How Churches are  Reaching Asian Americans DJ Chuang  Executive Director L 2  Foundation   www.L2Foundation.org
L 2  Foundation <ul><li>Developing leadership and legacy for Asian Americans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bless & empower the nex...
2 print-on-demand books <ul><li>Asian American Youth Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations: Asian American Evangelical ...
reaching next gen Asian Americans <ul><li>statistics </li></ul><ul><li>signs </li></ul><ul><li>stories </li></ul><ul><li>s...
<ul><li>When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’, and in the morning, ‘Today it will be ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>50+ </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. churches close each week </li></ul>from http://www.newchurchinitiatives.org/morechurche...
<ul><li>80% </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. churches plateaued or declining </li></ul>from http://www.newchurchinitiatives.org/more...
Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounte...
5% of the US Population is Asian American (July 2004) http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_...
14.4M Asian Americans in the US (July 2005)
33.4M Asian Americans by 2050 (projected)
87% of Asian Americans  are high school graduates (age 25 and older)
49% of Asian Americans  are college graduates (age 25 and older)
20% of Asian Americans  have graduate degrees (Masters, Ph.D., M.D.)
$61,094 Highest median household income of any racial group
11.1% Poverty rate for single-race Asians (up from 9.8% in 2004)
17.9% without health insurance: single-race Asians (up from 16.5% in 2004)
56% Asian Americans unchurched http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=229
26% Asian Americans  under age 18
69.7% Asian Americans  who speak English “very well” derived from the Census 2000 report &quot;Language Use and English-Sp...
Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounte...
window of  opportunity
<ul><li>For when David had served God’s purpose in  his own generation , he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers an...
house http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnar/402574248/
duplex http://flickr.com/photos/sidereal/111616256/
townhouse http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohadby/151741368/
mansion
hotel http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/94025957/
multiplex http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckyuan/1004839506/
ethnic church structures <ul><li>Multi-lingual </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-department </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-organization </l...
<ul><li>Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the w...
<ul><li>Evergreen LA  </li></ul>
<ul><li>NewSong  (Irvine + NOC + LA + Bangkok + more) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Quest Church  (Seattle) </li></ul><ul><li>photo credits: BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER / The Seattle Times, http://flickr....
<ul><li>Lakeview Church  (Chicago) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Grace Covenant Church  (Philadelphia) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Vox Veniae  (Austin, Texas) </li></ul>http://flickr.com/photos/speedye/1305243195
<ul><li>100+ </li></ul><ul><li>English-speaking Asian-led churches less than 10 years old </li></ul>
some characteristics <ul><li>spirituality </li></ul><ul><li>creativity </li></ul><ul><li>inspiring worship </li></ul><ul><...
$50,000 Sarang Community Church’s annual fund  for church planting by 2 nd  Generation Koreans and other minorities http:/...
what existing churches can do <ul><li>evangelizing in new ways </li></ul><ul><li>cultivating creativity </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/139376081/ http://flickr.com/photos/sadaqah/426291086/
these slides + more @  http://blog.L2Foundation.org DJ Chuang L 2  Foundation www.L2Foundation.org [email_address] 949-870...
 
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    1. 1. How Churches are Reaching Asian Americans DJ Chuang Executive Director L 2 Foundation www.L2Foundation.org
    2. 2. L 2 Foundation <ul><li>Developing leadership and legacy for Asian Americans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bless & empower the next generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connecting leaders for innovation and healthy leadership development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mobilizing legacy partners to invest in the next generation </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. 2 print-on-demand books <ul><li>Asian American Youth Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations: Asian American Evangelical Theologies in Formation </li></ul>
    4. 4. reaching next gen Asian Americans <ul><li>statistics </li></ul><ul><li>signs </li></ul><ul><li>stories </li></ul><ul><li>structures </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’, and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. Matthew 16:2-3 </li></ul>
    6. 13. <ul><li>50+ </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. churches close each week </li></ul>from http://www.newchurchinitiatives.org/morechurches/index.htm
    7. 14. <ul><li>80% </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. churches plateaued or declining </li></ul>from http://www.newchurchinitiatives.org/morechurches/index.htm
    8. 15. Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounterthis.com/blog/?p=142
    9. 16. 5% of the US Population is Asian American (July 2004) http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006587.html
    10. 17. 14.4M Asian Americans in the US (July 2005)
    11. 18. 33.4M Asian Americans by 2050 (projected)
    12. 19. 87% of Asian Americans are high school graduates (age 25 and older)
    13. 20. 49% of Asian Americans are college graduates (age 25 and older)
    14. 21. 20% of Asian Americans have graduate degrees (Masters, Ph.D., M.D.)
    15. 22. $61,094 Highest median household income of any racial group
    16. 23. 11.1% Poverty rate for single-race Asians (up from 9.8% in 2004)
    17. 24. 17.9% without health insurance: single-race Asians (up from 16.5% in 2004)
    18. 25. 56% Asian Americans unchurched http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=229
    19. 26. 26% Asian Americans under age 18
    20. 27. 69.7% Asian Americans who speak English “very well” derived from the Census 2000 report &quot;Language Use and English-Speaking Ability&quot; at http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/c2kbr-29.pdf
    21. 28. Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounterthis.com/blog/?p=142
    22. 29. window of opportunity
    23. 30. <ul><li>For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation , he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 13:36 </li></ul>
    24. 31. house http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnar/402574248/
    25. 32. duplex http://flickr.com/photos/sidereal/111616256/
    26. 33. townhouse http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohadby/151741368/
    27. 34. mansion
    28. 35. hotel http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/94025957/
    29. 36. multiplex http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckyuan/1004839506/
    30. 37. ethnic church structures <ul><li>Multi-lingual </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-department </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-organization </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Asian </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-ethnic </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplying: church planting </li></ul>
    31. 38. <ul><li>Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved . Matthew 9:17 </li></ul>
    32. 39. <ul><li>Evergreen LA </li></ul>
    33. 40. <ul><li>NewSong (Irvine + NOC + LA + Bangkok + more) </li></ul>
    34. 41. <ul><li>Quest Church (Seattle) </li></ul><ul><li>photo credits: BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER / The Seattle Times, http://flickr.com/photos/54896089@N00/487696832/ </li></ul>
    35. 42. <ul><li>Lakeview Church (Chicago) </li></ul>
    36. 43. <ul><li>Grace Covenant Church (Philadelphia) </li></ul>
    37. 44. <ul><li>Vox Veniae (Austin, Texas) </li></ul>http://flickr.com/photos/speedye/1305243195
    38. 45. <ul><li>100+ </li></ul><ul><li>English-speaking Asian-led churches less than 10 years old </li></ul>
    39. 46. some characteristics <ul><li>spirituality </li></ul><ul><li>creativity </li></ul><ul><li>inspiring worship </li></ul><ul><li>social justice </li></ul><ul><li>leadership </li></ul><ul><li>excellence </li></ul>
    40. 47. $50,000 Sarang Community Church’s annual fund for church planting by 2 nd Generation Koreans and other minorities http://blog.l2foundation.org/2007/08/29/multiethnic-church-planting-fund/
    41. 48. what existing churches can do <ul><li>evangelizing in new ways </li></ul><ul><li>cultivating creativity </li></ul><ul><li>raising up young leaders </li></ul><ul><li>supporting church planting with prayer, people, and funds </li></ul><ul><li>“ To reach people no one is reaching, do things no one else is doing.” (Craig Groeschel) </li></ul>
    42. 50. http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/139376081/ http://flickr.com/photos/sadaqah/426291086/
    43. 51. these slides + more @ http://blog.L2Foundation.org DJ Chuang L 2 Foundation www.L2Foundation.org [email_address] 949-870-5726

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