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.
Christianity Is About Being a Light Through Joyful Servanthood, Says Founder of NEWSONG David Gibbons
Christians are called to be the light in the world and to shine wherever they go, founder of NEWSONG Church Pastor David Gibbons said at the Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA) conference at Bethel Korean Church on Saturday.
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.
Korean American Physician Shares His Experience Working in an Inner-City Healthcare Center: 'International Mission Begins at Home'
Inner city health care missions and international healthcare missions are two sides of the same coin, Dr. Andrew Kim said at the recent Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA) conference at Bethel Korean Church on Friday.
A few snapshots from the GMMA Conference that took place from June 24 to 25 at Bethel Korean Church.
According to Kamran Karimi, missions doesn't require going overseas or giving up a career. In fact, staying at home, and remaining within that lucrative job, could actually serve as a platform to share the gospel. But the key is, Karimi emphasized, being led by the Holy Spirit.
As one of the speakers for the workshops at the recent Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA) Conference, Daniel Chae informed his listeners of the current status of the evangelical church in Europe and what Christians can do to 'reverse' the declining trends.
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.
Some 900 gathered in Irvine on Friday afternoon for the start of the Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA) Conference, which aims to encourage Christians to live missionally wherever they may be. This is the sixth such biannual conference that has taken place, but the first that has taken place under the name of GMMA.
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.