Revitalizing  Asian American Churches  for New Generations DJ Chuang  www.djchuang.com September 26, 2007
what have I done <ul><li>Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Pastor </li></ul><ul><li>Strategist </li></ul><ul><li>Editor </li></ul...
who I work with <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 ...
revitalizing the church <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of people </li></ul></ul><u...
<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)
2000 U.S. Census, cf. wikipedia entry on “Asian American”
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)
<ul><li>For when David had served God’s purpose in  his own generation , he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers an...
75% of Koreans in North America are affiliated with a church (estimated) http://www.djchuang.com/2006/05/d1296
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...
<ul><li>12 </li></ul><ul><li>churches per 10,000 people </li></ul><ul><li>(national average) </li></ul>from http://www.cit...
Asian American Churches estimated numbers from online directories, CM&A, ISAAC
<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...
Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounte...
Revitalization: Window of  opportunity
<ul><li>Southeast Asian Leaders (2006 national conference) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Next Gen South Asians Leaders </li></ul>
<ul><li>Evergreen LA (here) </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  multi-Asian / multi-ethnic churches  less than 10 years old </l...
$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>Encourage creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Raise up young leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Supp...
 
http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/139376081/ http://flickr.com/photos/sadaqah/426291086/
DJ Chuang  www.djchuang.com L 2  Foundation  www.L2Foundation.org Leadership Network  www.LeadNet.org Q&A
 
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    1. 2. Revitalizing Asian American Churches for New Generations DJ Chuang www.djchuang.com September 26, 2007
    2. 3. what have I done <ul><li>Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Pastor </li></ul><ul><li>Strategist </li></ul><ul><li>Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Father </li></ul>
    3. 4. who I work with <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>Connecting innovators to multiply their impact
    4. 5. 2 print-on-demand books <ul><li>Asian American Youth Ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations: Asian American Evangelical Theologies in Formation </li></ul>
    5. 6. revitalizing the church <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of churches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church life cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>scriptures </li></ul><ul><li>signs </li></ul><ul><li>stories </li></ul>
    6. 7. <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>
    7. 16. <ul><li>50+ </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. churches close each week </li></ul>from http://www.newchurchinitiatives.org/morechurches/index.htm
    8. 17. <ul><li>80% </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. churches plateaued or declining </li></ul>from http://www.newchurchinitiatives.org/morechurches/index.htm
    9. 18. Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounterthis.com/blog/?p=142
    10. 19. 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
    11. 20. 14.4M Asian Americans in the US (July 2005)
    12. 21. 2000 U.S. Census, cf. wikipedia entry on “Asian American”
    13. 22. 33.4M Asian Americans by 2050 (projected)
    14. 23. 87% of Asian Americans are high school graduates (age 25 and older)
    15. 24. 49% of Asian Americans are college graduates (age 25 and older)
    16. 25. 20% of Asian Americans have graduate degrees (Masters, Ph.D., M.D.)
    17. 26. $61,094 Highest median household income of any racial group
    18. 27. 11.1% Poverty rate for single-race Asians (up from 9.8% in 2004)
    19. 28. 17.9% Without health insurance single-race Asians (up from 16.5% in 2004)
    20. 29. <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>
    21. 30. 75% of Koreans in North America are affiliated with a church (estimated) http://www.djchuang.com/2006/05/d1296
    22. 31. 56% Asian Americans unchurched http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=229
    23. 32. 26% Asian Americans under age 18
    24. 33. 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
    25. 34. <ul><li>12 </li></ul><ul><li>churches per 10,000 people </li></ul><ul><li>(national average) </li></ul>from http://www.citychurchsf.org/planting/planting_print.htm
    26. 35. Asian American Churches estimated numbers from online directories, CM&A, ISAAC
    27. 36. <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>
    28. 37. Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounterthis.com/blog/?p=142
    29. 38. Revitalization: Window of opportunity
    30. 39. <ul><li>Southeast Asian Leaders (2006 national conference) </li></ul>
    31. 40. <ul><li>Next Gen South Asians Leaders </li></ul>
    32. 41. <ul><li>Evergreen LA (here) </li></ul>
    33. 42. <ul><li>NewSong (Irvine + NOC + LA + Bangkok + more) </li></ul>
    34. 43. <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. 44. <ul><li>Lakeview Church (Chicago) </li></ul>
    36. 45. <ul><li>Grace Covenant Church (Philadelphia) </li></ul>
    37. 46. <ul><li>Vox Veniae (Austin, Texas) </li></ul>http://flickr.com/photos/speedye/1305243195
    38. 47. <ul><li>100+ </li></ul><ul><li>English-speaking Asian-led multi-Asian / multi-ethnic churches less than 10 years old </li></ul>
    39. 48. $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/
    40. 49. what existing churches can do <ul><li>Encourage creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Raise up young leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Support 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>
    41. 51. http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/139376081/ http://flickr.com/photos/sadaqah/426291086/
    42. 52. DJ Chuang www.djchuang.com L 2 Foundation www.L2Foundation.org Leadership Network www.LeadNet.org Q&A

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