March 22, 2007
Of the 300,000 Protestant churches in the United States, an estimated 7,000 churches have a majority attendance of Asians. Many of these congregations reach multiple generations using multiple languages.
Through our partnership between Leadership Network and L2 Foundation, I’m delighted to announce the publication of Asian American Churches: An Introductory Survey! This introductory report provides an overview of the distinctive characteristics and top ministry issues among Asian American churches (including what’s going well, new ministry opportunities being pursued, and key challenges).
A couple of highlights from the churches surveyed:
- Asian American churches are diversifying ethnically — 79% have at least 10% non-Asians in attendance
- Active church planting to reach more people — 61% are planning to launch new churches
- Missionary zeal is evident — 61% send out career missionaries
Download and read the full report. We’d love to get your feedback! How does this compare and contrast with what’s happening in your church?
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