162 results for author: Pastor Eric Shin


Three Axes (Three Essentials)

(This is what I posted on one of the pastors’ Facebook pages that I am a part of. I write things about New Life time to time to share with them what’s taking place here so that they will get curious about our church and will want to come and learn from us.) There are three essential things that I emphasize to people at New Life to embrace if they want to grow spiritually. We call them Three Axes. They are:      Weekly house church on Fridays (We never skip house church. We show up unless we are dying on our deathbed!)      Weekday Bible Study on Mondays and Thursdays (People sign up to take what they need to take each semester. ...

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My Schedule for 2017

My wife, Lynette, and I got married on Monday, March 23, 1992.  My first son, Enoch, was born on July 26, 1993 in Watertown, MA.  We drove a Budget moving truck with our 1989 white Honda Accord towed behind it for 1,870 miles and moved down from Boston to Houston arriving on Saturday, December 3, 1994 to serve at Seoul Baptist Church as an English speaking pastor.  My wife was about five months pregnant and I was 30 years old then.  Caleb, my second son, was born on April 19, 1995.  In just 22 months later, my third son, Josiah, was born on February 11, 1997.  We began New Life Fellowship on Sunday, August 10, 1997. Next year, 2017, is, ...

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God is good! All the time!

This year’s fall retreat was so good, wasn’t it? I liked every aspect of the retreat. During our Six Day Early Morning Prayer (EMP) in October, we specifically prayed to God for the weather, that it will be around 70s during the day and 50s in the night. God very accurately answered our prayers on this. God is good! We prayed for traveling mercy and safety. Other than one person having a flat tire at the camp, I haven’t heard anyone getting into an accident. God is good! The facility is just amazing! I like the layout at Camp Allen. Everything seems to be built in its right place where it should belong. Their main entrance is very warm ...

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Pray for Churches in South Africa

We have been praying as a church that God will use New Life as a resource church in helping other churches to become a church in the spirit of the New Testament. This means we make ourselves available which includes our time, money and relationships. About a year ago, there was an invitation from Missionary Enoch Lee in Johannesburg, South Africa for me and my wife to come and teach them about house church particularly to those churches whose pastors and wives attended our Pastors’ Seminar last year. He asked me to bring one shepherd couple along with me who can share their house church ministry experience with them. Joe and Mia Yoo will go with ...

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What to do with returning college students during summer

As many college students who are from out of town will return home for the summer, many who grew up in our church who have been away for college will return home to Houston. Just as I pray for those students who will leave Houston to go home or elsewhere to have a fruitful summer, I desire the same for those who will return home to us. It will be very important for these college students to find a place where they can get plugged in during the summer in order to grow in their walk with Christ. Without getting involved in a small, intimate and consistent community like house church, it is not possible to maintain and grow our life in Christ. God made ...

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Another opportunity to trust God

No one knows the future. Therefore, faith is required in making a decision in regards to the future. This is a universal truth. Those of us who are married, we married our spouse in faith trusting that he or she will continue to be that person who was kind, loving, respectful and responsible when we were dating. Those of us who have children, we raise them in faith hoping that they will turn out to be the kind of people that we envision and desire them to be. Those of us who start a business, we do it in faith that one day it will turn out to be a great success. We are at a point as a church where we need to hire a new youth pastor. Jabez Kim has ...

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A Youth Pastor Candidate

Ever since Pastor Sam has decided to resign from youth ministry effective June 30, both Pastor Lee and I thought a lot about whom we should hire as our next youth pastor. It is not that easy to find a good youth pastor. And for our church, it is even more difficult because of the unique situation and ministry we are in and do. Since we are doing youth ministry together with the KSC and it is extremely essential for the youth pastor to fully be able to communicate with the parents to have an effective ministry, we have to find someone who is bilingual. Moreover, this person needs to have a very good understanding of house church ministry because both ...

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