Korean churches in 10 different regions of Southern California held joint worship services early on Easter morning to celebrate Easter. In particular, the services held in the Inland Empire, South Bay, Orange County, and others had a portion during the prayer time in which the congregants prayed for Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, a Korean Canadian pastor who is currently serving a life sentence in the North Korean prison.
Australian Christian church leaders offered prayers for over 31 killed and hundreds wounded in the Brussels attacks, and their families.
Factions within the United Methodist Church are pushing to cease relationship with Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a pro-abortion group.
As Christian youth try to navigate in today’s world, they may find themselves faced with numerous obstacles, including skepticism about their faith from their peers, and conflicting views from the surrounding society and culture. Equipping youth with an understanding of a Christian worldview to be able to defend and maintain their faith in the midst of those obstacles is one of the main purposes behind the upcoming Truth Matters Conference hosted by Church Everyday.
Rick Warren's Saddleback Church to Hold Services in 16 National and International Locations to Reach 50,000 This Easter
Pastor Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church will be carrying out massive nationwide and international services this Easter, according to the church’s website.
Americans now do not practice their religion on the scale as before, nor do they pray as much compared to previous generations, according to a recent study published in Sage Open journal.
Though students are out on spring break, the campus of Los Angeles High School has been anything but quiet. Noises of children shouting and singing worship songs filled the LA High campus this week, as some 380 children participated in New Life Vision Church (NLVC)'s sixth annual Celebration for Easter at the school, where NLVC also holds its Sunday services.
United Methodist Church Calls for Budget Cut of $12 Million, Propose Cutting Expenditures to Lowest in 16 Years
United Methodist Church leaders have recommended a cut of $12 million from the recent budget proposed in February for the next four years, which puts its expenditures at the lowest level in 16 years, according to a UMC press release.
A volunteer prison chaplain and gardener, who resigned from his post after accusations of reading “homophobic” Bible verses to prisoners, has lost his case for unfair dismissal at the employment tribunal.
A foundation sponsored by four local churches will be offering scholarships once again for Korean American pastors and seminarians. Called the Christian Scholarship Foundation of Greater Washington, the foundation began in 1981 in hopes to invest in Korean American leaders who will carry on a faithful ministry in the midst of “a dark and corrupted world,” according to the foundation, and is sponsored by four local churches including Virginia Presbyterian Church, First Virginia Baptist Church, and The Church for All Nations.
Franklin Graham and Russian Orthodox Church to Conduct International Summit in Support of Persecuted Christians in Moscow
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is hosting an international summit on religious persecution in Moscow in collaboration with the Russian Orthodox Church.
An opportunity for smaller churches to receive funding for new projects has been highlighted at a recent workshop hosted by Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD). The workshop, which took place at the Los Angeles Regional Office of Azusa Pacific University (APU), was attended by some 30 local church leaders of various ethnic backgrounds, and featured Brian Bakke, the president of The Mustard Seed Foundation. The organization, which was founded in 1983, provides grants to local churches for start-up projects.
Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is losing 1,132 personnel from its workforce through voluntary retirement or to opt out of current financial support, according to an update from International Mission Board (IMB).
Dr. Benjamin Shin is one who commits himself for the long haul. Shin, who is 52, has pastored at LA Hanmi Church for 15 years and at LA Open Doors church for 7; co-founded and has led a para-church ministry called Crossroads Campus Ministry (CCM) for 30 years; and has taught at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology for 14 years as an adjunct faculty and almost 10 years as a full-time professor.
Instances of arbitrary detainments of Christians and campaigns against churches and crosses in China continues to be reported in international media.