MINISTRY I: The House of Intercessory Prayer Ministry
We recognize that our calling for all nations and the strength needed for
success comes completely from God. Our mission’s effort will be driven
by a total reliance on the Lord through consistent prayer.
The Center of Church Planting & Global Missions Training
Metro New York is home to more than 800,000 Muslims, making it one of the largest Muslim cities in the Western Hemisphere and has more than 400,000 Hindus, many of whom retain close ties to their home countries.
There are over 2 million Jews in Metro New York. New York City has the largest Jewish population of any city in the world, and Metro New York has the 2nd largest Jewish population of any Metropolitan area in the world.
Metro New York is home to more than 650,000 ethnic Chinese, the largest Chinese population outside of Asia and has more than 70,000 international students and visiting scholars.
New York City is home to 2,000 foreign-based businesses, more than any other U.S. city and over 48% of New York City residents speak a non-English language in their homes.
*Location: Flushing Queens, New York City.
There is great need and opportunity for planting new churches in the NYC borough of Queens. The need and opportunity is even greater for “All Nations” church planting movement. Queens County has approximately 2.3 million residents. On its own, it would be the fourth largest city in the U.S. It is the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. Half of the inhabitants of Queens were born in another country.
Queens is recognized as the most ethnically diverse urban area in the nation and perhaps the world. Its residents come from over 120 nations and speak over 135 languages. Forty-eight percent of its population is foreign-born with no one dominate ethnic group. This diversity is represented by a proliferation of non-Christian religious centers throughout the borough.
The number of un-churched residents in the borough is three times that of Manhattan. Queens provides a unique opportunity to befriend and evangelize followers from every major religious tradition in a concentrated geographic location.
Geographically, Queens is the largest NYC borough. Located at the center of the NYC Metro-Area, it is surrounded by the NYC boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn and the suburban Nassau County. It is home to two of the NY Metro-Area’s three airports, LaGuardia and Kennedy. A locally based, “All Nations” church planting movement here would be strategically positioned to reach the entire region and beyond.
HOW AAM SUPPORTS CHURCH PLANTING:
AAM church-planting strategy focuses on assessment, training, and continual
support. AAM provides resources and guidance to churches as they:
Recruit church planters.
Assess church planter candidates and their spouses.
Train and assist church planters in their Fundraising.
Seek God’s guidance in Placing the church planter.
Provide church planter Training.
Support and encourage the church planter through Coaching and encourage the ongoing vision through Mentoring church planters.
MINISTRY III Lead “All Nations” Church & Multilanguage Learning Center
AAM leads a “Multiethnic English Speaking Church” at Flushing First Church of the Nazarene (FFCN) where our internationally diverse neighbors can connect, communicate with each other and experience love of Jesus at a local church. Currently, FFCN is offering various Free Language & Art classes.
Multi-Language Learning Program
Weekly Schedule: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm (Tues-Thurs) / 6:00 -8:30 pm (Fri)
Learning Languages: All Levels of English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, & Korean & Bible Study and Art classes for children and Youth
Location: 45-11 149th Street (Hawthorn Ave) Flushing, NY 11355 /Tel: 917-285-6409 (Nancy R.) / Email: Abbe Cawthon firstname.lastname@example.org/ www. flushingfirstchurch.com.
Ministry IV: New York Global Leadership Institute (for the Next Generation)
The New York Global Leadership Institute is designed to equip and empower youth for service and leadership at both the local and the global level. The Institute employs an innovative model of charter formation as leadership development. The Institute also seeks to foster collaboration and build partnerships between churches and organizations who seek to equip leaders for global ministry.
Programs of the Institute
1) International Exchange Trips
Short term (one to three week) trips for Children, teens, & college age students, that will focus on character formation, leadership development, service learning, cultural enrichment, and English language learning
Long term arrangement (at least one year) in partnership with Christian schools and/or colleges in New York that will offer character formation, leadership development, and service learning experiences in addition to their academic work
2) Domestic Youth Training Seminars
Summer youth leadership development weeks that will bring together youth from across the Metro NY District and beyond for leadership development, service learning, and skills building, in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment
3) Global Leadership Internships
Semester long internships for college students in Korea who will come to New York to serve as interns in the various programs of the Institute.
Ministry V : Next Generation Ministry
We are devoted to connecting, equipping and unleashing a new generation of kids,
teens, collegians and young adults. As a team of leaders, we partner with
parents to raise up a new generation who are surrendered to God, devoted to
one another and engaged in the world.
Ministry VI: Global Communications Ministry
The Communications Ministry reaches the congregation and our community through
media in order to inspire, inform, and invite participation in the life, mission, and
purposes of the Church through connection, communication, and contextualization,
such as worship projection, strategies for God's mission video, advertising &
graphic design, translations, social networking, public relations, webcast,
management of the Church website, market church event/activity, and other
MINISTRY VII: Immigrant Paths Community Service
Immigrant Paths assists Immigrants in identifying pathways to Citizenship and
effectively adapting to communities by offering, training, education & consultation,
to immigrants, as well as, churches seeking to serve the immigrant community.