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Churches in Montgomergy County, Maryland aka MoCo — November 26, 2015

Churches in Montgomergy County, Maryland aka MoCo

It took me hours to find interesting churches in the Rockville or Gaithersburg or Germantown area of Maryland during a recent visit. (I had to use creative Google searches and additional research to find all of these; #btw there’s a good church search at faithstreet.com) Here’s short list of MoCo churches in Maryland:

Journey’s Crossing http://journeyscrossing.org/ @ Germantown

GO Church http://mygochurch.com @ Germantown

Restoration Church http://www.restoration.church @ Gaithersburg #new

Connection Church connectionchurchmd.org @ Rockville

Streams of Hope Church streamsofhopechurch.org @ Gaithersburg

Northgate Community Church http://northgatecc.org @ Montgomery Village

Mosaic Community Church mosaicsilverspring.org @ Silver Spring

Lifechurch of Maryland www.l3church.com @ Germantown

Rock Creek Church http://www.rcreek.com

Cedar Creek http://www.cedarbrook.org/ @ Clarksburg

The Cause Church thecausechurch.org/ @ Elkridge

Seneca Creek Community Church senecacreek.org

MBC Montgomery County
https://www.mcleanbible.org/locations/montgomery-county

The Well Community Church thewellsilverspring.org @ Silver Spring

WASHINGTON DC

Grace Meridian Hill http://www.gracemeridianhill.org

3 Strands Community Church 3strandschurch.org

The District Church http://www.districtchurch.org/

Mosaic Church http://www.mosaicchurchdc.org/

NORTHERN VIRGINIA

DC Metro Church http://www.dcmetro.org/ @ Fairfax

Hillendale Baptist Church http://www.hillendalebaptist.org/ @ Dale City, CA

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Since I can typically only attend one or two worship services on a weekend, I have to be selective in choosing the ones that are most interesting, in terms of music,  preaching, and multiethnic diversity.

I know there are many older traditional churches than newer contemporary churches. The older churches better served people who have already been part of that church for a long time, be it years or decades. Newer churches have better odds of being more creative and more conscientious of visitors and newcomers.

Just writing this blog post to save you time on your search. And, make some good churches easier to find.

Also see this list of the most popular churches in the metro DC area: djchuang.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/most-popular-churches-in-the-metro-washington-dc-area/

How to love and serve millennials and vice versa — April 26, 2015

How to love and serve millennials and vice versa

I’m en route to Tampa for the Exponential East church planting conference exponential.org this week and have a few thoughts to share. This annual event, now bi-coastal and twice a year, has unarguably been instrumental in equipping and inspiring and mobilizing people and churches for the imminent future of churches in America and around the world.

For those privileged to be there in person, I’d love to connect with you in person: I have a workshop on Wed 4/29 morning, and a free lunch on Tues 4/28 hosted by ReGenerant Network + Ambassador Network + EFCA __ rsvp at http://expoeastaacp.splashthat.com

At Exponential, the Social Media team will be live-blogging and posting to exponential.org/sharedexperience with Great Congerencing Tips and the official hashtag is #exponential on Twitter and instagram.

Plus, Exponential will have a free livestream video of all main sessions live.exponential.org – and also a digital pass for archive access. Or, host a watch party for free http://www.exponential.org/proven-tips-for-hosting-the-exponential-east-15-webcast/ to expoentially multiply the value of the experience for your whole leadership team!

From recent conversations I’ve been a part of, there’s of chatter in the marketing world, business world, and church world about demographic shifts and what organizations must do to adjust for this new reality, specifically the different values of the next generation known as the millennials. Links: my list of churches reaching millennials, #20schurch book about the millennial church tour. And got to hear Dave Ferguson tell the back story of his new book, HPFTWBTG.

I found it quite amazing how these two books echoed parallel themes for engaging millennials with an authentic Christian faith. HPFTWBTG describes the 5 longings in people’s lives & hearts, particular millennials, and the 5 awakenings that are essential to loving & serving them and also for millennials to experience true love that’s more than enough, and connect them to the way that makes life fully authentic, meaningful, purposeful, valuable, and satisfying.

2 MVPs (most valuable publications) for real practical ways for spiritually engaging millennials. Hoping to meet & greet all the authors at Exponential for their good work.

#aside

Yes, it’s 2015, blogging this via my mobile tablet, and finding it very hard to add links easily for references above. kinda bummed that in this increasing mobile world, that long-form written thoughts on blogs is so difficult to do, compared to photos on Instagram or tweets on Twitter… yes, short-form content has its place, but I sure want long-form content to have a place on mobile too.. trying to use this WordPress app on Android for months on my djchuang.com self-hosted blog, and it hasn’t worked for a long time.. at least it connects now.. so i’m doing what I can here on my alternate blog on wordpress.com to at least get my thoughts out to the world asap.. give Google and Bing a head start to crawl and index this.. then later will have to mirror it over to djchuang.com when I have time for a laptop connection to make the links pretty and so on..

Asian American Quadrilateral – a framework to better understand ministry contexts — November 13, 2014

Asian American Quadrilateral – a framework to better understand ministry contexts

practical theology method for the task of constructing local theologies in Asian American contexts, which will be framed as the interaction of four key layers, the Asian American Quadrilateral:

  1. (1) Asian religious and cultural heritages,
  2. (2) Contemporary American culture,
  3. (3) Immigration/post-immigration experience, and
  4. (4) Racialization

http://schedule.fuller.edu/registrar/schedule/ecdtemp.asp?ECD=%2Fsot%2Fecds%2F151%2FTM528_Lee.html

http://fuller.edu/offices/aai/asian-american-quadrilateral-(aaq)/

Redemption Point, a church for Fountain Valley and Westminster, California — October 8, 2014

Redemption Point, a church for Fountain Valley and Westminster, California

Redemption Point Church is reaching people in the Fountain Valley and Westminster, California area, known as Little Saigon, particularly English-speaking Vietnamese Americans. Website http://redemptionpoint.us Sermon videos vimeo.com/user4397298

About Redemption Point via redemptionpoint.us/about

We are the English speaking offspring of the immigrants (mostly Vietnamese), who now find it is easier to express ourselves in English. Therefore we congregate to take a keenly look at God and how He is working in our midst. After all, if there is an eternal heaven or hell, wouldn’t that be the most important thing to consider?

As we look around, we see many fractured relationships: in family, between generations, among the churches, in different cultures – isolations in society. But the “Good News” (in which the Bible called it “Gospel”) is this: all can be (and will be) restored when God reconcile our broken relationship to Him.

Redemption Point worship services are on Sunday night 6pm at Coastal church on the corner of Slater and Ward in Fountain Valley, California.

Bible Teacher Pastor Chris Fukunaga — December 1, 2013

Bible Teacher Pastor Chris Fukunaga

One of the passionate and gifted Bible teachers in the Japanese-American community is Crit Fukunaga, aka Chris Fukunaga. He’s worked as a church planter and itinerant Bible teacher; didn’t find too much on the Internet about him when I searched online, so I thought I’d be of help and post what I could find here, because I think he’s worth finding and hearing. (And, for full disclosure, he’s a relative of mine, married to one of my cousin-in-laws.)

Crit Fukunaga

About Crit Fukunaga

Church Planter of City Bible Church citybible.church in Artesia, California [fb.com/ArtesiaCityBibleChurch]

Founder & Pastor Emeritus of A Village Community, Long Beach, California

Retreat Speaker at 2010 Youth Winter Retreat – Cerritos Baptist Church Youth Ministry

Connected to The Missionary Church Denomination

Facebook facebook.com/chris.fukunaga

featured in Missional Challenge Newsletter, January 04, 2012: A Village Community – From Darkness to Light

Audios

5 Insights into Suffering and Death from Job 12/1/13 at Crossroads Church, Mission Viejo, CA

Loving Others @ Jesus at Baycities Lomita, August 11, 2013

Reflections on the #100 Reasons for Spiritual Boredom (Romans 12:1 and 1 Thessalonians 2:19) July 2013 at Victory Fellowship, Torrance, CA

Four Things God Taught Me When I Obeyed His Mission For My Life
June 9, 2013 – Chris Fukunaga at The Garden Christian Fellowship (Chatsworth, CA)

Perseverance
September 2, 2012 – Chris Fukunaga  at The Garden Christian Fellowship (Chatsworth, CA)

Walk in Love (mp3) – Chris Fukunaga at AACF Long Beach, March 2013

Mt Hermon Inter High Youth Camp 2013 (JEMS Mount Hermon Conference)