Posts from January 2020

New Family Class (18)

Congratulations to Joseph Yeo on successfully completing the New Family Class (NFC) ! May God empower you to serve Jesus and his church with joy and passion!

168. Mission Month

We’ve been going on a short-term mission trip for the last six years. Since 2003, every year, we’ve been going to Nicaragua and ministering to a designated church in Los Solices. The ministry has been expanding to different regions and different demographics. However, mission trip participation has not been consistent, not only in ESC (English Speaking Congregation) but also in KSC. So after some discussion among pastors, we’ve decided to set February as “Mission Month.” The purpose is to raise…

167. Small Changes In Communion

Too much change is never pleasant, but consistent change helps with bringing meaning out of what we repeatedly do. That is why I try to change 1 or 2 things in our service every year if possible. This year, we are going to change a few things in how we do communion. First of all, shepherds in Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) will distribute bread and wine. Participants would still come out to pick them up, but this will bring more…

166. Alignment, Not Agreement

Through previous blog posts (Refer to blog post 11, 16, 108), I have mentioned multiple times that the Church is not a democracy. The “Church” is a spiritual institution, not a political one. It is a model of God’s “Kingdom”, not a reflection of human government. Indeed, there are democratic elements in church governance to reflect members’ opinions and wishes. But the Church ultimately exists to obey its head, Christ. That is why the goal of a church meeting is…

165. How To Easily Build or Break Habits

As the new year is in, many are thinking about accomplishing new goals. Though having a goal is better than not having one, consider this: both winners and losers in sports have the same “goal.” What it tells us is that “goal” is not the differentiator of success, but the “system” to accomplish it is. It is where habit comes into play. Many people fail to achieve any goals, not because they are undisciplined, but have not set or eliminated…

2020 Unity Joint Youth Retreat

Unity in Christ The Seed joined other churches in the KPCA for a joint youth retreat at Muskoka Woods. It was blessed time to learn about Christian Unity and how the Gospel message of Jesus unites us. Kudos to our youth and youth shepherds for trying something new!