We had a very inspirational Asian Pastors and lay leaders retreat at Evergreen Baptist Church in Teaneck, NJ, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Our theme was "I will build my church." Matthew 16:13-20 Rev. Joshua Pyon, Senior Pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church and his congregation hosted the gathering and prepared wonderful refreshments and a delicious Korean style meal following the service. We had a very diverse ethnic group in attendance. Children and young adults were also in attendance.
We had a Praise Worship service together and Mission sharing from India, and Myanmar. There was a challenging interaction session about new Asian churches with New Church Development Committee Representatives.
Our guest speaker was Rev.Dr. Lee Spitzer, Executive Minister and Senior Regional Pastor of ABCNJ, used Scripture and other illustrations to meditate on the question, "How can I build my church?"
We prayed together and in groups as well as individually, for family and ministry concerns as well as encompassing all areas of our life, church and countries.
We thank God that our Asian churches, Pastors, lay leaders are able to work together to the glory of God to build, and expand our churches.