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.
Interview with Pastor Justin Kim: Key Ingredients for a Healthy Dynamic in the Korean Immigrant Church
Reverend Justin Kim has experienced ministering in the Korean immigrant church context in all four corners of the country – in Virginia, Florida, Washington, and now, in California. Kim, who in August became the lead pastor of Bethel English Church, the English ministry at Bethel Korean Church in Irvine, CA, said his time in several different churches in four states through over 15 years of his time in ministry have given him a range of painful, as well as hopeful, experiences.
Reverend Joseph Choi is a Korean American pastor currently working three jobs: as a U.S. Army Reserves chaplain, as a hospital chaplain, and as an English ministry pastor at a local Korean immigrant church. What does that look like in terms of schedule? Choi’s full-time job is his role as a hospital chaplain at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, CA, where his weekdays are spent. As an Army Reserves chaplain, he is required to attend trainings with his unit one weekend per month, but for the three other weekends of the month, he serves as an English ministry pastor at Sanctification Presbyterian Church in Gardena.
When Reverend Tim Park first stepped foot on the campus of Evangelical Free Church of Diamond Bar in 2011, he didn’t imagine he would become its next lead pastor almost four years later. Park’s journey in EFree Diamond Bar, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church of some 500 members, began when he was hired as its Associate Family Ministries Pastor.