Immigrant Church

Moving from Programs to a Culture of Discipleship in an Immigrant Church

By Mark Pakingan | 09.11.2020

From my experience, immigrant churches tend toward program-centric ministry. Why? It’s complicated.

Why I Love Pastoring the Immigrant Church—And Why You Would, Too

By Stephen Chen | 08.21.2020

The last church I expected to pastor was an immigrant church. Twelve years later, I realize how wrong I was.

Reflections on ‘One Assembly’ and the Immigrant Church

By Geoff Chang | 07.03.2020

As immigrant churches pursue greater independence among their various language congregations, the goal is not simply to have separate churches so that we can cross our t’s and dot our ecclesiological i’s. That’s only half the picture.

Helping Second-Generation Immigrants Love the Immigrant Church

By Daniel Chan | 06.22.2020

I look forward to the day when all tribes and peoples and languages will worship the Lord together. But until then, there will continue to be a place for immigrant churches that minister the gospel in the heart language of their target people.

As the Pastor of an Immigrant Church’s English Ministry, How Should I Relate to the Senior Pastor?

By Hanley Liu | 05.29.2020

I want to speak to fellow English-speaking pastors of immigrant churches’ English ministries. In particular, I want to talk about how we can honor the immigrant senior pastor, despite whatever differences we may have.

Moving from Topical to Expositional Preaching in Immigrant Churches: Five Steps of Preparation

By Alex Hong | 05.14.2020

If you’re the main preacher in an immigrant church, how can you move your people to love expository preaching? Consider these five practical suggestions.

Make Sure Your Members Are Christians, Not Just Immigrants

By Jeremy Yong | 04.30.2020

This article is written to pastors who serve in an international setting. If that’s you, I have but one piece of counsel: you must make sure your church members are Christians, not simply immigrants or expats.

Opportunity or Accommodation? Thinking Through Cultural Practices in the Immigrant Church

By Geoff Chang | 04.10.2020

Different cultural practices can create an opportunity for growth or lead to a compromise of the gospel. How can churches discern whether or not they’re on the road to compromising the gospel?

Gone and Back Again: My Departure and Return to the Immigrant Church

By Jonathan Szeto | 03.27.2020

I grew up in the immigrant church. I left the immigrant church. Now I pastor an immigrant church.

The State of the Immigrant Church

By John Lee | 02.03.2020

It seems many immigrant churches are in the midst of a divorce. Why?