Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br />Retention & Outreach<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Mini...
General Background<br />Age 18-30 Emerging Adulthood<br />Prolonged education<br />Delayed marriage<br />Career search<br ...
High Retention & Effective Outreach<br />Positive experience growing up as a youth in church<br />Ministry philosophy that...
Positive Youth Ministry Experience<br />To Do<br />To Avoid<br />Belonging & acceptance<br />Nurture competence & responsi...
Mentoring<br />Our attitude toward the Youth’s capability of responsibility and leadership<br />They can be small group le...
Continued Connection & Opportunities<br />Facilitate continued connection<br />College: on campus visit, care packages<br ...
Critical Mass & Social Network<br />It is easier to gather when you have all the above elements in place<br />Very rare yo...
Relevant Ministry Philosophy & Leadership Style<br />The brightest, most committed young AA leaders – what do they care ab...
Kingdom Perspective & Expectation<br />Expectation: We will not retain all <br />We need to aim for building them for a go...
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Peter Wang shares some practical ideas about how to retain and grow Young Adults in Asian American churches.

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  1. 1. Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br />Retention & Outreach<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br /> by Pastor Peter Wang pastorpeterwang@gmail.com 408-656-6686<br />
  2. 2. General Background<br />Age 18-30 Emerging Adulthood<br />Prolonged education<br />Delayed marriage<br />Career search<br />Time of instability/ Transition<br />Lack of Commitment<br />High ideal: looking for significance & purpose<br />Unrealistic: unwilling to spend the time & effort <br />Extremely talented & educated<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br /> by Pastor Peter Wang pastorpeterwang@gmail.com 408-656-6686<br />
  3. 3. High Retention & Effective Outreach<br />Positive experience growing up as a youth in church<br />Ministry philosophy that values mentoring<br />Continued connection & ministry opportunity<br />The importance of Critical Mass<br />The Social Network<br />Relevant ministry philosophy & leadership style<br />Kingdom Perspective & Mutual Blessing<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br /> by Pastor Peter Wang pastorpeterwang@gmail.com 408-656-6686<br />
  4. 4. Positive Youth Ministry Experience<br />To Do<br />To Avoid<br />Belonging & acceptance<br />Nurture competence & responsibility<br />Working as a team between Sr. Pastor/ Youth pastor/ Parents<br />Leadership development & deployment; Evangelism<br />Judging & Condemnation<br />Viewing youth as incompetent & irresponsible<br />Abdicating their own duties & unrealistically expect the other parties to fill the gap<br />More Knowledge without practical application<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br /> by Pastor Peter Wang pastorpeterwang@gmail.com 408-656-6686<br />
  5. 5. Mentoring<br />Our attitude toward the Youth’s capability of responsibility and leadership<br />They can be small group leaders, some of them great small group leaders<br />Cultivate a culture of people-driven leadership instead of task-driven leadership<br />With these deep Mentoring relationships, many HS graduates become attached to the younger students & want to come back to help<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br /> by Pastor Peter Wang pastorpeterwang@gmail.com 408-656-6686<br />
  6. 6. Continued Connection & Opportunities<br />Facilitate continued connection<br />College: on campus visit, care packages<br />Holiday pot-lucks for college students<br />Ministry opportunities:<br />Summer college internships<br />Staff counselor in youth group, organize youth camp<br />Project Manager: (i.e., create a video that advertises the church/ youth group)<br />Worship team <br />AVOID: obligating them to teach Sunday School (guilt them into doing your agenda)<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br /> by Pastor Peter Wang pastorpeterwang@gmail.com 408-656-6686<br />
  7. 7. Critical Mass & Social Network<br />It is easier to gather when you have all the above elements in place<br />Very rare you can start YA ministry from scratch<br />Appropriate expectation<br />What is the need of the AA Young Adults?<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br /> by Pastor Peter Wang pastorpeterwang@gmail.com 408-656-6686<br />
  8. 8. Relevant Ministry Philosophy & Leadership Style<br />The brightest, most committed young AA leaders – what do they care about? Do they have a place to flourish within your church?<br />Is your church organized in a way where their potential contribution can be quickly utilized?<br />Is your church flexible/ creative enough to take advantage of their talents?<br />How do you define maturity & leadership?<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br /> by Pastor Peter Wang pastorpeterwang@gmail.com 408-656-6686<br />
  9. 9. Kingdom Perspective & Expectation<br />Expectation: We will not retain all <br />We need to aim for building them for a good foundation<br />There is realistic limitation to our effort, our ministry will minister to some better than others<br />We want to release them to bless others; not to hold onto them<br />2011 BASS Presentation: Asian American Young Adult Ministry<br /> by Pastor Peter Wang pastorpeterwang@gmail.com 408-656-6686<br />
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