As the Korean World Mission Conference is quickly approaching, organizers of the event have been hosting gatherings to prepare and pray for the event. The most recent preparation gathering took place on Tuesday at Grace Ministries International in Fullerton, CA.
On Saturday, May 21, the Asian American Initiative at Fuller Theological Seminary hosted a conference exploring “the intersections between gospel, pop culture, and Asian American identity” where graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang shared his own experiences of exploring his Asian-American identity in light of the gospel.
The Asian American Initiative at Fuller Theological Seminary hosted its first all-day conference on Saturday exploring Asian American identity, and how it relates to an individual's understanding of the gospel. In particular, the conference aimed to examine that intersection through the lens of pop culture, as guest speakers included comic book writer and artist Gene Luen Yang, blogger Phil "Angry Asian Man" Yu, musician Tim Ouyang of Tim Be Told, and comedian and writer Jenny Yang.
A group of Christian organizations is partnering together to launch a study Bible with notes contextualized to the African culture. Spearheaded by Oasis International, a publishing ministry for Africa, the project called the African Study Bible aims to provide a study Bible produced and developed "by Africans for Africans," according to a press release.
“Do you understand?” “Jogeum,” Tim Schlensker would respond in Korean with a smile as his abonim — or father-in-law — would turn and ask him in broken English in the middle of conversations with his other elderly Korean friends.
Two organizations that have been working to serve the next generation of the Korean immigrant church have merged together. Pastors from Southern California, New York, and other regions, of both first and second generation Korean Americans, attended the merger ceremony to congratulate G2G (Generation to Generation Christian Education Center) and KODIA (Korean Diaspora Christian Education Institute) on becoming one organization.
The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Christian community will be gathering in Washington, D.C. in June to engage with elected officials regarding the needs of the AAPI community as well as to learn about resources they can receive from the government. This year makes the ninth time that Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD) has hosted a summit for the AAPI Christian community, addressing the needs of AAPI individuals and training them to understand the resources available to them on the government level.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, a college campus ministry with chapters in over 640 campuses, has announced on Monday that Tom Lin will become its next president, making him the first Asian American to serve in the position. His term will begin on August 10.
Tom Mercer Shares 'Oikos' Paradigm with Korean Pastors: 'Not a Program or Event, but Everything Jesus Did and Taught'
Hanam Presbyterian Church in South Korea, which has been serving pastors of non-self-sufficient churches for the past eight years, has set out to now serve pastors of Korean immigrant churches. The ninth ‘Happy Pastors Seminar’ that Hanam Church has hosted was attended by 30 some pastors of Korean immigrant churches and took place late last month at High Desert Church and CJ Grand Hotel.
A conference for second generation Korean American pastors sponsored by the PCUSA’s Racial and Ethnic Ministries Department started off on May 9, and will conclude on Thursday around noon (EST). The conference took place in Orlando, Florida.
Most Evangelicals Believe Church Plays Major Role in Racial Reconciliation, According to Barna Study
A recent study found that 94 percent of evangelical Christians said they believe the church plays a significant role in racial reconciliation. 73 percent of all adults agreed with the same notion, according to the Barna Group study released on May 5.
A group of Asian American pastors of various backgrounds gathered in Oceanside, CA this week for an annual retreat called 'Synergy,' during which pastors shared their insights and experiences on the topic of leadership.
Korean Christians on National Day of Prayer: 'As Long as There Are People Praying for This Nation, There Is Hope'
As about 47,000 gatherings were reported to have taken place on Thursday, some 300 Korean Christians also gathered in Fullerton, CA on Thursday evening to commemorate the annual National Day of Prayer and to intercede for the elected officials, schools, families, and laws of the country.
“Reunification is approaching. We need a ‘strategy for reunification,’ and a ‘strategy after reunification.’ Our sincere prayers for peaceful reunification will open the door for reunification between North and South Korea. The reunification of one people is not in the hands of political leaders, but those of God. God hears the cries of our brothers in North Korea and will save them.”
Hyo Sarang Mission Holds Fourth Annual Writing and Arts Contest: 'What Have I Received From My Parents?'
Hyo Sarang Mission will be holding a writing and arts contest once again this year. This year’s contest, which will already be the fourth, focuses on the theme, “What have I received from my parents?” All participants will receive honorary gifts and certificates, and those who come in as first, second, third, and others will receive laptops, tablets, and other prizes.