As a Pastor
CEP hopes to empower Chinese American Church pastors who want to learn about the process of leading change, mobilizing their churches to engage challenges, adapt, thrive and impact their communities for Christ….. even if their churches are not ready to participate as a whole. There are two ways for an interested pastor to participate:
Option 1
Doctor of Ministry Elective Course

By registering for CESNA’s Church Engaging Contemporary Challenges DMin Elective course (4 units) as a Doctor of Ministry student or Pre-study student, you can participate in the 1 Pastor Focus Retreat in March, 2 Contemporary Challenges Conference in person in May, 3 Leadership Empowerment Retreat online in July and 4 a three hour gathering in Sept with Faculty Rev. Dr. Albert Lam online. You will need to complete 2500 pages of required reading and write a reflection paper after each gathering, culminating in a proposal for your church to engage in a context relevant contemporary challenge (one of the 4 CEP identified challenges), which you will share at the last gathering with Rev. Dr. Albert Lam. Registration is open in Nov prior to the year you are participating in CEP.

For more info, please fill out this form:
Current Church Name
Role at the Church
Highest Theological Degree

Option 2
Pastor Focus Retreat Only

If space is available, you as a pastor can register for the 3 day Pastor Focus Retreat via Eventbrite. You will learn about Christian adaptive pastoral leadership from leaders in the field, participate in spiritual practices and small group peer interaction facilitated by seasoned pastors.

Church Empowerment Program is a ministry of China Evangelical Seminary North America
This program is funded by Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative