where can second generation leaders go

November 13, 2007

Eugene Hor is a member of the CCCOWE English Task Force, and has served as an English pastor for the last 9 years at Burwood Chinese Presbyterian Church in Sydney, Australia, an intergenerational Chinese Church.

Eugene recently stopped by here and left a detailed comment about his observations as an advocate of English ministry within the Chinese church, and describes the challenges of ministering in that context. This is an excerpt of a lengthy discourse:

Why does the Chinese church continue to lament the loss of their English pastors when they keep driving them out? We don’t need understanding, we need real change if the Chinese church is to keep it’s English pastors. The bottom line as I see it, is that if the Chinese church and its leadership think they can better run and grow English ministry than their English pastor, then let them do it. If not, they should empower and free their English pastors to do what God has called them to do in a way that will best reach and grow the second generation.

Read the entire comment to get the full context, which is also posted at his blog as The Second Generation Leadership Diaspora.

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