2014 Ministry Report

I was asked by the Church to submit a 2014 Ministry Report. So, I’ve also posted it here for your benefit and encouragement:

Ministry Report for Youth & English Ministry for 2013-2014


In December 2013, we were joined by World Mission Church from Philadelphia, PA once again for our annual winter retreat. Our guest speaker was Rob Maeder of Crossroads Community Church in New Jersey. The theme was “Glory Seekers” learning to take our focus off of ourselves and worldly things to focus only on God. We praise God that some students from WMC came to trust in Jesus as Savior for the first time in their lives.

Starting in January 2014, we assembled and trained as the 2014 Philadelphia Missions Team. The team was a joint EM & Youth team featuring Elliott Youn, Gloria Cho, Nathan Cho, Jay Choi, Brandon Lee, Cristin Choi, and Joseph Lee. We spent a week in July in Philadelphia partnering with various organizations to help feed homeless and hungry people, as well as encourage and bond with children from various dangerous neighborhoods at a community center. From the trip, we learned many things but we mostly learned to love one another and grow to love the church.

In April of 2014, we had one baptism, SJ Lee, and one new member, Sylvia Kim. SJ Lee had joined our youth group as a 7th grader and had come to faith in Christ on a Sunday morning in response to a message. He was baptized in April and gave a short testimony before the whole congregation in the Easter service.

In August 2014, we were joined again by World Mission Church for our annual summer retreat. We returned to our summer retreat home at camp High Road. The theme was “Scandalous Freedom” and the speaker was Jacob Kim from Korean Presbyterian Church of Washington. We learned about the freedom we have in Christ from sin and death and freedom to receive God’s love and to love people.

In 2014, we launched two services on Sunday mornings to better serve those who serve the church in Children’s Ministry. We launched the 9AM service, which is also sometimes used by youth students and EM members who cannot attend the regular 11AM service due to various reasons. We have four regular members who attend the 9AM service. The message is the same as the 11AM service. In the fall of 2014, we received 3 new members from the Children’s Ministry. They have already begun to make an entertaining impact on youth meetings.

In 2014, we started our series in the book of 1 Peter entitled “Living Hope”. We’ve taken breaks from the series for the Easter season with a Easter series entitled, “The Victorious King” from Psalm 118. We are currently taking a break from 1 Peter and are in our Christmas series entitled, “He is Coming”.

Thursday night meetings start at 7:30pm for our English Ministry college+ team which is for college students and working young adults. Attendance ranges from 7 to 10 people. In 2014, we finished our series in Exodus and are currently in Galatians. Friday night meetings start at 7:30pm for our youth students. Starting in the fall, we were going through Jerry Bridges’ “The Practice of Godliness” study book. While it was good, we shifted more to a traditional Bible study small group format studying the book of Daniel. Elliott and Sylvia have stepped up to serve as leaders for the youth ministry.

We currently average about 20 attendees on Sunday mornings and currently have 26 in total which includes new comers, visitors, friends from other churches, and college students who are far away. We welcomed, other than the 3 new students from Children’s Ministry, Niko Kacludis and Brian Park.

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