Gospel-Centered Ministry to Asian American Teenagers

In case you missed it, we’re sharing the recording of our March 2023 webinar on gospel-centered youth ministry to Asian American teenagers. On the live call, Rooted friends Clark Fobes, Danny Kwon, and Connie Nelson talked about how they have implemented ministry in various Asian American contexts. We also interacted with valuable questions and comments from participants on the call. Below are some recommended resources that came out of the conversation.

Check out the webinar here!

Recommended Resources for Ministry in the Asian American Church and Beyond:

Danny Kwon’s books:

A Youth Worker’s Field Guide to Parents: Understanding Parents of Teenagers

Mission Tripping: A Comprehensive Guide to Youth Ministry Missions

Mission Tripping – An Interactive Journal

Other Resources Mentioned:

Consuming Citizenship: Children of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs by Lisa Park

Danny recommended this research for better understanding some of the dynamics between first generation immigrants and later generations.

3 Big Questions that Change Every Teenager: Making the Most of Your Conversations and Connections by Kara Powell and Brad M. Griffin

Our good friend and Rooted Parent Steering Committee member Terrence Shay recommended this resource from our friends at the Fuller Youth Institute for helping parents connect with their teenagers.

Chinatown Rising Documentary

Clark recommended this film, which details the development of the Chinese-American church in San Fransisco in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement.

Contextualizing Intergenerational Integration: A Personal Narrative from the Immigrant Church (Rooted Interview with Clark Fobes)