Value of an Asian American church planting network

Q: “Do you know of any non-denominational Asian-American church planting networks? Do you see much value in such a thing verses denominational channels or mainstream American networks?”

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?

[update 4/22/2014: a new network called ReGenerant is launching for Asian American church planters!]

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!


5 responses to “Value of an Asian American church planting network”

  1. Will be at Exponential with my wife and can’t wait to hear the multiple ethnic pre conference. Look forward to see you and picking your brain a bit DJ.

    1. @Ed, it’d be great to hang out with you in Orlando at Exponential! You know, we can see each other before then, just setup a skype video chat, ok? 🙂

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