Living Way Community Church, located in Los Angeles, celebrated its 16th anniversary on Sunday with a special worship service. Living Way began in January of 2000 with just 20 people in the home of Pastor James Yim, who planted the church and currently serves as the co-lead pastor. Today, the church has grown to consist of some 260 members on an average Sunday, with various ministry opportunities and active outreach and missions programs.
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles where many homeless individuals can be found is The Church Without Walls -- a church with literally no walls for anyone who would like to visit. As a church not within a building but one that simply meets on the street, one could have a firsthand experience and encounter of Christ's love simply as they walk along the street.
Interview with Hanwoory Presbyterian Church: Creating a 'Synergy Effect' Through the Unity of First and Second Generations
Reverend John I. Moon, who is currently in his early 50s, followed his parents to the U.S. in sixth grade and was thus educated in America, but currently, he is in a peculiar position as the pastor of a Korean immigrant church. Prior to reaching his current position, he has had various experiences in churches both big and small.
Printouts of articles detailing the statistics and demographics on the Rowland Heights community are taped along the office walls of Pastor Phil Kim, the current lead pastor of The Home Church. It's some of the research he's done on the community as he considered how his church could best engage the people in it, he said. Kim, who has long been an English ministry pastor at a Korean immigrant church, is now aiming to reach the local community’s diverse demographic of people through the ministry.
Evangelical pastors who resign from their jobs cite a different “calling,” conflict and burnout as three major reasons for retiring from the pulpit, according to a new survey of Protestant churches of four denominations.
Reverend Ronnie Park credits his deep love for the Korean immigrant church to the positive models that he found in older Korean pastors throughout his professional and personal life. Park is the lead pastor of the English congregation at Good Stewards Church.
As the year 2016 starts to unfold, here are verses from the Bible that can inspire and encourage everyone to look forward to prosperous months ahead.
The Salvation Army Korean congregation in Los Angeles has once again set out to give Christmas gifts to its neighbors in the community. The church hosted a Christmas service and meal on Monday, during which toys and groceries were also given to the families who attended.
Pastor James Kwak is one whose perspective of his role in the Korean immigrant church has changed completely over his eight-year career – from having desired independence from the immigrant church, to now embracing and wanting to stay within it.
SOLA Conference 2016 to Engage in 'Gospel-Shaped' Conversation on Various Complexities of Collegiate Life
Local churches in Southern California are collaborating once again to host the fourth annual SOLA Conference, a conference for college students led and organized by leaders of various local churches rather than a single church, para-church or campus ministry. The upcoming conference will be centered on the theme, “Light After Darkness,” and will explore a wide spectrum of issues that collegians may be struggling with...
Megachurch Attendance on Rise, Weekly Attendance Down, But Healthy Churches Branching Off in Smaller Units
A new study shows that even though megachurch attendance has grown in America since 2009, many in the congregations are attending the churches less frequently.
The Sundays of Advent are celebrated before Christmas day. These celebrations mark the coming of Jesus Christ - that is, the events on Sundays lead to the commemoration of the actual birth of our Lord. The Sundays of Advent bear significant importance to Christians as these allow us to reminisce on the time when the Messiah has not yet arrived to save mankind.
A Korean church in Maryland donated $20,125 to Food for the Hungry on Thanksgiving Sunday to help Syrian Christian refugees. New Hope Church, located in Burtonsville, MD, was able to raise money through charity yard sales, and submitted the donation to Food for the Hungry's Korean American office.
A presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA) has approved an overture that seeks to restore the previous definition of marriage of the denomination's bylaws, defining marriage as a union between man and woman.
With a vision to be a family for those who feel like they don’t belong, Reverend Jeya So and her husband, Reverend Daniel So, planted Anchor City Church together in San Diego in January of 2014. After having served in the Korean immigrant church setting for most of their 15-year ministry career together, the couple felt God was leading them to plant a church, Ms. So said.