Taylor Ishii
February 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Divinity Hall S-101
Contact: Anna Russell
Email: akumpuri@samford.edu

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Rev. Taylor Ishii, Director of the Anglican Multi-Ethnic Network (AMEN), will lead us in a conversation on finding and developing leaders in places we often overlook. Rev. Ishii is a priest and director of student ministry at Apostles Eastern Shore in Fairhope, AL. As someone of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean ancestry, Taylor is passionate about Asian-American issues and equipping the next generation of multi-ethnic church leaders. In addition to leading AMEN, Taylor is the director for the Antioch Initiative and also on the leadership team of a local organization called Path to Peace, a coalition of majority white and black churches in Baldwin County, AL, committed to overcoming racial barriers through Christ-centered relationships.

Rev. Ishii will challenge us to think about opportunities to build relationships and identify leaders in underserved demographics in our churches and communities. God desires to call people of all backgrounds and cultures to leadership in the church for the sake of the gospel. Because of this, we should continue to develop cross-cultural skills to recognize and lift up those leaders. In addition, all who attend will receive the book "Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead to Lasting Connections Across Cultures,” by Michelle Ami Reyes.

This event, hosted by the Thriving Pastors Initiative’s Threads series, will provide pastors and ministry leaders with opportunities to grow, to be stretched, to think, to learn and to hear best practices regarding seeking out and developing ministry leaders from overlooked groups and places.

Lunch is provided to all who register and attend.