A New Book

Welcome to the website for multiasian.church — the new book by DJ Chuang about a future for Asian Americans in a multiethnic world. You have the unique opportunity here to preview the chapters as they’re drafted. This book is all about the phenomena known as “next-generation multi-Asian churches,” as illustrated in this chart:

Multi-Asian churches

Read the back story of how this book is being written in a collaborative and open crowd-sourced manner. Your input and feedback is valued here. Read more about the book and connect with the author DJ Chuang.

The book is planned for release in October 2016 at the pre-conference session of Thirty.Network @ Exponential West 2016.

Read the chapters of the MultiAsian.Church book below and as you preview them, please add your comments to polish up this rough draft.


Preview Chapters

Introduction to MultiAsian.Church

Introduction We live in amazing fast-changing times, perhaps the fastest in human history. It was not long ago when modern life in America was 3 television channels, music that used to be on cassette tapes were being distributed on compact discs (CDs), VCR tapes and rental stores opened up a…

Chapter 1: Fastest Growing Population

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial grouping in the United States of America since 2010, by percentage rate of growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Asian American population in 2014 was estimated to be 20 million people, and by 2050, projected to be 40.6 million people. In…

Chapter 2: Religious Roots of Asian Americans

Asian Americans have a wide diversity of cultures and languages as well as a diverse mix of religious faiths and practices. When looking at the religious context of Asian Americans, those that share the immigrant journey have experienced going from an Asian society where Christianity is a minority religion to…

Chapter 3: Overview of Asian American Christianity

We’ve already seen how diverse the Asian American demographic is ethnically, culturally, and linguistically; in a similar fashion, Asian Americans are very diverse religiously and spiritually as well. The religious affiliations of Asian Americans spans a wide spectrum, as implied by the title of the Pew Center report, Asian Americans:…

Chapter 4: Asian American Church Models

  Whether Asian Americans brought their Christian faith with them as immigrants or they became Christians while residing in the United States, the natural outcome is the formation of churches and worshipping communities. Over the years, Asian American churches have developed using a variety of models to navigate the different…

Chapter 5: Next Generation Multi-Asian Churches

  You’ve probably heard the saying, “We’ve never done it that way before.” Here’s the thing: if we keep on doing the same things that we’ve been doing but expect different results, that’s just not going to happen. You have to do things differently to get different results. Make sense?…

Chapter 6: Characteristics and Traits

The most frequently asked question about next generation multi-Asian churches, after its definition, is its characteristics and traits. What are the characteristics and traits of these churches and how do they differ from the typical ethnic Asian church? What do they look like? Before I describe the common characteristics, note…

Chapter 7: Why churches must reproduce new churches

  When I was part of a church planting team back in 1997, there were very few resources to help us navigate the many challenges and the hard work of planting a church. In those days of planting a church, there was a lot more risk and uncertainty for doing…

Chapter 8: why multi-Asian churches

The typical Asian American church will bring together people from two ends of the cultural spectrum, from the East and the West. When an Asian American church starts by reaching first generation immigrants from Asia, naturally over the course of time, immigrant parents would have children that are largely influenced…

Chapter 9: Churches that Last for Generations

Churches have existed for many generations, beginning with Jesus Christ, who said “I will build my church”, started with the apostles and disciples back in the first century. There were churches planted in Ephesus, Thessalonica, Galatia, Philippi, Corinth, and other cities. We have books in the Bible that were written…