desperately seeking happy church plants
I’m looking for a few good ethnic Asian churches that have a great story to tell. (Okay, I’m asking for a pastor friend.) He’s looking for a 1st generation Asian church that has had the openness + vision + foresight to give birth to a church with a different vision and/or a new model for ministry.
For example, an ethnic (1st generation) Asian church has a growing Asian-language ministry and a growing (2nd gen) English ministry, and the church leaders in both the Asian-language ministry and the English ministry wisely recognizes that autonomy for both ministries would be healthy for ownership and outreach. So the Asian church does its part to launch out a new church plant that would reach its neighborhood community and/or all kinds of ethnicities and/or people with a different (postmodern) mindset. As this new church plant is launched, the Asian (mother) church would take pride in what happened, while the new (daughter) church feels supported by the mother church and yet has freedom to develop new ways of outreach and ministry. Both need to perceive this church multiplication process as having gone well.
Know of any churches in the USA that fits this description? We’d love to hear of these happy churches and church plants!