Francis Chan Encouragement to the Church: ‘Coronavirus Is One of the Greatest Opportunities to Reach Out to the Lost World’
In a video message to Crazy Love YouTube channel on March 20, Francis Chen, a best-selling author, and pastor saw the coronavirus pandemic as "one of the greatest opportunities to approach the world that has lost God" and encouraged them to show that they have not lost our love, joy and peace in fear and anxiety.
The spread of the new coronavirus infection in U.S. communities has sparked debate over whether to close the church or not.
Life.Church chief pastor Craig Groschel and pastor and prominent leader Bobby Gruenwald were quarantined by health officials after being exposed to the coronavirus at a conference in Germany.
U.S. Korean Churches Pray for the Freedom of Republic of Korea on the Occasion of March 1st Independence Day
In celebration of the 101st anniversary of the Samiljeol (March 1st Independence Day), Korean churches in the Americas are praying for the protection of their country's free democracy.
Christian media, Church Leaders reported about Saddleback Church's 40th anniversary for parishioners at the main campus in Lake Forest, California held on Feb. 9.
Churches in China are said to be holding worship services online instead of meeting in a chapel due to fears of the coronavirus infection. They are also urging for a fasting prayer as a solution to this crisis.
Rev. Jeon Kwang-hoon won his second term as the 26th president of the Christian Council of Korea(CCK) with a standing ovation at the 31st General Assembly of the Christian Council of Korea held at the Korean Church's Centennial Memorial Hall on Thursday.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has re-elected the Reverend Elizabeth A. Eaton as presiding bishop. At a vote taken on August 6th at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton was elected 725 out of 897 votes cast. The Assembly will last up to August 10th. "We're church, church first," Eaton said. "Our lives have their basis and meaning in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.” The Assembly holds elections every six years to elect a presiding bishop. In 2013, the Assembly elected Pastor Eaton as the first female presiding bishop.
The Wisdom of a Person Who Learns Well We all have an instinct in us to grow. Observe young children. Children feel the greatest joy when they grow up. When a child is born and takes his first steps, he experiences incredible joy. When you start to read and write, you will experience an unspeakable pleasure. Growth produces joy. That is why we choose to learn for growth even if it is difficult. Growth is not produced spontaneously. Growth is produced through deliberate choices.
Wisdom that Pursues Beautiful Change The world is changing at a fast pace. If you do not change according to this changing age, you will get left behind. It is not easy to survive. It is great to be alive, and to survive. But in order to survive, you must pursue constant change. Of course, you should not pursue change for survival alone.
Ashley Kim watches over her two small kids as they scamper around the back pews of Living Faith Presbyterian, a church that sits on Pico Boulevard on the edge of Koreatown. The 35-year-old second-generation Korean American says that she has always gone to the same church as her parents, but this isn't technically true.
Seoul, South Korea- Coffee grounds, an electric bass guitar, and the Gospel? It's an uncommon set up for a church. Sunday service, after all, is traditionally a formal affair for Christians in the country
A guitar's serene melody fills the room at the Young Nak Celebration Church campus in South Los Angeles. A group of mostly Korean Americans sway to the rhythm of the music, their eyes closed and arms extended, their palms facing the ceiling as they worship God through the music. On Friday nights, Young Nak Celebration Church hosts series-based bible studies for their singles ministry called The Vine.
Shin worked in law enforcement as a narcotics and SWAT police officer in Alaska, and then as an undercover cop with Korean gangs in Los Angeles. He got involved too deeply as a gang leader and was sentenced to jail time. After a dramatic conversion in jail, Shin dedicated his life to being a pastor. Now he leads his own church supports nearly 1,400 pastors as the first English-speaking president of the Southern California Korean Ministers Association.
SEOUL, South Korea- Around 100 students from Christian clubs across one of Korea's most elite colleges, Yonsei University, gathered for a joint worship service on a recent weekday evening. The subjects of their prayers reflected their anxieties: the Korean economy, unifying North and South Korea, the expansion of Christianity and corruption in Korean churches.