Connect with Community


Big things can happen in small groups! That’s why Lifehouse has many Community Connect Groups, where you can make new friends, learn something new or enjoy your hobby with others. Here are just a few of the groups out there. This time we interviewed Jorie from ”We Love Korea – Community”.

We Love Korea
with Jorie B

Q1: What does this group connect around?
Our group connects around anything that has to do with the language or culture of Korea. Every week, we start out with a short scripture share and prayer, excited to meet new friends, learn Korean vocabulary of the week, and enjoy each other’s company!

Q2: Who can join?
Anyone can join! We have people coming for different reasons. Some may come for their interest in the Korean culture, and others genuinely looking for friendships. Whatever the reason, we hope this is the place where people can learn about different culture, and most importantly enjoy it.

Q3: Why is it good to be part of a Community?
Because no matter how long you’re in the place, I think it’s important that you connect right where you are. It’s in the context of community that you can receive good things from others and do the same for others.

Q4: Why do you enjoy Community Connect Group?
Because we enjoy connecting with people of similar interest and share passion with them.

Q5: Do you have a message to our first time friends?
Join a community connect group because you never know what can happen in life. You never know what God can do. You might as well try it. You never know until you try it!

Find the group right for you!

Breakthrough in Business

Blog, Workers

 When 2018 started, I was excited about all that the new year would bring – new challenges, new opportunities, and new areas to grow. I felt like God was telling me that a keyword not only for the church, but for me personally, would be “breakthrough.”
A major area I felt would be impacted was my job, because I had been thinking about a change for a while.

 However, I was unsure of exactly what I wanted to do next and how I should advance my career. I started seeking after God, asking for His wisdom, and trusting Him for a great job opportunity. For the next few months, I checked job listings almost daily, but nothing stuck out. It was at this time when I thought, “If I can’t find a job I like, why not make one?”. And that’s when my journey to create a business of my own began.

 I’ve always had a passion for sharing the wonderfully unique culture of Japan with those abroad and that – mixed with my love of web design – led to the perfect idea.
I started my own online shop, showcasing lots of items related to Japanese pop culture.

 In the beginning, it was tough, because I had to think of what to sell, how to promote it, and manage the business finances all on my own. But I kept on believing that if God had given me the gifts and passion, He would help me in all of those areas. And He has! It’s been a fun challenge seeing sales increase every month, customers comment with how much they enjoy the items, and seeing myself stretched in new areas.

 I still have a lot to learn, but I know that with the skills I’ve acquired so far and all that God has waiting for me to learn in 2019, it’s going to be just as much of an adventure as last year – maybe even more. I’m thankful for all that the Lord has taught me, especially in the areas of finance and time management (both of which I still have plenty of room to grow in). I look forward to see how He’ll use me, and my business, to be a blessing in the year ahead.

Christie Osawa