Worship Sunday School

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Hi Church Family!

Hope you’re doing well. My name is Benjamin Soon and I’m a part of the SCAC English Ministry Worship Core team.

“A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” – John 4:23

This passage admonishes us to worship the Father both in Spirit and in Truth. Come join our Worship Sunday School as we unpack what those two words signify, as well as explore many other facets of worship. We will be exploring not just the musical aspects of worship, but also the truth in WHO we worship and the power that comes with living a life of worship.

Come join the Worship Sunday School on Sundays 4/8 – 4/29, from 11:45am – 12:45pm. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about the worship aspect of a Christian’s life. It’ll be an awesome time of learning, sharing, and of course, worshiping God musically with one another.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Benjamin.soon@gmail.com.

Benjamin Soon

How the Bible Reads Me

I find large, dense books intimidating. Whether it’s a textbook, fiction, non-fiction or simply a long news article, I am not a patient reader. Thus, I miss a lot of information which often takes the enjoyment out of reading in the first place.

As a compilation of narratives, history, letters, poetry, parables and self-application lessons all packed into a single two-volume tome, the Bible is imposing and yet essential for growing disciples of Christ. As a new disciple, reading scripture has been one of the many difficult practices to do. However, I’ve learned that God can use ANY verse in the Bible to speak into my life. Reading Scripture is the clearest method to see and hear God work through our lives and God has been doing this ever since Moses and other ancient writers put ink to papyrus.

How am I currently going at it? One verse at a time! Journaling anything that strikes me and observing patterns in my responses connects my mind and heart with the Lord. Reading the Bible utilizing the S.O.A.P. – Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer – framework helps me focus on what I am reading and how I can apply the teachings of God to my life. As I continue to read scripture and ask God to speak to me, the Holy Spirit is able to read me and reveal in my mind what I need to hear from God each day.

What is the S.O.A.P. method and how can it be a way for God to speak in our hearts?

It’s quite simple. When you sit for your daily quiet time, read the Bible as you normally would with one simple difference. Underline or make note of any verses that jump out at you with special significance. This is the basis for diving deeper and using S.O.A.P.

Then in your journal, WordDoc, OneNote or GoogleDoc, you write down…

Scripture: Write down the verse or verses that stuck out to you. This can be one sentence or a whole book.
Observation: What did you observe about the scripture? What does it mean? Do you have any questions?
Application: How can you apply the observation to a particular circumstance in your life today?
Prayer: Write out a prayer to God based on what you just learned and ask him to help you apply this truth in your life.

That’s all there is to it! From there I sometimes try to paraphrase my S.O.A.P. entry into a few words. This way, when I look back at my entries, I notice consistent themes which indicate how the Holy Spirit is maturing me as a disciple, as a family member and as a human being. I love hearing God’s voice!


Van Hong








Cycle for Tanzania

cycle for buhoma

Since 2013 Seattle Chinese Alliance Church has partnered with World Vision helping children and families in the community of Buhoma, a remote region of Tanzania bordering Burundi. In Tanzania, approximately 12 million people remain trapped in poverty and more than 35 percent of children under 5 have stunted growth due to malnutrition. A team from SCAC visited Tanzania and witnessed firsthand the transformative community development efforts of World Vision. Clean water projects, sustainable agricultural practices, children’s education, healthcare and entrepreneurial empowerment are central to World Vision’s efforts.


Photos from our 2013 trip

The cycling community at SCAC is banding together to “Ride for Tanzania.” We will join both the “Seattle to Portland” and “Seattle to Vancouver, B.C.” two-day, 200 mile rides, to raise awareness and donations that directly support community development in Buhoma. Lets join together to bring encouragement and hope to Buhoma, Tanzania. Thank you for your generous support!

Go to the World Vision-SCAC Team Donation Page