Where: 3rd floor of California International University
3130 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Hyun and I attended a seminar in Korea when Dr. Ted Ward, a reknown Christian educator, came to speak to a group of Korean missionaries. One of the keen observations he made about the Korean culture is the importance of ceremonies. He said, “If I am invited to speak to a Korean audience, I try to carve out at least three days in my schedule- the first day will begin with an opening ceremony and the last day will conclude with a closing ceremony.” I think he hit it right on the nail.
Although ReconciliAsian has been active in coordinating seminars and workshops since April of 2012, we have not “officially” begun with an “official” ceremony. I sometimes thought it unnecessary and frivolous, but I am learning to see that such ceremony can be good. It can create a sacred space for people to pause and gather to acknowledge, bless, and release people to do what they are called to do and be. We hope that our January 21st launching service will create such space for us to bless one another and release one another to God’s calling in all of our lives.