The OC Register (our local newspaper with a circulation around 300,000) and reporter Jim Hinch posted this article, “O.C. exports Asian American churches to the world” (cached), telling the compelling story of Asian American churches and my story too. Thank you OC Register!
Here’s links to all the goodies mentioned in that article, and some extras:
- #books Asian American Youth Ministry and CONVERSATIONS: Asian American Evangelical Theologies in Formation (published by L2 Foundation)
- my Publications and Presentations
- my Yogurtland fan page
- my list of next-gen multi-Asian churches
- Pew Research Center’s report on Asian Americans
- NewSong Church (Irvine +)
- Ambassador Church (Brea) and Ambassador Network
- Epic Church (Fullerton)
- Evergreen Baptist Church (Rosemead)
- CrossWay Community Church (Brea)
- D.Min. Track: Asian American Ministry at Talbot Seminary
- Asian American Churches: An Introductory Survey (2007 report by L2 Foundation & Leadership Network)
- “Step Up, Speak Up, Live it Up” – my 9-minute talk at Urbana 12 PANA Lounge
- Being first on Twitter in the OC
- SocialMediaChurch.net is my weekly podcast for conversations with church leaders about social media
- and you can schedule a call with me at djchuang.com/call - I’d love to talk with you!
The print edition of the article also carries the headlines, “A local consultant and an evolving population combine to explore new ways of worshipping.” and “Asian Americans find God beyond traditional pulpit.” The lead-in on the front-page “Finding their Faith: Asian Americans use inclusiveness to spread growing message of faith.” ::
Over the past generation, a number of Orange County churches have thrived by serving mostly Asian American worshippers.
Now, some of those same churches are spreading beyond the county to places such as London, Mexico City, and Manila.
How? By emphasizing social causes. And embracing multiculturalism. And, generally, reaching into an often non-Asian world.
A local church consultant who has helped spur the expansion says Asian American Christianity can happen anywhere — and everybody is welcome.
He has ideas about online-only Asian churches, about so-called “next-gen multi-Asian churches,” and about churches frequented by Asian Indian, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese worshippers. [read the full article] (cached)