In the past two years since the last constituency session, the office of NCC Asian/Pacific Ministries has fulfilled a unique role, serving 20 churches, companies, and groups representing 12 nationalities: Cambodian, Chinese, Fijian, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Samoan, Tongan, and Vietnamese congregations.
The Asian/Pacific ministries network includes pastors with diverse cultural strengths and ideas which, when combined, create a wealth of knowledge and evangelistic strategies. Sharing these creative ideas and strategies brings exciting and innovative ways of reaching out to new members. The network is also designed to be an encouragement to pastors and their spouses who perform their pastoral responsibilities successfully in the NCC territory with their own linguistic and cultural context.
We are committed to helping our pastors reach their full leadership potential by providing avenues for them to excel mentally and spiritually, thus assisting them in helping their churches fulfill our mission: “The Northern California Conference is a network of churches, schools and ministries dedicated to transforming people through the good news of Jesus Christ and preparing them for His soon return.”
In order to fulfill this mission, the office of NCC Asian/Pacific Ministries endeavors to encourage and motivate our pastors and churches:
1. To reach their own language speakers and win people to Jesus
2. To help groups grow to be organized into companies
3. To help companies be organized into churches
During the last two years, this office has facilitated and coordinated two churches or groups to be organized into upper levels of church status. First, the American Canyon Fil/Am company was officially organized as a church, and the Fijian company was organized in our NCC territory as the first recognized Fijian company in NAD. We did also have great joy to see the Hmong group growing in our conference and purchasing their own church facility as the first among Hmong groups in NAD.
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