Among Smaller Churches, Those with More Intentional Effort More Likely to Retain New Believers, Study Shows
A little effort may go a long way when it comes to helping new believers continue attending a relatively smaller-sized church, according to a new study released on Monday.
After two years, six months, and nine days of absence, Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim returned to the pulpit of Light Presbyterian Church in Toronto during its Sunday service on August 13, and greeted the congregants. Lim then expressed gratitude toward Christians all over the world who had prayed fervently for his release, as well as toward the government leaders in Canada who had gathered their efforts to bring him home.
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?
A team of short-term missionary students in the English ministry of First Southern Baptist Church of Walnut left to South Korea on July 20 to share the gospel. The aims behind this mission trip were many, including restoring a sense of identity as a Korean in the Korean American students, and more importantly, providing them an opportunity to be messengers of the gospel.
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.
Crystal Church of New York held its eighth annual Mission Concert on July 2, during which various performances took place with the purpose of raising funds for the short-term mission trips taking place this summer.
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 called New Life Mission Church, and Solidarity, a non-profit which serves low-income and inner city children and youth through various programs, including the program which New Life participated in, called Workforce Development.
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.
Ten congregants of Advent Lutheran Church in LaGrange, GA, will be going on a 10-day mission trip to South Korea with their senior pastor, Rev. Min Chan Park, in September.
All Nations Church in Lake View Terrace, CA is undergoing yet another transformation for the next generation. After Rev. Jinso Yoo, who had successfully established a rare ‘co-lead pastor system,’ left to Korea, Rev. Tae Kim has been leading the congregation on his own since October 23. Six months later, however, after Rev. Michael Lee was inaugurated into the lead pastoral role in the English ministry (also called All Nations Community Church) on April 23, the church has taken on yet another look.
The United Methodist Church’s highest court ruled on Friday that consecrating a practicing gay bishop is a violation of the denomination’s law.
As the United Methodist Church (UMC) is considering whether it will change its stance on homosexuality, Korean American clergy and lay members discussed how they have been dealing with that very issue during the annual Korean Association of United Methodists (KAUM) Annual Convocation, which is taking place from April 24 to 27 in Los Angeles.
Korean Bethel Presbyterian Church, located in Aloha, Oregon, launched a special ministry on April 15, the day before Easter.
The Korean church community in Southern California will once again participate in the observance of the National Day of Prayer (NDOP). The day is a national observance that occurs the first Thursday of May each year, during which Christians in the U.S. pray for America and its leaders.
“No matter how short or how long, we want to be a family for you.” The slogan captures Yoon Lee’s desire for every person who visits and attends Yoido Full Gospel Church’s English ministry (YEM), located in Seoul, South Korea.