Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
New Hope Church exists to help all people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. As part of the mission, we are dedicated to becoming a racially and culturally unified church, valuing everyone without exception. Our attendees come from many different backgrounds, ethnicities, and countries. We believe one important step in the process of growing together is to know more about each other. This step helps us understand and know each other personally so that we can love as God has called us to love. Heritage months are great times to explore cultures and learn more about each other. In May, we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
During this month, we recognize and celebrate the unique gifts and contributions of Asian Pacific Islanders in our nation. Asian and Pacific Islander Americans are those who have migrated here from anywhere in the continent of Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Polynesia. This group of people comprises several groups of people coming from places with different cultures, customs, and languages.
In our quick pace of life, it is easy to get swept up in the mainstream and lose sight of the beauty within our diversity: the image of God that is reflected in people of all cultures, nations, and ethnicities. That is why it continues to be important to set aside time to call out the unique contributions and influences of Asian Pacific Islanders.
Our prayer is that the resources provided will help us all grow in awareness and appreciation of all God’s people.
Be sure to check back often as we add more resources.
The History Channel has produced a collection Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) contributions. AAPI’s have played vital roles in shaping the nation—from building the Transcontinental Railroad to advocating for labor law changes to fighting in multiple wars.
Federal Asian Pacific American Council
The following information has been curated by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) to educate the public about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and celebrate AAPI Heritage Month.
Fuller Theological Seminary
The Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry of Fuller Theological Seminary has a wide variety of resources that integrate biblical truth deeply with the Asian American experience, identity, and community
The Gospel Coalition
The Gospel Coalition supports the church by providing resources that are trusted and timely, winsome and wise, and centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ. They have a collection of information on Asian-American issues and theology.