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WE ARE GRACE COMMUNITY CHAPEL!

We exist to obey God’s command in Matthew 28:19

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...”

 

WE GO 

out into the world to plant churches because we believe church-planting is the most effective, thorough, and long-standing means of evangelism.

 

WE MAKE DISCIPLES

within our church through many endeavors, such as 12-week discipleship courses, membership classes, Bible studies, cell groups, and outreach events.

 

WE REACH ALL NATIONS

with the Gospel through our local and global missions. We are partners with local missionaries and churches in the United States, Tanzania, Korea, Far East, Costa Rica, Japan, and India.

 

To find out more about what we believe, please click here.

 

WE HAVE 3 SITES

CENTRAL

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP
Agape Korean Presbyterian Church
90 Cooper Avenue Iselin,NJ 08830
Service Time: 5PM

 

 

PRAYER MEETINGS
25 Elizabeth St. (2nd Floor)
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tues Evening Prayer: 8PM
Tues-Sat Morning Prayer: 7AM

 

 

BERGEN

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP
Grace Community Chapel (Main Building)
260 Elm Avenue
Teneck, NJ 07666
Service Time: 2PM

 

 

PRAYER MEETING
Grace Community Chapel (Main Building)
260 Elm Avenue
Teneck, NJ 07666
Tuesday Evening Prayer: 8PM
Tues-Sat Morning Prayer: 7AM

 

 

 

 

KOREAN MINISTRY

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch
55 W Midland Ave 
Paramus, NJ 07652
Service Time: 11AM

 

 

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

Reverend Jae Park
Head Pastor
Reverend Brian Na
Associate Pastor
Pastor Samuel Yu
College Pastor
Pastor Jee Park
Children’s Pastor
Rev. Paul Nam
Reverend Paul Nam
Associate Pastor
Pastor Jay Suh
Associate Pastor
Pastor Sora Suh
Education Pastor
Pastor Ann Suh
Children’s Pastor

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Prayer for the Persecuted Church | Taking Part in His Great Story

Prayer for the Persecuted Church by K.Kim

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. –Psalm 34:18-19

Every month, a small group of brothers and sisters from the faith family of GCC meet with the objective to pray for the nations. Among the countries we highlight are those in which Christians are restricted from freely expressing their love and allegiance to the Lord. Because it is so close to heart and experience, I am always reminded to think about the persecuted church in North Korea. Most of the time, it is difficult to pray on this topic. It takes an incredible amount of intentionality to dodge the hindrances of the enemy. I have to release my captive mind from the immediacy of present circumstances and renounce the petty things that demand my attention and time. As such, for many of us, I think it isn’t the lack of desire to intercede, but the difficulty of the journey in even getting to the place of prayer. 

When we finally manage to sit our hearts down at the altar, we face another challenge, in which we can easily feel defeated and disempowered by the enormity of the task at hand. I want so much for my prayers to count and reach the soul in need of encouragement on the other side of the darkened world, but where and how do I even begin? When the words don’t come, I remember who God is. Or rather, He reveals Himself in my helpless state. And that is where I start. 

What we and the persecuted church have in common is this—the unfailing One in whom we can place our trust. He imparts His presence to those who cry out in need of Him, whether the cry is audible or not. That is what binds us together in mind and spirit, even as we are apart in the flesh. That is the power of the Gospel at work—that because of Christ, we are one. 

What should we pray? 

When we pray, we pray as Jesus instructed. It doesn’t have to be lavish or loud, for the softest confessions sprouting from within the Lord hears and understands. When I’m really struggling, where my heart is so full, but words, they lack meaning, I turn to the Lord’s Prayer in Matthews 6:9-13, and ask for it to be true of the North Korean underground church today:

Our Father in Heaven,

hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come, 

your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

And lead us not in to temptation,

but deliver us from evil. 

For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. 

I don’t know whether there is a situation to which this prayer does not apply. Such a simple prayer as this contains all the sorrow and weeping of this suffering humanity, as well as its deepest longing for the message of hope and comfort it brings. 

How can we stay faithful in praying for the persecuted church?

The Holy Spirit counsels us. By it, we know what to pray for. I feel as though the reason why it is so easy to lack in this area is because prayer itself hasn’t become a habit. If prayer isn’t a consistent practice to begin with, I imagine it would be a strenuous process to pray for the suffering martyrs. 

Praying in the closet of Jesus’s sweet intimacy brings personal renewal and revelation of His realness in our individual lives. It is so essential. But I believe there is power in corporate prayer where multiple hearts join as one to stand in the gap as mediators and speak up on behalf of those dying for their faith and championing the Gospel. I once heard a sermon by John Piper, and he describes the text in Philippians 1:3-10, where Apostle Paul writes to the church of Philippi: 

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.”

–Philippians 1:3-10

We get a clear picture from Paul’s letter that our active prayers do matter and hold a stake in God’s glory. And we also know that it is ultimately God who makes impossible situations turn out for good. We pray because there are things that we cannot humanly do, but through His help, and by His sovereign will, it is made possible. Believers are dependent on the prayers of other believers, and we can only succeed in our mission if we pray. 

That is why it is all the more reason why we must exert the effort to come together and pray for our body, the part of which is positioned in the frontline of defending the Gospel. We must not stop in this practice and let our prayers rise in intercession and pierce the heart of our Father whose love covers the saints.