[THRIVE! Series]: When the World Forsakes, God Still Pursues: SALT Northern California Missions Recap

BY NATHANAEL KIM Brokenness is presently so insidious worldwide that it has become too easy for us to overlook the subtle, unfamiliar, and remote ways in which the communities and environments around us are hurting. But we worship and serve a God who sees every pain and injustice and does not forsake His people who…

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[THRIVE! Series]: Band of Brothers

BY BEN WATANABE As perhaps the youngest attendee of the EC Men’s Retreat this past April, I was intrigued by the varied social dynamics of the older brothers. Growing up, the impression somehow enters one’s mind that personalities fade away as a person ages and that all adults become the same. Later, one comes to…

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[THRIVE! Series]: God in All Circumstances

BY PETER KIM Music is a nigh-universal phenomenon in human culture. It intersects the boroughs of personal life, family, work, peer groups, and fellowship. This organizational system of ordering subdivisions of pitch and time against manipulations of volume and timbre connects disparate cultures, land masses, people groups, and time periods. It has an uncanny, ever-present…

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Interview with Pastor David Rim

THE EDITORIAL BOARD In the midst of completing his tenure with Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Pastor David Rim chatted with the Threshold this past April about teaching theology, serving within the second generation Korean-American church, and transitioning to Open Door. THRESHOLD:  I think some people may be surprised to learn that you have roots…

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2018 ODPC Ministry Directory

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD It’s almost summertime!  There’s no better opportunity to thrive together in Christ than to participate in one of the many ministries available to us at Open Door.  Serving in ministry is a chance to breathe life into our communities through our identity in Christ and witness anew to our fellow brothers…

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[THRIVE! Series]: Thriving with Money

BY DANNY LEE This past January through March, I had the opportunity to facilitate Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, or FPU, at ODPC with my co-coordinator, Zack Skinner. Along with about thirty ODPC attenders and four folks from the wider community, we learned what God says about handling our finances and how to be good…

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