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Foundation to Provide Scholarships for Korean American Pastors

A foundation sponsored by four local churches will be offering scholarships once again for Korean American pastors and seminarians. Called the Christian Scholarship Foundation of Greater Washington, the foundation began in 1981 in hopes to invest in Korean American leaders who will carry on a faithful ministry in the midst of “a dark and corrupted world,” according to the foundation, and is sponsored by four local churches including Virginia Presbyterian Church, First Virginia Baptist Church, and The Church for All Nations.

KCCD Mustard Seed Foundation

Foundation Seeks to Offer Funding for Local Church Projects to Change the Community with the Gospel

An opportunity for smaller churches to receive funding for new projects has been highlighted at a recent workshop hosted by Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD). The workshop, which took place at the Los Angeles Regional Office of Azusa Pacific University (APU), was attended by some 30 local church leaders of various ethnic backgrounds, and featured Brian Bakke, the president of The Mustard Seed Foundation. The organization, which was founded in 1983, provides grants to local churches for start-up projects.

Ben Shin

Interview with Dr. Benjamin Shin: A Growing Love for the Immigrant Church

Dr. Benjamin Shin is one who commits himself for the long haul. Shin, who is 52, has pastored at LA Hanmi Church for 15 years and at LA Open Doors church for 7; co-founded and has led a para-church ministry called Crossroads Campus Ministry (CCM) for 30 years; and has taught at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology for 14 years as an adjunct faculty and almost 10 years as a full-time professor.

Living Way

Living Way Community Church Celebrates 16 Years

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.

The Church Without Walls

The Church Without Walls: A Church to Serve Those Who are Homeless

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.

Pastor Phil Kim

Interview with Pastor Phil Kim: Reaching the Local Community Demographic Through the Local Church

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.

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