Quan wants to reach the next generation of Vietnamese through church planting in Melbourne.

Having moved to Australia from Vietnam when he was young, and living amongst the nearly 87,000 Vietnamese in the Footscray area in Melbourne who don’t know Jesus, he’s passionate about seeing generational Vietnamese come to have life in him.

Quan connected with Reach Australia a number of years ago, he is now half way through a 2-year residency at Laneway Church - a church planted in Footscray six years ago by Josh and Sarah Allen to reach. He’s now an integral part of the team there as he builds his convictions and competencies to launch a new church in 2024.

“I’ve loved the residency,” Quan said. “It’s so valuable being on the ground and seeing Laneway Church grow. When I was first thinking of planting a church, I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how I was going to get there. But I feel a lot better now than where I was last year.”

Quan has also seen a shift in his mindset during the residency, as he has learned to see the big picture and focus on the long-term impact of his ministry. He is in charge of the membership team at Laneway, where he has been gaining skills in casting vision, leading teams and setting goals.

Looking to the future, Quan is hopeful that more church residencies will be established to help other church planters develop the skills they need on the ground. “Invest in more church residencies please, because I would like to see more and more people saved.”

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