The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) National Conference, which took place from August 31 to September 3 in Los Angeles, featured sessions specifically for Asian American attendees this year, which included an Asian American networking dinner on Thursday night, and a three-hour workshop with three sessions on Friday afternoon.
Two faith-based organizations have partnered together to provide and complete a 10-week leadership program on the intersection of church and community development.
Churches in the South Bay area in Southern California have come together yet again this summer to give back to the community. This is the second summer these churches have partnered together for this effort. Pastors of these five churches have also collaborated on multiple occasions for other efforts, including going on an overseas mission trip together.
The first time Jason Chu heard a song that resonated with his Asian American experience was during his junior year of high school, when he heard ‘Got Rice?’ by AZN Pride. The song struck a chord in Chu, who grew up being homeschooled and then being surrounded by primarily White and African American peers in Delaware.
SoCal Harvest 2016: Over 105,000 People Attend 3 Days of Gospel Preaching and Music; 11,000 People Profess Faith
Evangelist Greg Laurie’s SoCal Harvest 2016 event was attended by 105,000 people who gathered at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, this weekend.
The Evangelical Church Alliance (ECA) hosted a seminar for Korean immigrant church pastors on August 20 at Light of Love Mission Church in Pasadena, with speakers from various Korean churches as well as some non-Korean speakers such as Dr. Scott Lemenager from the ECA and Dr. Daniel Newman from Azusa Pacific University (APU).
A retreat for Korean American youth in the Korean immigrant churches of the Reformed Church of America (RCA) in the New York region took place from August 14 to 17 in Pennsylvania.
The multi-ethnic prayer gathering hosted by Korean churches last November at the Anaheim Convention Center will be taking place once again, this year on October 23 at 5 PM at the same location.
SoCal Harvest, one of the largest evangelistic events in the country that is also known as the Harvest Crusades, will be taking place from August 26 to 28 for the 27th year at the Angels' Stadium in Anaheim.
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Changes Name to Gateway Seminary After Relocating to Southern California
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, one of six theological schools affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, has changed its name to Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention as the school has moved its main campus to Southern California ahead of the upcoming fall semester.
Dr. John Shin, who has been teaching the Bible since 1980 through Contextualized Leadership Development schools through Gateway Seminary (formerly known as Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary), says his passion is to teach not only the ‘head knowledge’ about the Bible, but also stir in students a passion to share the gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Seven Korean churches in Washington state, including Young Nak Church of Seattle, Seattle Covenant Church, Korean Kirkland Covenant Church, Seattle Woori Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church, and Bellevue Sarang Church, formed one mission team to share the gospel to people in the town of Mattawa, WA, from July 28 to 31.
“If heaven is going to be a community with all nations, all tribes, all people, then why can’t the church be that community? Why can’t we reflect what heaven is going to be like?”These are some of the questions that Pastor Ray Chang had pondered when he first felt compelled to plant a multiethnic church.
Acts Ministries International, a denomination consisting of 13 churches in the U.S. and overseas, convened from August 4 to 6 for a leadership summit at Church of Southland, located in Anaheim, CA.
Theologically conservative leaders from United Methodist Church have formed a group within the denomination known as Wesleyan Covenant Association.