Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
How do you grow a Chinese-American church?
I heard my daddy thinking out loud about this question.
My daddy gets asked to preach a lot. He teaches people about Jesus at churches who don’t have any preacher. He preaches for them until they find somebody to stay with them for a long time. Then daddy goes some place else, or he comes to the Chinese church with mommy and me.
He went with us this morning for the first time in a long time.
“There’s a lot of people here,” daddy said. “It’s really grown.”
Mommy and I knew that because we go there every week. Daddy can only go sometimes.
Daddy says he is as old as 2 and sometimes 3 of any of the people in the worship with him.
That might be true.
I wonder if daddy counts for 3 people!? Hmm…
But I think I know the answer to how to grow a Chinese-American church.
I think it might be the same answer for any church.
The easiest and best way to grow a Chinese-American church is first – I have to go. Then you have to go. And if each of us brought out daddies, or mommies and our friends … well then the church would grow.
That makes pretty simple sense to me.
Where do you go to church?
Do you want to go with me? You might just meet Jeremy Lin there. He he he.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.