Value of an Asian American church planting network
A: [djchuang] I don’t know of 1 that’s that specific – a ch.planting network for Asian American and non-denominational.
Given that a majority of Asian American churches (and pastors) do not self-identify as Asian American, it’d probably be unlikely they’d want to identify & be a part of an AA ch.planting network.
I do think there are contextual issues in the AA pastor him/herself, and for ministering more effectively to AAs, whether in an AA context or in a multi-ethnic context. I think those contextual issues are mostly under-addressed.
Good question that came in recently about the value of networking for Asian American church planters. I think there is value to that. [cf. list of Asian American church plants] And I think there’s value to a denominational channel, and there’s value to a mainstream American network. What would you add?
The best [mother of all] conference for church planters and church planting networks is the EXPONENTIAL CONFERENCE end of April in Orlando. I plan to be there, in person. Plus, any Asian American leader must get there early for the Multi-ethnic Church Planting pre-conference too!