If a non-Asian youth leader walked into almost any Asian American youth ministry in America, it might feel fairly familiar.
If that leader was you, you would likely recognize the songs, maybe play an icebreaker game you’ve played before, and hear a message from a youth pastor who attends the same leadership conferences that you do. You would break up into small groups and hear questions and conversations from students who largely speak and act just like the students in your church.
The one main difference is that these students and their families happen to be Asian Americans. And the question is, does that make a big difference in how we think about and do youth ministry with these specific young people?
You may have heard the sky is falling.
Churches are closing their doors.
Young people are walking away from faith.