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NAPAD elects leader, celebrates in historic venue

The North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) elected Rev. Chung Seong Kim to a six-year term as executive pastor at their 20th biennial convocation in Portland, OR. Kim has served the past two years in an interim capacity. The meeting place has historic significance for NAPAD. In 1891, First Christian Church of Portland was the incubator […]

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Posted on August 14, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
Actions, connections bear good fruit

“Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” – Matthew 13:8 (NRSV) It started with an acquaintance and some literature shoved under the door. “Most of us in the apartment building were only there for a year or two,” said Rev. John Mobley, regional minister for […]

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Posted on April 25, 2018
Filed under: Administrative Committee, General Board, People
Easter special offering calls Disciples together

In nearly every corner of the world, Disciples are making a difference. Congregations, groups, and individuals all across the U.S. and Canada, and their mission partners around the globe, are bringing wholeness to their communities. We serve meals to local homeless populations, tutor students after school, and speak out on issues impacting our neighborhoods. We […]

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Posted on March 23, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
Immersion project aims at storytelling

The Pacific South West Region (PSWR) is organizing an immigration immersion experience for young adults this summer. Rev. BJ Barlow, PSWR staff, has secured a grant to make the July 25-Aug. 4 event financially affordable for ten participants ages 18-35 from across the U.S. and Canada. Applications are due March 31. “We are looking for […]

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Posted on February 8, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions, Young Adult
NAPAD community hosts annual youth rally

The 2017 Chuukese Youth Rally was held on June 15-18 in St. Joseph, MO, hosted by Chuukese Christian Church (DOC) in St. Joseph. The Chuukese, an ethnic group indigenous to an island of Micronesia, is one of 18 ethnic and linguistic groups that make up the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD), which has grown to […]

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Posted on June 28, 2017
Filed under: Youth
NAPAD has theme of reconciliation

19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. – 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NRSV) The community gathered for the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples’ 19th Biennial Convocation serves as a model of unity, not uniformity – a founding principle of […]

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Posted on August 9, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
NAPAD names interim executive pastor

Rev. Chung Seong Kim has been appointed as Interim Executive Pastor of the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples. The appointment was made by the Board of Directors of NAPAD at its teleconference on June 29, 2016, upon a search committee’s recommendation. Before his appointment, Rev. Kim served various congregations, most recently as Senior Pastor of Good […]

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Posted on July 5, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries
NAPAD to meet in California this summer

The call “Be Reconciled in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:18-20) The event 19th Biennial North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Convocation The time Aug. 3-6, 2016 The place Sunnyvale, CA (near San Jose) Keynoted by the Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah of North Park Theological Seminary, an expert in evangelism and urban ministry, the NAPAD Convocation begins on Wednesday, […]

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Posted on June 6, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries
NAPAD opens search for interim executive

North American Pacific/Asian Disciples seeks applications for the position of Interim Executive Pastor We invite applications for the position of Interim Executive Pastor (IEP) for North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) Ministries. The successful candidate will serve as IEP till the time of the NAPAD Convocation in 2018. The IEP is responsible for the nurture/healing and […]

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Posted on March 22, 2016
Filed under: General Church Positions, General Ministries
No longer lost in translation: Historic anti-racism training for Korean Disciples pastors

  by Rev. April Johnson, minister of reconciliation Anti-Racism Training is no longer lost in translation for Disciples Korean pastors of the Pacific Southwest Region. After one full year of research and translation as well as two years of planning, Pastors Young Lan Kim and Rev. Jun Yang conducted the first Anti-Racism training event for […]

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Posted on December 14, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, Regions, Resources