Asian American Center
Integrate Biblical Truth with the Asian American Experience
How do we allow the gospel to permeate and transform every aspect of who we are? Students at Fuller’s Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry—or Asian American Center (AAC)—are equipped with a contextualized gospel that enables them to more wisely and fruitfully lead as an Asian American or in Asian American contexts. In a seminary environment of unmatched global diversity and academic resources, students learn to integrate biblical truth deeply with the complexities of the Asian American experience, identity, community, and mission.
The Asian American Center, in partnership with the Asian American Student Fellowship (AASF), holds events and hosts speakers for our students both in Pasadena and online throughout the year—including a welcome banquet, guest lectures, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, and a graduation banquet. These events, as well as other AASF social gatherings, offer natural points of connection and community for Asian American students, leading many to become friends and study partners and even lifelong ministry collaborators.
Our foundational course, Asian American Identity and Ministry, provides an interdisciplinary framework that integrates psychology, sociology, culture studies, and critical race theory with theology. It is a must-take class for Asian American students, regardless of their calling, and for those looking to minister in Asian American or multiethnic contexts.
Other courses include:
Asian American Theologies
Missional Leadership in Asian American Contexts
Christian Ethics in Asian American Contexts
Transformational Preaching in Asian American Contexts
Theology and East Asian Pop Culture
Formation Groups and Mentoring
Those who wish to can participate in quarterly, faculty-led Spiritual Formation Groups—intimate cohorts of four to five Asian American students. By sharing their personal journeys in a safe, guided environment, students in these groups have the opportunity to work through their identity, calling, and relationship with Christ. Asian American Center staff are available to support students in other ways as well: dealing with personal matters, looking for resources for a paper, or exploring questions of vocation and calling. We can also connect students with faculty on campus or other Asian American scholars around the country.
Our widely respected faculty combine decades of ministry experience with groundbreaking
work in church leadership, Pentecostal theology, psychology, and more.
"AAC offers a unique opportunity to discuss all kinds of topics, whether theological or racial, and their pertinence to the Asian American church—where else can you converse about Barth’s theology and its relation to Asian views of duty, guilt, shame, and God? It’s also a safe space to freely share, whether venting frustrations about cultural/generational differences within our own churches or celebrating the end of a trying quarter. They’ll journey with you during challenging times while reveling in your triumphant ones."
"Taking this class [Asian American Ministry and Identity] was a risk for me... I had to face a lot of cultural wounds that I had initially masked as cultural disinterest or apathy. However, this class actually normalized a lot of the experiences that I went through and helped me understand the sources of my pain so that I could surrender it to the Lord.... I now feel like I am empowered with a voice."
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