Intersect 2009 - Crossing What Divides

The Northern California Campus of Golden Gate Seminary celebrated Intersect 2009, a five-day intercultural event held the first week of November. This year’s theme, Crossing What Divides, focused on overcoming the barriers that separate “us” and “them.” Sponsored by the Kim School of Global Missions, Intersect Week provided the Golden Gate community with an opportunity to dialogue about significant intercultural issues. 

This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Billy Kim, is a world-renowned evangelist and founding pastor of the 15,000-member Suwon Central Baptist Church in Suwon, Korea. He is the Chairman of the Board of Far East Broadcasting Company–Korea and the founder of Central Christian Academy Suwon and Capital Bible College and Seminary in Korea. 

The weeklong event incorporated a variety of activities including presentations from four Global Studies Program graduates, chapel services with Dr. Billy Kim, and Korean musical performances. Other activities included a campus-wide cross cultural lunch, video theme interpretation, art show and contest, and viewing and discussion of the film “Lions for Lambs.” 
Authentic Korean dancing performed by dancer from New Vision ChurchKorean folk music was performed by musician from New Vision Church
Eun E Kim receives first price in art contest from Garth Clayborn

Faith Kim & Billy KimDr. Faith Kim, Golden Gate Chair of Intercultural Education and Intersect founder explained that “Intersect helps us to recognize we are each multi-cultural selves and our identities are formed by intersections with each other.”