The annual Joshua Generation summer retreat for youth took place once again this year from August 1 to 4 at Taylor University in Upland, IN, under the theme, ‘Real Love.’ This year, over 700 students from 86 different churches gathered at the retreat, who were under the care of 97 counselors and 93 youth workers.
A church for Korean American students in the University of Georgia (UGA), located in Athens, GA, will be launched this fall, called Campus Compass Mission Church (C2M). The first worship service will be August 14, and will take place in the Presbyterian Student Center.
I met one of the most stupid rookie pastors I’ve ever known. The year was 1984. I saw him when I looked in the mirror.
Christ Central of Southern California, which is currently located in Artesia, CA, will be launching a multisite campus in Placentia, CA, and held a vision meeting regarding the multisite on July 24. The Placentia campus will hold Sunday services at Valencia High School, and will have one service each week prospectively between 9 and 9:30 AM, the church said.
New Life Vision Church held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new church site on July 23. The new building will be built behind the Costco which is located at the intersection of Los Feliz Boulevard and San Fernando Road, at the location where New Hope Chapel was once located.
Oriental Mission Church, which has come alongside the history of Koreatown, celebrated its 46th anniversary with a concert on Sunday. The concert, which took place on July 17 at 1:30 PM, featured various musical numbers, including a choir group, a saxophone performance, and songs by two Korean Christian singers.
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.