“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.
Mark Driscoll, Former Pastor of Mars Hill Church, Preaches First Sermon at New Church in Phoenix, Arizona
Co-founder and former pastor of Seattle-based Mars Hill Church preached Sunday sermon at the Trinity Church in Arizona for the first time after he quit from Mars Hill.
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.
The Great Plains Executive Committee placed Rev. Cynthia Meyer on involuntary leave till the next General conference is conveyed in 2020 or sooner when a special session on denomination’s stand on LGBT issue is conducted.
Theologically conservative leaders from United Methodist Church have formed a group within the denomination known as Wesleyan Covenant Association.
The annual Joshua Generation summer retreat for youth took place once again this year from August 1 to 4 at Taylor University in Upland, IN, under the theme, ‘Real Love.’ This year, over 700 students from 86 different churches gathered at the retreat, who were under the care of 97 counselors and 93 youth workers.
A church for Korean American students in the University of Georgia (UGA), located in Athens, GA, will be launched this fall, called Campus Compass Mission Church (C2M). The first worship service will be August 14, and will take place in the Presbyterian Student Center.
I met one of the most stupid rookie pastors I’ve ever known. The year was 1984. I saw him when I looked in the mirror.
Christ Central of Southern California, which is currently located in Artesia, CA, will be launching a multisite campus in Placentia, CA, and held a vision meeting regarding the multisite on July 24. The Placentia campus will hold Sunday services at Valencia High School, and will have one service each week prospectively between 9 and 9:30 AM, the church said.
New Life Vision Church held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new church site on July 23. The new building will be built behind the Costco which is located at the intersection of Los Feliz Boulevard and San Fernando Road, at the location where New Hope Chapel was once located.
Oriental Mission Church, which has come alongside the history of Koreatown, celebrated its 46th anniversary with a concert on Sunday. The concert, which took place on July 17 at 1:30 PM, featured various musical numbers, including a choir group, a saxophone performance, and songs by two Korean Christian singers.
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.
Family Chapel, the English ministry (EM) of Oriental Mission Church, has brought on Joshua Lim as its new associate pastor earlier this month. Lim, who preached his first sermon as associate pastor on July 3, will be working alongside Peter Yoo, who is also an associate pastor of Family Chapel. As Lim takes on the roles of teaching and developing small groups, Yoo will continue to take care of the administrative needs of the congregation.
The delegates of the Anglican Church of Canada voted against a measure on Monday at the church’s triennial General Synod that would have authorized same-sex marriage.
The Church of England will convene a General Synod in York this week where as many as 500 members are expected to come together and discuss same-sex marriage.