Most Pastors Believe Moral Failure Among Clergy Shouldn't Lead to Permanent Ban, But a Chance at Restoration: Survey
About 50 percent of Protestant pastors say ministers should temporarily resign if they are accused of adultery, but only a few thought that they should be banned permanently from pastoral position, a new survey by LifeWay Research reported.
Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Arrested Again After Spending Three Years in Prison for Evangelizing
An Iranian, pastor who was put on death row for apostasy in 2010 and then acquitted about two years later, was rearrested along with his wife and another church member on 13th May, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Opinions on the End-Times Differ Based on Education, Age, and Denomination, According to LifeWay Research
A study conducted by LifeWay Research and sponsored by Charisma House Book Group found that most Protestant senior pastors believe Jesus will return in a second coming. However, the viewpoints on the end-times theology continues to be debated among those pastors, according to this study conducted on 1,000 pastors.
Scripture lovers in United States will come together for a 90-hour Bible Reading Marathon outside the Capitol Building in Washington DC, between May 1 and May 5.
The Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America will be holding its 35th annual meeting from June 20 to 23 at Tacoma First Baptist Church. The Korean Council’s meeting comes soon after the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, which will be taking place from June 14 to 15 in St. Louis.
The Presbyterian Church of America’s Coalition of Korean Churches, also known as PCA-CKC, hosted its fifth annual forum for English-speaking pastors, this year at Siloam Korean Church of Atlanta. Over 50 pastors from various places throughout the country attended this year’s forum.
On Friday, April 15, SOLA started off their annual conference for college students at New Life Community Church with a message from guest speaker Pastor Chris Brown about the freedom from the guilt and shame of our past thanks to Jesus.
Hundreds of mostly Korean American college students from over 50 different churches in Southern California gathered at New Life Community Church in Artesia from April 15-16 for the fourth annual SOLA Conference, a conference for collegians co-hosted by several Korean American and Korean immigrant churches.
Church Everyday, one of the largest Korean immigrant churches in Southern California, ordained two of its non-Korean members to become deacons during its 17th anniversary celebration on April 10.
Though about half of the congregation at Hillside LA — the English-speaking congregation of a Korean immigrant church called Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church — are non-Korean members, Pastor Sam Koh wasn’t set on making Hillside multi-ethnic from the get-go when he had first begun serving as the ministry’s lead pastor almost eight years ago. It was an incident that led to a series of conversations that led to the vision, according to Koh.
A preaching conference for pastors of non-self sufficient churches and church plants was hosted by I Love Pastor, a Korean organization that serves non-self sufficient churches and church plants. The fourth ‘calling conference’ which took place on April 11 at Ttokamsa Church was centered on the theme, ‘The crisis and challenge of preaching,’ and featured Rev. Steve Sekyu Chang, the senior pastor of One Body Church in Virginia, as the main speaker.
Korean First Presbyterian Church (KFPC) in Atlanta held an outreach festival for the children’s ministry on April 3. The outreach festival began a few years ago, when it used to be called ‘street festival,’ after Pastor Bong-Sung Kim, who leads the children’s ministry at KFPC, visited a Wednesday night service at a church in New York City during which a Saturday street evangelism event was announced.
The Willow Creek Community Church is expected to soon open its Illinois campus at an industrial property spread over 193,000 square foot, which sits over a land of 25 acres.
Major Prayer Events Held at Far Ends of the US Coasts: Washington DC and Los Angeles Forming “Bridge of Prayer”
Two major prayer events were organized in US on two coastal extremes on April 9, and shared the same aim of prayers - to increase love, brotherhood, and healing. One was held in Washington DC, and the other in Los Angeles, which effectively forms a "Bridge of Prayer," a press release said.
“I want to pass on the baton to young people, so that they can pick it up and run – and I'll be the cheerleader,” said Pastor Young Chae, as he started waving his hands animatedly, continuing, “I just envision myself saying to them, 'You can do it! Go John! Go Steve!' And them saying to me, 'Thank you Pastor Young for believing in me.' That's what I envision. I want to provide whatever I can so that they can run for the glory of God.”