Sunday, August 14, 2011


After two months of internal conflict, I've decided on a church. My primary church will be ACCCN, the Chinese church that I grew up in. But on Wednesdays, I'll still be going to Fusion.

After Shocco, our youth retreat, I was reminded of my love for the youth in our church and helping them grow in their relationship with God. Plus, they trust me and look up to me. Also, one of my original intentions for going to a multicultural church is that I could comfortably invite co-workers to church if they aren't Asian. Luckily, both my boss and my mentor at work are Christians, so our co-workers could go with them to their churches.

This past Friday, I talked to our youth director and told him I wanted to sign up to be a counselor at youth group. Right after I did, I wondered if my decision was the right one. And when I first walked into the sanctuary and saw a sea of young faces I didn't recognize, I freaked out. But once we broke up into small groups, I loved being a counselor for them again, and the rest of the night confirmed my decision.

However, ACCCN still lacks a young adults ministry, and that's been a big issue on my heart lately. Maybe I should start a young adults Bible study or Sunday school if I can find enough of us. Anyway, for the time being, Fusion will be the place where I can find that community and get the feeding that I need.

I'm pretty at peace with my decision, and pray that God may really bless it.

1 comment:

  1. Resonate with this a lot.

    I had similar struggles w/ finding a church here in Indy, and finally settled at the chinese church in the suburbs after searching for a semester for a multi-cultural church downtown. Ultimately, I think I had similar feelings as you, a place that had a need for young adult leaders for the youth, but also, the English ministry was just starting at my church, and there are very few people my age. But over the past 3 years, I see how God has brought me closer to a lot of the youth and how many do look up to me, even though I was a complete stranger to them just 2-3 years ago. It's pretty exciting looking back in the long-run! =)

    Hope you're well, Joy!