LEADERS’ DIALOGUE SEPT 2018
Emerging Into Maturity: A Conversation on the Present Future Asian American Church
The Asian American (AA) church comes in all shapes, sizes, and structures.
Unfortunately, this has not been seen as a positive for many AA church leaders. As AA leaders have sat in the larger evangelical discussion of church leadership, AA leaders have felt like their own ministries are stuck, capped, and destined for decline.
But while every AA church certainly has its unique set of challenges and obstacles, maybe it’s time to pay attention to its inherent strengths, opportunities, and ministry callings.
This panel discussion exists to strengthen the broader Asian American ministry context by highlighting the distinctiveness of AA churches with all its strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities as it relates to the present and future.
What if leaders began comparing less about whether they were in immigrant, interdependent, or independent contexts, and began to see how their own ministry contexts complete the discipleship mosaic?
What if leaders began to minister appropriately in their own contexts with all its cultural and structural realities as opposed to trying to pound in a square peg into a round hole?
This panel aimed to inspire ministry leaders to greater ownership of the ministry callings God has called to their specific contexts.