English Ministry of Inland Church

Shepherd’s Corner – September 15, 2019

I want to encourage the men of our congregation to sign up for next month’s Fall retreat. The theme is an important one, “Men and the Word”. I strongly believe that if you have men who hunger for God’s Word and know how to read it and study it well; then you will have homes with intentional spiritual leaders, friendships with godly…

Shepherd’s Corner – September 8, 2019

 From our last summer retreat, we began a theme on being a witness. So in continuation with that we will be focusing on being a witness throughout the next year: Witness to our Community; Tools for Witness; Witness to the World; Witness to My World. Our first event brings us to Reverse Trick or Treating. When is the one time in the…

Shepherd’s Corner – August 25 , 2019

“How can I pray for you?” When was the last time you asked this question to a fellow church member of InlandEM? Or when was the last time you asked this question to anyone? When we care for each other as followers of Jesus Christ, we ought to pray for one another. But if we do not ask the question “how can…

Shepherd’s Corner – August 18 , 2019

Despite what’s recently been headline news in Christian circles and as surprising as they may be, we remember (and it makes me thankful) that God isn’t shocked by any of these things. If anything, it reminds me the importance of having Scripture as the foundation upon which my faith is rooted. I pray that we continually look to Scripture as the source…

Shepherd’s Corner – August 11 , 2019

Thankful for a blessed retreat last weekend and to all of you who attended! President Joel Kim provided powerful scriptural reminders of why we are to be a witness of the blessed Gospel. Please be sure to always make it a point to join us for the annual congregation retreat. You really are missing out on some excellent learning and times of…

Shepherd’s Corner – August 4 , 2019

We thank God for our third annual congregation retreat. It was a blessed time of learning, discussing, and worshipping together. The theme of be a witness is particularly important for our congregation as we now want to embark on looking outwardly as proclaimers of God’s gospel. Do you live a forgiven life? Does the joy of being forgiven show? And does the…

Shepherd’s Corner – July 28, 2019

It was great to hear the Indonesia Team to come back so challenged and encouraged. Missionary Matthew also spoke of the same thing. This is the excitement and joy that comes from partnering in gospel ministry. And these are the beginning first steps. The team did a lot of VBS for existing churches in Manado, and the churches there had never seen…

Shepherd’s Corner – July 21, 2019

Here’s my final push for our summer congregation retreat! For the past 3 years, we’ve been spending time investing in Inland EM’s identity and structure. It was a needed time of inward looking and rebuilding. But we can’t navel gaze forever. I feel that 3 years is a good amount of time for that, and yes when necessary we will return back…

Shepherd’s Corner – July 14, 2019

It is good to have the Indonesia team back again! It was great to hear about the ministry they did in Manado and hear about how our commissioned missionary, Pastor Matthew and Rebekah are doing. God is good, and it shows in the eyes and faces of the team members. They will be officially sharing with us their mission report on July…