Join Jalon Chan (CCFC) and Jon Mann (SJCAC) as they explore the joys and challenges of being English speaking pastors in the Chinese church.
Episode 08: Minority Leadership with Kensen Lam
This episode we are joined by Kensen Lam, Near South Regional Pastor and Bridgeport Pastor of Park Community Church in Chicago, IL. We discuss Kensen's start in ministry in the Chinese church and how God is now using his voice to lead in a majority culture context.
Episode 07: Belonging & Embrace with Pablo Garcia
We are joined this week by Pablo Garcia, Youth Pastor at Chinese Alliance Church of Westchester, located in Port Chester, NY. Listen in as we discuss youth ministry and the unique perspective that Pablo's Peruvian culture gives him as he serves his church.
Episode 06: Changing Careers with Douglas Thieu
On this episode, Douglas Thieu, Assistant English pastor at San Jose Christian Alliance Church, joins us to discuss moving from the corporate world into full time ministry. Listen in as Douglas shares about the discernment process and faithfully following God's call.
Episode 05: Community Impact with Chris Javier
We are joined by Chris Javier, seminary student and lay leader at Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago's Chinatown. Listen in as we discuss serving the community during COVID and working towards justice and bridge building between racial groups.
Episode 04: Crossing Contexts with Benjamin Tzeng
Benjamin Tzeng, Pastor of Evangelism & Community at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, joins us to discuss moving from serving in the Chinese church to the Anglo church.
Episode 03: Next Generation Ministry with Joshua Chang
Josh Chang, youth pastor at Grace Chinese Alliance Church in Concord, CA join us to discuss youth ministry and 2nd generation ministry in the Chinese Church.
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Niche podcast that any pastor can learn from
Although these pastors are speaking of their experiences in navigating the 1st and 2nd gen Chinese church, this is not just a podcast for pastors in the same kind of church. If anyone wants to learn more about Chinese or east-Asian culture, listen up! But especially for pastors serving in Chinese churches, this is a great resource. I’m looking forward to more.
I have been attending and serving in the Cantonese congregation of a few Chinese churches for the past 30+ years. It is a very unique and challenging experience when it comes to serving as ONE church...example: leading worship with all 3 congregations (3 different languages, cultures and music style). We church in ONE place yet we church as 3 different groups. I may bump into a few familiar faces every Sunday yet we never talk because we belong to a different congregation. After my family moved out of Chicago, we started to attend an American church and I attended a seminary. As Pastor Jalon mentioned, the seminary training is good yet I couldn’t find a good model to understand/to shepherd the unique need of the Northern American Chinese churches.
I have been asking and waiting to learn from other Kingdom servants like you two.
Great guys, great podcast!
I've known Jon and Jalon for a long time and have been so blessed by their friendship, mentorship, and ministry. They have a humble, open posture in dialoguing about ministry in the Chinese church, and they make having a seat at the table accessible to anyone. Highly recommend!