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Asian American Ministry Leaders: 'We Need to Re-Envision Community Development'

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.

Call2All Mark Anderson

'Call2All' Korea Congress: A New Generation Calls for New Missions and Evangelism Strategies

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.

PCUSA Expresses 'Regret' for Harms Done to LGBTQ, Discourages Gay Conversion Therapy

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.

PCUSA Considers Forming New Non-Geographic Korean Presbytery

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.

GMMA 2016

Hundreds Gather for Korean American Medical Missions Conference

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.

KECA Korea Evangelical Church of America

Korea Evangelical Church of America Hosts Conference for Korean American Pastors

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.

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