James Choung

In this workshop discover a way to present a larger vision of the Gospel — one closer to what Jesus taught. Learn why the Big Story — including those parts of the story: “designed for good,” “damaged by evil,” “restored for better,” and “sent together to heal” — connects with students and faculty who live in an increasingly unchurched culture and encourages believers to share a faith that truly feels like good news.

James Choung has been involved in campus ministries for over 22 years, empowering rising generations of Kingdom world-changers. He currently serves as InterVarsity’s national director of evangelism, and also leads a missional community called the Vineyard Underground. He has written True Story: A Christianity Worth Believing In and its follow-up, Real Life: A Christianity Worth Living Out, and he has taught at Bethel Seminary San Diego on leadership development and evangelism. He frequently speaks at campuses, churches, and conferences, and his work has been featured in many publications, including Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, and Outreach Magazine.
James has also sat in too many classes, writing his D. Min. dissertation on postmodern leadership development at Fuller Theological Seminary, receiving his M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and studying management science and marketing at MIT. He has previously served on the pastoral staff of a Boston-area urban church plant and of a megachurch in Seoul. He has also led worship at national conferences, and has been on boards for higher education and an overseas business startup. For fun, he likes to travel with his wife, tease his two sons, spoil his daughter, bask in Los Angeles’ endless summer, and swing a racket in hopes of playing something like tennis. He blogs irregularly at www.jameschoung.net.