Featured Retreat Seminars 2015

At this year’s retreat we had over 15 seminars taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Below are the mp3 links to the featured seminars from our guest speakers and various leaders.

Unlocking Your Destiny

by Sunhee Robinson
mp3: Sunday 9:30am

When Pastor Sunhee was growing up she had a very limited expectation of what God could do through her life, especially since she’s a woman. But what God has done through her life has far exceeded her expectations. She has stood before countless thousands declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ in more than 15 countries and she’s seen God save many souls and work many dramatic miracles in the process. In this seminar Pastor Sunhee will share what she considers to be the key to unlocking a higher level of kingdom fruitfulness in your life. God has far more for you than you currently expect. Learn how to unlock your destiny!

Sunhee Robinson, along with her husband Benjamin, are the founding pastors of Living Hope Christian Center in Emeryville, California. For 20 years she has been involved in missions work abroad to the toughest of locations, ministering in signs, wonders, and miracles. She earned her Master’s at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Inter-Cultural Studies and is the proud mother of her daughter, Alethia, which means “truth” in Greek.

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Overcoming the Religious Spirit

by Marcus Corpening
mp3: Saturday 1pm

“Having a form of godliness, but denying its power” (2 Tim. 3:5), the religious spirit saps all the life, creativity, and fruitfulness out of a Christian’s life and ministry. Learn how to identify, expose, and war against the covert and subtle ways that Satan uses the religious spirit to keep us locked into the tired methods of the past. Learn how to step into your true identity as a creative, Spirit-filled son who walks in the grace of God!

Marcus Corpening is the campus pastor of New Philly’s Itaewon campus. Marcus has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as an M.Div. in Church Ministry from Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul. Originally from Asheboro, North Carolina, Marcus has a passion to inspire and propel people forward in their creative destinies and purposes for the Kingdom.

Caleb Lee

Overcoming the Witchcraft Spirit

by Caleb Lee
mp3: Saturday 1pm
This seminar will equip you to expose and confront the ‘covert’ forms of witchcraft that exist within church walls, in our families, and in society. The witchcraft spirit is found wherever there is an intense desire to control people using manipulation, domination, and intimidation. Confront and overcome the spirit of witchcraft with biblical and Spirit-led tactics.

Caleb and his wife, Mina, are the campus pastors of New Philly Busan. They provided the leadership to plant the church in April 2012 when a team of ten New Philly leaders were sent down. Caleb is originally from Torrance, California and attended Biola University. He has a crazy testimony, which you can ask him about, which involves drugs, a televised high-speed car chase, and prison. Caleb and Mina have an 18 month old son, Ethan.

Mina Choi-Lee

The Hidden Power of Speaking in Tongues

by Mina Lee
mp3: Saturday 1pm
The gift of tongues is often perceived as a bizarre phenomenon that is met with much antagonism from unbelievers and even many within the church. Using Scripture, come and identify the common misunderstandings people have about tongues and how it is a very practical, helpful, and powerful gift to the body of Christ.

Mina and her husband, Caleb, are the campus pastors of New Philly Busan. Before moving to Busan from Seoul, Mina served as New Philly’s first full-time administrator. She has preached and ministered in numerous New Philly missions trips and even participated in outreaches to prostitutes in Thailand. She grew up in Maryland and has a bachelor’s from the University of Maryland.

Paul Yoo

Apologetics for a Pluralistic World

by Paul Yoo (capacity: 30, Saturday and Sunday)
mp3: Sunday 9:30am
This seminar will cover apologetics and teach you how to defend your Christian faith from various intellectual and academic attacks. We will break down the presuppositions of various world views so that you can expose its inconsistencies from the inside.

Paul Yoo and his wife, Jamie, are the campus pastors of New Philly Sydney in Australia. Before coming to New Philly, Paul used to serve on full-time staff with Korea Campus Crusade for Christ in New York and he also used to pastor a youth ministry in New Jersey. He studied undergrad at Columbia University and earned an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, going on dates with his wife, playing basketball, and beating Pastor Christian at Madden.

Jamie Yoo

Heart Matters

by Jamie Yoo
mp3: Sunday 9:30am
Is sin merely behavior? Or is there more to it? And how do we grow from our introspection and analysis of our situations and behaviors toward long-lasting change in our life? Scripture shows us that human actions, attitudes, thoughts and emotions do not arise in a vacuum. They are manifestations of a complex and intricate web of forces that are at work around us. This seminar will consider a biblical framework to understanding the interconnectedness between the heart and behavior in the process of change.

Jamie grew up in southern California, and moved to New York City for undergrad where she met her husband, Paul. They were friends, and served together in campus ministry and in their local church a long while before dating and getting married. Currently, they reside in Australia, leading New Philly Sydney as co-campus pastors. Jamie received her M. Div and biblical counseling training from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and has counseled in various contexts. In her free time, she loves to run. She delights in good music and good food that makes life a little more meaningful and fun.

Tina Cho

The Emotionally Healthy Believer (You Too, Men)

by Tina Cho
mp3: Saturday 1pm
Everyone deals with difficult and heavy emotions, but why is it sometimes so trying and exhausting? How can we deal with emotions in a healthier, more productive manner? Come learn about different tools in confronting and dealing with such emotions and how our view of emotions and painful experiences can be shifted in a way that deepens our identity in Christ. This seminar will show how psychological theories can be translated into your daily life to further glorify God.

Tina Cho is the director of New Philly’s Counseling Center with an M.A in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Seoul National University. She leads community group with her husband, Isaac, and was recently hired as the school counselor of Taejon Christian International School. Miraculously healed from a chronic illness of 7 years, Tina has an understanding of pain and a consequent passion for psychology and counseling.

Rona Michelle Babb

The Power of Total Forgiveness

by Rona Babb
mp3: Sunday 9:30am
In a fallen world, we all experience some form of hurt, disappointment, and abuse at some point in our lives. Some put up walls to shield themselves from further hurt but Jesus teaches us a better way. Come learn how the gospel challenges us to live under the power of total forgiveness. In this seminar you’ll learn what forgiveness is and what it is not and what steps you can take to live in grace and freedom all the days of your life.

Rona Babb serves as the executive director of Emmaus, New Philly’s college ministry. She also serves as the campus director of Emmaus at Seoul Nat’l University. Rona has a passion to see the young generation set free, set on fire for the Kingdom, and become agents of change in the nations. She is also an unapologetic nerd who likes to spend her time reading, writing, pondering, naturing, adventuring, and climbing up to the very top of tall things. Rona is a country girl originally from Arkansas and studied global and religious studies at Missouri State University. She is currently earning her M.Div. at Torch Trinity Graduate University.