Recruiting New Board Members – The Process

Our process Decide on criteria: Kingdom Rice can’t afford to have simply have “warm” bodies fill board seats. At minimum, any potential candidate has to resonate with our mission and vision, skills sets to push the mission forward, and a high emotional intelligence. Often but not always, the pool we draw from comes from clients…

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Juneteenth and New Relationships, Part 2 of 2

If you’ve not seen the video of part 1, nor read it, read this first: https://kingdomrice.org/2022/07/07/juneteenth-and-new-relationships-part-1-of-2/ I’ve been blessed with a good dose of webinars and podcasts about Black Asian solidarity, the bridge building that happens on the street level. But I don’t read or hear many examples that break down how these are formed…

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Juneteenth and New Relationships, Part 1 of 2

Through the years, my buddy Kirk and I have introduced Asian-Americans and African-Americans to each other’s respective neighborhoods. So when AAPI hate crimes really began to escalate (over 10,000 reported hate crimes per this most reputable of websites during the pandemic up through 2021, with many more unreported), Kirk Davis (an African American leader and…

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Advent – God Speaks Through Wombs

“But God speaks through wombs, birthing prophetic utterances…Enough of this unbelieving religion that masquerades as faith. Divine favor is placed on what we have disgraced.” That’s an excerpt inspired by Luke 1:5-25 from a new book of poems from Pastor Drew Jackson in NYC. Reading this as part of my Advent has been a great…

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Befriending

The following is a guest post from a 15-year mentor and fellow sojourner, Pastor Mark Dobrin of goodnewschapel.com. This is a picture of us befriending others while playing music outside a local cafe. (We played blues with his harmonica too:)) This is Mark’s story and how our stories overlapped through the One who befriended us.…

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MINISTRY SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT IN COLLECTIVIST COMMUNITIES

Through Epic Movement/Cru, I’m proud to release a book on ministry support development (MPD) for missionaries. Intended for missionary staff from minority cultures, I wrote it with all missionaries in mind because collectivist communities are becoming more ubiquitous. Perhaps the most respected MPD training organization is Support Raising Solutions. Their director of resource development said…

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Chinatown Through the Eyes of God: An Evening of Storytelling, Healing, and Solidarity

Kingdom Rice has a unique and specific response to the recent uptick in attacks against people of Asian decent. This response focuses on facilitating healing and solidarity among local intergenerational congregations of color, starting with Asian and Black people. We are drawing from the great work of advocacy, storytelling, education, and theology, and applying it…

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