Category: multiethnic

Being Asian American is more not less

Being Asian American is more not less

Spontaneous combustion of ideas are so much more exhilarating than a predictable routine to me. And the conversations lit up my switchboard and I want to share one of them with you. Yesterday I’m chatting over late afternoon tea with a couple...

How to get to know Asian Americans

How to get to know Asian Americans

We have a lot of learning to do and a lot of relationships to build, especially we as Asian Americans and we as the American evangelical church. Even with both having been around for 5 generations or so, the conversations and relationships...

Blogging at #mosaix2013 Multi-ethnic Church Conference

Blogging at #mosaix2013 Multi-ethnic Church Conference

Around 1,000 church leaders will be gathering this week for the 2nd national multiethnic church conference, hosted by Mosaix Global Network! It’s happening this Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5-6, and free livestream video was just announced, so there will likely be 1,000+...

Work in Process at Exponential West 2013

Work in Process at Exponential West 2013

I love the Church capital C and all of its complexity, flavors, and even occasional messiness. During the past few days I was invited to teach 2 workshops, an overview of the multi-site church revolution and the Future of the Asian American...

Pastor Ray Chang: Exponential West Blog Tour

Pastor Ray Chang: Exponential West Blog Tour

This week, Exponential begins its blog tour featuring several of the leaders speaking at the upcoming Exponential West conference (Oct. 7-10)—where they’ll be talking about the vital need for planting and growing multi-ethnic churches that can make disciples who reach an ever-changing...

Church Conference Season starting up Fall 2013

Church Conference Season starting up Fall 2013

When I connect with church leaders in person or online, one of the most frequently asked question is what conference should they go to. That’s not an easy question. And in the coming months, I’ll be at these 5 church conferences as...

Churches with Multiple Languages and Peoples

Churches with Multiple Languages and Peoples

As the church adapts to serving a multicultural global village, some are developing ministries in multiple languages too. (cf. polyglot – someone who can speak multiple languages) Ethnic Asian churches and other immigrant churches have done that for decades. For some ethnic Korean...

U.S. Church Diversity has nearly doubled from 1998 to 2010

U.S. Church Diversity has nearly doubled from 1998 to 2010

The percentage of multiethnic churches in America has grown from 7.5% in 1998 to 13.7% in 2010, based on 2 different survey-bases studies, using a 20% minority criteria. One of the leading church researchers, Dr. Scott Thumma (Professor of Sociology of Religion,...