[Homelessness Week] The youth of Heartbeat Church serving the homeless community in Sydney

Pastor Joshua Choi leads Heartbeat Church which has served free dinner to homeless communities of Sydney on every Sunday in the last three years.

Pastor Joshua Choi is a renowned figure amongst the Korean Christian community around Sydney. He has established many English Ministries within the ethnic Christian community and founded Heartbeat Church Sydney in 2014. Heartbeat Church is a multicultural and English speaking church, and most of the members are young university students and young professions in their 20s.

In the last three years, the church has been serving Sydney’s homeless community by providing with a free dinner every Sunday at the Central Station. Around ten people prepare the meal and hand over the food to the people in need at the Central station. Approximately ten teams rotate the service every week.

Pastor Choi tells SBS Korean program it is critical for Christians to follow footsteps of Jesus coming for the lowest, the last and the least and that is what the homeless ministry means to the church community.

“Churches seldom to hear “thank you” from outsiders but when we are with the homeless community, many people come to us and express their appreciation and starts to look at us differently,” he says.

Pastor Choi whose church members are mainly young Christians with Korean background in their late teens and early twenties believes our youth generation has a high potential.

“Korean community tends to think the second generation of Korean migrants grew up in Australia are just youth who need to be protected all the time, but the children grew up already, and they became the generation who can help others.”

“The second generation of Korean in Australia has given a lot of benefits in this society while they were growing up, I hope they go out to the community and show others how to be salt and light of the world.”

The full interview with the Pastor Joshua Choi is available on the podcast above.

7 Days With Jesus 2018

Next week, Heartbeat will be spending time fasting, worshipping, praying, and reading the Bible together in this crucial season of our church.

Whether you’re down and out or in a season of joy and thanksgiving, there is never a better time nor reason to fast. Let us all tame the passions of our heart. Not for momentary pleasures but for Christ who redeems; our work, our families, our studies, our lives.

Jesus is calling.

29-30 Jan, 1-2 Feb
8:00pm @ West Ryde Hall (Graf Avenue opposite the library)

31 Jan
8:30pm @ West Ryde Hall

Read Scripture | 2018

Read Scripture | 2018

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). We also think all Christ followers should spend time reading the scriptures every day. In 2018, many of us at Heartbeat Church are using the Read Scripture app as a tool for our daily reading. This app is available in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Visit the Read Scripture website for more information. Click here for a sample from the Read Scripture app.

We encourage you to join the Heartbeat Church family in reading the scriptures daily.  You can use the Read Scripture app or you can use your personal Bible and follow the reading plan shown below, as an example, for the month of January.

2015-09-27 Ps Joshua Choi – Joy Contentment

Philippians 4:8-9

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Feed what you want to grow
Starve what you want to kill

Pray

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


 

Worship


 

Offering music