Tim Tseng 
ISAAC Northern California 
(510) 962-5584 


Saturday March 19, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

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Grace Alliance Church 
555 Los Coches Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

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Registration Information

All registration includes light breakfast and child care.

Individual Registration fee: $10
After Mar 16: $15
28.5% discount for book ($10/book)

Sponsor church: $100/church
After Mar 16: $120
Includes free registration for all members who register on-line before Mar 16 ($10 afterwards)
28.5% discount for book ($10/book)

ISAAC Nor Cal member church: $500/year and up
Free admission for all members who register on-line before Mar 16 ($10 afterwards)
50% discount on the book ($7)
** Inquire with Tim Tseng (email Tim) about 2011 church membership before registering on-line)

2011 Member churches
- Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church

Event Sponsor churches
- Grace Alliance Church, Milpitas

- Southbay Chinese Baptist Church, San Jose
- Baylight Church Community, Sunnyvale

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Available at The workshop!


Beyond Tiger Parenting: How Missional Moms and Dads Create Truly "Successful" Families
Early bird registration deadline: Mar 16

helen leeThe recent book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua has raised a number of questions about what it means to be a good parent, and to what lengths parents should go to ensure their children's success. At this ISAAC Nor Cal event, parents are invited to meet award-winning author Helen Lee, author of a new book, Missional Mom. Talk with Helen about how to better understand the shortcomings of Chua's "Tiger Mom" approach and how a missional parent sees success in very different terms.

Some highlights:

  • Child care will be provided! (Pre-K, K-6, Middle School)
  • Register your church as a sponsor and all your members come free!
  • Nor Cal Member churches ($500 and up/year) receive an additional discount for The Missional Mom.
  • Promote this event at your church! Click to download a Bulletin Insert and a Powerpoint Slide.
  • We’ll begin a Facebook discussion page later this week so you can chat with Helen Lee prior to the worship. She’ll be happy to talk to you about how she understands “missional” parenting, why she chose to home-school her kids, what it’s like to work for Christianity Today, etc.

Tentative topics

--What's wrong with the Tiger Mom approach?
--What success narratives do we embrace in our own parenting, and why?
--What are the major cultural influences that affect our parenting?
--How does the missional approach differ from that of typical modern-day parenting?
--How do you create a missional family culture?
--How do you encourage missional living in your children? What are the ramifications of not doing so?


9:00 AM Registration [continental breakfast]

9:30 Helen Lee, "Beyond Tiger Parenting"

10:30 Mom's discussion group (facilitated Helen Lee)

10:30 Dad's discussion group (facilitator to be determined)

11:30 Closing plenary

11:45 Book signing

HELEN LEE is an award-winning freelance writer and editor with nearly two decades of experience publishing in the Christian market. She is the co-editor of and contributor to Growing Healthy Asian-American Churches (IVP, 2006) and co-founder of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, which runs the annual “Best Christian Places to Work” survey. Helen has written numerous articles for publications such as Christianity Today, Today’s Christian Woman, re:generation quarterly and Leadership Journal (LJ). In both 2008 and 2009, her articles for LJ earned Higher Goals awards in reporting from the Evangelical Press Association. As a former editor and writer with Christianity Today, she has worked with or interviewed a wide range of evangelical luminaries, such as Michael Card, J.I. Packer, and Chuck Colson. She is married to classical pianist and Moody Bible Institute professor Brian Lee; together they have three young sons (Jason, Sean, and Aidan). Helen is also a homeschooling mom and seeks to provide her sons with a classical Christian education; she and her family reside in Chicagoland.

ABout the Book

Women have been the secret weapon in the church since the beginning of its existence, contributing significantly to the progress the church has made in the world. These were ordinary women doing extraordinary things, not out of a desire to bring credit to themselves, but from sincere hearts to serve and love those whom God has called them to serve.

Today the missional movement sweeping the church encourages all believers to adopt a mission-oriented perspective.

Helen Lee looked for mothers who lived with God-directed intentionality and purpose in their family life as well as in whatever other context God had placed them. In The Missional Mom you’ll find women who deeply desire to bring change to the world in some tangible way.