• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Women's History Month 2024 - Rev. Kathryn Choy-Wong

    Women’s History Month Gathering

    Monday, March 11, 2024
    at 12:00-12:30 PM ET
    Join American Baptist Women's Ministries on March 11, 2024, as we speak with the Rev. Kathryn Choy-Wong, a consultant, trainer, and writer in intercultural ministries.

    American Baptist Women's Ministries' Women's History Month Gatherings are free. Donations are welcome. Your donation will allow American Baptist Women's Ministries to continue providing programs, resources, and leader training for ministries with women and girls.

    Building Lasting Bridges: An Updated Handbook for Intercultural Ministries provides insights from three US-based faith leaders from diverse cultural and denominational backgrounds for understanding and bridging cultural divides. This book offers a brief theology supporting diversity, followed by reflections from the authors on their personal journeys toward embracing diversity within their faith context. Notably, the authors provide a practical pathway for building bridges, which will support everyone from beginning to advanced builders of bridges. The book features brief, easily accessible chapters with compelling questions for either personal or group reflection that will be perfect for intentional community-building group study or personal growth. Click here to learn more. 

    Rev. Kathryn Choy-Wong
    Since 2003, Rev. Choy-Wong  is a co-founder and senior trainer of the former i-Relate Institute, an Intercultural Leadership Institute, that trains pastors, lay leaders, and churches in working interculturally. Rev. Choy-Wong is a co-author of Building Lasting Bridges: An Updated Handbook For Intercultural Ministries and an online workbook to accompany the handbook.  She has written two manuals for churches in prayer, Covenant Prayer Group Manual (National Ministries, ABCUSA, 1988) and intercultural ministries, Building Bridges: A Handbook for Cross-cultural Ministry (Judson Press, 1998).
         Rev. Choy-Wong served as Director of the Northern California Food Network, in the area of hunger and homeless ministries. Following her seminary internship and serving as Associate Minister at the Community Baptist Church in San Mateo, Rev. Choy-Wong then served as Director of Asian Ministries of National Ministries, ABC-USA (now American Baptist Home Mission Societies), Area Minister for the American Baptist Churches of the West (now Growing Healthy Churches), and Admissions Director/Instructor at American Baptist Seminary of the West (now Berkeley School of Theology). Rev. Choy-Wong recently retired from New Life Christian Fellowship after serving as staff (2000-03), co-pastor (2003-04), and then senior pastor (2004-19).

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