137 results for author: Pastor Eric Shin


Pastor Tae is Resigning

Pastor Tae has been with us for more than nine years as our Missions Pastor, so we will miss him greatly and feel a tremendous vacuum when the Pae family leaves. There are a couple of reasons why he is resigning and moving on from New Life Fellowship. First is God's calling. Pastor Tae came to New Life after experiencing much bitter conflict, confusion and lack of direction in local churches. At one point, he served as a lead pastor for an English speaking congregation in Virginia for a few years. He wanted to reach out to unchurched unbelievers, whom we call VIPs, to grow God’s church, but he could sense that what he was doing wasn’t working, ...

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A woman who finished her life well

I didn't get a permission to write about her. I trust it is okay. If not, I deeply apologize to her family. It is about Joyce Kim's mother who passed away last Sunday. Joyce came to New Life a few years ago from another church in Houston where there was basically no English speaking ministry. When she joined us, she served faithfully in our youth group, invited her friends persistently to her house church and helped them to be saved by bringing them to Receiving Jesus Meeting. During the brief time I got to know her, I sensed that there was a deep respect and appreciation for God, God's word, church, pastor and pastor's wife in her. Now, I know where ...

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The Biggest House Church Seminar So Far

Let's pray for the upcoming House Church Seminar for Lay Leaders which will be from October 9 to 11. We initially planned to host 30 participants. However, more than 30 church leaders went through the registration process in less than two weeks since we opened up the online registration. Therefore, we felt the need to receive more participants than we originally anticipated. Now, we have 46 church leaders who will be coming to this year's lay leaders' seminar. This is the biggest number so far. But I pray that the number will continue to grow so that we can help and serve more churches understand what it means to build a church in the spirit of the ...

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Two Good Pastors Who Are Doing Unfulfilling Ministries

After the House Church Conference in Chicago, I spent some time with two good pastors who are not part of house church ministry network. I have known one of them for many years and the other one I just met through the first one. They are both very humble and down to earth. They both preach very well with good content and delivery. They have good relationships with most of their congregation members. Their wives are also very appreciated by their members because they are both committed to church ministry and serve faithfully and sacrificially without becoming a stumbling block to their church members which often happen due to pastors' wives' indiffer...

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Four Blessings of This Year’s Revival

With today's Sunday corporate worship service, this year's revival meeting will come to an end. As I reflect on the revival, four blessings are coming to my mind. First is servant-leadership. In order to make this revival meeting come to fruition even as an event, not a small number of people had to serve starting from several months prior to this weekend. This event falls under our Maturity Team. Therefore, the team members met, prayed and prepared well before the event and when the revival meeting began, they superbly executed every little detail so that things will go smoothly giving the Holy Spirit space and atmosphere to do His work among ...

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How Did All This Happen?

New Life is a strange church. We just finished "Six Day Dinner Fast & Early Morning Prayer." We did this in order to prepare our hearts for the revival meeting that begins from this Thursday. We fasted from 3pm to 6am the following day. We did this for six straight days. We also came out to church at 5am to pray for an hour. We prayed individually for the first 45 minutes and then corporately for the last 15 minutes. We did this also for six straight days. I don't know how many participated in the dinner fast, but on average there were about 70 to 80 people that came out to church to pray. And I am sure that there were many others who got up ...

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My Youngest One Is Going to College

His name is Josiah. When he was little, like three or so, he thought this Christian cartoon video that all my kids grew up watching was talking about him because he kept hearing the word "Messiah." He used to say to his brothers, "You see, they are talking about me!" I am so glad that he didn't turn out to be a cult leader. It's 2:45pm on Thursday afternoon. I am in my office preparing messages for the retreat where I will be speaking from this Friday to Sunday in San Jose, CA. It's the church where I had asked Grace Lee to go to. But I have decided to take some time out to write this not knowing where it will take me. I just felt the urge to write ...

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