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  1. 1. How the Church can be Unleashed for the Next Generation DJ Chuang ReGenerant Network djchuang.com | regenerant.org
  2. 2. 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 (Projecte Asian American Population (projected)
  3. 3. 19.4 million Asian Population, July 2013 4.2 million Asians of Chinese descent, 2012 h"p://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/06/19/the-­‐rise-­‐of-­‐asian-­‐americans/  
  4. 4. 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% h"p://www.pewforum.org/2012/07/19/asian-­‐americans-­‐a-­‐mosaic-­‐of-­‐faiths-­‐overview/  
  5. 5. Ethnic Asian-American Churches EsAmated  number  of   Ethnic  Asian  Churches   in  the  US  (2009)   7,123 h"p://djchuang.com/2014/many-­‐chinese-­‐churches-­‐usa/   Chinese  Churches,  2009   1,200 Chinese  Churches,  2014   1,679
  6. 6. “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  
  7. 7. 2nd Generation Asian Americans
  8. 8. “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
  9. 9. Bay Area Chinese Bible Church 1956  
  10. 10. Bay Area Chinese Bible Church 2011  
  11. 11. Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles 1925  
  12. 12. Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles 1997  
  13. 13. Interbay Covenant Church (Seattle) 1954  
  14. 14. Quest Church (Seattle) 2001  
  15. 15. Quest Church (Seattle) 2007  
  16. 16. Next-Generation Multi-Asian Churches h"p://djchuang.com/asian  
  17. 17. 5 Cries of Asian American Christian Young Adults
 Dr. Timothy Tseng 1.  When will I grow up? 2.  Can I embrace my race? 3.  Am I loved? 4.  Am I being fed at my church? 5.  Am I getting the best value? h"p://isaacblog.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/five-­‐cries-­‐of-­‐asian-­‐american-­‐chrisAan-­‐young-­‐adults-­‐resource-­‐available/  
  18. 18. Sarang  Community  Church’s   annual  fund  for  church  planAng   by  2nd  GeneraAon  Koreans  and   other  minoriAes   $50,000
  19. 19. Which Nation Will be the Largest Christian Nation?
  20. 20. Professor Yang, who wrote 'Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule', believes the number of Christians in China will rise to 160 million by 2025 and 247 million by 2030, just as America's Christian population appears to be waning. h"p://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/china-­‐largest-­‐chrisAan-­‐country_n_5191910.html  
  21. 21. Chinese Church in China
  22. 22. Where do Chinese Americans live? •  Top 5 States: California, New York, Hawaii, Texas and New Jersey. 
 Together these 5 states constitute more then 80% of the Chinese American population with 40% being in California alone. 
 •  Top 15 Cities: San Francisco, Honolulu, Oakland, San Jose, New York City, Plano (Dallas), Sacramento, Seattle, Boston, San Diego, Philadelphia, Stockton, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago.
 •  Next 5 Cities: Anaheim, Houston, Austin, Pittsburgh, Riverside.
  23. 23. NAMB  has  developed  this  map  depicAng  108  proposed  Chinese  church  plants  in  32  of  the   largest  ciAes  in  North  America.  In  total  some  4.6  million  Chinese  live  in  the  United  States  and   Canada.  h"p://www.namb.net/nambblog1.aspx?id=12884910592&blogid=8589939695  
  24. 24. 1.  Perceived alienness 2.  Need to maintain self-reliance 3.  Risk of losing relationships “… the families of the Chinese American nonreligious may serve as bastions of secularism, against which churches are hard-pressed to compete. Indeed, in looking at the top three reasons cited above, each harken back to the influence of the family …”
  25. 25. 7 Ways to Unleash 1.  Multiplying fruitful churches 2.  Making next generation leaders 3.  Sending out laborers 4.  Using resources generously 5.  Keeping old and creating new 6.  Discipling all nations 7.  Being local and global
  26. 26. Multiplying Fruitful Churches And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 (ESV)
  27. 27. Making New Leaders And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 (ESV)
  28. 28. Sending out Laborers And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Luke 10:2 (ESV)
  29. 29. Using Resources For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:34 (ESV) Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. Luke 12:48 (ESV)
  30. 30. Keeping Old and Creating New Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.” Matthew 9:17 (ESV)
  31. 31. h"ps://www.flickr.com/photos/dominiqueb/535541624/  
  32. 32. Discipling All Nations And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)
  33. 33. Being Local and Global But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (ESV)
  34. 34. 7 Ways to Unleash 1.  Multiplying fruitful churches 2.  Making next generation leaders 3.  Sending out laborers 4.  Using resources generously 5.  Keeping old and creating new 6.  Discipling all nations 7.  Being local and global
  35. 35. 7 Questions for Your Church 1.  How many churches planted? 2.  How many next generation leaders? 3.  How many laborers sent out? 4.  How much resources are used? 5.  What is old and what is new? 6.  Which nations are you reaching? 7.  Where are you local? And global?
  36. 36. Christianity Today’s Cover Story" October 2014
  37. 37. “It takes all kinds of churches
 to reach all kinds of people.”
 Pastor Rick Warren" Saddleback Church
  38. 38. DJ Chuang djchuang.com | regenerant.org (email) email@djchuang.com (phone) 949-243-7260 (twitter) @djchuang (facebook) fb.com/djchuang Questions & Answers

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