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.
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.
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.
International Christian Concern is organizing its first annual “The Bridge” conference in Washington DC to raise awareness about the persecuted church in the Middle East, and to arrive at ways to support the Christians and minorities in the region.
The JESUS film has been translated into eight new languages for 6.5 million people living in South Asia, who have never known Jesus intimately.
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.
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.
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 Pew study released on June 23 says that religious persecution around the world has been decreasing over the past few years. The research, which analyzed data up to 2014, shows that government restrictions on religion and social hostilities towards religion declined slightly between 2013 and 2014. There was a similar decline in the year 2011-2012.
A conference for those with a heart to serve God and serve others with medicine will be taking place this weekend in Orange County. Called the Global Medical Missions Alliance (GMMA) Conference, it features numerous prominent speakers such as Michael Oh, the executive director of the Lausanne Movement; Dave Gibbons, the founding pastor of Newsong Church in Irvine; Phillip Lyn, the senior pastor of Skyline Church in Malaysia; and Val Tramonte, a physician who completed his family medicine training and served as faculty physician at In His Image.
Some 40 organizers and participants of the recent Korean World Mission Conference (KWMC) that took place earlier this month at Azusa Pacific University gathered at Grace Ministries International on Tuesday morning to discuss and evaluate the results of this year’s conference. The organizers first expressed regret regarding the aspects of the conference where the results came up short in comparison to their expectations, and shared the challenges they faced in the process of planning for the event.