The Evangelical Church Alliance (ECA) hosted a seminar for Korean immigrant church pastors on August 20 at Light of Love Mission Church in Pasadena, with speakers from various Korean churches as well as some non-Korean speakers such as Dr. Scott Lemenager from the ECA and Dr. Daniel Newman from Azusa Pacific University (APU).
Chinese authorities in the eastern province of Zhejiang have banned all religious and prayer-related activities in hospitals. The pastors will no longer be allowed to visit hospitals to pray for sick and preach in hospitals.
“We want to be a church that represents the city, a church that reflects the diversity of the city,” says Pastor Charles Choe of Tapestry LA. Tapestry LA is a church of about 400 members located in Los Angeles, CA that was started in July 2014.
Seven Korean churches in Washington state, including Young Nak Church of Seattle, Seattle Covenant Church, Korean Kirkland Covenant Church, Seattle Woori Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church, and Bellevue Sarang Church, formed one mission team to share the gospel to people in the town of Mattawa, WA, from July 28 to 31.
The congregation of Thanksgiving Church, a Korean immigrant church located in Buena Park, CA, has voted to transfer its membership from a Korean district council to an American district in the Assemblies of God denomination. 97.89 percent of the congregation (882 in favor, 19 against) voted in favor of transferring its membership during a special business meeting held on July 31, the church announced on Saturday.
Religious Freedom Grave Concern in Majority of Countries Around the World: US State Department Report
The US State Department released the religious freedom report for the year 2015, and expressed grave concern over the state of religious freedom in a majority of countries around the world.
“If heaven is going to be a community with all nations, all tribes, all people, then why can’t the church be that community? Why can’t we reflect what heaven is going to be like?”These are some of the questions that Pastor Ray Chang had pondered when he first felt compelled to plant a multiethnic church.
Mark Driscoll, Former Pastor of Mars Hill Church, Preaches First Sermon at New Church in Phoenix, Arizona
Co-founder and former pastor of Seattle-based Mars Hill Church preached Sunday sermon at the Trinity Church in Arizona for the first time after he quit from Mars Hill.
Acts Ministries International, a denomination consisting of 13 churches in the U.S. and overseas, convened from August 4 to 6 for a leadership summit at Church of Southland, located in Anaheim, CA.
The Great Plains Executive Committee placed Rev. Cynthia Meyer on involuntary leave till the next General conference is conveyed in 2020 or sooner when a special session on denomination’s stand on LGBT issue is conducted.
Theologically conservative leaders from United Methodist Church have formed a group within the denomination known as Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The annual Joshua Generation summer retreat for youth took place once again this year from August 1 to 4 at Taylor University in Upland, IN, under the theme, ‘Real Love.’ This year, over 700 students from 86 different churches gathered at the retreat, who were under the care of 97 counselors and 93 youth workers.
A church for Korean American students in the University of Georgia (UGA), located in Athens, GA, will be launched this fall, called Campus Compass Mission Church (C2M). The first worship service will be August 14, and will take place in the Presbyterian Student Center.
I met one of the most stupid rookie pastors I’ve ever known. The year was 1984. I saw him when I looked in the mirror.
Christ Central of Southern California, which is currently located in Artesia, CA, will be launching a multisite campus in Placentia, CA, and held a vision meeting regarding the multisite on July 24. The Placentia campus will hold Sunday services at Valencia High School, and will have one service each week prospectively between 9 and 9:30 AM, the church said.