea of whether or not they should pursue vocational ministry. Participant who feel called to enter the ministry will also be better prepared for seminary and theological education.
  2. be better prepared to serve as leaders in a variety of Asian American ministry settings (Asian immigrant, pan-Asian, mainstream or multicultural congregations or ministries, congregational, or parachurch). This would be especially beneficial for participants who are already enrolled in seminary.
  3. be equipped with tools to both appreciate and critique the Asian American Christianity in its diverse expressions and practices.

During each round, cohort participants will engage in theological reflection, vocational discernment, and individual mentoring.

The first round of this program will begin on January 23, 2016, and conclude by September 24, 2016. The second round will begin in September and conclude by the end of June 2017.