DJ Chuang over at his L2 Foundation Blog has two interesting posts related to Asian churches. In Advantages of an immigrant Asian church he sums up an article by Daniel Eng about the benefits of being a part of a bilingual immigrant Asian church.
Then in growing autonomous churches via duplex model he describes the ministry direction taken by the Young Nak Korean church in Los Angeles. The “duplex model” is one of a number of possible solutions the the challenge presented by having two or more different congregations with different languages in one church. In the “duplex model” the different congregations function largely independently but share a common facility, much like a duplex housing unit includes two separate homes under one roof. DJ’s article includes submitted to the leadership of the Young Nak church in 2001 outlining the rationale for and structure of a duplex church model.