Rachael Lee Articles
The teenage years can prove themselves to be a challenging season, for both the parents and teens alike. How can a deeper understanding of the gospel transform and redeem that potentially challenging period? What began with an email requesting medical and dental help has grown into a regular effort by a group of friends from multiple churches to serve the Yazidi refugee population in northern Iraq. With the hope to reach “one more for the gospel,” a church in Southern California has set out to train ministry leaders – both lay and pastoral – for more effective ministry. Dr. Alexander Jun, the newly elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), hopes his term will be one that contributes to continuing the denomination’s steps towards greater inclusion, diversity, and racial reconciliation.
‘In Every Workplace, Jesus Is Lord’: SOLA Nexus Conference for Young Adults Takes Place for the First Time
Young adults from more than 40 churches gathered in Southern California for the first ‘SOLA Nexus’ Conference, organized by the SOLA Network, a group of Korean American pastors from nine local churches who have organized the SOLA Conference for college students for the past five years. A church and a non-profit joined hands to offer job skills training to youth and young adults in the Fullerton area. The six-week course, which ran from April to May, was the result of a collaborative effort between New Life Fullerton, the English-speaking congregation of a Korean immigrant church ... Several hundred people gathered at Saddleback Church from June 2 to 3 to learn more about a nation known to be one of the most severe violators of human rights and persecutors of Christians: North Korea. A diverse line-up of almost 20 Christian dance performances were featured at a showcase that took place on May 27 at the Marsee Auditorium, located inside El Camino College. Twenty-seven Asian American pastors gathered for a time of sharing and encouragement at what is known as the ‘Synergy Retreat,’ which took place from May 22 to 24 in Oceanside, CA. A team of Korean American leaders in ministry are aiming to “reclaim” and share the story of a Korean American pastor who they believe modeled the faith through his life and death.