Grace Mission University (eng.gm.edu) officially achieved accredited member status in the ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada) this June. Previously, the school had also achieved accredited member status in other associations including in TRACS (Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) and ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education).
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.
Prominent evangelical pastors, authors, and musicians were featured at a recent prayer gathering that took place on Saturday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. called “Together 2016,” during which Christians petitioned for change — a ‘reset’ — in their families, in churches, and in the country as a whole.
New Covenant Academy, a K-12 Christian school located in Los Angeles, will be hosting an apologetics event featuring Dr. Hugh Ross, the president and founder of Reasons to Believe, the school announced on Tuesday.
New Life Bible Camp, a summer camp for children hosted every summer by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, will be taking place this year from July 18 to 21 at Rancho Ybarra Christian Camp, located in Tujunga.
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.
While most churches — including Korean ones — tend to feature Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) that follow curricula developed by American churches and organizations, one church in Los Angeles is setting itself apart and hoping to instead focus on ‘Korean-style’ aspects of worship, including early dawn prayers, late-night worship, and Bible memorization.
Seeds of Worship (SOW), the Korean American musical and body worship team consisting of children and teens, hosted its annual performance on June 25 at Nachimban Church. About 500 people gathered, and the performance garnered large interest from the community.
The life-size replica of Noah’s Ark by Creationist Ken Ham, built on exactly the same specifications as described in the Bible, finally opened Kentucky, drawing about 8,000 people to the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A summer camp for Korean American youth in the Northwest region of the U.S. called ‘Dare to Be a Daniel’ took place from June 29 to July 1 at Tacoma Central Mission Church.
How far has the Asian American church community come in the area of community development? According to about 30 leaders of churches, non-profits, and seminaries who gathered to discuss the topic, the Asian American church community still has a ways to go. The gathering, which convened in Cerritos, CA on June 30, was hosted by the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) as a pre-cursor to its national conference, which will be taking place in Los Angeles in August.
Prominent evangelical leaders gathered in Ilsan, South Korea last week for a mission and evangelism strategy conference called 'call2all Korea Congress.' A major theme that was emphasized during the second day of the conference, which took place from June 27 to July 1, was the need for a reconsideration of evangelism and mission strategies for the current generation.
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) approved several overtures during the 222nd General Assembly last week relevant to the Korean community, two which involve historical and political issues related to the Korean peninsula.
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.