LEAD (Leadership, Edification and Development) is a summer program to recruit, train and develop servant leaders. The program was born out of the vision for “One More”, that is for each of us to bring one more life for the Gospel. This summer, LEAD 2018 will address the current challenges to one more for the Gospel through three sessions, each covering one pillar of the Christ Central vision: Christ-Community-Compassion.

 

LEAD Program Structure

 

Reconciling our Racial Identity in Christ: Who You Are and Whose You Are
Alexander Jun, Ph.D.
July 19, 2018
7:30-9:00 pm
11841 178th St Artesia

 
 

“One Community Fits All?” A Look at Community Building Among Millennials
Rev. Richard Kim
July 26, 2018
7:30-9:00 pm
11841 178th St Artesia

 
 

Compassion for the LGBTQ Community
Becket Cook, moderated by Romin Bahk
August 2, 2018
7:30-9:00 pm
2500 Nutwood Ave Fullerton

 

GUEST SPEAKERS

Click on speakers' names to read their bios.

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Alexander Jun, Ph.D., is Professor of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University. He has published extensively on college access for disenfranchised students, and conducts research equity and justice in higher education. He is author of From Here to University: Access, Mobility, and Resilience Among Urban Latino Youth (Routledge, 2001). A TED speaker and international scholar, Jun was a Global Fellow with the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) in Cambodia, and International Research Fellow with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Jun is Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences. His latest book with co-author Christopher Collins, is entitled White Out: Understanding White Privilege and Dominance in the Modern Age (Peter Lang, 2017). Alex is married to Jeany, a professor of pharmacy at Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA. They have three children aged 17, 14, and 12.

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Richard is the senior pastor of Gospel Life Mission Church and the director of KCM. Richard got his bachelors degree in Business Economics at UC Santa Barbara and his M.DIV at Talbot Theological Seminary and is currently studying for his D.MIN at Reformed Theological Seminary. Richard is the husband of Christina and father to Evie and Elly.

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Becket Cook was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Early on in his childhood, he began to experience same-sex attraction. This attraction slowly developed into his identity through high school and college. After college, Becket moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of writing and acting, finding some success in both. He eventually wound up in a career as a set designer working with the top photographers in the world on fashion shoots for magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and for ad campaigns such as Gap, YSL and Nike.

Finding a new sense of freedom in L.A., he also fully engaged in his new life as a gay man. Becket had a series of many relationships with other men throughout the next fifteen years. In September of 2009, Becket met a stranger at a coffee shop in Silverlake who invited him to his church in Hollywood called Reality L.A. Becket agreed to attend the service, against his better judgment. After hearing the sermon that Sunday, Becket’s life was changed forever. Becket spends much of his time in ministry speaking at churches, universities, and conferences helping believers (and non-believers) understand the issue of homosexuality biblically, theologically, culturally, and personally. He has lived all over the world in major cities such as Rome, Vienna, and Tokyo. Becket recently graduated from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University with a Master of Arts in Theology. He is currently working on a ministry project with Stephen Baldwin and Ravi Zacharias. His autobiography, All of a Sudden: How An Unsuspecting Gay Man Encountered God, will be published by Thomas Nelson (Harper Collins) in the fall of 2019.

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Romin has a passion for equipping the church, locally and globally, through Bible education. He is a graduate of UCLA (B.A.) and Talbot School of Theology (M.Div.). Romin is currently serving as a pastoral staff intern at Living Hope Community Church (Brea, CA) and is on the Executive Team of SOLA Network (http://sola.network/). Having taught undergraduate (BIOLA) and graduate (Talbot) students as a T.A., he plans to pursue further education in the hopes of teaching and training Christian leaders and missionaries abroad.


CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

Age 2 to Kindergarten led by Jenny You
Elementary (1st-6th grade) led by Sami Cho

(Due to space limitations, the Children's Program is only available for those that attend Christ Central. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

 
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Jenny You is a recent graduate from CSUF with a B.A. in Communicative Disorders. She is currently working for an ABA company as a Behavioral Interventionist and serves in Christ Central's Access Ministry. She loves watching and playing sports, and enjoys being outdoors.

 
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Sami Cho is a special education teacher for the Garden Grove School District teaching kindergarten and first grade students. She currently attends Fullerton Presbyterian Church, where she serves in the English Ministry Leadership Team and the Children's Ministry as a bible study teacher. She enjoys baking, board games, and rooting for the Dodgers.

 

Children’s Program Registration is NOW CLOSED.  
If you have any questions, please contact JooWon at joowon@christcentralsc.com