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Second Generation Ethnic Church Planting

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from Exponential Conference 2015 presented by Ray Chang of ReGenerant Network regenerant.org

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Second Generation Ethnic Church Planting

  1. 1. Second Generation Ethnic Church Planting Raymond Y. Chang BA, MDiv, ThM, DMin
  2. 2. My Story
  3. 3. Personal Journey •  Culture Closely Tied the Faith •  Culture More Important than Gospel (Preservation of Ethnic Identity) •  Conflict in Church was Norm •  Lack of Mentoring/Discipleship
  4. 4. Ministry Journey (Ping-Pong) •  Ethnic Church •  White Evangelical Experience –  Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa •  Ethnic Church Youth Pastor •  White Evangelical –  First Evangelical Free Church of America •  Ethnic English Ministry Pastor
  5. 5. What is the Future for the 
 Ethnic America?
  6. 6. Sociological Reality
  7. 7. Sociological Reality
  8. 8. “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
  9. 9. Models
  10. 10. “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
  11. 11. 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 246 227 150 79 40 17 Next-Generation Multi-Asian Churches
  12. 12. Sarang Community Church’s annual fund for church planMng by 2nd GeneraMon and other minoriMes $50,000
  13. 13. hPp://djchuang.com/ocr
  14. 14. TransiMon to MulM-Ethnic •  Leadership is Key •  Understand Your Context & Culture •  State Your Vision •  Staff Your Vision •  Stage Your Vision
  15. 15. Challenges for Second GeneraMon •  Established versus Emerging •  Mono-cultural versus MulM-cultural •  Immigrant churches versus Missional churches •  AssimilaMon versus MarginalizaMon
  16. 16. Way Forward •  Moving from mono-ethnic to mulM-ethnic churches •  Review missional focus •  Other ways to pass on heritage •  IncarnaMon and TransformaMon
  17. 17. Future for the Ethnic Second Gen •  ImmigraMon will conMnue •  Silent Exodus of Second-GeneraMon •  PopulaMon Growth and Diversity •  Unchurched Post-ChrisMan America •  Mission field across the street and across the seas
  18. 18. Pastor Ray Chang Ambassador Church & Regenerant Network ReGenerant.org | Ambassador Church ray@regenerant.org 714-706-1106

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