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the English Ministry has grown steadily. There are currently two adult small groups in EM.  The first is the young adult group, generally comprised of younger adults in their 20’s and 30’s.   The second group is made up of older adults ranging in age from 30’s to 50’s, mostly married adults with young children. Under the leadership of Pastor Jacob, the English Ministry has grown from having just a handful of families with young children to having more than 30 families – from younger newly-married couples to families with grandchildren, and all the life stages in between.  An exciting new chapter for the adult family ministries in EM will begin April, when we will launch five home- based small groups. Who are the adults in the English Ministry?  The adults in EM come from a variety of different places, backgrounds, and cultures.  Most come from immigrant families, but not all are Korean. Some grew up in church, some did not.  Most have some understanding of the Korean language, but many do not. Very few have parents or grandparents who attend the KM at our church.   The vast majority moved here for jobs or schooling from states far away from North Carolina. church staff and volunteers. The hope of any family is that church would be a welcoming place where it is clear that there is a place where every member of their family belongs.  May God draw all of hearts together under His sovereign power, that many families may experience the transforming and redeeming love of Jesus Christ lived out through the lives of His people. What brings us together is the desire for a spiritual community where there is sufficient shared life experience to make building meaningful relationships easier, and where our children have the opportunity to experience the same among their peers.  Families who visit and then choose to stay in the EM frequently comment that they feel a strong sense of community here. They are especially pleased to find that there is an active children’s and youth ministry, thanks to Pastor Daniel and Pastor Soo, where there is sound teaching from the word of God by dedicated www.fkbc.org 랄리제일한인침례교회 37