Tacoma First Baptist Church hosted its annual Vacation Bible School earlier this month from July 5 to 9. The VBS featured sermons and worship each day, and Bible studies led by different teachers according to age groups. Some 100 children went up to the altar to receive Christ, confessed that they are sinners, and confessed that Jesus is the son of God and that he is their Savior and Lord.
Family Chapel, the English ministry (EM) of Oriental Mission Church, has brought on Joshua Lim as its new associate pastor earlier this month. Lim, who preached his first sermon as associate pastor on July 3, will be working alongside Peter Yoo, who is also an associate pastor of Family Chapel. As Lim takes on the roles of teaching and developing small groups, Yoo will continue to take care of the administrative needs of the congregation.
The delegates of the Anglican Church of Canada voted against a measure on Monday at the church’s triennial General Synod that would have authorized same-sex marriage.
The Church of England will convene a General Synod in York this week where as many as 500 members are expected to come together and discuss same-sex marriage.
China Implements Law Compelling Churches to Hand Over Tithes and Donations to Authorities, According to China Aid Report
Chinese state government in Zhejiang province has implemented a new law for some of the churches to hand over all their income and donations to the authorities, the China Aid reported.
Majority of Unchurched Friends Are Willing to Listen About Faith, According to LifeWay Research Study
LifeWay Research conducted a survey to find out how often "unchurched Americans" think about faith, the meaning of life, and what are their general attitudes concerning religion.
Through the approval of two separate overtures during last week’s 222nd General Assembly, the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA) expressed “regret” and “sorrow” for the discrimination that LGBT individuals may have felt in the denomination over the years, and also directed agencies in the denomination to “refrain from” supporting or carrying out conversion therapy on LGBT individuals.
The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA) has approved a recommendation during the recent General Assembly that encourages synods in the Western region to consider creating a non-geographic presbytery for Korean-speaking congregations, and to create a staff position that would work as a connection point between the denomination as a whole to the Korean congregations and presbyteries.
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) approved overtures on June 23 that recognized and confessed of historical and continued racism in the denomination, called on churches to work toward racial reconciliation.
Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches Holds 35th Annual Meeting, Elects Gi Yeol Bahn as President
The Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches held its 35th annual meeting from June 20 to 23 at Tacoma First Baptist Church, during which Gi Yeol Bahn, the senior pastor of Indianapolis Korean Baptist Church, was elected as president.
A portion of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A (PCUSA)'s opening plenary session for its 222nd General Assembly has garnered criticism, as a Muslim offered up prayers to 'Allah' during a time of vigilance for the victims of the Orlando shooting.
The Korea Evangelical Church of America recently hosted a Next Generation Leadership Conference for the second generation Korean American pastors of the denomination from June 13 to 16 at Johns Creek Korean Church. About 30 Korean American pastors attended the conference, which featured times of worship, lecture sessions, fellowship, and discussions.
The Church of England will be starting a new congregation for LGBT community this summer, which is named as True North, according to Christian Today.
Korean Community Presbyterian Church of Atlanta held a ceremony on Sunday for the ordination of one of its youth pastors, John Park. Park moved to the U.S. from South Korea in high school, and studied Christian education in college. Thereafter, he ministered in Florida and Virginia, and received an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary.
PCUSA's General Assembly to Consider Recommendations on Changing Definition of Marriage, Honoring Korean Victims of 'No Gun Ri' Incident, Among Others
The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (PCUSA)’s 222nd General Assembly is set to kick off this weekend on June 18, and will run until June 25 in Portland Oregon, where commissioners from over 170 presbyteries will consider various recommendations and reports. This year, the General Assembly will review over 70 overtures — recommendations for changes — submitted by various presbyteries, and over 20 other items of business.