Love for the Immigrant Church is PatientBy John Lee | 08.02.2022
Some in the immigrant-church conversation are tired and ready to quit. Others insist on immediate change. How should we approach this discussion?
How Should Immigrant Congregations Who Speak Different Languages Relate to One Another?By John Lee | 07.11.2022
Could the way congregations of different languages relate to one another be informed by how denominations connect churches?
How to Have Fruitful Conversations About the Immigrant ChurchBy John Lee | 07.01.2022
Having a productive conversation about the immigrant church requires both cultural and ecclesiological fluency.
Finding Elders in Immigrant ChurchesBy Luis Cardenas | 06.16.2021
As pastors faithfully shepherd those in their care and train new leaders, Christ will continue to make sure his church is supplied with more leaders who are eager to equip the saints for the work of ministry.
3 Lessons from a Recent Pastoral TransitionBy Erick Loh | 12.04.2020
Transitions aren’t easy, and your cultural context may present your church with unique challenges. Yet transitions also remind us that the church fundamentally belongs to Christ.
Moving from Programs to a Culture of Discipleship in an Immigrant ChurchBy 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, TooBy 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 ChurchBy 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 ChurchBy 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 PreparationBy 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 ImmigrantsBy 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 ChurchBy 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 ChurchBy 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 ChurchBy John Lee | 02.03.2020
It seems many immigrant churches are in the midst of a divorce. Why?