We are about the Bible
The truth is what saves us. The truth sanctifies us. The truth guides us. Jesus is the Truth. Join us each Sunday as we worship God through the proclaimed Word. Then, join a small group as they seek to apply God’s Word within the context of community. Finally, help us love and minister to New York City with the truths of God’s Word. “The chief of the means of grace is the Word of God: that standing revelation of the mind and will of God that he gives the world, and it is as it were the sum of all means.” – Jonathan Edwards
We’re located in New York City. Every week we meet up to share the gospel in the heart of Flushing. Queens is a gold mine for the gospel because of its diversity. According to Wikipedia, “Queens has been claimed the most diverse place on the planet according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens is the second-largest in population (behind Brooklyn), with approximately 2.3 million residents in 2013, approximately 48% of them foreign-born; Queens is the fourth-most densely populated county among New York City’s boroughs, as well as in the United States; Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world“. What greater place to reach the nations than New York City?
Mustard Seed strives to be a gospel-centered church that’s committed to the Word of God. What we primarily strive for each Sunday, is a faithful preaching of the Bible. We believe that worship is the Christian’s appropriate response to the revealed Word of God. More than anything else, as a church, we are people of the Word. In the Bible, God calls the church, “the pillar and foundation of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). Indeed, there is no other foundation, for Jesus Himself, in John 10:27 said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
As Christians, we are obligated to evangelize. Jesus commanded it (Mark 16:15) and we dare not disobey. A Christian, however, is not responsible for conversions. Our job is to simply preach the gospel. God is responsible for conversions. Successful evangelism is the faithful preaching of the gospel. That’s it. It is incredibly humbling to know that we cannot coerce a soul into the Kingdom of Heaven. It is not about altar calls or fancy sales pitches. It is about prayerfully preaching the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. If one person comes to Christ, or one thousand persons come to Christ, God receives all the glory. We are simply farmers who throw seed (the gospel). God is the one who gives life (1 Cor 3:7).
Reproduction is the sign of healthy life–both biologically and spiritually. The Bible opens with a command to multiply (Gen 1:28). It closes with a glorious picture of every tribe and nation gathered for the eternal worship of the resurrected King of kings (Rev 7:9). The person who has an intimate relationship with Jesus will be busy making disciples because at the core of Christian living is disciple-making. Jesus, the Groom, desires fruitful reproduction. To be Christian is to be a disciple-maker. We strive to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Stephen Kim serves as the founding pastor of Mustard Seed Church in New York City. He also served as Associate Director of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, New York City Extension Center.
Dr. Kim is a graduate of St. John’s University and a two-time graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). On May 6th of 2012, Rev. Kim was commissioned to plant Mustard Seed Church in New York City. The church continues to be a beacon of gospel light in the global city. Dr. Kim currently lives in Queens, New York City with his wife (Michelle) and four children (Faith, Alethia, Timotheus, and Titus). He strives to make the mission statement of Mustard Seed Church (“To be a disciple of Jesus, making disciples for Jesus”) his personal, on-going life mission. Dr. Kim is especially committed to making biblical disciples and to expositional preaching. For rejuvenation, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, writing and playing basketball.