Wayland Wong is the retired lead pastor (church planter) of Orange County Chinese Presbyterian Church who has served 45 years in ministry. As an American Born Chinese, he served as a missionary in Hong Kong for 16 years before returning to serve in North America.
Here he gives advise to young pastors starting out in the ministry and how to go the distance.
Next Gener.Asian Church was a team blog about the collision of faith and Asian American culture that lived on the Web from 2006–2018.
This was its description:
Next Gener.Asian Church is a collaborative team blog to discuss issues facing Asian American culture and the Christian faith. Our contributors come from different ethnic Asian American backgrounds and a diverse range of theological perspectives with the common goal of seeing Jesus Christ magnified in our cultural contexts as well as our culture at large.
And, it was the website where An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church from the Asian American Community was posted in 2013.
H MART AND INSTACART PARTNER TO OFFER SAME-DAY DELIVERY
Now offering delivery from 65 store locations in as fast as one hour
June 20, 2019 – Instacart, a North American leader in online groceries, today announced an expanded partnership with beloved Asian-American grocer H Mart, adding same-day delivery services from an additional 59 stores across 12 states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, California, Texas and Massachusetts.
“We’re proud to partner with H Mart to bring their loyal customers a new way to have groceries and everyday essentials – like kimchi, fresh seafood and specialty ingredients – delivered from the store to their door in as fast as an hour,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President of Retail at Instacart. “H Mart is a household staple for many busy people and families and a great addition to Instacart’s marketplace. We’re excited that our expanded partnership allows H Mart customers to have the groceries they need delivered from the retailer they love.”
“H Mart is excited to partner with Instacart to deliver top quality Asian groceries to our customers,” said Brian Kwon, President of H Mart Companies Inc. “We hope that delivery of our fresh, delicious and healthy food will bring much joy and many smiles to our customers, families and friends.”
H Mart customers across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, California, Texas and Massachusetts can begin shopping by going online to https://www.instacart.com/store/HMartor opening the Instacart app on their mobile device. From there, customers select their city and store and can begin adding groceries to their Instacart grocery cart. An Instacart personal shopper will pick, pack and deliver the order within the customer’s designated time frame—in as fast as one hour or up to five days in advance.
For orders of $35 or more, the delivery fee is just $3.99. With an Instacart Express membership for $9.99/month or an annual fee of $99, customers get unlimited, free delivery on all orders over $35. First-time customers of H Mart on Instacart can enter the code HMART10OFF at checkout for $10 off their first order of $35 or more.
About H Mart:
H Mart is the largest Asian supermarket chain in America and is the pioneer of Asian food in America. Starting in 1982 with a single store in Woodside, Queens, H Mart has grown to include more than 67 stores across the United States. H Mart is America’s premier Asian food destination and provides groceries and everyday essential needs as well as upscale products. H Mart offers a full line of Asian foods with a broad range of Western groceries to complement its full scale offering to that of a traditional supermarket. H Mart is also known for its innovative new food halls which are an extension of over 35 years of providing eateries in its stores.
H Mart is recognized as one of the fastest growing retailers in the National Retail Federation’s HOT 100 RETAILERS (#13 H Mart). Supermarket News has listed H Mart as one of the Top 50 Small Chains and Independents in the United States & Canada.
Instacart is a North American leader in online groceries and one of the fastest growing companies in e-commerce. Instacart’s same-day delivery and pickup service bring everyday essentials and fresh groceries to consumers in the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. Instacart has partnered with the most popular national and regional retailers such as Albertsons, ALDI, Costco, CVS, Kroger, Loblaw, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sprouts and Wegmans, among others. The Instacart marketplace offers more than 300 retailers and trusted local grocers that customers love. The company’s cutting-edge technology powers some of the world’s biggest retail players by supporting their e-commerce marketplace and delivery solutions. Instacart also offers an Express Membership program, giving customers unlimited free delivery from available stores on orders over $35. For more information, please visit www.instacart.com.
In years past, Korean pastors like myself were told that few white people would sit under a non-white pastor. This has largely proven true with only a few exceptions here and there. But a new generation is rising…one that not only is more tolerant of other (non-white) perspectives, but is actually seeking them out so as to enrich their own. What this means for us is that whereas in the past a truly multicultural church was mostly wishful thinking, the possibility of such a thing is much more likely now.
Learn more about the history and learnings from the earlier English ministry pastors and church leaders that were in the ethnic Chinese churches of the United States. EM pastors of Korean American churches and other Asian American ethnicities will find these articles as a reference of research.
Fellowship of American Chinese Evangelicals (FACE)
FACE published a quarterly newsletter, AboutFACE, from 1979-2003 and entire archive can be downloaded.
Alternatively, this collection of articles was adapted and published as a book in 2009, “Completing the FACE of the Chinese Church in America: the ABC Handbook: Promoting Effective Ministries to American-Born Chinese” by William L. Eng, Joseph C. Wong, Wayland Wong, David K. Woo and Peter Yuen.
Chinese American Christians (CAC) Forum
The CAC Forum was an active discussion forum that ran from 1995 to 2002. The CAC Forum archives provide a historical knowledge base about Chinese/Asian American Christianity.
DJ Chuang is the "orange Asian man," adopting the color orange as his signature color upon moving to Orange County, California, in the summer of 2007.