Ashley Kim watches over her two small kids as they scamper around the back pews of Living Faith Presbyterian, a church that sits on Pico Boulevard on the edge of Koreatown. The 35-year-old second-generation Korean American says that she has always gone to the same church as her parents, but this isn't technically true.
SEOUL, South Korea- At age 12, Sungju Lee survived on the streets of North Korea by scrounging food with street gangs. Nineteen years later, he is living in Seoul, soon to start a doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Seoul, South Korea- Coffee grounds, an electric bass guitar, and the Gospel? It's an uncommon set up for a church. Sunday service, after all, is traditionally a formal affair for Christians in the country
A guitar's serene melody fills the room at the Young Nak Celebration Church campus in South Los Angeles. A group of mostly Korean Americans sway to the rhythm of the music, their eyes closed and arms extended, their palms facing the ceiling as they worship God through the music. On Friday nights, Young Nak Celebration Church hosts series-based bible studies for their singles ministry called The Vine.
Shin worked in law enforcement as a narcotics and SWAT police officer in Alaska, and then as an undercover cop with Korean gangs in Los Angeles. He got involved too deeply as a gang leader and was sentenced to jail time. After a dramatic conversion in jail, Shin dedicated his life to being a pastor. Now he leads his own church supports nearly 1,400 pastors as the first English-speaking president of the Southern California Korean Ministers Association.
SEOUL, South Korea- Around 100 students from Christian clubs across one of Korea's most elite colleges, Yonsei University, gathered for a joint worship service on a recent weekday evening. The subjects of their prayers reflected their anxieties: the Korean economy, unifying North and South Korea, the expansion of Christianity and corruption in Korean churches.
On March 12-17, Sarang Church (Senior Pastor Jung-hyun Oh) convened 'The 16th Special Dawn Prayer Meeting" in order to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its foundation.
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On February 23, Pyeongchang Music Festival was held with the theme 'Let the Whole World Sing' at the Gangneung Central Methodist Church near Gangneung Ice Arena. It was convened two days before the closing ceremony of Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games is held.
Rev. Billy Graham, who passed away on February 21, 2018, had a close relationship with South Korea. In 1973, over one million people gathered in Seoul for "Billy Graham's Evangelistic Event in Korea."
A singer Minji Gong, a former member of the renowned K-pop group 2NE1, highlighted the reason Europe needs the Gospel and called upon Korean churches to sponsor for the Gospel AD. She is going to be a model for the Gospel AD made by JEONHAM
Korean churches in the U.S. prayed for churches and people in the middle of the Korean Peninsula, Regarding the discussion on Korea’s constitutional amendments, churches prayed that Korea would defend liberal democracy and unify with Christ. They also prayed earnestly for the ROK-US alliance to be strengthened. Each Korean church held special prayer meetings for the Republic of Korea at 5:30 am, 5:45 am, and 6 am, sharing prayer topics after sermon, and praying for the freedom of Korea.
Among Smaller Churches, Those with More Intentional Effort More Likely to Retain New Believers, Study Shows
A little effort may go a long way when it comes to helping new believers continue attending a relatively smaller-sized church, according to a new study released on Monday.
A few days ago, one of the cacti bloomed in the front yard of our house. It was an orange flower, and indeed it was beautiful. You have to wait a long time to see the cactus bloom. The reason being is that cactus flowers are not easy to bloom.