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Churches reaching next gen Asian Americans, presented by DJ Chuang 3/13/08 at SEAC www.seacleaders.com www.L2Foundation.org

Churches reaching next gen Asian Americans, presented by DJ Chuang 3/13/08 at SEAC www.seacleaders.com www.L2Foundation.org

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  • How Churches are Reaching Asian Americans DJ Chuang Executive Director L 2 Foundation www.L2Foundation.org
  • L 2 Foundation
    • Developing leadership and legacy for Asian Americans
      • bless & empower the next generation
      • connecting leaders for innovation and healthy leadership development
      • mobilizing legacy partners to invest in the next generation
  • 2 print-on-demand books
    • Asian American Youth Ministry
    • Conversations: Asian American Evangelical Theologies in Formation
    View slide
  • reaching next gen Asian Americans
    • statistics
    • structures
    • stories
    • summary
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    • 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
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  • Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounterthis.com/blog/?p=142
  • window of opportunity
  • 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
  • 14.4M Asian Americans in the US (July 2005)
  • 33.4M Asian Americans by 2050 (projected)
  • 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)
  • 2000 U.S. Census, cf. wikipedia entry on “Asian American”
  • 2000 U.S. Census, cf. wikipedia entry on “Asian American”
  • 80,000 in San Jose 140,000 in Orange County Vietnamese Americans
  • 36% Vietnamese Americans born in the USA cf. wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_American
  • 33% Vietnamese Americans live in California cf. 2000 Census http://www.asian-nation.org/vietnamese-community.shtml
  • 20% Vietnamese Americans under 18 in Orange County cf. 2000 Census http://modelminority.com/article471.html
  • 30% Vietnamese Americans who are Catholic http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/national/11priests.html
  • 70,000 Vietnamese Americans who attended Marian Days in Carthage, Missouri (August 2007) http://www.columbiatribune.com/2007/Aug/20070811Feat001.asp
  • 10,552 in Bay area 20,000 in MA 17,396 in Long Beach 12,391 in Seattle 70,232 in CA Cambodian Americans U.S. Census 2000 http://www.hmongstudies.org/USCambodianResidentialDistribution.html
  • 65% unemployment rate of Cambodians in Los Angeles County (1996) from Immigrant Faiths: Transforming Religious Life in America by Karen Leonard, p.138
  • 54% Cambodian families living below federal poverty rate in Seattle (2001) from Immigrant Faiths: Transforming Religious Life in America by Karen Leonard, p.138
  • 8,686 in MI 49,200 in MN 38,949 in WI 71,244 in CA Hmong Americans 2006 American Community Survey http://www.hmongstudies.org/SEA2006ACS.html
  • 19.1 median age of Hmong-Americans (2006) from http://www.hmongstudies.org/SEA2006ACS.html
  • 94% Hmong speak a language other than English at home (2006) from http://www.hmongstudies.org/SEA2006ACS.html
  • C&MA Hmong churches with 29,437 members (2003) 81 from http://www.hmongdistrict.org/aboutus.htm
  • Southern Baptist Hmong churches (2003) 31 from http://www.churchplantingvillage.net/site/c.iiJTKZPEJpH/b.991807/k.9CC8/Hmong_Americans.htm
  • 12,717 in MN 13,174 in TX 11,331 in WA 65,874 in CA Lao Americans 2006 American Community Survey http://www.hmongstudies.org/SEA2006ACS.html
  • 6,233 in FL 6,658 in NY 7,384 in TX 5,833 in IL 36,525 in CA Thai Americans 2000 Census http://media.premierstudios.com/nazarene/docs/USCensusThai.pdf
  • 66% Thai-Americans live in Los Angeles (more likely 50%) from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_American
  • 199,559 Thai-American population [alone or in any combination] (2006) from 2006 American Community Survey http://urltea.com/2waa
  • http:// www.aasp.uiuc.edu/SEAsianDiaspora /
    • 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.
    • Acts 13:36
  • house “ one big happy family” http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnar/402574248/
  • duplex “ two ministries under one roof” http://flickr.com/photos/sidereal/111616256/
  • townhouse “ two churches on one campus” http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohadby/151741368/
  • mansion “ many peoples as one family”
  • hotel “ many ministries under one brand” http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/94025957/
  • multiplex “ multiple venues, one management” http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckyuan/1004839506/
    • 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
    • Evergreen LA
    • NewSong (Irvine + NOC + LA + Bangkok + more)
    • Quest Church (Seattle)
    photo credits: BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER / The Seattle Times, http://flickr.com/photos/54896089@N00/487696832/
    • Grace Covenant Church (Philadelphia)
  • some characteristics
    • spirituality
    • creativity
    • inspiring worship
    • social justice
    • leadership
    • excellence
    • 100+
    • English-speaking Asian-led churches less than 10 years old
  • $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/
    • Open Door Presbyterian Church (Herndon, Virginia)
    • Alliance Fellowship Church + Harvest Community Church
    • (Chicago)
  • suggestions for English Ministries in ethnic Asian churches
    • a church plant in mission field, not a department
    • expect God to use 2 nd generation in future, not look down for immaturity
    • invite & invest in full-time EM pastor
    • give ownership and responsibilities
    • put spiritual goals before cultural goals
    • allow EM to set their own goals and strategies
    • launch EM independently, with both churches committed to planting more churches
    from Joshua Kang (Lakeview) workshop at Evangelical Covenant Midwinter conference, January 2008
  • empowering next generation
    • evangelizing in new ways
    • cultivating creativity
    • raising up young leaders
    • restructuring for more effective ministry
    • supporting church planting with prayer, people, and funds
  • 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] 949-870-5726
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