Reflections on Strategic EC-KC Interdependence: The Herndon Food Truck Festival

A Question and Answer, with Deacon Peter Choi of the Korean-speaking congregation (KC), and Tom Lee, Ellis Chang and Jackie Kwon of the English-speaking congregation’s (EC) Love Herndon ministry. Deacon Peter currently serves as a deacon for KC’s global missions ministry but will be transitioning to become the deacon for KC’s newly-formed Love Herndon ministry! …

For the Life of the World

BY JAMES KIM It’s such a poignant scene–one that we all love and remember. It’s that most-classic and most-masterful of moments among the many indelible final scenes in all of cinematic history. It’s no surprise why this scene resonates so much with all of us, and why, at some subconscious human level, we are able…

The Dream of a Common Language

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD I recently had the opportunity to cross the green ocean (i.e. our turf field) between our English-speaking congregation (EC), Korean-speaking congregation (KC), and now our Student Ministry Center (SMC) buildings and participate in the KC-sponsored ODPC Band Academy. ODPC Band Academy is a week-long summer intensive program that teaches both newcomers and…

The Authentic Pursuit

BY SEK KIM & STEVE NOH AO Movement is a dance ministry that has been meeting up this past year.  AO Movement wasn’t created to merely bring a group of people who were Christian that had an interest in dance. Its aim was to grow together as a unit through the intentional pursuit and unpacking…

Life Changing Community

BY PASTOR PETER LEE “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (ESV) To say that one’s teenage years are a formative time of life might be an understatement. It seems unnecessary to mention the correlation between our church experience…

Re-Aligning @ Open Door

BY PASTOR JOHN CHA The wheels of your car go through a lot.  Think about it … They travel at 65 miles per hour (or more?).  They drive on super-hot black pavement.  They drive on icy, wet surfaces.  They grind and skid over gravel and pebbles.  They come to a screeching halt once in a…