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Exponential East 2015 - bonus session: asian american church planting

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Presented by ReGenerant Network http://regenerant.org - April 27, 2015 in Tampa at Exponential Conference - by Ray Chang and DJ Chuang

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Exponential East 2015 - bonus session: asian american church planting

  1. 1. EAST MEETS WEST
 ASIAN AMERICAN
 CHURCH PLANTING Ray Chang & DJ Chuang ReGenerant Network ReGenerant.org
  2. 2. WHY PLANT?
  3. 3. Ques%on  of  the  Day   Has the Church Lost Touch with the Lost World?
  4. 4. Missionary:  John  20:21   •  America  has  entered  a  post   Chris%an  era  and  from  now   on  we  are  planning  to  train   future  pastors  as  foreign   missionaries  assigned  to  an   alien  culture.       –  (Dr.  Haddon  Robinson)  
  5. 5. Why  Plant  a  Church?    There  are  Biblical  Reasons    There  are  Theological  Reasons    There  are  Apologe3cal  Reasons  
  6. 6. Biblical  Founda%on   1. Matt. 16:13-20 2. Matt. 28: 18-20, Acts 1:8 3. Acts 2:40-47 4. I Cor. 3 5. I Cor. 12, Romans 12 6. Eph. 4:1-16    How do these classical church planting texts shape your thinking about your church plant?
  7. 7. Objec%ve   •  To  establish  a  solid  apologe%c  framework  for   building  a  healthy,  growing,  reproducing   church.   •  Issue:  A  planter  needs  to  nail  the  “why”   ques%on  before  he  can  effec%vely  recruit   leaders,  workers,  seekers,  prayer  supporters,   and  poten%al  donors.  
  8. 8. #1  Ques%on:  Why?   •  The most frequent question asked of church planters is … Why do you want to plant a new church in this community at this time? v Neighbor Nudge: How will you answer this question?
  9. 9. Apologe%cs  Overview   1.  Mo%va%ons:  Why  you?   2.  Advantages:  Why  church  plan%ng?     3.  Objec%ons:  Why  another  church?     4.  Need:  Why  this  place?     5.  Core:  Why  I  am  plan%ng?    
  10. 10. Mo%va%ons:  +/-­‐   1.  Compassion  for  the  lost   2.  Desire  to  preach   3.  Desire  to  expand  God’s  kingdom   4.  Desire  to  prove  self  worth   5.  Need  for  more  churches   6.  No  open  doors   7.  Burden  to  reach  specific  people   8.  Can’t  get  along  with  other  Chris%ans   9.  God’s  calling   10.  I  want  to  do  my  own  thing   11.  Personal  theological  agenda  
  11. 11. v   Your  Mo%va%ons   •  Your  three  strongest  mo%va%ons?   1)      2)      3)      •  What  nega%ve  mo%va%ons  to  confront?   –      –      •  What  posi%ve  mo%va%ons  to  develop?   +      +      +     
  12. 12. 1.  Grow  Faster   •  “The  single  most  effec%ve  evangelis%c   methodology  under  heaven  is  plan%ng   new  churches.   •  Without  excep%on,  the  growing   denomina%ons  have  been  those  that   stress  church  plan%ng.“   –  Peter  Wagner   •  New  churches  provide  superior  results.     Some  denomina%ons  have  found  as   much  as  80%  of  their  conversion   growth  comes  from  new  churches.     –  Ralph  Moore    
  13. 13. 2007 Study: Conversion Growth
  14. 14. 2.  Evangelize  Beher  
  15. 15. 3.  Develop  leaders  quicker   •  Every  church  labors  to   develop  and  disciple   new  leaders,  but  new   congrega%ons  do  it   faster.   •  They  are  forced  to  raise   more  leaders  per  capita   and  quicker  than   established  churches.  
  16. 16. 4.  More  Innova%ve   •  Church  planters  test  new  ideas  as   they  look  for  ways  to  reach  people   for  Jesus  Christ.   P Seeker  Services   P Worship  Teams   P Disciple  Making  Pathways   P Marke%ng  Outreach   P Fractal  Team  Mul%plica%on   P Mul%site  Paradigm   P Team  Sermon  Prepara%on   P Organic  Church   P Servant  Evangelism   P External  Focus  
  17. 17. 5.  Don’t  fight  over  picky  stuff   •  They  are  more  focused  on  their  mission.   •  They  are  more  focused  on  evangelism.   •  When  you  are  in  a  foxhole,  you  don’t  have   %me  to  argue  about  the  color  of  the  carpet.  
  18. 18. Common  Objec%ons   1.  Plan%ng  will  damage  the  parent  church?   2.  We  already  have  enough  churches?   3.  We’re  not  ready  to  start  a  new  church?   4.  Plan%ng  costs  too  much.   5.  Plan%ng  will  hinder  our  fellowship.   6.  We  are  not  large  enough.  
  19. 19. 1.  Growing  Unchurched   •  American:  New  Mission  Field   •  3rd  Largest  Field   •  150  Mission  Unclaimed  (50%)   •  240  Million  Unchurched  (80%)   •  Need:  80-­‐80  Vision  
  20. 20. © 2006 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org22
  21. 21. 2.  Lifecycle  Dynamic   •  Biblical:  Ephesian  Ch.   •  Today:  99.8%  Muslim   •  USA:  Last  CP  =  100  Yr.   •  USA:  80%  Decline   •  EFCA  1980’s:  6  closed   •  EFCA  2000’s:  30-­‐40     •  Healthy  Denom:  -­‐3%   •  Healthy  Church:  -­‐8%  
  22. 22. © 2006 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org24
  23. 23. 3.  Immigra%on  Opportunity   •  "Missions  is  no  longer  about  crossing  the   oceans,    jungles,    and  deserts,  but  about   crossing  the  streets  of  the  world's  ci%es.       •  From  now  on,  nearly  all  ministry  will  be   cross-­‐cultural,  amid  the  urban  pluralism   caused  by  the  greatest  migra%on  in   human  history  from  southern  hemisphere   to  the  north,  east  to  west,  and  above  all,   from  rural  to  urban."      
  24. 24. © 2006 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org26
  25. 25. 4.  Genera%onal  Challenge   Church  Ahendance   •  60  %  of  60  years  old   •  50%  of  50  years  old   •  40%  of  40  years  old   •  30%  of  30  years  old   •  20%  of  20  years  old  
  26. 26. 5.  Popula%on  Growth   •  Church  Growth:  -­‐9.5%   •  Popula%on  Growth:  +11.4%   •  Bohom  line:  20%  GAP  
  27. 27. © 2006 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org30
  28. 28. © 2006 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org31
  29. 29. © 2006 by David T. Olson www.TheAmericanChurch.org32
  30. 30. Lower  Causali%es   Urban  Legend:  80%   Failure  Rate   Research:  68%   Survival  Rate   EFCA:  87%  Survival   Rate  
  31. 31. ABC  Integra%on   +  400%  Assessment   +  200%  Coaching   +  250%  Basic  Training   +178%  Support  
  32. 32. Eternal  Mission   "If you want to grow something to last a season, plant flowers. If you want to grow something to last a lifetime, plant trees. If you want to grow something to last eternally, plant churches."  
  33. 33. CURRENT TRENDS
  34. 34. Which  Na%on  Will  be  the  Largest   Chris%an  Na%on  in  10  Years?  
  35. 35. Professor  Yang,  who  wrote  'Religion  in  China:  Survival  and  Revival   under  Communist  Rule',  believes  the  number  of  Chris%ans  in  China   will  rise  to  160  million  by  2025  and  247  million  by  2030,  just  as   America's  Chris%an  popula%on  appears  to  be  waning.   hhp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/china-­‐largest-­‐chris%an-­‐country_n_5191910.html  
  36. 36. “Asian  Americans  are  the  highest-­‐income,  best-­‐educated  and  fastest-­‐ growing  racial  group  in  the  U.S,  with  Asians  now  making  up  the  largest  share   of  recent  immigrants.”  –  Pew  Research’s  Rise  of  Asian  Americans,  August   2012  
  37. 37. Immigration and Naturalization Services Act of 1965
  38. 38. Asian American Immigration increased since 1965
  39. 39. 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 17.3M 11.9M 6.9M 3.5M 1.5M.98M .321M.255M Asian American Population
  40. 40. Ethnic Asian-American Churches Es%mated  number  of   Ethnic  Asian  Churches   in  the  United  States   7,123
  41. 41. Chinese Filipino Indian Vietnamese Korean Japanese 1,304,286 1,706,822 1,737,433 3,183,063 3,416,840 4,010,114 Population % Christian Churched Asian Americans 31% 89% 18% 36% 71% 38%
  42. 42. “Parents assumed that if you just sent the kids to church through high school, they’d come out being good Christians. We all thought our kids would go to church in college. That was a very naïve thought.” ! ! Rev. Daniel Lee (1st gen, Global Mission Church, Maryland), quoted in “Silent Exodus,” Christianity Today, 1996. “Silent Exodus” of the Second-Generations
  43. 43. •  More  Asian  Americans  in  college  campus   ministries  indicates  a  future  trajectory  for  the   American  church.  Asian  culture's  value  for   educa%on  translates  into  larger  numbers  of   Asian  Americans  ahending  U.S.  colleges  and   universi%es,  as  noted  in  the  2006  Chris%anity   Today  ar%cle,    
  44. 44. The  Tiger  in  the  Academy   Asian  Americans  populate  America's  elite  colleges   more  than  ever—and  campus  ministries  even  more   than  that.  At  the  recent  Urbana  2012  triennial   student  missions  conference,  39%  of  the  16,000   ahendees  were  Asians  &  Asian  Americans,  up  from   24.4%  at  the  previous  Urbana  2009.  Both   InterVarsity  Chris%an  Fellowship  and  Cru's  Epic   Movement  are  inten%onally  contextualizing   ministries  for  Asian  Americans,  by  Asian  Americans.    
  45. 45. Chris%anity  Today’s  Cover  Story   October  2014  
  46. 46. 2nd Generation Asian Americans
  47. 47. 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 40.5M 34.5M 28.5M 22.6M 17.3M 11.9M 6.9M 3.5M 1.5M.98M.321M.255M Asian American Population (Projected)
  48. 48. Next-Generation Multi-Asian Churches 2015   284  
  49. 49. Sarang  Community   Church’s  annual  fund  for   church  plan%ng  by  2nd   Genera%on  Koreans  and   other  minori%es   $50,000
  50. 50. hhp://djchuang.com/ocr  
  51. 51. CASE STUDIES:
 NEXT GENERATION
 CHURCHES
  52. 52. A  Chinese  Church  in  China  
  53. 53. Ambassador  Bible  Church  
  54. 54. Bay  Area  Chinese  Bible  Church   1956  
  55. 55. Bay  Area  Chinese  Bible  Church   2011  
  56. 56. Evergreen  Bap%st  Church  of  Los  Angeles   1925  
  57. 57. Evergreen  Bap%st  Church  of  Los  Angeles   1997  
  58. 58. Interbay  Covenant  Church  (Seahle)   1954  
  59. 59. Quest  Church  (Seahle)   2001  
  60. 60. Quest  Church  (Seahle)   2007  
  61. 61. Quest  Church  (Seahle)   2015  
  62. 62. “It takes all kinds of churches
 to reach all kinds of people.”
 Pastor  Rick  Warren,  Saddleback  Church  
  63. 63. Q & A
  64. 64. Pastor Ray Chang Ambassador Church & ReGenerant Network ReGenerant.org | Ambassador Church ray@regenerant.org 714-706-1106 DJ Chuang djchuang.com | ReGenerant.org email@djchuang.com 949-243-7260

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