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.
A door for missions has been opened at a public school located in the Southern Central region of Honduras. Young-Kap Kwon, a missionary sent by Bethany Presbyterian Church in Atlanta three years ago, has been able to raise up and invest in Christian teenagers at a public middle and high school through Taekwondo and the Bible.
Korean American college students in the campus ministry ‘SOON Movement’ (formerly known as Korea Campus Crusade for Christ) are preparing to go overseas for summer mission trips once again. This year, some 280 students across the U.S. have committed to go on mission trips through SOON Movement and students from the L.A. region will be leaving to their respective mission fields on June 23.
Korean Missionaries Express Repentance of 'Quantity-Focused, Inefficient, Competitive' Mission Work, and Commit to Focus on 'God's Will and Kingdom'
The eighth Korean World Mission Conference took place from June 6 to 10 in the Southern California region at Azusa Pacific University, with some 3,000 in attendance, which includes some 1,000 Korean missionaries. In closing the conference, attendees released a 'conference declaration,' detailing the fruits of the event.
'I Want to Evangelize to an Unreached People Group, but How Do I Get Started?' Paul Eshleman, Founder of JESUS Film Project, Shares Advice
Many missionaries may feel convicted to go and share the gospel with an unreached people group in a different country, but may feel lost as to how to prepare for such a task and how to actually do ministry once there. How should the research on the region and people group be conducted? How does engagement work once a missionary arrives?
Come be a nobody for Christ. That is the invitation Michael Oh, the Executive Director of the Lausanne Movement, extended to the audience at the Korean World Missions Conference on Wednesday at Azusa Pacific University.
What Is the Key to Effective Ministry and Missions? Meditation on Scripture, Says David Ross, Founder of YWAM Korea
Meditating on the word of God and walking with Jesus is key to missions, David Ross, the founder of YWAM in Korea and the Antioch Institute for International Ministries, said at the Korean World Mission Conference (KWMC) at Azusa Pacific University.
The most recent study released by the Korean World Mission Association (KWMA) found that over 27,000 Korean missionaries are ministering all over the world, setting the record for the highest number of missionaries since the group first began conducting this annual study in 2006.
Here's a photo sketch of this year's Korean World Mission Conference, taking place at Azusa Pacific University.