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LTC 2018

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Featured, Portfolio | 0 comments

LTC 2018

Register for our annual Leadership Training Conference – a week of learning leadership skills and heart.

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The Next AACF Director, Jon Liu

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Next AACF Director, Jon Liu

   Jon Liu has been affirmed by the Executive Director of JEMS, Richard Chuman, the JEMS Board of Directors, and AACF Advisory Board as the next AACF Director. Jon has assumed the position on June 1. In 2003, Jon joined the UCSD chapter of Asian American Christian Fellowship. During his college career, he served as a student leader as a bible study leader and then as a core member in subsequent years. It was in AACF and a summer serving at the JEMS Mount Hermon Junior High Camp where he discovered his call to vocational ministry. That was where Jon’s passion to serve young people and the discovery of his gifting intersected. After graduating from UCSD, Jon served as a volunteer campus minister for AACF UCSD, began attending Bethel Seminary San Diego, and served as a Youth Pastor. After faithfully serving in San Diego, Jon felt the call to serve fulltime in AACF. He graduated with his Master of Divinity, resigned his position as a Youth Pastor and moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to begin serving as a member of the AACF Leadership Team with Melanie Mar Chow and Victor Quon. It is Jon’s creativity and pastoral heart that makes him a great director for AACF. “I’ve been with AACF since 2003, both as a student and as a campus minister,” says Jon. “Those were the trenches of ministry. That was where my foundation of leadership was laid. Through trial and error, ups and down, affirmation and correction, I came face-to-face with God’s calling on my life: to be a fulltime minister. It is now an honor to continue the tradition of developing young people into leaders who serve their communities. I pray that young people will have a similar experience to my own; that they will discover their gifting and embrace their God given calling to be a blessing to the nations.” Jon is getting married in the summer. He looks forward to starting a new chapter in his life as a husband and as the AACF Director....

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Tiffany AACF SPU Meditation Monday

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Devotional | 0 comments

Tiffany AACF SPU Meditation Monday

Tiffany Chin, AACF SPU c/o 2017 reflecting on this devotional she read: It’s easy to give up hope. There were many times this school year when the things I did just didn’t seem good enough, and as much as I told myself that things will get better, there was usually a part of me that doubted that reality. I think it happened so many times that it got to the point where I just accepted the hopelessness as my present reality, and the idea of hope were just empty words either I would tell myself or others would say to me. However, lately there have been situations that forced me to sort out everything that’s been happening in my life, and analyze the emotions and mentality I’ve had these past couple of weeks/months as opposed to just ignoring them (which I was doing most of last quarter). This devotion reminded me of my current situation this school year. There were many times I felt discouraged and empty, but there were also times I felt incredibly blessed and strengthened by God to face all the challenges I had going on. I think what mainly caused me to feel so hopeless was my perspective on what it meant to be successful. I was focusing so much on worldly things and letting that define me that I wasn’t devoting enough of my time to God. So this devotional was a good reminder of what and who my time and energy should be centered around, and through that—through God—there is hope. Read the devotional she read...

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Alumni Testimony: Kelly Lee

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Alumni Testimonies | 0 comments

Alumni Testimony: Kelly Lee

Kelly Lee, AACF UCSD class of 2006, responded to the question, “How has AACF impacted your life? I first started coming to AACF during my sophomore year in 2004. I remember hesitantly signing up for Winter Retreat and feeling nervous about going because I didn’t really know anyone. However, after a rough freshman year and really hitting rock bottom in my relationship with God, I had promised Him and myself that I was going to recommit my life to Christ and make my relationship with God my priority. Throughout the rest of my college years, AACF was an extremely vital part of my growth as a Christian. Even though I had grown up in a Christian home and went to church all my life, my time in college and at AACF is where my faith became genuine and my own. For the first time I actually longed to read the Bible and felt like God was giving me insight to understand His Word. I learned about how sinful I am and what an offense it is to a thrice Holy God, yet out of His mercy He still chose to save me and give me the free gift of salvation. I began to pray more and more and learned that not only does God delight in our prayers, but He is faithful to answer them in His own way and in His own time if we will trust in Him. Not only was I challenged and blessed by the teaching I received there, but I also met many other genuine believers who to this day are still dear friends of mine that encourage me in my walk with the Lord. When I look back on my college years, my best memories are from AACF. I am so thankful that God led to me a fellowship that I could call home, and a place where I could truly grow and deepen my relationship with Him. My years at AACF were truly integral to the growth and development of my faith and I will always be forever grateful for this campus ministry. And for the icing on the cake, God also allowed me to meet my husband at AACF. It turned out that he was my driver for the Winter Retreat that I had been so reluctant to attend. He is a godly man who encourages me in my walk with the Lord and who daily shows Christ’s love to me. We’ve been married for almost seven years now and will be welcoming our third baby come October. God has truly been so good and gracious to a sinner like...

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A joint statement on race relations

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Temporary | 0 comments

A Joint Statement from AACF, Epic (Cru), InterVarsity AAM, Ohana Partners (Navigators), SEAC These past weeks, the bright spotlight shining on American race relations has shifted. It is now focused squarely on the college campus. Students at Mizzou, Yale, Ithaca College, Claremont McKenna College have been protesting the lack of progress in climate, recruiting, and retention for Black students and faculty. As a result, some of them now live under racist threats of violence from some who object to their protest.* This joint statement comes from leaders from national campus ministries serving Asian American students. We feel compelled by the Lord to speak a few words of confession, empathy, and exhortation regarding current events. Many of our staff members working with Asian American students have ties with the Black student community – some of them very deep ties. These staff have been standing alongside Black students, serving as supportive presence at Black cultural centers, and advocating for Black students in their churches. However, this is not the typical posture for Asian American Christians. On behalf of our fellow Asian Americans: We acknowledge that many Asian Americans have hesitated to identify publicly with our Black brothers and sisters. Some of us are surprised at the level of pain and outrage we see. This may be due to our cultural norms of restraint combined with our value for long suffering. Many of us, especially more recent immigrants, are less familiar with the American tradition of protest and advocacy. Or our own experience of discrimination may have been less severe. Our own perspective can blind us to the perspective of others. Some of us do identify with the experience of discrimination, yet we still hesitate to publicly identify with our Black brothers and sisters because we are afraid of the backlash occurring against the Black community. Frankly we can be good at minimizing conflict. Our fear of suffering can keep us from identifying with the suffering of others. We acknowledge that our hesitation can communicate that we don’t care about the deep pain of marginalization on campus, even when many of us have experienced it ourselves. We are sorry. Please know that we deeply and truly believe that God desires justice. We know that the gospel invites us to reconciliation among people as well as reconciliation with God. We sincerely want to grow in Christ-like compassion, empathy, and justice. Now an exhortation to our fellow Asian Americans: We are all at different starting points in our understanding and comfort in engaging social justice. That’s OK. But it’s not OK for us to remain at that starting point. God wants to grow us, and use us, in this critical moment. Here are some steps of response: Pray for racial reconciliation in our country and on the college campus. Don’t just pray for conflict to go away, but for reconciliation – that is, for estranged parties to actually move toward each other on the basis of grace toward the goal of justice. Act on your compassion, and then let your empathy lead to understanding. Don’t be paralyzed by the genuinely complex questions surrounding these issues. They should not cloud the overarching reality that racial inequity exists and is causing deep pain and frustration. Go to places where Black students are on campus to express support, even if you don’t have a full understanding of what is going on. As you pray and empathize, listen to the stories of people who have experienced marginalization. Regardless of how much you personally identify, find ways to re-tell the stories you hear. There are people that will only hear these stories if you tell them, and that will only believe them if you vouch for them. Learn more about the perspective of African Americans and justice advocates of various ethnic backgrounds. Find a mode of learning that helps you …blogs, podcasts, books, and (surprisingly)...

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Student Training and LTC Coordinator

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Working with students forming their faith is such a priviledge. We need capable and insightful people to come on board and create our student training curriculum and manage our annual Leadership Training Conference! Job Position Student Training & LTC Coordinator Job Description Provides and programs for the various ministry and leadership roles and development/care  of “students” in AACF Responsibilities 1. Constitute and lead LTC planning team2. Work with Missions Coordinator to coordinate training programs and coordinate with events on local campuses for timing of events with LTC for commissioning 3. Ability to work with campus ministers and LT/Director to assess needs of how to develop students as leaders following the AACF Student Training Objectives 4. Have a working knowledge to use, implement and upgrade as needed Student leadership policies 5. Establish and train a team of campus ministers to participate and own the annual conference 7. Work with legal/policy/finance teams to build a budget for the conference each year Short term objectives 1.  Will continue  core training/dialogue event during the 2015-16  year.2.   Ability to work with campus ministers and LT/Director to assess needs of how to develop students as leaders following the AACF Student Training Objectives 3.   Have a working knowledge to use, implement and upgrade as needed Student leadership policies Qualifications Great team-builder and team-player Preferred Qualifications Openness and awareness of student needsGood supervisorial skills and a willingness and heart for training Job Type...

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Staff Development Coordinator

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Not only does AACF encourage a healthy growing renewing of the mind for students, we also support our staff by working alongside them. We are currently looking to for someone to help feed into our staff and help us grow! Job Position Staff Development Coordinator Job Description Provides the oversight and intentional programming/goals for growth and development of our campus ministry staff.  Works with the existing Staff Development plan to better execute existing in conjunction with the Leadership Team and Regional Directors. Responsibilities 1. Dialogue with current staff members to learn what material would be beneficial for the ministry of AACF2. Learn and integrate best practices of ministry within AACF3. Provide Education material to campus ministers Short term objectives 1.  Create and develop goals and objectives for campus ministers2.  Revisit and implement evaluation process campus ministers3.  Create and plan for educational objectives 4.  Plan and direct training 1-2 training sessions for campus ministers in the 2015-16 year, and coordinate the Staff Retreats – July 2015 and January 2016 Qualifications 1. Possess knowledge of spiritual formation disciplines and personal development practices2. Possess and execute plans for training and education of paid and volunteer staff.3. Assist staff in finding appropriate venues for training and coursework that will further develop the knowledge and skills of the campus minister.  This should include helping the staffer with information related to costs / grants / scholarships needed for aforementioned training and education. Preferred Qualifications 1.  Good supervisory skills.2.  Three to five year experience as a campus minister. Job Type Full...

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Pioneers

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Opportunities | 0 comments

AACF seeks to branch out into new campuses. If you are an enterprising individual with a friendly face, please let us know! Job Position Pioneers Job Description Working with LT/Director to establish and maintain an understanding of the development of how to establish AACF groups on college and university campuses Responsibilities 1. Grow AACF by starting new AACF’s on different campuses throughout the world 2. Must be competent in AACF legal and policy 3. Must be competent in connecting with campus to learn all necessary paperwork and requirements for starting an aacf chapter 4. Able to relate well with students 5. Coach student leaders on succession planning from the start 6. Must have a good understanding of what is student initiation and staff direction to empower students to live this out as a new AACF Short-term objectives 1.  Begin proposal for future potential new campuses 2. Work with RDs to develop a strategy and practice in the start of new campuses Qualifications 1. Passionate to grow AACF 2. Able to frequent travel 3. Own means of transportation 4. Flexible work schedule (if not full time) 5. Great time-management skills Preferred Qualifications 1. Entrepreneurial spirit 2. Valuing team and a good understanding of how to build teams Job Type Full Time, Part...

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Legal and Policy Coordinator

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Got a knack for legalese? We need you. Job Position Legal and Policy Job Description This position will also provide support and clarify matters of legal and policy. Responsibilities 1. Caring for issues related to legal matters and able to present and anticipate issues related to legal and policy to LT/Director 2. Receive and respond to calls relating to legal, risk management and/or organizational policies 3. Manage and perform skills related to legal/policy matters including typing, photocopying, faxing/scanning, compiling data, preparing correspondence 4. Collects and maintains timely reporting and filing of student ministry insurance needs (reviewing contracts for student events/locations, certificates of insurance, medical/participation waivers for campus events primarily for potential legal, insurance, indemnification problems) 5. Training and performance in disseminating information relating to Board Support, W-9’s, Tax ID information, annual reporting to government agencies, requests for “gift-in-kind” donation acknowledgments, record retention, taxes for sales of student merchandise, and any other corporate legal matters. 6. Able to multi-task well, work with and without appropriate supervision 7. Work closely with Director / LT 8. Willing to receive and train new campus ministry staff assigned to their region Short-term objectives 1.  Confirm and update AACF policy manuals and Campus Ministry Staff Manual 2.  Working with Human Resources Coordinator to confirm this information Qualifications 1.  Committed personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and a committed member of good standing in a local church; 2.  Understand and be able to articulate the Mission and Vision of AACF; 3.  General knowledge and skills appropriate to via office, technological and administrative functions, such as thorough understanding of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; ability to draft and compose correspondence; ability to compile, write and present appropriate reports; and ability to operate standard office equipment i.e., copy machines, adding machines, etc.; 4. Ability to work effectively on a team and enjoy people. 5. Gifted in multi-tasking and a good sense of initiating legal/insurance needs 6. A Risk Management mindset when it comes to legal and fiscal operating procedures yet flexible enough to accomplish the larger picture and broader goal to the specific situation at hand. 7.  Has a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ 8. A committed member of good standing in a local church. 9.  A working understanding and the ability to articulate the Mission and Vision of AACF. Preferred Qualifications 1. Integrity and genuine concern for supporters and staff 2. Excellence in oral and written communication Job Type Full...

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Media Coordinator

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Opportunities | 0 comments

Looking for capable and talented individuals to help re-brand AACF! Job Position Media Coordinator Job Description The Media Coordinator will further the ministry of AACF via multi-media resources, including social media, direct contact (e-mail), overseeing of AACF website. This position partners with the AACF Leadership Team. Responsibilities 1. Coordinating the delivery of flyer and promotional materials to be distributed to events.2. Responsible for publishing material for the website, and Facebook page.3. Collaborates with other AACF ministries and leadership to provide media and PR materials.4. Collaborates with AACF office to provide media and promotion materials for use (e.g. support-raising, fundraising, staff recruitment) Qualifications 1.  Has a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ2. A committed member of good standing in a local church.3.  A working understanding and the ability to articulate the Mission and Vision of AACF.4.  General knowledge and skills appropriate to media via office, technological and administrative functions, such as a thorough understanding of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; ability to draft and compose correspondence; ability to compile, write and present appropriate reports; and ability to operate standard office equipment i.e., copy machines, adding machines, etc.; understanding of graphics) 5. Working knowledge and skill with technology, computers, e-mail, websites, etc., including a working knowledge of HTML and / or Microsoft Publisher or similar programs. 6. Ability to work effectively on a team and foster community amidst task. Preferred Qualifications 1. Willingness to be trained in ongoing upgrading of office technology2. An understanding of website management. Job Type Full...

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