2024 Midwest Gathering

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Chinese Community Church of Indianapolis
3405 E. 116th St.
Carmel, IN 46033


Tuesday, April 30

  • 3:00 pm – Check In
  • 4:00 pm – Opening Session
  • 5:30 pm – Dinner (onsite)
  • 7:00 pm – Session 1 – Answering the Call
  • 8:30 pm – Closing

Wednesday, May 1

Thursday, May 2

  • 8:00 am – Breakfast (at your hotel)
  • 9:00 am – Morning Scripture & Prayer
  • 9:05 am – About the CHC Collaborative
  • 9:15 am – Session 4 – Forging Ahead
  • 10:30 am – Break
  • 10:45 am – Closing Session
  • 12:00 pm – Boxed Lunch


Participants are responsible for their own lodging, but there are plenty of affordable options within the area.

For example, Springhill Suites Indianapolis Carmel (11855 N. Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032) currently offers a suite (two double beds and one sofa bed) and complimentary breakfasts for $110/person (assuming three people).

Other hotels.

Need help finding a roommate? Post in the forum!


Opening Session

Raj Christodoss

Answering the Call: Exploring God’s Invitation to Ministry and Empowering Others to Answer

Corey Bourassa

God has called us to ministry, is He calling others too? How does God call others, and how can we help them discern His calling and raise up the next generation?   

Corey grew up in a small town outside of Boston and became a Christian when he was 17 years old after being invited to a youth group. In 2019, Corey graduated from Liberty University in Virginia with a B.A. in Teaching English as Second Language; it was there God gave Corey a heart for the Chinese Heritage Church.  

Corey has been living in Dayton, Ohio since 2022 and serves at the Cincinnati Chinese Church with his wife as a youth counselor. Corey is also pursuing a Master’s in Divinity online through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Corey is also a lover of literature, a coffee-connoisseur & foodie, an aspiring Mandarin speaker and a life-long learner.   

Forbidden Questions

Brady Morishita

“Can I ask that question out loud?” Have you ever had questions about ministry, life, or family that you have wrestled with but could not voice in your church?  Maybe you have particular challenges that only other ministers from CHC would be able to relate to. “Would my church members or church leadership understand?” This is a place where you are invited to share and connect.

Brady Morishita has been serving Oakland Chinese Church as the English and Youth Pastor. Previously, heserved as a youth pastor for 5 years at Chinese Evangelical Free Church in Chicago.  Brady graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He desires to see the Church radiate Jesus across all cultures, through life in Him together. He and his wife Sarah currently live in Rochester Hills, MI with their 3 children (Morgan, Isabelle, and Zach).  He enjoys playing tennis, running, the Denver Broncos and hiking with his family.


Justin Young

Lest we overspiritualize ministry, the nitty gritty matters. What wins have you had in the past year or so? That is, what is an event, approach, or resource that has helped your ministry?

Justin Young serves as the Pastor of English and Youth Ministries at the Chinese Community Church of Indianapolis. He graduated with a BA from Wheaton College in Biblical and Theological Studies and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife have three children. His current interests include technology, green living, and essentialism.

Forging Ahead

Jalon Chan

1st and 2nd gen congregations in the Chinese Heritage Church are better together! How are we hoping to practically establish deeper intergenerational and interdependent bonds with our 1st gen congregations?

Jalon Chan serves as the English Pastor of Chinese Christian Fellowship Church, in Wilmette, IL. He has a particular passion for immigrant churches and the Chinese Heritage Church and co-hosts The Bamboo Pastors Podcast. Jalon grew up in the Chinese Heritage Church (Chinese Christian Union Church) and served for nearly 10 years in a multi-ethnic church on the near south side of Chicago. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. Jalon is blessed to be married to Jenny, and together they have four boys and a girl.

Closing Session

Brady Morishita