Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is losing 1,132 personnel from its workforce through voluntary retirement or to opt out of current financial support, according to an update from International Mission Board (IMB).
Dr. Benjamin Shin is one who commits himself for the long haul. Shin, who is 52, has pastored at LA Hanmi Church for 15 years and at LA Open Doors church for 7; co-founded and has led a para-church ministry called Crossroads Campus Ministry (CCM) for 30 years; and has taught at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology for 14 years as an adjunct faculty and almost 10 years as a full-time professor.
Instances of arbitrary detainments of Christians and campaigns against churches and crosses in China continues to be reported in international media.
The week of February 15 is being remembered as the first anniversary of beheading of 21 Coptic Christians, who were marched on the beach and decapitated by Islamic State militants.
Reverend James Kwon, the senior pastor of Community Church of Seattle, was inaugurated as the next moderator of presbytery of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA)’s Northwest Coast Presbytery. This makes Kwon the first Korean American to serve as the moderator of presbytery of this presbytery’s history.
Large churches are more likely to have less-committed members as compared to smaller churches, according to a research conducted by Duke University, and published in American Sociological Association’s journal Socius.
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Church of Southland also celebrated something else: the Great Commission. Church of Southland, a church located in Anaheim consisting of some 1,000 congregants, had a weekend full of activities to celebrate its 15th anniversary, including a Friday night full of performances by members of many departments within the church.
Living Way Community Church, located in Los Angeles, celebrated its 16th anniversary on Sunday with a special worship service. Living Way began in January of 2000 with just 20 people in the home of Pastor James Yim, who planted the church and currently serves as the co-lead pastor. Today, the church has grown to consist of some 260 members on an average Sunday, with various ministry opportunities and active outreach and missions programs.
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles where many homeless individuals can be found is The Church Without Walls -- a church with literally no walls for anyone who would like to visit. As a church not within a building but one that simply meets on the street, one could have a firsthand experience and encounter of Christ's love simply as they walk along the street.
Interview with Hanwoory Presbyterian Church: Creating a 'Synergy Effect' Through the Unity of First and Second Generations
Reverend John I. Moon, who is currently in his early 50s, followed his parents to the U.S. in sixth grade and was thus educated in America, but currently, he is in a peculiar position as the pastor of a Korean immigrant church. Prior to reaching his current position, he has had various experiences in churches both big and small.
Printouts of articles detailing the statistics and demographics on the Rowland Heights community are taped along the office walls of Pastor Phil Kim, the current lead pastor of The Home Church. It's some of the research he's done on the community as he considered how his church could best engage the people in it, he said. Kim, who has long been an English ministry pastor at a Korean immigrant church, is now aiming to reach the local community’s diverse demographic of people through the ministry.
Evangelical pastors who resign from their jobs cite a different “calling,” conflict and burnout as three major reasons for retiring from the pulpit, according to a new survey of Protestant churches of four denominations.
Reverend Ronnie Park credits his deep love for the Korean immigrant church to the positive models that he found in older Korean pastors throughout his professional and personal life. Park is the lead pastor of the English congregation at Good Stewards Church.
As the year 2016 starts to unfold, here are verses from the Bible that can inspire and encourage everyone to look forward to prosperous months ahead.
The Salvation Army Korean congregation in Los Angeles has once again set out to give Christmas gifts to its neighbors in the community. The church hosted a Christmas service and meal on Monday, during which toys and groceries were also given to the families who attended.