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Conference on the Challenges and Future of English Ministries

The North American Chinese Congress on World Evangelization will be convening a Parallel English Track on the topic of “The Challenges and Future of English Ministries” along with its Mandarin Chinese Track. The conference is organized and sponsored by PALM (Pastoral and Laity Ministries), CCCOWE-USA and CCCOWE-Canada. Special speakers include Wayland Wong, John Ng, Donald […]

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This week’s questions…

This week’s discussion questions on Asian American leadership, will tackle the context of both in the church and broadly, outside of the church, looking at some things that may hold back Asian American’s in their development.  Areas of identity issues, perhaps background from a shame and guilt mother culture, and sometimes a grace-less church has […]

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3 recent books explore Korean Americans and their faith

Christianity Today featured this article by Kate Bowler titled, “Generation K: Korean American evangelicals.” The article describes the unique ethnic context out of which 3 recent books have been published about both 1st and 2nd generation Korean Americans, namely, Religion and Spirituality in Korean America by David K. Yoo and Ruth H. Chung; God’s New […]

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resourcing English pastors in Toronto and Canada

Dr. Daniel L. Wong (Tyndale University College) has posted a good collection of resources for doing English ministry among Asian Canadians. Particularly, on the web page titled, “Coaching for English Ministry in Chinese Churches,” he lists his ministry experiences and resources, including this paper, “Toward A Theological Foundation for English Ministry in the Canadian Chinese […]

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Ministry opportunities for Asian American pastors

I often meet pastors and/or churches looking for a connection. Either it’s a church looking for an English pastor, or it’s a pastor looking for a ministry position. There are 3 great websites that have current job listings for Asian American ministry leaders:

Ministry Openings — maintained by Korean-American Ministry Resources
positions for pastors and church staff
Ministry […]

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how to do English ministry in Chinese churches

While it may be exciting to see new kinds of churches launched to reach the next generation, there are also good activities in ethnic Asian churches that reaches (some of) the next generation too. 2 resources came to my attention recently:
Pastor Kenneth P.Carlson (English Pastor at Chinese for Christ Church, Berkeley since 1994) had been […]

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English-speaking ministry in the Chinese church in Canada

This 11-minute video titled “English speaking ministry in the Chinese church” explores the differences between Chinese-speaking overseas-born Chinese and English-speaking Canadian-born Chinese, what is an English speaking ministry in a Chinese church, differences between English-speaking and Chinese-speaking congregations, as well as challenges and solutions for an English-speaking ministry.
According to the video::
In 2001, there were over […]

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alarming statistics about American Born Chinese

According to this promotional video for the recent Render Conference (near Houston), less than 2% of American Born Chinese (ABCs) attend church here in the United States.
I’m not sure where that statistic comes from, as I do not know of a comprehensive study that documents this demographics’ church attendance, but if it is anywheres near […]

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where can second generation leaders go

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 […]

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revitalizing Asian American churches

Thanks to the AALC 2008 planning team for hosting the gathering of Asian American church and ministry leaders, and the kind invitation for me to present.
The title of my presentation was “Revitalizing Asian American Churches for New Generations”. I painted a big picture with statistics about Asian Americans in the United States, and shared about […]

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