Growing Healthy Asian American Churches

✏Book Title : Growing Healthy Asian American Churches
✏Author : Peter Cha
✏Publisher : InterVarsity Press
✏Release Date : 2009-09-20
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 0830875425
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Growing Healthy Asian American Churches Book Summary : The Asian American church is in transition. Congregations face the challenges of preserving ethnic culture and heritage while contextualizing their ministry to younger generations and the unchurched. Many Asian American church leaders struggle with issues like leadership development, community dynamics and intergenerational conflict. But often Asian American churches lack the resources and support they need to fulfill their callings. Peter Cha, Steve Kang and Helen Lee and a team of veteran Asian American pastors and church leaders offer eight key values for healthy Asian American churches. Drawing on years of expertise and filled with practical examples from landmark churches like Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, NewSong Church and Lighthouse Christian Church, the book provides soundly biblical perspectives for effective ministry that honors the Asian American cultural context. Insights from such pioneering leaders as Ken Fong, David Gibbons, Grace May, Wayne Ogimachi, Steve Wong, Nancy Sugikawa and Soong-Chan Rah make this an essential guide for Asian American church leaders wanting to help their congregations achieve health and growth. Produced in partnership with the Catalyst Leadership Center, a resource organization for Asian American church ministry.

📒Korean Asian Or American ✍ Jacob Yongseok Young

✏Book Title : Korean Asian or American
✏Author : Jacob Yongseok Young
✏Publisher : University Press of America
✏Release Date : 2012-04-26
✏Pages : 124
✏ISBN : 9780761858751
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Korean Asian or American Book Summary : The voices of second-generation Korean Americans echo throughout the pages of this book, which is a sensitive exploration of their struggles with minority, marginality, cultural ambiguity, and negative perceptions. This book follows a group of second-generation Korean American Christians in the English-speaking ministry of a large suburban Korean church.

✏Book Title : Developing a Transformational English Ministry in Chinese Churches
✏Author : Matthew R. S. Todd
✏Publisher : FriesenPress
✏Release Date : 2016-07-25
✏Pages : 252
✏ISBN : 9781460287682
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Developing a Transformational English Ministry in Chinese Churches Book Summary : If you want to discuss development and transitions of a growing English ministry you’ve come to the right book. If recruiting and training youth workers, or development of worship, discipleship and mentoring is your concern – you’ll find ideas here. Many Chinese churches lack a long vision for their English ministry rooted in the Great commission. The author explores maturing English congregational models, the Silent Exodus, and why partnering is imperative. A celebration is given to the Chinese churches multicultural potential and challenge to reconcile the CBC hybrid culture. This volume has one goal – healthier churches to the glory of God.

✏Book Title : English Ministry Crisis in Chinese Canadian Churches
✏Author : Matthew Richard Sheldon Todd
✏Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
✏Release Date : 2015-03-26
✏Pages : 408
✏ISBN : 9781498208857
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏English Ministry Crisis in Chinese Canadian Churches Book Summary : In this book, Dr. Matthew Todd looks into the anecdotal reporting of high numbers of Canadian-born Chinese leaving Western Canadian Chinese churches--what is termed the silent exodus. Some of the fastest-growing Canadian churches are Chinese, yet reportedly the highest dropout rates are among Chinese and Asian church adult ministries. This book recommends solutions towards the retention of Canadian-born Chinese adults in Chinese bicultural churches through empowerment. To address retention, the key factors that contribute to a silent exodus are established through qualitative research with participants of diverse church affiliations. Todd examines various models and proposed solutions the Chinese church has used to retain its English-speaking congregants, and gives attention to a theological basis for being inclusive in mission initiatives and for empowerment through passing the leadership baton. Todd makes some recommendations on the new wave of an emerging congregational model that requires negotiation with Chinese church leadership to give power away to English ministry leaders and congregations. He anticipates that this will permit transformational leadership practices that contribute to shalom, community transformation, and lasting congregations.

📒From A Liminal Place ✍ Sang Hyun Lee

✏Book Title : From a Liminal Place
✏Author : Sang Hyun Lee
✏Publisher : Fortress Press
✏Release Date : 2010
✏Pages : 216
✏ISBN : 9781451418156
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏From a Liminal Place Book Summary : Drawing on decades of teaching and reflection, Princeton theologian Sang Lee probes what it means for Asian Americans to live as the followers of Christ in the "liminal space" between Asia and America and at the periphery of American society.

✏Book Title : Teaching the Faith Forming the Faithful
✏Author : Gary A. Parrett
✏Publisher : InterVarsity Press
✏Release Date : 2013-04-05
✏Pages : 461
✏ISBN : 9780830884353
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Teaching the Faith Forming the Faithful Book Summary : Why does the church teach? And what should it teach? In recent years, traditional Sunday school and education programs have declined in influence and effectiveness. Education in the church is often sidelined by other competing priorities, and our efforts become haphazard and random. As a result, many Christians have not learned the fundamental doctrinal content of the faith. As a response, a growing number of church ministries have moved toward an emphasis on Christian spiritual formation. But churches must hold together education and formation, the teaching of the faith and the forming of the faithful. In this comprehensive text, Gary Parrett and Steve Kang attend to both the content and process of educational and formational ministries. They set forth a thoroughly biblical vision for intentional teaching of the Christian faith, with a holistic concern for what and whom is taught as well as how and why. Fully apprised of developments in educational theory and pedagogy, Parrett and Kang propose a core curriculum for recovering the full scope of Christian proclamation and reinvigorating the teaching ministry of the church. Their vision has implications not merely for catechesis, but for preaching, worship, children's and youth ministry, and much more. The body of Christ can become all that God intends it to be, through intentional practices that foster personal and corporate formation. Here is guidance for individuals and congregations on that journey.

📒The Next Evangelicalism ✍ Soong-Chan Rah

✏Book Title : The Next Evangelicalism
✏Author : Soong-Chan Rah
✏Publisher : InterVarsity Press
✏Release Date : 2009-08-20
✏Pages : 228
✏ISBN : 9780830878031
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Next Evangelicalism Book Summary : Soong-Chan Rah calls the North American church to escape its Western cultural captivity and to embody a next evangelicalism that is diverse and multiethnic. This prophetic report casts a vision for a dynamic evangelicalism that fully embodies the cultural realities of the twenty-first century.

✏Book Title : Asian American Religions
✏Author : Tony Carnes
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2004-05-01
✏Pages : 399
✏ISBN : 0814772706
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Asian American Religions Book Summary : Asian American Religions brings together some of the most current research on Asian American religions from a social science perspective. The volume focuses on religion in Asian American communities in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, and it includes a current demographic overview of the various Asian populations across the United States. It also provides information on current trends, such as that Filipino and Korean Americans are the most religiously observant people in America, that over 60 percent of Asian Americans who have a religious identification are Christian, and that one-third of Muslims in the United States are Asian Americans. Rather than organizing the book around particular ethnic groups or religions, Asian American Religions centers on thematic issues, like symbols and rituals, political boundaries, and generation gaps, in order to highlight the role of Asian American religions in negotiating, accepting, redefining, changing, and creating boundaries in the communities' social life.

📒Toward Equity In Health ✍ Barbara C. Wallace, PhD

✏Book Title : Toward Equity in Health
✏Author : Barbara C. Wallace, PhD
✏Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
✏Release Date : 2007-11-26
✏Pages : 592
✏ISBN : 0826103685
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Toward Equity in Health Book Summary : This essential collection presents a state-of-the-art framework for how workers in public health and related disciplines should conceptualize health disparities and how they should be addressed worldwide. The contributors, who are leading public health professionals, educators, and practitioners in complimentary fields advance new evidence-based models designed to mobilize and educate the next generation of research and practice. The resulting chapters articulate new theory, procedures, and policies; the legacy of racism; community-based participatory research; new internet technology; training community workers and educators; closing the education and health gap; and addressing the needs of special populations. Toward Equity in Health is an essential book for all who are working toward global health equity-whether in health education, health promotion, disease prevention, public health, the health care delivery system, or patient- and population level health.

📒The Missional Mom ✍ Helen Lee

✏Book Title : The Missional Mom
✏Author : Helen Lee
✏Publisher : Moody Publishers
✏Release Date : 2011-01-01
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9781575675565
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Missional Mom Book Summary : Do you see motherhood as a mission and divine calling? Today's Christian moms come from a full range of personal and professional contexts, whether they are homemakers, full-time workers in the marketplace, or somewhere in between. Yet many Christian mothers are living missional lives, using their gifts and abilities to further God's kingdom by engaging the world around them. They artfully, passionately, and sometimes messily juggle multiple callings and demonstrate in their modern-day contexts how they are emulating the woman of noble character in Proverbs 31. The Missional Mom will affirm Christian mothers who desire to not only to build their homes in a Christ-like way, but also engage the world with their skills, abilities, and interests. It won't minimize the importance of a woman's role in her home, but it will encourage her to not ignore the stirrings God has planted within her to extend her influence.