A Look at Asian American Churches DJ Chuang  Executive Director L2 Foundation www.L2Foundation.org
L2 Foundation <ul><li>Developing leadership and legacy for Asian Americans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bless & empower the next ...
2 print-on-demand books <ul><ul><li>Asian American Youth Ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations: Asian American...
Asian American Christian Reader www.aacreader.com
When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’, and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, ...
 
 
 
 
 
5% of the US Population is Asian American (July 2004) http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_...
42% Asian Americans  born in the USA http://www.asianweek.com/2008/11/18/invisible-minority-more-american-than-first-glanc...
69.7% Asian Americans  who speak English “very well” derived from the Census 2000 report &quot;Language Use and English-Sp...
450M native English speakers around the world From “Why Asians Speak English”  http://www.asianweek.com/2008/08/29/why-asi...
$61,094 Highest median household income of any racial group
What ministry opportunities  do you see?
15.2M Asian Americans in the US (July 2007)
2000 U.S. Census, cf. wikipedia entry on “Asian American”
56% Asian Americans unchurched http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=229
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.)
100+ English-speaking Asian-led churches less than 10 years old
Vox Veniae  (Austin)
some characteristics <ul><ul><li>spirituality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>inspiring w...
Evergreen LA
Open Door Presbyterian Church  (Herndon, Virginia)
Alliance Fellowship Church + Harvest Community Church (Chicago)
What other churches  Inspire you?
Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounte...
window of  opportunity
time vitality
Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins...
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/
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/
Which model works best  in your context?
Options for English Ministry <ul><ul><li>Co-exist peacefully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small changes over a long time </l...
$50,000 Sarang Community Church’s annual fund  for church planting by 2nd Generation Koreans and other minorities http://b...
empowering next generation <ul><ul><li>evangelizing in new ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cultivating creativity </li></u...
How can we keep our children? How can we reach more people?
http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/139376081/ http://flickr.com/photos/sadaqah/426291086/
these slides + more @  http://blog.L2Foundation.org DJ Chuang L2 Foundation www.L2Foundation.org [email_address] 949-870-5...
 
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  1. 1. A Look at Asian American Churches DJ Chuang Executive Director L2 Foundation www.L2Foundation.org
  2. 2. L2 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><ul><li>Asian American Youth Ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations: Asian American Evangelical Theologies in Formation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Asian American Christian Reader www.aacreader.com
  5. 5. 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
  6. 11. 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
  7. 12. 42% Asian Americans born in the USA http://www.asianweek.com/2008/11/18/invisible-minority-more-american-than-first-glance-suggests/
  8. 13. 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
  9. 14. 450M native English speakers around the world From “Why Asians Speak English” http://www.asianweek.com/2008/08/29/why-asians-speak-english/
  10. 15. $61,094 Highest median household income of any racial group
  11. 16. What ministry opportunities do you see?
  12. 17. 15.2M Asian Americans in the US (July 2007)
  13. 18. 2000 U.S. Census, cf. wikipedia entry on “Asian American”
  14. 19. 56% Asian Americans unchurched http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=229
  15. 20. 33.4M Asian Americans by 2050 (projected)
  16. 21. 49% of Asian Americans are college graduates (age 25 and older)
  17. 22. 20% of Asian Americans have graduate degrees (Masters, Ph.D., M.D.)
  18. 23. 100+ English-speaking Asian-led churches less than 10 years old
  19. 24. Vox Veniae (Austin)
  20. 25. some characteristics <ul><ul><li>spirituality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>inspiring worship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social justice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>excellence </li></ul></ul>
  21. 26. Evergreen LA
  22. 27. Open Door Presbyterian Church (Herndon, Virginia)
  23. 28. Alliance Fellowship Church + Harvest Community Church (Chicago)
  24. 29. What other churches Inspire you?
  25. 30. Four stages of organizational decline Cf. Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformission Rev pp.141-144 http://www.encounterthis.com/blog/?p=142
  26. 31. window of opportunity
  27. 32. time vitality
  28. 33. 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
  29. 34. house “ one big happy family” http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnar/402574248/
  30. 35. duplex “ two ministries under one roof” http://flickr.com/photos/sidereal/111616256/
  31. 36. townhouse “ two churches on one campus” http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohadby/151741368/
  32. 37. hotel “ many ministries under one brand” http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/94025957/
  33. 38. multiplex “ multiple venues, one management” http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckyuan/1004839506/
  34. 39. Which model works best in your context?
  35. 40. Options for English Ministry <ul><ul><li>Co-exist peacefully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small changes over a long time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 churches 1 campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launched out as a church plant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church split </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move to a new ministry </li></ul></ul>Based on discussions from metro DC area English pastors fellowship 2006-2007
  36. 41. $50,000 Sarang Community Church’s annual fund for church planting by 2nd Generation Koreans and other minorities http://blog.l2foundation.org/2007/08/29/multiethnic-church-planting-fund/
  37. 42. empowering next generation <ul><ul><li>evangelizing in new ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cultivating creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>raising up young leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>restructuring for more effective ministry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supporting church planting with prayer, people, and funds </li></ul></ul>
  38. 43. How can we keep our children? How can we reach more people?
  39. 44. http://flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/139376081/ http://flickr.com/photos/sadaqah/426291086/
  40. 45. these slides + more @ http://blog.L2Foundation.org DJ Chuang L2 Foundation www.L2Foundation.org [email_address] 949-870-5726

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