How to reach Asians for Christ

October 26, 2018

The Asian population in North Carolina has increased dramatically in recent years.
How can we reach Asians for Christ?

Here are four strategic ways to help advance the gospel among Asian-Americans.

Equip them to teach.

The gospel is the core message of Scripture and every believer should sincerely believe it and actively share it. It must be taught verbally in the pulpit and lived out visibly at home and in workplaces. Churches should be intentional in gospel-centered preaching and teaching. Preaching should be gospel-centered by the faithful exposition of Scriptural texts. It is imperative to equip pastors, Sunday School teachers and leaders to know how to faithfully preach and teach the gospel.

Build a disciple-making strategy.
Many Asian churches are growing in the number of attendees. One of the main reasons attendance is growing is because Asian people come to church for community and to speak their native language among acquaintances. Although community culture should be celebrated, it must not trump the command of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations. 

Disciple-making takes strategy. However, many Asian churches do not have a strategy to make disciples. Strategies include how to share the gospel, how to teach Scripture, how to pray, how to lead small groups and more. 



Teach them the Great Commission.
When both first- and second-generation Asians can share the same vision for the Great Commission, they can impact their communities and schools for Christ. As Asian-American leaders know their identity in Christ, they can live out a faith that is rooted in Scripture and work as one body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission.

Develop a leadership pipeline.

One of the biggest problems in Asian churches is a lack of leadership. In most cases, a first-generation pastor does everything in the church. The next generation is often slow to step up and continue the ministry in a local church setting. Asian leaders can be like a 21st century Moses. As God met Moses in the wilderness and sent him back to Egypt to bring His people to the promised land, God is going to meet and send Asian-Americans back to their home countries and people to bring them to Christ.

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Asian Ministry exists to help churches impact lostness through disciple-making among Asians in North Carolina and beyond. Asian Ministry leaders are available to assist churches in these four strategies and more.


by Sammy Joo  
/  Senior Consultant  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Saved from war, man from Congo planting church in Raleigh

Rufus Muhirwe is tall, thin and soft-spoken. Look at this gentle man and you would never guess the years-long nightmare he endured before coming to Raleigh, N.C. He found that God was with him through those years. And the fact that Muhirwe is planting a new church is a testimony...

Encouragement from the early church in trying times

Where do we turn at this moment in history for wisdom, direction and inspiration? Many leaders are tired, fearful or wrestle with thoughts of doubt and discouragement. Every leader I know could use some encouragement in our country’s current circumstances. Our hope is not in...

Why your church needs a God-sized vision

If I could go back and start our church again, knowing what I know now, there are many things I would do differently. However, taking the time that we did to discover God’s vision for our church would not be one of them.It is critical for every church — new or existing — to have a...

Hiccups, voices and Uber drivers: The value of coaching

How are you handling the hiccups in your life? Not actual hiccups, but the short-term disruptions to your long-term plans. The current pandemic is a major hiccup we all face, but compared to a lifetime, it is just short-term even though it seems it will last forever. How can we...

Blessings and benefits of bivocational & covocational ministry

What if having a job outside of your church turned out to be one of the greatest blessings that you have ever experienced in your pastoral life? Though full-time vocational ministry may be commonplace in America, this phenomenon is only about 100 years old. Before pastors worked...

3 questions your church should ask before gathering again

As we entered the new decade on Jan. 1, 2020, I doubt anyone expected that within the next 90 days most of our weekend worship gatherings would be halted and moved online. Who could have imagined an Easter where we would gather with our families in front of computer screens,...

Plant a church? Who, me?

I remember well the years of confusion about God’s call to plant a church. I had so many questions concerning the need for more churches, my personal calling and my personal motive for starting a new church in the first place. I also found myself thinking, “Am I crazy for wanting...

“21st century Moses”

In 2004, God gave me a clear vision to raise up leaders who have the kind of faith Moses had. Just as God met Moses and sent him back to Egypt to bring his people to the Promised Land, God will meet immigrants today and send them back home to spread the gospel — we just have to...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay connected by signing up for the N.C. Baptist monthly newsletter.

Select Language ^

Share This

Share this with your friends!